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How-to Use AirDrop on Mac

Discussion in 'Mac & OS X' started by Alex Dmitri, Feb 25, 2017.

  1. Alex Dmitri

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    Using AirDrop




    AirDrop lets you quickly send files, snippets, web pages and more to people around you, all wirelessly. AirDrop requires no password, configuration or special settings.



    1. To see the people around you, click the AirDrop icon in the sidebar of a Finder window. These people must also click the AirDrop icon on their computer. The image and computer name of nearby users appear in the AirDrop window. You can also see your image as it is presented to them.

    2. For more security, you can verbally verify the exchange before sharing your files to make sure it is the right person.

    3. Drag the item you want to share onto the other person's image. Once the person has accepted the file, it is directly transferred to its Downloads folder.

      Here are some examples of what you can share:

      • text documents, photos and folders;
      • a piece of text that you highlighted in a document or web page;
      • the URL (web address) of the web page you are currently viewing;
      • an MP3 file (audio).

    4. Once you have finished using AirDrop, close the Finder window that you used to transfer the files. Other users will no longer see your Mac.

    You can also use the Sharing button to send files to your neighbors via AirDrop. In a Finder window, select the item you want to share, and then click the Share button on the toolbar.