Mac OS X | How to Use AirDrop in Mac OS X Lion

On August 8, 2011, in LION, News, OSX, by admin

These are instructions on how to use the new AirDrop feature to send and receive files in Mac OS X Lion.

With AirDrop, you can send files to anyone around you wirelessly — no Wi-Fi network required. And no complicated setup or special settings. Just click the AirDrop icon in the Finder sidebar, and your Mac automatically discovers other AirDrop users within about 30 feet of you. To share a file, simply drag it to someone’s name. Once accepted, the fully encrypted file transfers directly to that person’s Downloads folder.

Step One
Open a new Finder window by clicking its icon in the dock.

 

 

 

 

 

Step Two
Select AirDrop from the list of favorites on the left.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*You may be prompted to enable Wi-Fi if it’s turned off.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step Three
You’ll see your computer at the bottom center of the window.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once the recipient navigates to AirDrop in their Finder window their device will appear on your screen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step Four
Drag a file on top of the recipient computer and click Send from the popup menu that appears.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step Five

A popup will appear on the recipient computer asking you if you want to accept and save the file.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step Six
The file will be downloaded into their Downloads folder

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