Apple® iPhone® - Turn AirDrop On / Off

Caution Turning on AirDrop automatically turns on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth®.

Note Notes: 

  • The steps below apply to the following models:
    • iPhone X / XS / XS Max / XR
    • iPhone 8 / 8 Plus
    • iPhone 7 / 7 Plus
    • iPhone SE
    • iPhone 6 / 6 Plus / 6s / 6s Plus
    • iPhone 5s
  • For other models, click the applicable link for instructions:

 

  1. From a Home screen, navigate: Settings Settings icon > General.
  2. Tap AirDrop.
  3. Select the AirDrop setting:
    Receiving Off
    AirDrop turned off
    Contacts Only
    AirDrop is discoverable only by people in contacts
    Everyone
    AirDrop is discoverable by everyone
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