iOS 12: How to Turn on AirDrop on iPhone XS Max/XS/XR/X, iPhone 8/8 Plus, 7/ 7+,iPad

A lot of newbies have no idea what is AirDrop on iPhone and how to use. In terms without AirDrop on iOS, user noting can do like officially transfer files, pictures, videos between iOS and macOS or Vice-versa. It is located in Control Center but still now in latest iOS, the location of the AirDrop on Control Center has been shifted. So first time seems AirDrop Missing in Control Center after iOS update.

Let’s here know how to turn on AirDrop on iPhone running latest iOS redesigned Control Center. So after iOS update, you may be noticed a new single page swiping up App Shortcuts Menu as like in previous iOS instead of two page in prior iOS. So definitely you feeling AirDrop missing on Control Center because of its neither directly visible nor customizable. Hence, it seems something mess-up. In this thread, I’m going to describe here how to unhide AirDrop and turn on it for someone, and for your contacts.

Don’t worry. An AirDrop is sited as it is in latest iOS native update, but to access it you’ll have to perform 3D touch action. Let’s look how to do that.

Compatible Models: iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 5S, iPhone SE, iPhone 6S/6S Plus and iPad.

Way to Unhide and Turn on AirDrop on iPhone, iPad on latest iOS

Turn on AirDrop on iPhone, iPad iPod iOS 11 or later Using Control Center

Step #1. Launch Control Center from the bottom of the Screen.

Note: To launch Control Center on iPhone X, Swipe down from the right-upper corner of the Screen.

Step #2. Tap and gently press 3D touch on any of toggles within in the connections tile including Airplane Mode, Cellular, Wi-Fi, and bluetooth.

tap on Wi-Fi Cellualr bluetooth Airplane mode tile to turn on AirDrop iOS 11 iPhone iPad

Step #3. you get here a pop-up with two additional functions including AirDrop and Personal Hotspot.

AirDrop to share picture music on iPhone to iPad iOS 11

Voila. Now very simple to use AirDrop on your iPhone and iPad.


Also Read: Customize Control Center on Your iPhone


Ebnable/ Disable AirDrop without Control Center on iPhone, iPad

While AirDrop is missing or won’t work in Control Center then now in iOS, you can also enable AirDrop using Settings App. Let I will know you how to do that?

Step #1. Go to the Settings App on your iDevice.

Step #2. Tap on General and Next up, Tap AirDrop appear above the Handoff.

Tap on General under Settings App to turn on AirDrop on iPhone ipad running iOS 11 or later

Step #3. In the end, Tap on given options either Contacts Only (eligible to share file instantly between that nearby user who is in your contact) or choose Everyone (to share documents along with nearby public iOS or macOS user).

Choose Contacts only or Evereyone to share file instantly between iOS and macOS device

Do you Job!

Tap on AirDrop and choose an option Contacts Only or Everyone to make your iPhone or iPad discoverable to nearby iOS device and MacOS laptop, iMac, etc.

Though get started to share and receive items between tow devices like iPhone to Mac, Mac to iPad, etc.

Get More: Where is Night Shift Mode in Control Center in the latest iOS?

Do you find any trouble to use AirDrop on iPhone and iPad? Feel free send in the comments. We’ll reply quickly.

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