How to Turn on Airdrop on iPhone 12

Joel Mason

iPhone, Tutorials

Are you wondering how to turn on Airdrop on your brand new iPhone 12? Look no further!

In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through the step-by-step process of enabling Airdrop, allowing you to conveniently share files and photos with other Apple devices. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Access Control Center

To begin, swipe down from the top-right corner of your iPhone 12 screen to open Control Center. This is where you can find various settings and shortcuts.

Step 2: Locate Airdrop Icon

Once in Control Center, look for the connectivity section. You’ll find the Airdrop icon represented by a series of concentric circles. Tap on it to proceed.

Step 3: Choose Airdrop Visibility

A popup menu will appear with three options:

  • Receiving Off: This option will prevent your device from receiving any Airdrop requests.
  • Contacts Only: With this option selected, only people in your contacts list will be able to send you Airdrop requests.
  • Everyone: Enabling this option allows anyone nearby with an Apple device to send you Airdrop requests.

Select the visibility setting that suits your preferences by tapping on it. For most users, “Contacts Only” provides a good balance between convenience and privacy.

Step 4: Confirm Your Selection

An indicator will appear below the connectivity section in Control Center, confirming your chosen Airdrop visibility setting.

Tips for Troubleshooting:

If you’re experiencing issues with Airdrop, consider the following troubleshooting tips:

  • Ensure Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are enabled: Airdrop requires both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to be turned on. Check your device settings to make sure they are enabled.
  • Check Airdrop compatibility: Ensure that the device you are trying to share files with is compatible with Airdrop.

    Some older Apple devices may not support this feature.

  • Restart your device: Sometimes a simple restart can solve technical glitches. Try restarting your iPhone 12 and attempt using Airdrop again.

Congratulations! You have successfully learned how to turn on Airdrop on your iPhone 12.

Now you can effortlessly share files, photos, and more with other Apple devices in your vicinity. Enjoy the convenience that Airdrop brings!

If you found this tutorial helpful, feel free to explore our website for more useful tips and tricks for optimizing your iPhone experience.

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