How to Receive AirDrop Files on Your iPhone

How to Receive AirDrop Files on Your iPhone

With AirDrop, you can wirelessly send and receive photos, videos, websites, locations, and more with nearby devices running on iOS 7 or later. You can also share with Macs running on Yosemite or later if your iPhone runs on iOS 8 or later. For AirDrop to work, both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth must be turned on and you must be signed into your iCloud account. I love using Airdrop to easily transfer pictures from my iPhone to my Mac. Airdrop is also a great way to share pictures with friends after you've attended an event together. Here's how to set up your iPhone to receive Airdrops. 

Related: How to Use AirDrop or iTunes to Transfer Files Between Your iPhone and Computer

How to Receive AirDrop Files on Your iPhone

To be able to receive a file over AirDrop,

  • Swipe up from the bottom of the screen. Select AirDrop.
  • You can choose to receive AirDrops from Everyone, Contacts Only, or turn if Off. I chose Everyone.


  • When someone sends you an AirDrop, you’ll be able to accept or decline.

That's all there is to it! Want to learn more about using Airdrop to transfer files from your iPhone to computer? We can help with that

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Conner Carey holds a bachelor's in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing and resides in Fairfield, Iowa. When she's not writing, you can find her singing jazz or watching anime. Her personal blog can be found at; you can also follow her on twitter @connerleecarey.