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:
- Swipe up from the bottom of any screen to reveal Control Center.
- Tap AirDrop.
- 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:
- Tap Share or the share icon.
- If necessary, tap the content or additional items you want to share.
- Tap the name of a nearby AirDrop user or the iOS device.
- The other user receives an alert with a preview of the content you want to share, and can either accept or decline.
- 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).