Although there are Dropbox and SkyDrive for wireless sharing and in particular for iOS 7, AirDrop is the major Apple’s major feature in iOS firmware and today we’ll be talking about how to use it. Yes! Being a Mac user, you’re pretty much familiar with AirDrop, Apple introduced it for Mac with the release of OS X Lion in 2011, that allows users to share files without any need of a WiFi network or any configuration and without any storage device needed.
AirDrop on iOS 7 – to share conent such as photos and links using AirDrop is very easy in iOS 7, here’s what you need to know to get started. Before you begin, one of the best features often shows off in commercials has been NFC sharing of documents and photos when two users bump the backs of their latest Galaxy Devices, when it comes to Samsung, which iOS devices can’t do.
Apple then took a note of the big and implemented a feature that it assures users will be in best able to run around tapping phones together, and called it “AirDrop,” allows users to drag and drop files to share with other Mac users on the same network. Similar fashion in iOS 7 devices as well.
The feature works the same in iOS, but with the exception being users aren’t required to be on the same network to transfer content. Rather, AirDrop uses a direct Wi-Fi connection for transfers. How owners of an iPhone 5, 5C or 5S, the iPad 4 or Mini, and the iPod Touch 5th generation, all running iOS 7 will be able to take full advantage of AirDrop.
Note: This means there’s currently no way of using AirDrop with an iPhone 4S or 4, or older iPads and iPods. using AirDrop in iOS 7 is pretty simple once you know what you’re doing.
In fact that guide on how to use AirDrop to share photos, videos, contacts and other files wirelessly with other iOS 7 devices, here’s the complete step-by-step guide posted below.
Step 1: First, you’ll want to enable AirDrop. To set up, simply swipe up from the bottom of your iOS device’s screen, with your finger starting from just below the bottom of the screen.
Step 2: Select the AirDrop button. List of three choices will appear: “Everyone” (Every iPhone in the vicinity will be able to see yours) , “Contacts Only” (Only contacts with Apple IDs will be able to see your iPhone) or “off”. If your iPhone’s WiFi isn’t already turned on, selecting Everyone or Contacts only will switch it on as AirDrop works via a direct WiFi connection between phones.
Step 3: Next, share something like share photos, links, or anything upon which the little share icon appears.
Step 4: Tap on the share button. A list of sharing options will appear – chief of which is the AirDrop option, which sits at the top. If you don’t see a device listed to send something to, make sure that your Contact’s AirDrop is turned on, visible to everybody, and make sure that the device’s screen is turned on and unlocked.
Step 5: Now, you will see a circle with the name of your desired recipient underneath. Tap it, and you’re done. If you’re receiving, simply press “accept” and the file will be sent.
You’ve successfully sent a file via AirDrop. For other handy iOS 7 features hit this link here.
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