How to Activate AirDrop on Mac, iPhone, iPad

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AirDrop is a special feature for iOS users. Using AirDrop, you can easily share photos, videos, apps, and all types of files to iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Mac. To access the AirDrop feature, you need to turn it on your device first. Activate the AirDrop feature on your Apple devices and share files in a jiffy.

How to Activate AirDrop on Mac / MacBook

1. On your Mac, go to System Preferences.

2. Select the Bluetooth option.

3. Swipe the toggle to enable Bluetooth on your Mac.

4. Next, navigate to the Finder tab.

5. Select AirDrop from the left column.

6. Tap the Allow me to be Discovered by drop-down menu.

select any of the three options to activate AirDrop on Mac

7. Finally, select Contact Only or Everyone as per your wish to activate AirDrop.

8. Now, your Mac PC will appear on other Apple devices to share files.

How to Activate AirDrop on iPhone and iPad

1. First, unlock your iPhone / iPad.

2. Open the Settings menu on your iPhone.

3. Next, click the AirDrop icon.

4. Finally, select Contacts Only or Everyone to activate AirDrop on iPhone. Now, the Bluetooth and WiFi will be turned on automatically, similar to activating hotspot on iPhones.

 click general to Activate AirDrop on iPhone

6. Once you activate AirDrop, the icon will become blue, indicating that you have successfully turned on the AirDrop

How to Use AirDrop with iPhone

1. Select the file you want to share from your iPhone.

2. Next, click the Share option

3. Tap the AirDrop option from the submenu that appears on the screen.

4. If you are sharing the file via AirDrop to the receiver who is also using iPhone 11 or later, place your iPhone towards the receiver’s iPhone. For iPhone 6, you have to manually choose the iPhone to send files using AirDrop.

5. Click the profile picture of the receiver that appears on the screen to share your file.

 tap the profile picture to share files through AirDrop

How to Use AirDrop on Mac

1. Select the file you want to share and right-click on your Mac.

2. Select AirDrop and open the app.

3. Tap the Share button on the bar of your AirDrop app.

click the share icon to Activate AirDrop

4. Finally, click the receiver’s profile picture to share the file from Mac to iPhone.

Related: How to Activate Siri on Apple Devices.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How to turn off AirDrop?

1)Navigate to the Settings app on your iPhone and click the General option. Next, select AirDrop and click the Receiving Off option.
2)Another way to turn off AirDrop is to swipe down the Control Center on your iPhone. Press and hold the Network settings and expand it. Now, tap the AirDrop icon and select Receiving off to turn off AirDrop.

2. How to AirDrop between two Macs?

Select the file you want to send and click the Profile picture of the Mac user to AirDrop files between two Macs.

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