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Old Jun 15, 2012, 03:16 PM   #1
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AirDrop name is wrong

Hi all,

AirDrop on both of my systems is coming up as my mother's name (the computer name is fine, the person name is incorrect). I have no idea why, as there no ties to my mother in this account whatsoever. Has anybody else had experience with this issue, and know of a solution? I've tried changing address book entries, my Apple ID name, and removing information in her entries to no avail.

Many thanks!
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Old Aug 7, 2012, 10:08 AM   #2
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Old May 24, 2015, 09:56 AM   #3
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wrong airdrop name

airdrop somehow uses your contact list (in my case on my phone) to assign the name/icon to the airdrop destination. in my case I tried to send from my phone, and an incorrect name came up instead of my laptop. I went to that contact entry on my phone and saw that my email address was incorrectly set up under "AIM" for someone in my contacts, not me. I deleted that email entry. now airdrop on my phone correctly displays my laptop name as a possible target/destination
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