How to Share Photos and Videos From Your iPhone

An iCloud link sharing photos in the Messages app on an iPhone.
Khamosh Pathak

Want to share some vacation photos or videos with your friends and family? There are multiple ways you can share full-resolution media files with people nearby or over the internet.

Share Files with AirDrop

If you’re right next to the person you want to share photos or videos with, and they have an iPhone or iPad, the simplest method is AirDrop.

If you’ve never used it before, AirDrop is Apple’s secure peer-to-peer wireless transfer method for sharing photos and data. It doesn’t require an extra app, nor do you need an active internet connection.

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To enable AirDrop, open the Control Center on your iPhone, and then press and hold the toggles section.

Tap and hold the toggles panel in the Control Center.

Here, tap and hold “AirDrop.”

Tap and hold "AirDrop."

Select “Everyone” and ask your friend to do the same on her iPhone.

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