Use Airdrop on iPhone & iPad to Share Files with Other Apple Devices
Edited by Jay
Use AirDrop to share files with other nearby Apple devices quickly and efficiently. AirDrop is an Apple Service that uses Bluetooth (ad-hoc network) to send and receive data wirelessly with devices running iOS, iPadOS, and macOS.
When Should I Use AirDrop
AirDrop is ideal when you need to send and or receive data with other people or with your other Apple devices. You can choose one of two options; only share with those in your Contacts or with Everyone. The only significant restriction with the service is proximity. AirDrop will only function when the devices are within an acceptable range of one another. Some users have reported issues when attempting to send/receive larger files (1 GB+).
In the following Visi tutorial, we're going to show how to enable and send files using AirDrop. For this guide, we used an iPhone 7 running iOS 14 and an iPad 7th Generation running iPadOS 13.
***DEVICE/OS LIMITATIONS*** *Transfering between two iOS/iPadOS devices requires iOS 7 or higher. *Transfering between two Macs requires OS X LionOS or later. *Transfering between an iOS/iPadOS device and a Mac computer requires the iOS devices to be running iOS 8 or higher, and the Mac must be running OS X Yosemite (10.10) or later.
Enable AirDrop on iPhone or iPad
Use AirDrop to Share Files
- 7The word LIVE will display in small font, indicating a recent AirDrop transfer.Once the transfer has completed, your screen will redirect to the default save location with your file(s) visible.