Use AirDrop to send files to devices near you

AirDrop lets you send documents, photos, webpages, map locations, and more to anyone near you, wirelessly. You can send items from the Finder, or from within apps such as Safari or Maps. Check the list of supported devices to see if your Mac and the device you’re sending files to support AirDrop.

  1. Do either of the following to send files using AirDrop:

    • From the Finder (desktop or Finder window): Control-click the item you want to send, then choose Share > AirDrop from the shortcut menu.

    • From an app (for example, Safari or Maps): Click the Share button , then choose AirDrop from the menu.

  2. Click the name of the Mac or iOS device you want to send the file to.

    If the name you want isn’t in the window, click “Don’t see who you’re looking for?”

The person you sent the file to can choose to save the file or not. The default location for saved AirDrop items is the Downloads folder on a Mac.

On a Mac you can control who can send items to you using AirDrop by opening a Finder window, clicking AirDrop in the sidebar, then choosing No One, Contacts Only, or Everyone from the “Allow me to be discovered by” menu.