AirDrop: what it is and how to use it

Published on Feb 25, 2017

Airdrop is a feature of the Apple devices really cool and useful but unfortunately it is one of those features that many people don't know. The reason is not to be found in the fact because it is difficult to use (in fact it is very easy to use) but because most people don't think to look for him.

Airdrop makes sharing files, especially the photos, much easier. If you have an iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple device that supports it, then exchange photos with someone will be very simple! Airdrop is not only for the exchange of photos, of course: you can use this service of Apple to transfer almost everything that you can share.

For example, it is possible to share a website from your iPad iPhone to a friend, or share notes, playlist, video, location on Apple maps and much more. Now, let's find out what are the requirements to use AirDrop a small guide to using.

To be able to use AirDrop with your Apple device must have the minimum requirements to be met. To send content with AirDrop to an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, or to receive this content by these devices, a model is needed of Mac 2012 or newer with OS X Yosemite or later (excluding Mac Pro (mid-2012).

To send items to another Mac, you must have:

For iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch), you can check if you have the support of the AirDrop by simply opening the Control Center by swiping from the bottom to the top of the screen. If there is AirDrop, then your iOS device can use AirDrop.

AirDrop uses Bluetooth to create a Wi-Fi network peer-to-peer network between the devices. Each device creates a firewall around the connection and send encrypted files: this makes the transfer more secure. Airdrop will automatically detect devices nearby that are supported, and the devices only need to be close enough to establish a good Wi-Fi, making it possible to share the file.

Turn on AirDrop is simple, but the procedure is different depending on if you want to use a Mac or an iOS device.

In this case, the procedure is even easier. Take your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch:

Now that you have enabled AirDrop, let's see how to use it.

Receive items with AirDrop is even easier because you'll have to simply accept the notification that will appear on the screen.

It is important to remember that if you're using AirDrop to share files between your devices, for example, share a photo from iPhone to Mac, you will not see any option to Accept or Reject because the content will be automatically sent and accepted. Of course both devices must have enabled access with the same Apple ID.

If for some reason you are unable to view the desired contact or the transfer does not take place, then be sure to:

If you have any other questions or doubts we are at your disposal.

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