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iOS 9: share files wirelessly on iPad using AirDrop

If you have an iPad 4th Generation or an iPad mini then you can share specific items including contacts, photos, maps, and more using AirDrop. This works with compatible iPad or iPhone devices when in close proximity to each other. While using a default app, such as Photos, tap the Share icon to find the AirDrop section.

Ask the person you’re sending to to enable AirDrop too by opening Control Center and tapping AirDrop, followed by the Everyone option. You’ll then be able to select them from the AirDrop section and share the item.

To receive items from another user, open Control Center, tap AirDrop followed by Everyone, or Contacts Only if you want to be more secure. They can then send an item to you. To disable AirDrop open Control Center and tap AirDrop followed by Off.