AirDrop name is wrong

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

  1. lamboman macrumors 6502

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    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

    atlanticza

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    Edit your computer's name in Preferences>Sharing
     
  3. marcr1230 macrumors newbie

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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
     
  4. Evadis macrumors newbie

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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. ;)
     

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