Apple’s iOS 17.2 Update Will Add NameDrop-Like Pass and Ticket Sharing

The iOS 17 update added support for NameDrop in September, a feature that makes it quicker and easier to share phone numbers and contact information with someone else. Now, that feature is being expanded to sharing other types of information as well.

With NameDrop enabled people can bring their iPhone close to someone else’s and have the option to wirelessly and semi-automatically send their contact information to them.

Now, MacRumors reports that the upcoming iOS 17.2 update will offer updated functionality that allows people to send things like boarding passes, tickets, and other things from within the Wallet app using the same method.

Apple describes the feature in the iOS 17.2 release notes.

AirDrop improvements including expanded contact sharing options and the ability to share boarding passes, movie tickets, and other eligible passes by bringing two iPhones together.

The iOS 17.2 update is now in beta testing and the first Release Candidate version was made available to testers earlier this week. Apple is yet to confirm when the iOS 17.2 update will be made available to non-beta users, but it’s thought that it could happen as soon as next week.

Apple is most likely keen to ensure that the update is released ahead of the Christmas holidays which means it is set to arrive within the next two weeks at the very latest.

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