All iOS devices are well known for their security features. This is the reason that unlike Android devices you cannot share your files via Bluetooth. However, it doesn’t mean that you cannot share your files if you are an iPhone user. You can transfer your files using AirDrop feature of iPhone/iPad. Not only this, by using AirDrop you can also share files between an iPhone and iMac. This feature is designed in such a manner that the security cannot be compromised as it uses Transport Layer Security encryption while transferring files. Also as it uses the Bluetooth and Wi-Fi of your device to share the data, that’s why it speedily sends the file from one device to another.
AirDrop is a feature which allows you to transfer the files between iPhones, iPhone and iMac and iPhone and iPad. If you are sharing the file between two iOS devices, then you need to have iOS 7 or above installed on your devices. AirDrop creates a quick AdHoc network to share the files between two devices. It should be noted that before sharing any of your files you need to turn on Bluetooth and Wi-Fi of your device as Bluetooth broadcast and discover connections, while Wi-Fi transfers point-to-point data. However, you do not need to have an active internet connection for sharing the files. You can share images, documents, videos, contacts etc. using AirDrop. The thing which is noticeable is the transfer speed of the files. The files are transferred very quickly if compared to data transfer made by Bluetooth in Android devices.
You can transfer any number of files using AirDrop, however, the misfortune is that it does not work on all Macs and iOS devices. Below is the list of devices on which you can use AirDrop.
Apart from this iOS 7 or later should also be installed on your iOS devices.
If all the above conditions are true, then you can get started with AirDrop.
To use AirDrop, you first need to turn it on from Control Center. To do please follow the steps provided below:
If the other user accepts the file you have sent, he will receive it in the app you sent it from. For example, photos will appear in the Photos app.
This feature allows the iOS users to share their data similar to android users. Also as compared to Android OS, the sharing is faster, reliable and secure. However, you still cannot share your music files. We still have to wait for the time, when Apple allows us to share our mp3 files as well.