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How to Use Airdrop on iOS 7 to Share Photos, Videos & More

One of the main features of iOS 7 is AirDrop. This particular features has already been introduced way back in 2011 with the release of OS X Lion. Basically, Airdrop lets you share photos, videos, contacts and other files without the need for a wireless network. Unfortunately, Airdrop on iOS 7 is only meant to be used with other iDevices, so don't expect inter-platform compatibility with Mac. Airdrop is only available on the iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPad 4, iPad mini or iPod touch 5.

Airdrop on iOS 7

Airdrop on iOS 7:

    1. To start using Airdrop on iOS, you simply need to bring up the Control Center, which is done by swiping up from the bottom of the screen.

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    1. Just below the music player controls (or beside it, depending on your device), you should see the Airdrop option. Tap Airdrop and you can choose which option to set for your device visibility: Off, Contacts Only and Everyone.

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    1. Should you make yourself discoverable, you can now wirelessly send and receive files from other iOS users that also have Airdrop. To send a file, simply tap the Share button which is located at the bottom left of the screen.

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    1. You will then be brought to the share page where you can see all users that are discoverable by Airdrop on iOS. From here, just choose the user you wish to send the files to.

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    1. When someone tries to send you a file, you will receive a prompt similar to the screenshot below. Just tap Accept to receive the file into your device via AirDrop

Accept Airdrop File on iOS

TIP: You can also use Airdrop on iOS to send directions directly from the Maps app. Plot the map directions or your current location and to send it, simply tap the Share button below. You will be prompted if you want to send map directions or your current location.

Airdrop on Apple Maps

And that's pretty much it! Airdrop on iOS 7 is a pretty neat feature but unfortunately, it's not compatible with the one that's found in Mac. Hopefully, an inter-platform compatibility is already in the works.

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