How to Turn on/off AirDrop on iOS 11 [Control Center Included]

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Don’t know how to turn on AirDrop on iOS 11/iPhone 8? Or don’t know where is AirDrop in iOS 11? This guide will give you answers and guide you to turn on/off AirDrop on iOS 11 with detailed steps.

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Oct. 18, 2017

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"I can’t find AirDrop in Control Center on my iPhone 7 after updated to iOS 11. Is it removed from Control Center? Or anyone knows how to turn on AirDrop in Control Center on iOS 11 device."

iOS 11 brings numbers of great changes and new features for iOS users, including revamped Control Center, person-to-person Apple Pay in Messages app, Screen Recording, etc. All those wonderful new features make our iPhone/iPad a big jump forward in convenience. Especially the redesigned Control Center, you can do more without needing to open the Settings app now.

But just like above user, lots of iOS 11 users are confused on how to turn on/off AirDrop in Control Center on iOS 11 devices. Or even don’t know where is AirDrop in iOS 11. If you are also stuck on this problem, then read on this guide with deep attention.

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Part 1. How to Turn on/off AirDrop on iOS 11 Part 2. How to Use Airdrop on iPhone X/8/7/6S/6/5S in iOS 11 Part 3. AirDrop Alternative to Transfer More Data from iPhone to iPhone/iPad/Mac in Just 1 Click

Part 1. How to Turn on/off AirDrop on iOS 11/iPhone 8

Method 1. How to Turn on/off AirDrop in Control Center on iOS 11/iPhone 8

Step 1. Unlock your iPhone > Swipe up from the bottom of the phone screen with one finger to launch Control Center.

Step 2. Press deeply or touch and hold the section as the screenshot shows to you > Tap AirDrop button > A menu pops up will show and ask who want to be able to see and send files to your iPhone via AirDrop: Receiving Off, Contacts Only or Everyone > Make your choice.

How to Turn on/off AirDrop in Control Center on iOS 11 - Screen Overview

How to Turn on/off AirDrop in Control Center on iOS 11 - Screen Overview

Method 2. How to Turn on/off AirDrop in Settings on iOS 11

Go to Settings > General > Tap AirDrop > Choose the one you prefer: Receiving Off, Contacts Only or Everyone.

How to Turn on/off AirDrop in Settings on iOS 11 - Screen Overview

How to Turn on/off AirDrop in Settings on iOS 11 - Screen Overview

Part 2. How to Use Airdrop on iPhone X/8/7/6S/6/5S in iOS 11

Step 1. Open the app and select the content you want to share > Tap Share button.

Step 2. Choose the AirDrop user you want to share the content with > Wait for a while, when the people tap Accept, your content should be shared successfully.

How to Use AirDrop on iOS 11 - Screen Overview

How to Use AirDrop on iOS 11 - Screen Overview

Part 3. AirDrop Alternative to Transfer More Data from iPhone to iPhone/iPad/Mac

When transferring hundreds of photos or other large files with AirDrop, it may take a lot of your time to finish the job. Also, the file types that you can share between iOS devices and Mac via AirDrop are limited. It only supports sharing photos, videos, locations and links. If you want to share more data like messages, music, contacts, voice memos, etc. from your iPhone to iPhone/iPad/Mac, then here’s a good option for you – AnyTrans.

It supports transferring up to 24 types of iOS data from iPhone to iPhone/iPad/Mac, including photos, messages, contacts, ringtones, notes, videos, music, etc. AnyTrans is recognized as the most time-saving and labor-saving way for iOS data transfer. It only takes you 5 minutes to transfer 3000 photos. And it helps you transfer data from iPhone/iPad/iPod to iDevices/Mac/PC/iTunes in just 1 click, and vice versa. Here, we will take photos transfer for example and show you its simple steps.

Step 1. Download and install AnyTrans on your computer, launch it > Connect both your iPhone to the computer via USB cables (if you want to transfer photos between iPhones, connect both the two devices to the computer) > Go to category page.

How to Transfer Data from iPhone to iPhone/iPad/Mac – Step 1

How to Transfer Data from iPhone to iPhone/iPad/Mac – Step 1

Step 2. Click Photos category > Choose the album contains the photos you want to transfer.

How to Transfer Data from iPhone to iPhone/iPad/Mac – Step 2

How to Transfer Data from iPhone to iPhone/iPad/Mac – Step 2

Step 3. Preview and select the photos you prefer > Click To Device or To Computer button on the upper right corner to start the transferring process now.

How to Transfer Data from iPhone to iPhone/iPad/Mac – Step 3

How to Transfer Data from iPhone to iPhone/iPad/Mac – Step 3

The Bottom Line

With above step-by-step guide, you may have got the main point on how to turn on/off AirDrop on iOS 11, no matter in Settings or in Control Center. If you have any other trouble on this problem or this guide, feel free to leave your comment below, and we will reply you soon.

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