AirDrop name is wrong

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by lamboman, Jun 15, 2012.

  1. lamboman macrumors 6502

    Aug 13, 2011
    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!
  2. atlanticza, Aug 7, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2012

    atlanticza macrumors 6502a


    Jul 18, 2008
    Cape Town
    Edit your computer's name in Preferences>Sharing
  3. marcr1230 macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2010
    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
  4. Evadis macrumors newbie

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

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