iOS 7 introduces a great brand-new function – AirDrop for iOS. The function is extremely likewise to the feature of the same name on OS X. When you want to quickly share a file between close-by gadgets, you can make use of AirDrop to effortlessly send the file without needing to go with e-mail, iMessage, or various other services.

AirDrop uses a mix of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Direct to locate your buddies, and connects to your iCloud contacts so that you can see your friends’ names and photos on the share sheet instead of arbitrary device identifiers or email addresses.

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It’s certainly making sharing files between iOS devices a lot simpler than sending them with Mail, while AirDrop is not ideal yet.

AirDrop restricted suitable devices

Owners of an iPhone 5 or later on, iPad 4th generation, iPad Mini and the fifth-generation iPod Touch will be able to make the most of AirDrop. Besides, iCloud requires iOS 5 or later on iPhone 3GS or later, iPod touch (3rd generation or later on), iPad, or iPad mini. It indicates that if your iOS devices are lower variations or your iOS variation is lower than iOS 5, you’ll be not fortunate enough to enjoy file-sharing with AirDrop.

AirDrop restricted suitable apps

At the present time, AirDrop deals with the following built-in iOS apps:

  • Notes
  • Contacts (send a business card to another individual)
  • Voice Memos
  • Photos (AirDrop lets you preview the photo prior to accepting it)
  • Safari
  • Passbook
  • Maps
  • Podcast

So how you can move files between iOS devices without Airdrop?

Faced with restricted compatibility and restricted file types transfer, the third-party iPad transfer will help you. The iTransfer Platinum for Mac from Imtoo and iPad Magic Platinum for Windows from Xilisoft are the top-rated programs. Take iTransfer Platinum for example, it supports all iPad/iPhone/iPod gadgets, and can move different file on iOS devices, like songs, movie, Pictures, TV Reveals, Podcast, iTunes U, eBooks, Camera Roll, Ringtone, SMS, Contacts, Voice memos and Camera shot, Even better, the program not only supports files transfer between iOS devices, but also support backup iOS files to Mac/iTunes and move local files(consisting of video and DVDs) to iOS gadgets.

Step 1. Download iTransfer Platinum for Mac and install it on your computer system.

Step 2. Connect iPad and an additional gadget to your computer system.

Step 3. In the left directory site tree, select the target device file list that you wish to import files into. And then click ‘Copy to Gadget’ drop-down button, choose ‘Add File(s) to List …’ choice, choose the files you wish to include in the dialog box that appears, and fill them to your another device. Okay, done.