AirDrop is secured


AirDrop allows you to quicky share files between Apple devices.

Why you should secure it

When AirDrop is set to receive files from Everyone, it also allows malicious files to be downloaded from unknown devices. If you select Contacts Only it may expose personal information to devices in the same area.

Time to fix

<1 minute

How to fix

  • Open Finder, click AirDrop in the sidebar.
  • Under Allow me to be discovered by select Contacts Only or No One.
  • You can also find AirDrop in your macOS Notification Center shortcuts.
  • If you're turning it on and off regularly, add it as a fixed shortcut into your menu bar by configuring it in the Dock & Menu Bar in System Settings.
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