Apple’s iOS 17 update has further simplified the process of sharing contacts. iOS 17 is currently accessible to all users. NameDrop is one of the new features in iOS 17 that has attracted a lot of attention, and rightfully so. If you have an iPhone and have updated to iOS 17, this post will walk you through the process of using NameDrop on iphones to transfer contacts with ease. Let’s look at NameDrop’s functionality on iOS 17.
What is NameDrop?
The iOS 17 update brought NameDrop, a new feature that lets users share contact information between two iPhones or between an iPhone and an Apple Watch. It works by pushing the tops of iPhones up against one another or up against an Apple Watch. By doing this, you can save friends and family contacts without having to manually type in contact information. It’s an AirDrop feature.
You may now be wondering about security. Fortunately, you are in complete control of the details of your contact list you choose to share with the other iPhone user. The process is really convenient because of the smooth interface.
However, there are some setup requirements when using NameDrop. Once you’ve updated to iOS 17, you may set up your iPhone to make sure Namedrop functions as intended when you need it to.
Make sure that iOS 17 or a more recent version is installed on both iPhones first. Assuming that you want to exchange contact information between your iPhone and Apple Watch, make sure that watchOS 10 or a more recent version is installed on your watch. It’s important to note that Namedrop is currently only compatible with iPhones; but, later this year, it will be available on Apple Watch as well.
Setup Your Contact
Establishing up your contact card is a must to using NameDrop as it will be shared with your pals.
Apple also unveiled the Contact Poster function with iOS 17, which lets you personalise your device’s contacts list to suit your tastes. What part does this play in NameDrop? Who wouldn’t want to improve the look of their contact poster, after all? When using NameDrop, you may select which contact details to share using the Contact Poster feature.
Step 1: Open Contacts app on your iPhone.
Step 2: Tap on your card which should be on the top.
Step 3: Make sure your contact details are up to date (Contact number and email).
Step 4: Tap the Edit button, followed by Contact Photo & Poster.
Step 5: Enable Name & Photo Sharing if you want them to be shared when you NameDrop. Also you can select what to share Automatically.
You can setup your contact poster in the Edit button. You can select from various customization such as text, depth effect, sticker/memoji/photo and more items.
Now that your Contact is up to date and ready for namedrop, you still have to make sure the sharing is enabled in AirDrop since this is a AirDrop function.
How to Enable NameDrop on iPhones
For this method to work, there is one option that should be enabled. If you don’t know whether its On or not, you can follow these steps to check it as well.
Step 1: Open Settings on your iPhone.
Step 2: Go to General > AirDrop.
Step 3: Now in the AirDrop page, enable the option ‘Bringing Devices Together’.
If you prefer not to share your contact details through NameDrop, you can easily turn it off. If you have concerns that NameDrop might activate automatically as soon as two iPhones are close, but it only activates when the tops of both iPhones are brought into contact, ensuring you don’t accidentally share your contact with unknown users. Additionally, you’ll have the option to decide whether you want to share your details once NameDrop is triggered.
How to NameDrop on iPhones
As it is an AirDrop feature, confirm that both iPhones have Bluetooth and WiFi turned on. Additionally, iOS 17 or later must be installed on both iPhones. Additionally, both iPhones need to have the previously described option activated. Now, let’s examine its operation.
Just hold two iPhones near to each other until their tops are nearly in contact to start NameDrop. An animated glow will appear when NameDrop activates. The contact poster will then appear as a notification or in full screen mode on both iPhones. The notification choice can be expanded by tapping on it.
There will be two options, Receive Only and Share. You can also control what information you want to share.
If you want to cancel the transfer, just move away or take away both iPhones out of the range.
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