AirDrop between own devices?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Threni, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. Threni macrumors member

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    Is it possible to airdrop stuff between your own devices. e.g. iPhone to iPad (Air when it comes out!)
     
  2. joshforman macrumors regular

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    Yes. I use it instead of iCloud Tabs, sometimes.
     
  3. Threni thread starter macrumors member

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    Ah excellent, will save me buying a camera connection kit! I like to put my photos I've taken on my iPhone onto my iPad. Obviosuly photo stream only works on wifi which I don't tend to have out and about.

    How do does it work selecting yourself!!!
     
  4. rorschach macrumors 68020

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    Same way it works selecting any device. It's not tied to Apple IDs or anything. :)
     
  5. powerstrokin macrumors 6502a

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    Just to be clear-

    AirDrop does not work between iOS and OSX devices such as a MacBook Pro, correct? Doesn't work for me, anyways. Two different protocols that have the same name.
     
  6. Wuiffi macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah. That really sucks.... (Imo that would have been a killer feature)
     
  7. powerstrokin macrumors 6502a

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    I don't see why they couldn't enable it like AirPlay works to/from both. Bummer.
     
  8. kappaknight macrumors 68000

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    Different, incompatible protocols.
     
  9. powerstrokin macrumors 6502a

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    I understand that. I'm saying they could enable the feature to use whatever protocol AirPlay uses between iPhone and Mac (WiFi) or whatever. Or maybe the new Macs have compatible Bluetooth to use this in the future, I don't know.
     

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