How To Airdrop On Macbook

Apple’s technology ecosystem is built on seamless integration, and perhaps one of the most overlooked yet powerful features of this ecosystem is AirDrop. This feature lets you send files, photos, and other data between Apple devices with ease. Today, we will show you how to use AirDrop on your MacBook.

Enabling AirDrop

Before you can use AirDrop, you must ensure it’s enabled on your MacBook. To do this:

  • Open Finder.
  • On the sidebar, click on AirDrop.
  • If your Bluetooth or Wi-Fi is turned off, you’ll be prompted to turn them on as they are needed for AirDrop to work.
  • At the bottom of the AirDrop window, choose who can send items to your MacBook using AirDrop by clicking on the blue text and choosing an option from the drop-down menu.

Sharing Files Using AirDrop

Once you’ve activated AirDrop on your MacBook, you can start sharing files. Here’s how:

  • Open a Finder window and locate the file(s) you wish to share.
  • Right-click on the file(s) and select Share> then AirDrop.
  • A new window will appear showing nearby Apple devices that have AirDrop enabled. Select the device you wish to send the file(s) to.
  • The recipient must accept your file transfer.

Alternatively, you can drag files to the AirDrop icon in the Finder sidebar and then choose a recipient.

Receiving Files Using AirDrop

On the receiving end, a notification will pop up alerting of the incoming file(s). There are two options, Accept or Decline. If you accept, the files will be saved to your Downloads folder.

It’s important to note that if you’re sending files to your own devices under the same Apple ID, the files will automatically be accepted and saved. However, when receiving files from others, you’ll always have the option to accept or decline.


AirDrop is a quick, secure and straightforward way to share files between Apple devices. It eliminates the need for external drives or email attachments and is much faster than traditional methods of file sharing. By following the steps outlined above, you can easily start using AirDrop on your MacBook.