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Share Data with Other Nearby iPhone and iPad Users via AirDrop

If you want to share certain types of app-specific data with other Mac, iPhone, or iPad users, you can send information from the Share menu in many apps via email or text/instant message. To share files between iPhones and iPads, you can also utilize the new AirDrop feature.

AirDrop is a wireless file-sharing tool that enables the device you’re using to send and receive certain types of files, photos, documents, and data with other users who are in close physical proximity to you.

Thanks to iOS 7, AirDrop is now available if you have an iPhone 5 or above or a fourth-generation iPad or above. To turn on this feature, access the Control Center by swiping your finger upward, starting near the bottom of the screen. Tap on the AirDrop option. The AirDrop menu includes three options: Off, Contacts Only, and Everyone.

To turn off this feature altogether, tap on the Off option. If you want to be able to share data only with people you know and who have an entry in your Contacts database, select the Contacts Only option. Or, if you want to be able to share data with anyone else who can use the AirDrop feature on their iOS mobile device, select the Everyone option.

Then, from a compatible app, such as Photos, tap on the Share icon and tap on the AirDrop option. Keep in mind, for this feature to work, AirDrop must be active on your mobile device and on the mobile device being used by the other person.

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