How To Turn Off AirDrop on iPhone or iPad

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Apple has the AirDrop that you can use to send files between devices wirelessly and easily. But there’s a time when you don’t need to use it but doesn’t know how to disable it. Here’s how to turn off AirDrop on iPhone or iPad.

AirDrop allows you to send files, like videos, pictures, location, or whatever you want to send. One thing about it is that AirDrop creates a Wi-Fi network that both sender and receiver can connect, using Bluetooth. So, you have to keep the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on during the transfer.

But for people who are new to AirDrop, might not know how to turn it off, making your iPhone or iPad, or Mac vulnerable to hacks.

How to turn off AirDrop on iPhone

It’s actually a lot simple to turn off AirDrop on iPhone. Simply open the Settings from the home screen.

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Select General.

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Here, select AirDrop.

airdrop settings on iphone

You are going to see options about AirDrop on iPhone. You can turn it off by selecting Receiving off. You can also select Contacts only if you want to receive only from people in your contacts, which is safer than Everyone.

receiving off on airdrop on iphone

That’s it. Now you can turn off the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to stop using AirDrop. You can turn it on again anytime you want. Simply go to Settings > General > AirDrop and select which option you prefer.


Apple makes it easy for users to transfer between devices. But if you don’t want to use it, it’s always better and safer to turn AirDrop off so you don’t randomly receive files from someone.

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