How to enable iOS AirDrop on iPad and iPhone

By | April 24, 2014

AirDrop for iOS 7 lets you easily and quickly send files from one iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad to any over a secure, ad-hoc connection within a range of around 30 feet. It requires both Wi-Fi (to transfer the data) and Bluetooth (to broadcast, discover, and negotiate the connection) in order to work both power efficiently and fastly. Instead the name, iOS AirDrop is not(yet) supported by OS X AirDrop. However, it does support contacts, photos, Passbook passes, videos, Voice Memos, Map location, and any and everything else that displays on a Share sheet. Before being able to use AirDrop, though, you need to enable it in Control Center.


To help to get your task done efficiently and quickly I am here to write an easiest method to enable iOS AirDrop on iPad and iPhone. This even works for iPad touch devices also. There are two-way to use this AirDrop to send files within a certain range. Both are nothing but a privacy control.

Using first way you will only be able to enable iOS 7 AirDrop so only contacts can send you files and the other one allows you to enable iOS 7 AirDrop so everyone can send you files.

Follow the process properly, if you get any difficulty doing this please throw a comment below, I will try to solve them all.

How to enable iOS AirDrop on iPad and iPhone

  1. First of all make sure you are logged into iCloud, if not just go and login first.
  2. Bring up Control Center by sliding your finger from the bottom of your iPod, iPhone, or  iPad up onto the home-screen.
  3. Also check once is both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are active or not.
  4. Click on AirDrop.
  5. You will then see three pop up option
    Contacts Only
  6. You can choose either Contacts Only or Everyone, But in second mode all the users who are trying to connect should be logged in into iCloud. This is just to provide security that only authorized users can use this service.
  7. Once sharing is done, you can use the third option to disable the AirDrop option.


Author: Galvin Carter

Galvin Carter, the Associate Editor at The Tech Bulletin, is a computer programmer by profession and a geek by passion. He likes to gather knowledge about current technologies, gadgets. Being an Android lover, his content revolves around Android. +GalvinCarter