Use AirDrop on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
With AirDrop, you can instantly share your photos, videos, documents, and more with other Apple devices that are nearby.
Before you begin
Before you begin, check the following:
- Make sure the person you’re sending to is nearby within Bluetooth and Wi-Fi range.
- Check that you and the person you’re sending to have Wi-Fi and Bluetooth turned on. If either of you have Personal Hotspot on, turn it off.
- Check if the person you’re sending to has their AirDrop set to receive from Contacts Only. If they do, and you’re in their Contacts, they need to have your email address or mobile number in your contact card for AirDrop to work.
- If you’re not in their Contacts, have them set their AirDrop receiving setting to Everyone in order to receive the file.
You can put your AirDrop receiving setting to Contacts Only or Receiving Off at any time to control who can see your device and send you content in AirDrop.
Receive content with AirDrop
When someone shares content with you using AirDrop, you see an alert with a preview of the content and you can tap Accept or Decline.
If you tap Accept, you get the content in the app it was sent from. For example, photos appear in the Photos app and websites open in Safari. App links open in the App Store so you can download or purchase the app.
If you AirDrop content to yourself, like share a photo from your iPhone to your Mac, you won’t see an option to Accept or Decline. The content is automatically sent to that device. Just make sure that both devices are signed in with the same Apple ID.
Choose who can send you content in AirDrop
You can also limit who is able to see your phone with airdrop. You can allow or disallow who is able to send to your phone.
Choose who can see your device and send you content in AirDrop.
Go to Settings > General > AirDrop.
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