Apple recently launched the iPhone 15 series. Along with the iPhone 15 series, Apple also released its iOS 17 update featuring new AirDrop modes. In iOS 17.1, we are now able to share data over cellular. With this iOS 17.1 update, sharing data in cellular mode provides a better experience. You no longer need to be in the range of Wi-Fi to transfer files over AirDrop. In this guide, we will cover all the details related to smoothly transferring data using AirDrop over Cellular in iOS 17.1.
AirDrop is one of the most useful and loved features by iPhone users due to its fast data transfer and amazing file or photo sharing speed. Users can send data to nearby Apple devices very easily and in just a few seconds, unlike other smartphones that require a longer wait for file transfers.
The drawback in this data transfer is that AirDrop requires you to stay within range and in close proximity to the device of the other person with whom you are sharing. If these requirements are not met, the transfer gets cancelled, and the data won’t be shared. This has been the most challenging part for Apple to resolve, and they introduced AirDrop Over Cellular in iOS 17.
With this new function, you are now enabled to send data and transfer files via AirDrop over a cellular network when Wi-Fi is not available. If your data transfer starts with Wi-Fi and you then move away, your data transfer won’t be canceled if you go out of range. here’s the full guide on How to Use Mobile Data for AirDrop on Your iPhone or iPad
How to Enable AirDrop Over Cellular Option
- Open up the Settings on your iPhone or iPad.
- Scroll down and select General.
- Look for AirDrop and tap on it.
- You’ll see an option saying “Out of Range.” Next to it, there’s a switch.
- Simply flip the switch next to Use Mobile/Cellular Data to turn it on.
Hurray! You’ve now learned how to share or transfer files over mobile internet using AirDrop on your iPhone with the iOS 17.1 update, or on your iPad running iPadOS 17.1 version.
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