How to Setup AirDrop For iPad

iPad Help, Tips & Tricks
// May 10, 2015
How to Setup AirDrop For iPad

Setting up AirDrop for iPad & iPhone 6 may be hard if you aren’t technically good with computer. To be honest, it is absolutely easy as 1…2…3. All you need to do is just go to your control center located on the bottom of your screen and turn on AirDrop. If you are not really sure what you need to do just follow these simple procedures below:

  1. First, unlock your iPad that you usually do.
  2. From the home screen, just tap your finger on the bottom of the screen and drag it up to get the settings option.
  3. Now, you should be able to see several options like Wi-Fi, Airplane mode, Bluetooth, and right below them you will find the AirDrop option.
  4. Tap on AirDrop and it will show you 3 options to choose from. (It may automatically turn on your Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.)

How to Setup AirDrop For iPad

  1. Depending on your surroundings and the devices that are available close to you, you can choose “Contacts only” or “Everyone”. However, the first option will be “Off” which of course turns of the AirDrop if it was turned on.
  2. Ideally, you may choose contacts only if you are going to share photos, videos or any type of shareable files with someone who is already in your contacts, otherwise choose everyone if you are going to share it with someone who is not in your contact list.
  3. Up to procedure 6, setting up is actually done; so from here on all you need to know is what things or files you want to share or receive from the other Apple device.

How to Setup AirDrop For iPad


But still, for your convenience, you can follow these steps below to know how to work with it as well.

  • After procedure 7, just choose the photo/video/app or anything that can be shared, and then tap on the share button.
  • Once you tap on the share button, select on AirDrop and it will show you the nearby devices depending on what you have chosen on procedure 7. Just choose the device name/Apple ID/ contact name you want.
  • How to Setup AirDrop For iPadFinally, the other party will be able to see your device and will accept/decline what you are trying to share.

Worth mentioning, in order to run AirDrop, all the devices have to be running on iOS7 or above; and for Mac it has to be running on OS x Yosemite. Also, you need to make sure you have turned on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth when using AirDrop.

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