How to Turn AirDrop Off on iPhone 5

You can turn shut off your iPhone’s Airdrop feature by going to Settings > General > Airdrop > and selecting the Receiving Off option.

There are many settings that you can adjust to save battery on your iPhone, and one of the ones that are most commonly suggested is to turn off AirDrop on an iPhone 5.

AirDrop is a feature that allows you to wirelessly share files with other iPhone users, and it has a lot of helpful uses. But if you do not use AirDrop, then it is something that you can disable to save a little bit of battery life.

When AirDrop is turned on, it is constantly checking for nearby iOS 7 devices with whom you can share files. It’s a great way to send a photo or video, but it is not something that every iOS 7 device user will need. So follow our steps below to learn how to turn off AirDrop on your iPhone 5 that is running iOS 7.

If you are using a newer iPhone model or a newer iOS version, then our video about how to enable or disable AirDrop on iPhone 14 can help.

New Method – Shutting Off AirDrop on an iPhone

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Select General.
  3. Choose AirDrop.
  4. Select Receiving Off.

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Old Method – How to Disable iPhone 5 AirDrop

The steps below were performed on an iPhone 5 using the iOS 7 operating system. AirDrop is not available on every iPhone, so you may not have the feature on your device, which is the likely reason that the steps below might not work for you. You can find out more about AirDrop here.

Step 1: Navigate to a Home screen on your iPhone, then swipe up from the bottom of the screen to display the Control Center.

swipe up from the bottom of the screen to open the control center

Step 2: Touch the AirDrop section of the Control Center.

touch the airdrop section

Step 3: Touch the Off option to disable the AirDrop feature on your iPhone. You can follow these same directions later if you find that you need to turn on AirDrop to share a file with someone.

touch the off button

Now that you know how to turn Airdrop off on iPhone 5, you won’t need to worry about potentially receiving unwanted files from a stranger.

Would you like to be able to access Control Center feature from your Lock Screen, but you are currently unable to do so? This article will show you how to enable the Control Center on your lock screen.

Video About Changing the iPhone AirDrop Setting

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