Add Airdrop to Favorites: A Step-by-Step Guide for Easy Access

Adding an AirDrop to your favorites is as simple as finding the AirDrop you want to favorite, clicking on the share button, and then selecting "Add to Favorites." After you’ve done this, the AirDrop will appear in your Favorites list for easy access whenever you need it.

Step by Step Tutorial: Add AirDrop to Favorites

Before we jump into the steps, let’s talk about why you might want to add an AirDrop to your favorites. Maybe you frequently share files with a coworker or family member, and you want to save time by having their contact readily available. Or perhaps there’s a device you often connect to for transferring photos or documents. Whatever the reason, let’s get to it!

Step 1: Open the Finder Window

Open a Finder window on your Mac to start the process.

When you open Finder, you will see a sidebar on the left side of the window. This sidebar contains various shortcuts to different parts of your computer, such as applications, documents, and downloads.

Step 2: Locate AirDrop in the Sidebar

Find AirDrop in the sidebar of the Finder window.

AirDrop is usually located near the top of the sidebar, under the "Favorites" section. If you don’t see it there, you may need to adjust your Finder preferences to make it visible.

Step 3: Drag and Drop the Desired Contact to Favorites

Drag the contact you want to add to your favorites from the AirDrop section to the Favorites section in the sidebar.

To do this, simply click and hold on the contact’s icon, then drag it up to the Favorites section and release your mouse button. The contact should now appear in your Favorites list.

After you’ve completed these steps, the AirDrop contact you’ve added to your favorites will be easily accessible for future file sharing. You won’t have to search for it each time you want to send something, saving you time and effort.

Tips for Adding AirDrop to Favorites

  • Make sure that both your device and the device you’re adding to favorites have AirDrop enabled and are discoverable.
  • Organize your favorites by most frequently used to save even more time.
  • Remember that you can also remove contacts from favorites by right-clicking and selecting "Remove from Sidebar."
  • If you have trouble adding a contact to favorites, ensure your devices are updated to the latest macOS version.
  • Use the "Edit Sidebar" option in Finder preferences to customize which items appear in your sidebar.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is AirDrop?

AirDrop is a feature on Apple devices that allows users to quickly and easily share files between nearby devices without the need for a Wi-Fi or cellular connection.

Can I add non-Apple devices to AirDrop favorites?

No, AirDrop is an Apple-exclusive feature and only works between Apple devices.

How many contacts can I add to AirDrop favorites?

There is no set limit to the number of contacts you can add to your favorites, but for efficiency, it’s best to keep the list relatively short.

Why can’t I see AirDrop in my Finder sidebar?

If AirDrop isn’t visible in your Finder sidebar, go to Finder preferences and check the box next to AirDrop to make it appear.

Is there a way to quickly access AirDrop without using Finder?

Yes, you can use the keyboard shortcut Command + Shift + R to open AirDrop directly from Finder.


  1. Open a Finder window.
  2. Locate AirDrop in the sidebar.
  3. Drag and drop the desired contact to favorites.


AirDrop is an incredibly handy tool for Apple users, making the transfer of files between devices a breeze. By adding your most-used contacts to your favorites, you streamline the process even further, turning a multi-step ordeal into a simple drag-and-drop action. And let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a good time-saving hack?

Whether you’re sharing documents with colleagues or photos with friends, AirDrop is a feature you’ll want to get comfortable with. So why not make it as easy as possible? Add those go-to contacts to your favorites today and enjoy the simplicity of seamless file sharing.

As with any technology, staying up-to-date with the latest updates will ensure that everything runs smoothly. So, keep your devices and yourself in the loop, and happy AirDropping!