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