Since the release of the iOS 17 update in September, Apple users have been introduced to a new and improved way of utilizing AirDrop through the NameDrop feature.
But what about the fear of “stealing” content?
Rest assured, photos or other files can only be transferred between devices if the user explicitly selects and initiates the transfer process. It is worth emphasizing that the feature is automatically enabled in the settings following the update. Still, it requires user consent every step of the way before sending or receiving any files.
For those still concerned and who wish to turn off the NameDrop feature, follow these simple steps: Go to Settings > General > Tap on AirDrop > Turn off the “Close devices to each other” option. Users can also adjust their settings to allow contacts to find them on AirDrop within the same menu.