How to turn on AirDrop Over Internet on iPhones running iOS 17.1

The new iOS 17.1 update is finally here and it comes with a bunch of new features. One of the main features that come with this incremental update is AirDrop Over Internet. This means file sharing will work seamlessly even if you go out of range as it is being done over the internet.

Before the rollout of this update, all files were shared securely over Wi-Fi and Bluetooth but it only worked within a certain range. In case you went out of that range, the transfer would stop. With the introduction of this new feature, the transfer will no longer be canceled as you’ll be able to use either cellular data or Wi-Fi to get the job done.

If you want to share a photo and for one reason or the other go out of range, you will first have to know how to enable and use this feature. In this guide, you will get to know how to turn on AirDrop Over Internet on iPhones running iOS 17.1.

How to turn on AirDrop Over Internet on iPhones running iOS 17.1

AirDrop Over Internet

If you’re looking to access the new AirDrop Over Internet feature, then your iPhone must be running on the latest iOS 17. The update is out to the public and you’ll be able to check the update by going to the software update settings. If you’re on the latest update and want to know how to activate this feature, then here are the steps you need to follow –

  • Open Settings on your iPhone
  • Then, scroll down and select “General”
  • Tap on the “AirDrop” option
  • Check if AirDrop is activated or not
  • You’ll be able to activate it by selecting “Contacts Only” or “Everyone” for 10 minutes
  • Now, turn on the toggle for Use Cellular Data to transfer files over the internet
  • That’s it, you can now use the AirDrop Over Internet feature
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