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How to use NameDrop to share contact info on your iPhone

With NameDrop on iOS 17, you can share contact info from your iPhone to another nearby iPhone.

With NameDrop on iOS 17, you can share contact info from your iPhone to another nearby iPhone. To use NameDrop:

° Hold the top of your iPhone near the top of someone else’s iPhone to share your contact.

° A glow emerge from the top of both devices to indicate a connection is being made. Continue holding and NameDrop will appear on both screens.

° You and the recipient can then select the following:
Receive Only: Receive the other iPhone’s contact card.
Share: Receive the other iPhone’s contact card, and share your own as well.
To cancel, move the two devices away from each other before NameDrop completes. Also note that NameDrop only works for sending new contact information, not updating an existing contact.

(This how-to is based on my experiences and info on Apple’s support pages.)

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.