Is the following situation familiar to you?

You’re browsing photos on your Mom’s iPhone of your son and you find a really nice one. “Mom”, you say it’s beautiful! Can I have it?” “Sure, dear,” she says, “let me just WhatsApp it to you…”

Well, let me just say I’ve been in this situation with Ma and Nana all too often, and when I hear someone say “Let me WhatsApp it to you”, it makes me want to RIP MY HAIR OUT!!!!!!!!!! Sharing images is fine on WhatsApp if you’re far away but within talking range? No, no, NO! To prevent these photos cluttering up your chats, you can use AirDrop, a service that uses several wireless technologies to share images with people nearby. Here’s how to use it:

First, find a photo. For the purposes, I took a screenshot of my lock screen.IMG_7441 Click share, which is the icon that looks like an arrow extending from a piece of paper, in the bottom-left corner. You will be greeted with this interface:

IMG_7444Now, on your friend’s iPhone, swipe up from the bottom of the screen to get the control centre. IMG_7443Make sure WiFi and Bluetooth are both turned on, and make sure AirDrop is set to Everyone.

IMG_7442Now, simply wait for their name to appear in the list. I don’t have any screenshots because we only have one iPhone here at DoubleGeek, but it’s not hard to imagine. There you have it! Goodbye WhatsApp! Hello, hair!!!

13 thoughts on “How to seamlessly share photos between Apple Devices with AirDrop

  1. I am curious to find out what blog system you’re utilizing? I’m experiencing some small security problems with my latest blog and I’d like to find something more safe. Do you have any suggestions?


  2. I do trust all the ideas you’ve offered to your post. They’re really convincing and will definitely work. Still, the posts are too short for beginners. May you please lengthen them a little from subsequent time? Thank you for the post.


  3. I was curious if you ever thought of changing the page layout of your blog? Its very well written; I love what youve got to say. But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so people could connect with it better. Youve got an awful lot of text for only having 1 or two pictures. Maybe you could space it out better?


    1. Hi Millissa. We do not have Twitter, because we wonder if it would be worth it for the number of followers we have. But we will probably have one soon!


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