How to Enable Airdrop on Mac

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Airdrop is an incredibly useful tool that enables users to share files beween Macs and iOS devices easily. It eliminates the need to connect devices with wires or send emails back and forth when transferring files. To start taking advantage of this great feature, you’ll need to make sure your Mac is set up correctly. Here’s how to enable airdrop on your Mac:

1. First, open Finder from the dock or from the top menu bar.
2. In Finder, go to AirDrop and make sure it is enabled by checking that Allow me to be discovered by is set to Everyone or Contacts only. If needed, click on Change Settings for more detailed settings.
3. Next, check your Bluetooth settings in System Preferences > Bluetooth and make sure it is turned On (the icon should be blue).
4. Finally, check your Wi-Fi settings in System Preferences > Network > Wi-Fi and make sure you are connected to a network and that the Wi-Fi signal strength is strong enough for AirDrop transfers (at least three bars).

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Once all these steps have been completed, you should be able to use Airdrop with any other compatible devices nearby! With this feature enabled, you can quickly transfer files such as photos, videos, documents and more withut any additional setup or complicated steps required. Enjoy the convenience of easy sharing with Airdrop!

Troubleshooting AirDrop Issues on Mac

There coud be a few different reasons why AirDrop is not working on your Mac. First, make sure that both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are enabled on your device. If both are enabled, then try resetting them by turning them off and then back on again. Additionally, make sure that both devices (the one you are sending the file from and the one you are receiving it on) have AirDrop turned on in their settings. Finally, check to see if you have any firewalls or antivirus programs running that may be blocking AirDrop from functioning properly. If all of these steps fail, contact Apple support for further assistance.

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AirDropping from an iPhone to a Mac

To AirDrop from your iPhone to your Mac, first locate the file, photo, video, or other item you’d like to send. Tap the share button (it looks like a square with an up arrow) and select the Mac you’d like to share it with. You’ll see “Sent” when it’s complete. To access the file on your Mac, look in your Downloads folder. That’s all there is to it!

Troubleshooting AirDrop Issues Between iPhone and Mac

There coud be a few reasons why you can’t AirDrop to your Mac from your iPhone. First, make sure that AirDrop is enabled on both devices. On your Mac, choose Go > AirDrop from the menu bar in the Finder, then check the ”Allow me to be discovered by” setting in the AirDrop window. On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, open Control Center and make sure AirDrop is turned on.

Also, make sure that both devices are signed into iCloud with the same Apple ID and are within 30 feet of each other. If you’re still having trouble connecting the two devices via AirDrop, try restarting them both or try agin in an area with fewer Wi-Fi and Bluetooth signals.

Resetting AirDrop on Mac

To reset AirDrop on Mac, open Finder and select AirDrop from the left sidebar. Then, click the gear icon in the lower-left corner of the window and select Reset AirDrop. This will reset your AirDrop connections so you can start fresh with a clean slate.

Turning On AirDrop

To turn AirDrop on, from your iPhone’s Home screen, go to Settings > General and select AirDrop. Then choose the Receiving Off option and select Contacts Only. This will enable AirDrop so that you can receive files or photos from contacts in your address book.

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Turning On AirDrop on a Macbook Pro 2010

To turn on AirDrop on your Macbook Pro 2010, open the Finder and choose Go > AirDrop from the menu bar. Make sure that AirDrop is turned on and check the ”Allow me to be discovered by” setting at the bottom of the AirDrop window. If it is not already set to “Everyone”, select it to enable AirDrop. You may also need to enable Wi-Fi and/or Bluetooth if they are not already active.


Enabling AirDrop on Mac is a great way to share files between devices. AirDrop allows users to quickly and securely share images, documents, and other data withot the need for an email address or other contact information. The process of enabling AirDrop on a Mac is quite simple and straightforward, taking just a few minutes to complete. Once enabled, users can easily drag and drop any file they wish onto their intended recipient’s device. With AirDrop, users can also transfer multiple files at once and even start an iMessage conversation with their recipient if they wish. All in all, enabling AirDrop on Mac is an easy way to quickly and securely send files between devices.

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Sanjeev is the tech editor at DeviceMAG. He has a keen interest in all things technology, and loves to write about the latest developments in the industry. He has a passion for quality-focused journalism and believes in using technology to make people's lives better. He has worked in the tech industry for over 15 years, and has written for some of the biggest tech blogs in the world. Sanjeev is also an avid photographer and loves spending time with his family.