MacMost Now 923: Using AirDrop For iOS

AirDrop for iOS is a new feature of iOS 7 that allows you to send a photo or other document from one iOS device to another one nearby, without using a network. You can easily send photos to friends or share notes, contacts and other app documents.

Comments: 9 Responses to “MacMost Now 923: Using AirDrop For iOS”

    Christopher Malaney
    6 years ago

    Do you think with Maverick that you will be able to use air drop with ios systems?

      6 years ago

      Probably not. As I say in the video, the two OSes handle “files” very differently.

    Ron
    6 years ago

    Gary, Air Drop does not show up on the control panel when I slide up on my iPhone or iPad It only shows AirPlay.

      6 years ago

      Perhaps your device does not support it. Which models do you have?

    Marla Miriam
    6 years ago

    This was helpful to me, a neophyte. Exclamation point above my head inside a lightbulb, “ohhhhh.”

    Piet van 't Zelfde (Pete)
    6 years ago

    Hi Gary, I just seen your video about airdrop. When I pull up my controlcentre I can only see the Airplay logo but I don’t see the Airdrop logo. I own an iPhone 4S with the latest OSX

      6 years ago

      I mention in the video: you need the iPhone 5 or newer.

    Walt Pesch
    6 years ago

    Find it hard to see why technically only the latest phones work. Yes, the transfer may not be quite as fast but that is not a valid reason to disable this feature. Can you unearth the technical reason?

      6 years ago

      It isn’t about speed. The wifi chips inside the device must be able to support a direct connection between two devices. The older chips do not have this ability. Apple actually started putting the newer chips into iOS devices about a year before AirDrop became available, but they could not go back in time and put them in devices that already existed.

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