Apple AirDrop lets you transfer and share photos, videos, music files and other data with users who use AirDrop and are physically close to you. If for any reason you wish to turn off AirDrop on your Mac computer, following is the step by step process to do so.
Turn on your Apple computer. Open a Finder window. Look for AirDrop listed in the left sidebar.
If it is not listed, go into System Preferences to find AirDrop settings. Find AirDrop and check the box to enable it to be in the Finder sidebar.
Enabling this will help you to know whether it has been turned off or not.
Open a Terminal session. Type Terminal in the search bar at the upper right corner and open the Terminal application when it appears.
Copy the follow text inside the quotation marks: “defaults write com.apple.NetworkBrowser DisableAirDrop -bool YES”.
Paste it into the Terminal session. Press “Enter.”
Restart your computer. Open a Finder window. If the AirDrop option no longer appears in the left sidebar, it has been removed.
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