The takeaway: This post will teach you how to share photos on iPhone without the hassle of emailing or texting by using iCloud and AirDrop.
Does this scenario sound familiar? You’ve just returned from vacation and want to share your pictures of the trip. You could upload all the photos to Facebook or Instagram for the entire world to see. But what if you just want to share the photos with your fellow travelers or select friends and family? Emailing or texting the photos in batches is cumbersome and timely. And no one wants to huddle around your phone as you scroll through the pictures.
So you’re stuck, right? Wrong. You have an iPhone which means you have access to two of the easiest and most efficient ways to share photos – iCloud Photo Sharing and AirDrop.
Your iPhone comes equipped with iCloud which includes a free photo-sharing service. By setting up iCloud photo-sharing, you can create private photo albums and share them with your family and friends. Once you share an album with your contacts, they’ll be able to view, edit and add photos to the album. And, if you want to share the images with non-iPhone users, you can even set up a private website to share photos.
Before you create a shared iCloud album, you’ll need to make sure the setting is enabled on your iPhone.
After you enable sharing, you can start creating and sharing photo albums from your iPhone’s Photos app.
If you want to add more photos to your album later, just repeat steps seven through 10.
iCloud is a terrific way to share lots of photos with several different people. But, what if you’re just looking to send photos to one person? In this situation, you should check out one of your iPhone’s most overlooked features – AirDrop. You can use AirDrop to beam photos and albums from your device to other iPhone users. When you use AirDrop, the photos are sent wirelessly to the other device while maintaining their full resolution.
The process can take a few minutes, especially if you’re sending several photos. For the best results, make sure the receiving device stays awake and both phones remain connected to a wireless network throughout the process.
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