What's New in iOS 7: AirDrop [Video]

Posted September 19, 2013 at 1:28am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 57528 views

Apple has introduced AirDrop in iOS 7, a new way to share files with other iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch owners nearby.

Sending a photo or a document to someone via text or email is fine. But if that someone is right next to you, a text or an email suddenly feels like too many steps. Enter AirDrop for iOS. It lets you quickly and easily share photos, videos, contacts — and anything else from any app with a Share button. Just tap Share, then select the person you want to share with. AirDrop does the rest using Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. No setup required. And transfers are encrypted, so what you share is highly secure.



Enable AirDrop:
To enable AirDrop swipe up from the bottom of the display to access Control Center. Tap the AirDrop button then choose to make device visible to Everyone or just your Contacts.

Share a File:
Tap the Share button in any application that supports AirDrop. Along the top of the share sheet you will see the file you selected. You can swipe left or right to select additional files for sharing. Below the file selector you will see a row of circular icons representing other users nearby. Tap an icon to send your selected files to that user.

Accept a File:
If you are sent a file from another user, an alert will popup on your display asking you to accept or decline the transfer. Tap accept to approve the transfer. Once it's complete, the file will be opened in its appropriate application.

Take a look at the video below to see how AirDrop works and please follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or RSS for more news and tutorials.

Also New in iOS 7:
Control Center
Notification Center
Multitasking


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Muhammad shahzad - September 24, 2013 at 4:14pm
I have updated my ipad to ios 7 but it has not Airdrop?plz tell me why?
Albarghouthy - September 20, 2013 at 8:18am
I do respect apple for the clever way they introduce their new iPhones and iOS. I'm gonna talk about the airdrop feature for now. When Apple came up with the iPhone in 2007-2012, they intentionally dropped the feature of sharing files via Bluetooth and waited until clients got used to phones without it and almost forgot about it, then 6 years later (after the first iPhone) They came up with Airdrop and promoted it as the new smart innovative way in sharing files between iPhones only and made their clients so excited about it. That's what I call smart, instead of making phones to fit customers needs, apple changed the clients needs to fit in their devices capabilities. Final word, airdrop is nothing but sharing files between iPhones only, and what's the next big thing is a feature to share files between iPhones and other smart phones. Keep in mind that the $2 phones have had this features years ago sending pictures, ringtones, songs, applications and even chatting between any group of phones that have Bluetooth and regardless of their make or model .
Albarghouthy - September 20, 2013 at 8:16am
I do respect apple for the clever way they introduce their new iPhones and iOS. I'm gonna talk about the airdrop feature for now. When Apple came up with the iPhone in 2007-2012, they intentionally dropped the feature of sharing files via Bluetooth and waited until clients got used to phones without it and almost forgot about it, then 6 years later (after the first iPhone) They came up with Airdrop and promoted it as the new smart innovative way in sharing files between iPhones only and made their clients so excited about it. That's what I call smart, instead of making phones to fit customers needs, apple changed the clients needs to fit in their devices capabilities. Final word, airdrop is nothing but sharing files between iPhones only and what's the next big thing is a feature to share files between iPhones and other smart phones. Keep in mind that the $2 phone have had this features years ago sending pictures, ringtones, songs, applications and even chatting between any group of phone that have Bluetooth and regardless of their make or model .
Jack black - September 19, 2013 at 12:22pm
Why the fuk is this not on iPad 3ed generation... A six month window apple can support... Leave it to the jb community to unlock this locked down piece of shit
Marius - September 19, 2013 at 7:23am
What's funny is that i have ios 7 for couple of months now.My wife's iphone 5 i just update it today.Both of us we're having keychain and iradio!I have some friends visiting from Netherlands(we're located in US), they installed today the ios 7 on theirs iphone 5 and no iradio and no keychain.Any explanations for that anybody?Thanks!
Stevepon - September 19, 2013 at 9:45am
The keychain feature is now showing, "coming soon". They took it out of the Gold Master Beta and also the final version that came out today. Also, to use IRadio you MUST have a USA Itunes Account.
Marius - September 19, 2013 at 6:09pm
Thanks Stevepon!The thing is we do have iTunes accounts based on US(we live here). So last night I had it, I see right now I don't have it anymore!Right now I'm on 4g(usually is LTE or wifi home). That's strange!
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