You must be excited when you get a new Apple device, managing to make full use of it. However, there are some new features that you may be not familiar with, such as AirDrop, safari and so on. Hopefully, you can know how to turn on AirDrop on iPhone XR/12/11/8/7 with the help of this passage as soon as possible.
AirDrop designed by Apple, helps its users share files, photos, contacts, etc. with others by some drag and drop wirelessly, that’s also the reason why it is called AirDrop. For example, you can airdrop videos from iPhone to iPhone or iPad. AirDrop is available on iOS 7 and later, but if you have an iPhone 5 or before, you cannot access AirDrop even if it’s on iOS 7 or later.
Tips before using AirDrop
After knowing what AirDrop is, you may wonder how do I turn on AirDrop on iPhone XR. You don't need to be in haste, because you have to do something to avoid AirDrop not working on iPhone XR.
▶Distance. Make sure that the person you want to share files with is nearby and within Bluetooth and Wi-Fi range.
▶Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Turn on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on both the source and target iPhone. If either of you has Personal Hotspot on, please turn it off.
How to turn on AirDrop on iPhone XR?
After checking the preconditions we mentioned, let’s turn on AirDrop on iPhone in two simple ways.
❶ You can turn on AirDrop from Settings on both iPhones. Go Settings app > General > AirDrop > Choose Contacts Only or Everyone.
❷ You can also turn on AirDrop from Control Center. Swipe up from the bottom of the iPhone screen to open Control Center > Press and hold on the wireless control box > Tap AirDrop > Choose Contacts Only or Everyone. Perform the steps on both the source iPhone and the target iPhone.
How to make use of AirDrop on iPhone XR/12/11/8/7?
Having a clear idea about how to turn on AirDrop on iPhone XR/12/11/8/7 is just the first step. Hopefully, the example of how to use AirDrop to share contact will help you make full use of AirDrop.
Step 1. Go to Contacts app on the source iPhone > Locate and tap the contact you want to share with.
Step 2. Tap the Share Contact option > Choose AirDrop > Choose the target iPhone.
Step 3. Hit the Accept on the target iPhone to receive the contact > Go to Contacts app to check the shared contact.
Although AirDrop is a specific transfer tool for Apple users, its complicated steps and prerequisites sometimes may stop you from transferring files successfully. What’s worse is that you can hardly share a large number of files via AirDrop.
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Step 1. Launch AOMEI MBackupper > Connect the source iPhone to the computer with a USB cable > Tap Trust This Computer on your iPhone.
Step 2. Click Custom Backup in the main interface > Click Contacts to preview and select the contacts you plan to backup and transfer > Click OK to continue.
Step 3. Select the storage path to save your contacts > Click Start Backup button to make it.
Step 4. Unplug the source iPhone and connect the target iPhone to the computer > Click Restore in the Backup Management screen > You can click the icon to preview the contacts, then click Start Restore.
In the Backup Management screen, you can also browse, manage and delete the files you have backed up.
In this passage, you can not only know how to turn on AirDrop on iPhone XR/12/11/8/7 and make use of it, but also learn about AOMEI MBackupper, another tool to transfer and backup files. I incline to choose AOMEI MBackupper because of its fast speed and simple operations