Why do I have Air Drop on my MacBook, but not on my iMac?

Norman L. Shafer July 27, 2011

Why does Air Drop appear on my MacBook, but not on my iMac?

  1. James Bruce
    July 28, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    Yes, I had the same problem. Only newer 2008+ models appear to support it, so my 2006 Macbook Pro doesnt shop airdrop either. Not a big deal, but a bit annoying. 

    • Marius Lupascu
      October 7, 2011 at 11:39 pm

      Type this in terminal and then check your Finder again:
      defaults write com.apple.NetworkBrowser BrowseAllInterfaces 1
      killall Finder

      • Peanutcrunch
        November 10, 2011 at 3:10 am

        Worked like a charm.  Thank you!

  2. Jeffrey Carpenter
    July 28, 2011 at 5:06 am

    Well if you have OS X Lion on both. You have to make sure that they're connected to the same Wifi and AirDrop is opened on both computers at the same time. Also make sure it is one of the supported computers: http://www.loopinsight.com/2011/07/21/airdrop-only-works-with-certain-macs/

    • Norm Shafer
      July 28, 2011 at 12:40 pm

      Thanks my IMAC is too old. Your answer was just what I needed.