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How to Use AirDrop on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Wednesday January 29, 2020 4:51 pm PST by
AirDrop is Apple's ad-hoc service that lets users discover nearby Macs and iOS devices and securely transfer files between them over Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. When using AirDrop between Macs and iOS devices, you can send and receive photos, videos, documents, contacts, passwords and anything else that can be transferred from a Share Sheet. Keep reading to learn how to use it. AirDrop Device...

How to Prevent Unsolicited AirDrops to Your Apple Device

Tuesday July 23, 2019 9:25 am PDT by
Since its introduction with iOS 7, AirDrop has become the favored means for iPhone and iPad users to instantly share photos, videos, documents, and more to nearby Apple devices over Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Using it to transmit content from apps like Photos and Safari couldn't be simpler, thanks to its top-level location in the iOS Share Sheet, accessed via the ubiquitous Share icon. AirDrop is...

How to Add an AirDrop Shortcut to Your Mac's Dock

Friday May 25, 2018 2:10 am PDT by
Apple's AirDrop feature lets you wirelessly send and receive files between nearby Macs as well as to and from local iOS devices. It's usually accessed from the sidebar of an open Finder Window (or using the Command + Shift + R keyboard shortcut within Finder), but here we're going to share with you a trick that enables you to launch AirDrop straight from your Mac's Dock. Having the AirDrop...

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Samsung's Answer to AirDrop Finally Arrives With the Galaxy S20

Wednesday February 12, 2020 2:26 am PST by
Last month we reported that Samsung was working on its own AirDrop killer for Galaxy devices, called Quick Share. On Tuesday, the Korean company unveiled its new trio of Galaxy S20 phones, and we finally got a better idea of what the local file-sharing feature can do. On the face of it, Quick Share works just like Apple's AirDrop, in that if you're near another user with a supported device,...

Samsung's Long-Awaited Answer to AirDrop Expected to Arrive Next Month

Friday January 24, 2020 1:29 am PST by
Samsung is said to be working on its own answer to AirDrop, Apple's ad-hoc service that lets users transfer files among Macs and iOS devices over Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. According to XDA Developers, "Quick Share" will work similarly to AirDrop, enabling files to be sent "instantly" between two Galaxy phones in close proximity, so long as both devices have the feature turned on. Like AirDrop, ...

Now-Fixed AirDrop Bug Let Anyone Lock-Up Nearby iPhones With Flood of Files

Tuesday December 10, 2019 11:19 am PST by
There was a serious AirDrop bug in iOS 13.2.3 that let attackers overwhelm nearby iPhones with files, causing them to lock up, reports TechCrunch. Apple addressed the bug in the iOS 13.3 update, and the details of how it works are now public. AirDrop is designed to allow users to share files with one another, and depending on settings, it can be restricted to contacts, no one, or any nearby iP...