Apple® iPhone® - Share Files with AirDrop

Note Notes:

  • AirDrop is a service that provides file sharing without the need for a Wi-Fi network, configuration or mass-storage devices.
  • Both the sender and the recipient may need to enter each other's Apple ID.
  • AirDrop must be turned on for both the sending and receiving device.
  • 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 5 / 5c / 5s


  1. From a created note, picture, video or map location/directions, tap the Share icon Share icon.
    Note If applicable, select (check) the desired photo(s) or video(s) in the album.
    Note To share contact info from within the contact, tap Share Contact.
  2. From the AirDrop area, select the desired recipient(s).
    Note To complete an AirDrop transfer, the recipient must tap Accept when prompted.