Use AirDrop on your Mac
AirDrop makes it easy to share files with nearby Mac, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The devices don’t need to share the same Apple ID.
Note: AirDrop for iOS or iPadOS requires devices that have the Lightning or USB-C connector and iOS 7 (or later) or iPadOS 13 (or later). Not all older Macs support AirDrop (for a list of supported Macs, see the Apple Support article Use AirDrop on your Mac).
Send a file from the Finder. Control-click the item you want to send, choose Share > AirDrop, then select the device you want to send the item to. Or click the Finder icon in the Dock, then click AirDrop in the sidebar on the left (or choose Go > AirDrop). When the person you want to send a file to appears in the window, drag the file to them from the desktop or another Finder window. When you send a file to someone, the recipient can choose whether or not to accept the file.
Send a file from an app. While using an app like Pages or Preview, click the Share button and choose AirDrop, then select the device you want to send the item to.
Control who can send you items using AirDrop. Click the Control Center icon in the menu bar, click AirDrop , then select “Contacts only” or “Everyone.” You can also turn AirDrop on or off here. iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch have similar settings. See the Apple Support article How to adjust AirDrop settings.
Tip: If you don’t see the recipient in the AirDrop window, make sure both devices have AirDrop and Bluetooth turned on and are within 30 feet (9 meters) of each other. If the recipient is using an older Mac, try clicking “Don’t see who you’re looking for?”
Receive items using AirDrop. When someone uses AirDrop to send an item to you on your Mac, you can choose whether to accept and save it. When you see the AirDrop notification and want the item, click Accept, then choose to save it to your Downloads folder or an app like Photos. If you’re signed in on several devices with the same iCloud account, you can easily send an item (for example, a photo from iPhone) from one device to another, and it’s saved automatically.
Share passwords stored in iCloud Keychain. In Safari, you can use AirDrop to share an account password with one of your contacts, or with another Mac, iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. From the Safari menu, open Preferences > Passwords, select the website whose password you want to share, then Control-click. Choose “Share with AirDrop,” then select the person or device in the AirDrop window to share the password.
Learn more. See Use AirDrop on your Mac to send files to devices near you in the macOS User Guide and the Apple Support article Use AirDrop on your Mac.