How to share photos between iPhones with AirDrop

With AirDrop, you can share photos, videos, websites, locations, and more with people nearby with an Apple device. How to share photos and pictures on your iPhone to your friend’s iPhone?

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What you need
To share content with AirDrop, both people need one of these devices using iOS 7 or later, or a Mac with OS X Yosemite or later:

  • iPhone 5 or later
  • iPad Pro
  • iPad (4th generation) or later
  • iPad mini or later
  • iPod touch (5th generation) or later

You also need to turn on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. If you want to share with your contacts, sign in to iCloud.
Turn on AirDrop on both iPhones
Use Control Center to turn AirDrop on or off and control whom you can share content with.

Swipe up from the bottom of your screen to open Control Center.
1. Tap AirDrop.
2. Choose one of these options:

  • Off: Turns off AirDrop.
  • Contacts Only: Only your contacts can see your device.
  • Everyone: All nearby iOS devices using AirDrop can see your device.

iPhone turn Airdrop on

Share content
You can share Photos, Safari, Contacts, and more.
Tap the content you want to share. Then tap Share or Upload icon. Depending on the app, you might be able to select other items to share.

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Then tap the name of a nearby AirDrop user or the Apple device.

Airdrop transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone

If you still can’t find a nearby user, consider setting AirDrop to Everyone. You might also need to turn off Personal Hotspot on one or both devices.

The other user will receive an alert with a preview of the content you want to share, and can either accept or decline. If the other user accepts, they’ll get the content in the app you sent it from. For example, photos will appear in the Photos app and websites will open in Safari.

Accept Airdrop Photo Transfer

Transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone with iOSMate Phone Transfer Tool:

transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone

Connect both iPhones to PC, select photos and click the Export to button. Choose another iPhone from the list. Both Windows and Mac version are available.

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