How to use NameDrop on iPhone

NAMEDROP was one of the big new features in the free iOS 17 update.

It is designed to make sharing contact information with people much easier.

The latest trick makes sharing contact details much easier


The latest trick makes sharing contact details much easierPhoto credit: AFP

So forget to write down their name and number.

NameDrop means you can simply hold your iPhone next to the other person’s iPhone and the contact information will be added automatically.

How do I use NameDrop on iOS 17?

To share your contact information, simply hold the tops of each iPhone close together.

A faint glow indicates that your iPhone is connected to another iPhone.

Your own contact card should appear on the screen.

Then you can tap to share your phone number or email address.

There are also two buttons: Receive Only and Share.

Tap “Done” at the top left and the person’s data will be saved.

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Which devices support NameDrop?

NameDrop works with any device using iOS 17.

If you don’t have iOS 17 yet, you can download it now with compatible iPhone devices.

It’s important to note that NameDrop only works for new contacts.

NameDrop cannot be used to update existing contact information.

Does NameDrop work with Android?

NameDrop is an Apple idea.

Therefore, unfortunately, you cannot share your contact information with your Android friends.

How to disable NameDrop

If you don’t feel comfortable using NameDrop, you have the option to turn it off.

Go to Settings and then General.

Select AirDrop and search for “Bringing Devices Together.”

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Turn off the switch to disable NameDrop.

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Alley Einstein

Alley Einstein is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Alley Einstein joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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