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AirDrop is an ad-hoc service that enables users to exchange files between iOS and macOS devices

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AirDrop on Unsupported Macs?

One of the Lion features I would really like to use is AirDrop. It would make transferring files so much faster than using a flash drive. Unfortunately, my Mac is a 2007 Black MacBook, and AirDrop is ...
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Where do files go when you AirDrop them on iOS?

Where do AirDrop files go when I transfer them between an iPad, iPhone and iPod? I AirDropped some Google Docs from my iPad to my iPhone but nothing happened; where did my files go? The file was a ...
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Is AirDrop possible between iPad, iPhone and MacBook?

A new MacBook came with something called AirDrop and worked between many MacBooks such as MacBook Pro and MacBook Air. Can I also use AirDrop to exchange data between Macs and iOS devices?
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Debug AirDrop between MacBook Pro and iPhone 6s Plus

I am running iOS 9.1 (13B143) on an iPhone 6s Plus and OS X 10.11.1 (15B42) on a MacBook Pro. Both devices have Airdrop settings of "Allow me to be discovered by: Everyone" How can this be debugged?
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Why is Airdrop not available between iPhone and old MBP

Since 10.10 and iOS 8, AirDrop is available between Mac OS and iOS if you have a fairly recent Mac (>= 2012 for MacBook Pro) and I don't understand what changed between 2011 and 2012. I know that for ...
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Is there an AirDrop client for Microsoft Windows?

It would be nice to have an AirDrop client for Microsoft Windows. Does anyone know if such a program exists as a shipping product or an open source work-in-progress? I'm aware that there are many ...
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AirDrop: Bluetooth or Wi-Fi?

How does AirDrop work? I thought it is just Bluetooth, but I am starting to doubt that now. Whenever I turn AirDrop on, my Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are automatically turned on. If I turn the Wi-Fi off, ...
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How do I use AirDrop from the Terminal?

Is there a way to share a file over AirDrop via Terminal on Mountain Lion? How so?
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Devices not showing up for AirDrop

I have iPhone 5 (with iOS 8.3) MacBook Pro Early 2013 (with OS X Yosemite 10.10.3) iPad Air (with iOS 8.3) My iPhone is paired with the MacBook, so e.g when my phone rings, I can see it in my ...
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How can AirDrop be disabled?

I want to disable AirDrop so that my users do not have access to it but I have not been able to find a place to disable this feature. The closest thing i have found is this thread but I don't know ...
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Why doesn't AirDrop work on older network adapters?

Apple has stated that AirDrop will support only the following models: AirDrop supports the following Mac models: MacBook Pro (Late 2008 or newer) MacBook Air (Late 2010 or newer) ...
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Is it possible to use iOS7's AirDrop with the Mac AirDrop?

iOS 7 is out, and it has AirDrop. I'd like to be able to AirDrop files between my Mac and my iPhone, but it seems that iOS devices don't show up on the Mac AirDrop console. Is it possible to use ...
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How do I disable AirDrop in the macOS Share menu?

The settings for the Share menu provide no option for disabling AirDrop: Is there some other way to accomplish this? Instructions at How can AirDrop be disabled? have no effect.
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How does Airdrop work under the hood

I have an iPhone 5s (iOS8.4) and an MBP 2012 (10.10.4). I had this problem since Apple introduced Airdrop. I set bot the MBP and iPhone Airdrop to "everyone". MBP sees the phone and can send all ...
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Mac Yosemite Airdrop is very slow

I'm transferring files over Airdrop between 2 Macs running Yosemite. Before (10.8) it was pretty fast, reaching around 30M/second. Now (Yosemite 10.10) it's around 300k/second. Is this drop in speed ...
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Use the Airdrop network to access a computer?

I'm using airdrop to transfer files and stuff to another macbook. Looking at the output of ifconfig, I can see that airdrop creates a VNIC to communicate with the other computer. Is there a way I ...
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MacBook Pro WiFi doesn't work when Bluetooth is on

I want to use AirDrop to transfer some photos from iPhone to my MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014) running on OS X El Capitan 10.11.6. AirDrop requires both WiFi and Bluetooth to be turned on. ...
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AirDrop for iPhone SE and MacBook Air

I'm trying to set up AirDrop to send files between my macbook and my iPhone. For some reason it doesn't work at all. I turned it on both on the macbook and my iPhone SE and my iPhone is not shown in ...