NameDrop finally comes to Apple Watch, and in this post, you will find everything it is that you need to know. Users of the Apple Watch can now share contact information with just a flick of their wrist finally or a tap of their Apple Watch.
NameDrop Comes to Apple Watch
The Apple Watch Series 9 as well as the Apple Watch Ultra 2 were finally available to the public a few weeks ago, and they have brought with them all sorts of exciting features to fans Apple Watch. And the new upgrades in question seemed to have a theme this very year.
While I was streaming the 2023 Wonderlust event of Apple, I noticed the software as well as hardware updates that the company has brought to the Apple Watch. Apple however seems to be championing connectivity, with features that are designed to allow you to better connect with your health, better connect with your other Apple devices, and even to connect better with other users around you. NameDrop as you should know is reportedly designed for the latter, and it allows you to share contact information almost instantly.
What is NameDrop
NameDrop for those that don’t know is a new medium for Apple Watch users to easily share contact information, with just a simple and subtle movement of the wrist. NameDrop in question works very much like AirDrop does to share a file or send a photo quickly. Gone are the days of getting to type phone numbers or even handing over your phone so that someone can put their number into your contacts.
Apple during its event reportedly showed two people placing their Apple Watches near each other in a bid to swap contact info. Apple has stated that this is allowed by the brand-new S9 chip.
How Can I Get NameDrop
Watch OS 10.1 dropped on Wednesday finally, which allows those who downloaded the update a chance to easily make use of NameDrop on their Apple Watch. If it is that you want to take advantage of NameDrop on your Apple Watch, then all you will need to do is download Watch OS 10.1 directly to your watch, and that’s it, you should be good to go! You will just however need to ensure that you are trying to share info with others who have also upgraded their watch or iPhone devices.
Can I Use NameDrop If I Don’t Have an Apple Watch
If it is that you are an iPhone user and you also want to get in on all the NameDrop actions, then you are in luck. The iOS 17 update of Apple, which has finally arrived, reportedly comes with NameDrop capabilities. So, if you are currently an iPhone user that is running iOS 17, then you will be able to make use of NameDrop to swap contacts with another iPhone user that is running iOS 17 immediately, and also with Apple Watch users that are running Watch OS 10.1.
How NameDrop Works
Apple refers to NameDrop as a “new AirDrop experience” where “a user can hold their iPhone near another to share their contact information with only their intended recipient.” Apple also stated that users will be now able to pick and select what type of information gets shared over NameDrop.
And according to MacRumors, all you need to do to make use of this feature is navigate to the Contacts app, select your contact, and then Share. And just after that, your watch should then direct you to place your watch near another Apple Watch or an iPhone device to effectively share your contact information.
Apple has also stated that watch users will now be able to make use of NameDrop just by tapping the My Card watch face complication and then bringing their Apple Watch in question face to face with the Apple Watch or iPhone of another user. It is however very important to note that NameDrop can only be utilized between two devices if they are either running Watch OS 10.1 or iOS 17.
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