How to AirDrop on an iPhone

AirDrop your data from one iPhone, or iOS device, to another.
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There are many ways to transfer data from one Apple device to another. Apple users can email data, transfer via devices such as flash drives, download from one device to another via iCloud, and AirDrop data depending on what data they are trying to send and how large the data type is.

My favorite way to transfer data is the AirDrop that data from one Apple device to another. It's fast, usually taking under a minute (though there are various contributing factors including file size and internet speeds that can affect this), and, if you're an Apple nut, it's incredibly convenient.

In this guide, I show you how to AirDrop from one iOS device to another (in this case two iPhones).

Note: The steps may vary depending on the iOS version you have and the devices you are transferring data from via AirDrop.

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Go to Your Home Screen

First, go to your home screen, make sure you are within Bluetooth and Wi-Fi range of the other device (also make sure both of these features are on), and make sure neither device has a personal hotspot on.

If one or both of them do, turn off the personal hotspot.

Open the App

Open the app that has the data you would like to transfer. In my case, I am transferring a photo, but there are several data types you can transfer including most file types.

Find the Data

Find the specific data, in my case the photos, that you want to send via AirDrop and select it.

Click the Share Button

Click the share button at the bottom of the screen.

Tap the AirDrop Button

Click the AirDrop button.

Tap the Person

Find the contact or person you want to share this data with. The people who appear in this part of the AirDrop process are dependent on your AirDrop settings.

Accept the AirDrop

On the recieving device click "accept." You'll notice on the original device it will say "waiting."

Once you click "accept" the data will then begin to send, and can take anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes depending on various factors like file size and internet speeds.

That's it! The data is sent and you just AirDropped some data!

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