How to enable and use AirDrop in iOS 11

AirDrop is a great feature that allows users to transfer almost everything between iPhone, iPad, and Mac. AirDrop has been around since the days of iOS 7 and Mac OS X 10.7 and it has been widely welcome by users worldwide.

AirDrop has been an integral part of iOS Control Center for a while. In iOS 11, Apple has completely revamped its Control Center, so the AirDrop toggle is a little bit hidden from users’ sight. With that in mind, we will help you locate it on your iPhone and iPad running iOS 11.

In this article, we will go through the steps to turn on and use AirDrop in iOS 11. Before we begin, keep in mind that iOS 11 is still in beta, so it may include bugs and errors that ruin your day. The final build of iOS 11 is expected to make an appearance at Apple’s iPhone launch event on September 12, so wait and see.

How to enable and use AirDrop in iOS 11

  1. How to enable AirDrop for your iPhone and iPad in iOS 11

To transfer files between Apple devices using AirDrop, you first need to enable it on your device. AirDrop allows you to enable it for contacts or for everyone, so choose your option wisely.

Step one: First off, you need to trigger Control Center on your iPhone or iPad. In iOS 11, Control Center has been redesigned to make it more intuitive and more visually appealing. To open it, just simply swipe up from the bottom of the screen

Step two: From the new Control Center, perform a 3D Touch firm press on the box in the top left corner (iPhone 6s or newer) and tap on the AirDrop toggle from the Quick Actions menu

Step three: You will be presented with three options, including Receiving Off, Contacts Only, and Everyone. Select your option and head back to your home screen.

Alternatively, you can turn on AirDrop directly from the Settings app in iOS 11. To do this, head to Settings > General > AirDrop and select your option.

  1. How to share files between Apple devices using AirDrop

Once you have enabled AirDrop on your iPhone or iPad, you now can proceed with how to use it.

Step one: Launch an app on your device and find the content you wish to share

Step two: Hit the Share button at the bottom and tap on the name of an AirDrop user to start the transfer process.

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