How to AirDrop photos and more

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By Erric Buttlar

A great way to wirelessly send and receive files from one Apple device to another is via Apple AirDrop. This short tutorial will show you how to AirDrop photographs, transfer other types of files from your Apple devices, and more. Make sure the devices you are connecting are close to one another and that both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are turned on so that Apple AirDrop can work properly. Don’t forget to shut off any personal hotspots you might be using on your iPad or iPhone.

You’ll be happy to know that the Apple AirDrop feature, which comes as standard on all Apple devices, can be used to send media, documents, and more easily to friends or family members who also have an iPhone or iPad. Simply follow the steps below, assuming that AirDrop is enabled by default and that you haven’t changed any settings on either iOS device.

How to AirDrop photos

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Photos app.
  2. Decide the pictures you want to send to a family member, acquaintance, or coworker.
  3. Click the Share Button, which resembles a rectangular box with an upward-pointing arrow sticking out of it. It’s also important to keep in mind that you may choose numerous photographs by swiping left or right.
  4. When sharing choices are displayed on your iPhone or iOS device, tap the AirDrop button.
  5. Your iPhone or iPad will then display nearby contacts and other iOS gadgets that support AirDrop for receiving documents and pictures. Simply choose the recipient you want to send photos to, then wait for the process to be finished before uploading your photos to another Apple device.

You will notice a pop-up appear on the screen offering you the option to Decline or Accept images being AirDropped to your iPhone or iPad. If you let the transfer finish, the pictures will appear in the same programme they were received from. Any AirDropped photographs, for instance, will show up in the Photos app.

Similar to this, any website URLs supplied from Safari will instantly launch in Safari on the iOS device receiving them. It is important to note that you will not get a warning asking you to accept or decline if you are transmitting photographs over AirDrop from one of your own devices to another one of your own, such as a laptop or tablet that you are signed into with your Apple ID. The transfer will simply be executed automatically by the procedure.

AirDrop Settings

Simply open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad, select General, then the AirDrop option to make any necessary adjustments to ensure that you may send and receive files from contacts or anybody else. Alternatively, you can just push down on the Wi-Fi button to bring up the wireless options menu and choose AirDrop by swiping down from the top right corner of your iPhone to reveal the choices window. Finally, decide whether to set AirDrop to Contacts Only, Everyone, or Receiving Off.

Troubleshooting Apple AirDrop

If you are trying to AirDrop photos or other media and are experiencing problems, make sure that you are:

  1. Ensure that both devices are close to one another.
  2. Verify that both devices have Wi-Fi and Bluetooth switched on.
  3. Stop using any personal hotspots that could be installed on any device.
  4. Double-check the recipient’s device’s settings.
  5. Verify that your Apple ID email address or cell number is included in their contacts if they have AirDrop set to receive from Contacts Only.
  6. Make sure they update their AirDrop option to receive from everyone if they would prefer not to add you to their contacts.
  7. You may simply reverse any changes you make by going to the AirDrop receiving settings area on your iPhone or iPad.

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