AirDrop name is wrong

lamboman

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Aug 13, 2011
394
2
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!
 

marcr1230

macrumors newbie
Feb 11, 2010
17
14
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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Evadis

macrumors newbie
Dec 7, 2009
2
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Thanks marcr1230!!! Until I found your post I was baffled by an odd airdrop-destination-name that kept appearing on my iPhone. ;)
 

irnbru

macrumors newbie
Jul 15, 2019
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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
THANKYOU! Your post is the only one that seems to clearly state the answer. I was googling a while until I found your very helpful post.
 
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