Where is AirDrop on my Mac?

AirDrop is a new OS X Lion feature that provides an easy way to share files between Wi-Fi enabled Macs, using drag-and-drop right from within Finder. Unfortunately AirDrop is not available for all Macs running OS X Lion as the feature requires a Wi-Fi hardware feature available only on newer Macs.


If AirDrop is not listed on your Mac’s Finder window sidebar or under the Go menu, then your Mac doesn’t support AirDrop. Apple has a support document listing the Macs supporting AirDrop. Macs that are the same as or newer than the models listed below support AirDrop:

  • MacBook Pro (Late 2008 or newer). MacBook Pro (17-Inch Late 2008) does not support AirDrop.
  • MacBook (Late 2008 or newer). White MacBook (Late 2008) does not support AirDrop.
  • Mac Mini (Mid 2010 or newer).
  • Mac Pro (Early 2009 with AirPort Extreme card, or Mid 2010).

Apple Support Doc: Can I use AirDrop with my computer?