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College of Education and Human Development

AirDrop, available to 4th generation iPads and iPad mini’s, is a feature of iOS 7 which lets you share files over Wi-Fi and bluetooth, including pictures and video, to other devices which are also AirDrop enabled.

To use AirDrop, first enable the feature in the Control Center:

  1. Swipe up from the bottom of any screen to reveal Control Center.
  2. Tap AirDrop.
  3. Choose from one of the following:
    • Off: Turns off AirDrop.
    • Contacts Only: Your iOS device is visible only to your contacts.
    • Everyone: Your iOS device is visible to all nearby iOS devices that use AirDrop.

To share content using AirDrop:

Once AirDrop is enabled, you can share content from apps such as Photos, Safari, Contacts, and more:

  1. Tap Share or the share icon.
  2. If necessary, tap the content or additional items you want to share.
  3. Tap the name of a nearby AirDrop user or the iOS device.
  4. The other user receives an alert with a preview of the content you want to share, and can either accept or decline.
  5. If the other user accepts, the content will open in the application from which it was sent (for example, photos will appear in the Photos app, websites will open in Safari).

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