Use AirDrop on iPhone to send items to devices near you
With AirDrop, you can wirelessly send your photos, videos, websites, locations, and more to other nearby devices and Mac computers (iOS 7, iPadOS 13, OS X 10.10, or later required). AirDrop transfers information using Wi-Fi and Bluetooth—both must be turned on. To use AirDrop, you need to be signed in with your Apple ID. Transfers are encrypted for security.
Send an item using AirDrop
Open the item, then tap , Share, AirDrop, , or another button that displays the app’s sharing options.
Do one of the following:
Tap in the row of share options, then tap the profile picture of a nearby AirDrop user.
Tip: On iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, or iPhone 11 Pro Max, point your iPhone in the direction of another iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, or iPhone 11 Pro Max, then tap the profile picture of its user at the top of the screen.
Above the row of share options, choose one of the people you know who have nearby devices available for AirDrop. Their profile pictures appear with .
If the person doesn’t appear as a nearby AirDrop user, ask them to open Control Center on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch and allow AirDrop to receive items. To send to someone on a Mac, ask them to allow themselves to be discovered in AirDrop in the Finder.
To send an item using a method other than AirDrop, choose the method—for example, Messages or Mail—from the row of sharing options (options vary by app). Siri may also suggest ways to share with the people you know by displaying their profile pictures and icons representing sharing methods.
You can also use AirDrop to securely share app and website passwords with someone using an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or a Mac. See Share website and app passwords with AirDrop on iPhone.
Allow others to send items to your iPhone using AirDrop
Open Control Center, then tap .
If you don’t see , touch and hold the top-left group of controls.
Tap Contacts Only or Everyone to choose who you want to receive items from.
You can accept or decline each request as it arrives.