How to Turn On AirDrop on iPhone or iPad


Apple’s AirDrop feature for iPhone and iPad makes it incredibly simple to send files and information to iOS devices that are in your vicinity. The type of content you can send to someone using AirDrop includes videos, contact information, pictures, map information and more. If AirDrop sounds like something that could make your life easier, you’ll want to make sure you’ve got it enabled. Examples of all instructions in the steps can be seen in the YouTube video below.

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Steps to Turn On AirDrop on iPhone or iPad

  1. Tap to launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad, and then tap “General” on the Settings screen.
  2. Tap “AirDrop” in this menu.
  3. Tap to place a check mark next to either “Contacts Only” if you only want contacts to be able to use AirDrop to send you things, or “Everyone” if you want anyone to be able to send you something via AirDrop.

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