iOS 7 now comes packed with AirDrop glory. This much needed change in the iOS was announced in the last quarter of June by Apple Inc. This app has now made its way to every iDevice in the market. It allows iUsers to share files with anyone, within its range. Here is an in-depth look at the path AirDrop takes to share a file in an Apple device:
The industry first saw AirDrop in an iPad running the iOS X 10.7. Although AirDrop for iOS does not feature the specs worth killing for but it does sport a pretty face and is incredibly user friendly.
A text message or an e-mail is the simplest way to share photos, videos and other files in your iPhone with someone else. But if that someone happens to be sitting on the fluffy couch right next to you, a text or a mail may seem too much of an effort. Apple, however, is always ready to make your life easier. This time round it has done this by making AirDrop a part of the iOS 7.
Sharing a file in your iPhone can be as effortless as a touch. Tap the Share option on the file and send it to anyone who is within the range of your device. AirDrop allows you to share photos, videos, apps, contacts and virtually anything that is share-able. AirDrop uses the device’s Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to share data with other devices.
All the data that is being shared via AirDrop, is encrypted. This ensures its security. When sharing a file, AirDrop makes sure that your finger does all the leg work and that too means just selecting the option of Share and choosing the contact you want to send the file to. AirDrop handles the rest.
The AirDrop works using iOS 7’s Share Sheet. Hence, it’s easy to figure out that AirDrop can be reached via any file that allows you to share it. A Good Samaritan in every way, AirDrop not only helps iUsers in the process of sharing files but also assists them in finding other Apple devices present in the radius. An AirDrop enabled device, automatically, screens its surroundings and detects any other discoverable Apple devices and that’s not all. Along with the device name, it also shows you the user’s photo. Just select one or more detected contacts to share the file you have chosen earlier to share. This iPhone app will be a good addition to your iPhone.
Receiving an AirDrop
An alert will notify you when your iPhone receives an AirDrop. Quickly accept it to take a look at the shared item. If the shared file has a different format or content type, AirDrop is going to handle it, itself. All you need to do is, save the file to your device.
Tech experts have failed to pin point whether the pros of AirDrop outweigh its cons or vice versa. As Apple presented the public its latest offering, it made sure to make fun of NFC found in some Android and Blackberry devices. Only time will tell the iUsers which one is better.
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