How to Turn Airdrop on Mac

Charlotte Daniels

Mac, Tutorials

Are you wondering how to turn Airdrop on your Mac? Look no further, as this tutorial will guide you through the process step by step.

Airdrop is a convenient feature that allows you to wirelessly share files between Apple devices. Whether you want to send photos, documents, or other files, Airdrop makes it quick and effortless. Let’s get started!

Turning on Airdrop on your Mac

If you’re using a Mac with macOS Mojave or later, follow these simple steps:

  1. Click on the Finder icon in your dock (it looks like a smiling face).
  2. In the Finder menu bar, click on “Go” and select “Airdrop” from the dropdown menu.
  3. A window will appear, showing nearby Apple devices with Airdrop enabled.
  4. To turn on Airdrop for yourself, click on “Allow me to be discovered by” and select either “Contacts Only” or “Everyone”.
  5. If you choose “Contacts Only”, only people in your contacts who have an Apple device can see your Mac in their Airdrop.
  6. If you select “Everyone”, anyone nearby with an Apple device can see your Mac in their Airdrop.
  7. You’re all set! Your Mac is now discoverable via Airdrop.

Troubleshooting tips for Airdrop

If you encounter any issues while trying to turn on Airdrop or share files, here are a few troubleshooting tips:

  • Ensure Airdrop is supported on your Mac by checking the system requirements. Airdrop requires a Mac from 2012 or later with OS X Yosemite or later.
  • Make sure Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are enabled on both your Mac and the device you’re trying to share files with.
  • If you’re having trouble sending files to an iOS device, make sure the recipient has their Airdrop set to “Everyone” or has your contact information added in their device.
  • If you’re unable to see other devices in Airdrop, try restarting both your Mac and the devices you’re trying to connect with.

Congratulations! You’ve successfully turned on Airdrop on your Mac, allowing you to easily share files wirelessly.

Remember to keep Bluetooth and Wi-Fi enabled for seamless file transfers. Now go ahead, explore the convenience of Airdrop, and enjoy hassle-free file sharing between your Apple devices!

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