You don’t need to be with WiFi or enabled data to pass content between iOS devices.
But there are marks that allow you to share a photo, a video or a file in one go, without going through other functions. Samsung mobiles for example allow it, and Apple devices that use iOS also.
If you don’t know it, with AirDrop, you can instantly share your photos, videos, documents, and more with other Apple devices nearby.
Whether it’s iPhone to iPhone or iPad to iPod, iPhone to iPad, etc., the first thing to do is make sure the recipient is close and within range of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
Check that both you and the recipient have Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enabled, and if either has Internet Sharing enabled, turn it off. Also check if the recipient has configured their AirDrop to receive from Contacts Only.
If so, and you’re in their Contacts, they must have your email address or mobile phone number on your contact card for AirDrop to work.
If you’re not in her contacts, ask her to set the AirDrop reception settings to All so she can receive the file. To do this, go to Settings > General > AirDrop. Or you can do it from the Control Center:
1- On iPhone X or a later model, slide down from the top-right corner of the screen to open the Control Center. On iPhone 8 or earlier, slide up from the bottom of the screen.
2- Press firmly or hold down the net adjustment tab in the upper left corner:
3- Click on the blue AirDrop icon.
4- Then choose one of these options:
◦ Receipt disabled: You will not receive AirDrop requests.
◦ Contacts only: Only your contacts can see the device.
– Everyone: All nearby iOS devices using AirDrop will be able to see your
If you see Reception disabled and you can’t click to change it, go to Settings > Usage Time > Content and Privacy Restrictions > Allowed Apps and make sure AirDrop is enabled.
Share content with AirDrop
- Open an application, press Share or the Square icon with the up arrow. If you share a photo from the Photos application, you can scroll left or right and select multiple photos.
- Click the AirDrop user you want to share content with. Or you can send content via AirDrop between your own Apple devices.
Receive content with AirDrop
When someone shares content with you via AirDrop, an alert will appear with a preview of the content and you can accept or reject it.
If you accept, you will receive the content in the app from which it was sent. For example, photos will appear in the Photos app, while web pages will appear in Safari.
App links open in the App Store for you to download or buy.
If you send content with AirDrop to yourself, such as passing a photo from iPhone to Mac, the option to accept or reject the transfer will not appear.
The content will be sent directly to the device. Make sure both devices are signed in with the same Apple ID.