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How to Use AirDrop to Share Files in iOS 7

2013-12-02 23:52:57 / Posted by to How to iPhone
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AirDrop, the admirable wireless file-sharing service found in Mac, is now added to iOS 7. iOS 7 just got its easier way in file sharing. How easy it is? Follow me to find the answer.

AirDrop is once a feature only found in Apple's operating system OS X, which allows users easily share files with other Mac users via Wi-Fi. But now Apple has integrated it into iOS 7, which means users can swipe up from the bottom of the screen, turn on AirDrop and start file sharing with others.

Tap the AirDrop item, you can choose whether your device is discoverable to everyone or only people in your contacts. The difference lies in whether all the devices with AirDrop have permission to access your iOS device.
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Generally when friends want to share pictures with you, you turn AirDrop on, accept the request and begin to receive the picture they want to share.
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If you want to share a photo with others, just tap on the Share button and you will see "AirDrop" item. Next, tap the name of your friend or his iOS device after he turns his AirDrop on, then you can share the photo with him!
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Of course, you can share not only images but other content via AirDrop. Content from contacts, document files to URLs, locations and more, with Share feature, can be shared without any touch of your phones when AirDrop is enabled!

Note: AirDrop for iOS supports only versions above iPhone 5, which means you can not use AirDrop on iPhone 4/4S even if you upgrade it to iOS 7. And only iPhone 5c/5s supports file sharing between OS and iOS devices. iPhone 5 users can only transfer their pictures to Mac by Photo-stream or third-party iPhone Transfer software.

AirDrop becomes iOS 7's new way to share files with friends close by. When AirDrop is enabled, you can share photos in the Photos app, URLs in Safari, contact cards in the Contacts app, media listings in iTunes, notes in the Notes app, you name it!

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