Apple devices, including iPhones, can wirelessly share data, such as photos, contacts, files, and more, using AirDrop. The AirDrop app, for example, allows you to quickly transfer 100 photos between an iPhone and another iPhone, Mac, or iPad, or vice versa. If you want to prevent incoming AirDrop messages, you can disable AirDrop so you don’t receive them. AirDrop is turned on by default, and you can limit it to your contacts or make it open to everyone. Here’s
How to disable AirDrop on your iPhone or iPad:
- To access Control Center on the iPhone or iPad, swipe down from the top right corner.
- To access additional Control Center switches, tap and hold the networking box in the upper-left corner.
- To disable AirDrop on an iPhone or iPad, tap on AirDrop and choose “Receiving Off.” This will prevent the device from receiving AirDrop files.
To use AirDrop:
- Open the app you want to AirDrop from on your iPhone, such as Photos.
- Select the photo or file that you want to send (you can select more than one at a time).
- Tap the Share button, and then tap the AirDrop icon, which appears first.
- If you have AirDrop enabled, you will see icons for all of the AirDrop-compatible devices within range (it might take a moment).
- Select the Mac you want to send the file to. The icon will say “Sent” when the files have been sent.
Congratulations, you have successfully disabled AirDrop on your iPhone or iPad.
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