iOS 17.2 Adds NameDrop-Like Feature for Sharing Boarding Passes, Movie Tickets, and More

Starting with the upcoming iOS 17.2 software update, there is a new NameDrop-like feature that allows an iPhone user to quickly share boarding passes, movie tickets, and other Wallet app passes with another iPhone user.

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To use the feature, open the Wallet app and tap on the pass that you want to share. Then, hold your iPhone near the top of another iPhone, and a "Share" button will appear below the pass on your iPhone. Finally, tap on the "Share" button to send the pass to the other iPhone via AirDrop. Both iPhones must be updated to iOS 17.2.

While it is already possible to share many Wallet app passes via AirDrop, Messages, Mail, and more through the iOS sharing menu, this new feature aims to provide a quicker and more convenient method. It works similarly to NameDrop, an iOS 17 feature that lets users quickly share contact information by bringing two iPhones together.

The feature is mentioned in the iOS 17.2 release notes: "AirDrop improvements including expanded contact sharing options and the ability to share boarding passes, movie tickets, and other eligible passes by bringing two iPhones together." The software update is in the final stage of beta testing and should be released next week.

iOS 17.2 includes many other new features and changes, including a Journal app, spatial video recording on iPhone 15 Pro models, several improvements to the Messages and Weather apps, a Favorite Songs playlist in Apple Music, and more.

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Top Rated Comments

kc9hzn Avatar
8 months ago

Why would you want to share your boarding pass with anyone?
If you bought tickets for you and a spouse, they might want to have their pass on their phone. But the airline emailed them to you, since you bought both. Another scenario, you’ve got a kid flying to college, and you bought their tickets. Again, the passes were emailed to you, but with this you could just share the boarding pass right before going up to the baggage check. Are there other ways of handling these situations? Sure, but they’re probably not as seamless as NameDrop.
Score: 34 Votes (Like | Disagree)
retrac1324 Avatar
8 months ago
How long until news outlets start warning that people can steal their wallet cards?
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iStorm Avatar
8 months ago

Why would you want to share your boarding pass with anyone?
Because the person who books the flights usually gets all the passes for the seats booked. You have to get them to your travel partners somehow. I do this all the time by using iMessage or AirDrop. This will make it a little easier.

EDIT: kc9hzn beat me to it
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
alexandr Avatar
8 months ago

How ugly! It would've looked so much better with the skeuomorphic design of iOS 6 instead of that Microsoft-inspired flat design that Apple has been using since iOS 7.
I know! Want to be myspace friends?
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
vpr611 Avatar
8 months ago

Why would you want to share your boarding pass with anyone?
For families this is ideal, reservations are often made by one person so being able to share boarding passes easily makes sense, same with tickets.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kc9hzn Avatar
8 months ago

I find it fascinating how "news outlets" can spread utterly false information about technology, and technology people will pick up on it and point it out. But those same people are incapable of recognizing just how often the same news outlets are spreading false information about...nearly everything else.
Good old Gell-Mann Amnesia!

Michael Crichton:
“Briefly stated, the Gell-Mann Amnesia effect is as follows. You open the newspaper to an article on some subject you know well. In Murray's case, physics. In mine, show business. You read the article and see the journalist has absolutely no understanding of either the facts or the issues. Often, the article is so wrong it actually presents the story backward—reversing cause and effect. I call these the "wet streets cause rain" stories. Paper's full of them.
In any case, you read with exasperation or amusement the multiple errors in a story, and then turn the page to national or international affairs, and read as if the rest of the newspaper was somehow more accurate about Palestine than the baloney you just read. You turn the page, and forget what you know.”
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)