How to Easily Enable AirDrop on iPhone XR

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The iPhone XR is the latest flagship smartphone from Apple, and it packs a powerful punch with its A12 Bionic chip, Liquid Retina display and advanced cameras. With the iPhone XR, you can take stunning photos and videos, enjoy immersive gaming experiences and stay connected with friends and family like never before. But one of the best features of the iPhone XR is AirDrop, which makes it easy to quickly share files between your iPhone and other Apple devices.

AirDrop is an incredibly useful feature that allows you to quickly transfer photos, videos, documents, music, contacts and more from your iPhone to another AirDrop-enabled device. Whether you’re sending a photo to a friend or sharing a document with a colleague, AirDrop makes it easy to transfer files in seconds.

Enabling AirDrop on your iPhone XR is quick and easy. All you have to do is swipe up from the bottom of your Home screen to access Control Center. Once open, press firmly (3D Touch) or long press (non-3D Touch) on the connection buttons at the top of Control Center until they expand. From here you can select AirDrop and choose whether you want to enable it for everyone or just people in your contacts list.

Once enabled, you can use AirDrop by simply tapping the Share button when viewing a photo or document in an app like Photos or Files app. You’ll then see all nearby devices that have AirDrop enabled in the Share sheet — just tap one to send them what you want!

The iPhone XR’s combination of powerful performance and convenient features make it an ideal choice for anyne who needs a phone that can handle day-to-day tasks with ease — especially when it comes to sharing files with AirDrop!

Enabling AirDrop on iPhone XR

To enable AirDrop on your iPhone XR, open the Settings app, tap General and then select AirDrop. On the AirDrop page, choose one of three options: Receiving Off, Contacts Only or Everyone. Selecting Everyone will make your device visible to other Apple devices in the vicinity, so other users can send and receive files from your XR. Note that turning on AirDrop automatically activates Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

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Troubleshooting AirDrop Issues on iPhone XR

AirDrop not working on iPhone XR could be due to a few reasons. Firstly, it could be because Bluetooth and/or Wi-Fi is not enabled; both are necessary for AirDrop to function. Secondly, the AirDrop devices must be turned on and not on sleep mode for the connection to be successful. Finally, AirDrop is only aailable between iOS devices running iOS 7 or later, so if the device you are trying to connect to does not have an up-to-date operating system then AirDrop will not work.

Why Can’t I Turn On My AirDrop IPhone?

If you are having trouble turning on AirDrop on your iPhone, it could be because Bluetooth is disabled on your device. To enable Bluetooth, go to Settings > Bluetooth and toggle the switch to the On position. Additionally, you need to ensure that AirDrop is set to receive from Everyone or Contacts Only in order for it to work. To do this, open Control Center and long-press the network settings icon, then select AirDrop. Select either Everyone or Contacts Only and you should now be able to use AirDrop.

Making AirDrop Discoverable

To make AirDrop discoverable, you will need to access the AirDrop settings. From the Home screen on your iPad, tap Settings > General > AirDrop. Here, you will be able to choose from three different AirDrop settings: Receiving Off, Contacts Only, or Everyone. If you select ‘Contacts Only’, your device will only be discoverable by people in your contacts. If you select ‘Everyone’, your device will be discoverable by everyone. Be sure to select the appropriate setting for your needs before leaving this menu.

Troubleshooting AirDrop Issues with Unrecognized Devices

It is possible that your device is not showing up on AirDrop because it is not within 30 feet (9 meters) of the othr device. Additionally, you may need to check that both devices have Wi-Fi and Bluetooth turned on and that the ”Allow me to be discovered by” setting in the AirDrop window is enabled. If these settings are all correct, then it may be a problem with your device or the other device’s settings.

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Where Has My AirDrop Gone on My iPhone?

Your AirDrop file will go to the app that is associated with its file type. For example, if you AirDrop a photo, it will go to your Photos app. If you AirDrop a note, it will go to your Notes app. To access the file, open the associated app and you should be able to find it there.


The iPhone XR is a great device for those who want a powerful smartphone that won’t break the bank. It has a large 6.1-inch LCD display and a long-lasting battery life to power it through the day. The A12 Bionic chip offers plnty of performance, while the 12MP wide-angle camera is great for capturing stunning photos and videos. You also get Face ID for secure authentication, wireless charging, and AirDrop for quickly sharing files between Apple devices. All in all, the iPhone XR is an excellent choice if you’re looking for an affordable yet capable smartphone.

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Sanjeev Singh

Sanjeev is the tech editor at DeviceMAG. He has a keen interest in all things technology, and loves to write about the latest developments in the industry. He has a passion for quality-focused journalism and believes in using technology to make people's lives better. He has worked in the tech industry for over 15 years, and has written for some of the biggest tech blogs in the world. Sanjeev is also an avid photographer and loves spending time with his family.