How to Use NameDrop to Exchange Contacts on iPhone. With the introduction of the iOS 17 Developer Beta 2 update, NameDrop—one of the best iOS 17 features—is now usable. In fact, this feature has captured a sizable portion of the iOS 17 spotlight. By merely bringing two iPhones or an iPhone and an Apple Watch close to one another, NameDrop enables contact information exchange.
And everyone has been mesmerized by the animation and images. Thus, you no longer need to manually enter the contact information. The best part about NameDrop is how seamlessly it integrates with AirDrop, making it incredibly quick. Believe me, the procedure is magical. Let’s get going and discover how to use NameDrop on your iPhone in iOS 17.
Prerequisites to Use NameDrop Feature in iOS 17
Even though iOS 17 mentioned the NameDrop functionality, it wasn’t present in iOS 17 Developer Beta 1. However, NameDrop is now available for use on iPhones thanks to the release of iOS 17 Developer Beta 2. That being stated, before moving on, bear the following in mind:
- Make sure iOS 17 Developer Beta 2 is loaded on both iPhones in order to use NameDrop.
- The goal is to ensure that the top portion of the iPhones—where the earpiece and front camera are located—should be closer to each other because the NameDrop feature utilizes an NFC chip. The two phones’ top halves can be brought closer together, or you can stack them one on top of the other.
- Since iOS 17 is still in beta, the NameDrop function could occasionally fail to function as intended. To make it function, you might need to toggle AirDrop or lock/unlock the iPhone screen.
How to Use NameDrop to Exchange Contacts on iPhone
1. On both iPhones, swipe down from the top right to open the Control Center.
2. Touch and hold the network block (where you see Wi-Fi, Mobile Data, & Airplane mode) and.
3. Tap the AirDrop icon and choose Everyone for 10 Minutes.
4. Now, bring the two iPhones in close proximity. You will see an animation with glow effects on the top half of both iPhones.
5. The Contact Posters in iOS 17 (if created) will appear on both iPhones. You can choose to Share or Receive Only.
6. If you want to share your contact details, tap Share and the other person could choose Receive Only to get your information or Share if he wants to share his contact details too.
7. If you only want to receive the contact details but don’t want to share yours, tap the Receive Only button.
8. The contact details, including email address, phone number, contact posters, and other information will be shared between the devices.
9. Finally, tap Done to save the received contact details. You can also edit the received contact.
When you attempt to utilize NameDrop again after sharing the contact information once, an AirDrop notification will appear at the top. The contact card will appear when you tap the notification. The iOS 17 Developer Beta 2 adds the capability for pressing the two iPhones together to distribute files over AirDrop along with the NameDrop function. Therefore, you can hold the top of your iPhone close to another iPhone to AirDrop files the next time AirDrop is not visible on adjacent devices.
What is NameDrop in iOS 17?
By placing your iPhone close to another iPhone or even an Apple Watch, you may transfer contact information using NameDrop, a new feature of AirDrop in iOS 17. When two compatible iPhones are close to one other, you may also exchange material or start SharePlay to play a game, view a movie, or listen to music.
Can I use NameDrop on my iPhone?
You can use the NameDrop feature on an iPhone XR or newer models running iOS 17 Beta 2.
Why can’t I use NameDrop on my iPhone?
Only the iOS 17 Beta 2 beta is capable of using the NameDrop feature. If you have iOS 17 Developer 2 installed on an iPhone XR or later model and are still unable to use NameDrop, try the following:
- Verify that the other person has the iOS 17 Developer Beta installed.
- Check to see if AirDrop for Everyone is turned on for both devices.
- Verify again that both iPhones are nearby.