There are several options out there for wireless data-sharing between two devices without using the internet. But, when it comes to Apple devices, there is no argument over AirDrop. Anyone who owns an iPhone, iPad or a Mac device, will always prefer AirDrop over other options like ShareIt and Zapya. Reason? AirDrop is super simple, connects in an instant and provides amazingly fast speeds of data transfer while other data transfer options take too much time either detecting the other device, connecting to it or simply take too much time transferring the data. AirDrop doesn’t even ruin the media by compressing it. It’s loved by geeks as well as Apple fanboys all over.

add airdrop shortcut to dock

Okay, so I really like AirDrop and we all know it can be accessed from the “Go” option at the top bar in the “Finder”. Although, before knowing about this, I had to use the spotlight search every time I needed to find AirDrop, silly me. But now, I’m about to show you how to add the AirDrop shortcut to the Dock of your macOS operating system on your Apple Mac.

How to Add AirDrop Shortcut to macOS Dock Menu

AirDrop shortcut is the least time taking way of accessing AirDrop and it can be done with very simple steps. If you are worried that once added, it can’t be removed, then worry not. I’d show how you can remove it too. So, let’s get started.

Step 1: Open “Finder” and choose “Go” from the top options. In the “Go” drop-down menu, select “Go to Folder”.

Step 2: A small window will appear which will have a small input box with the title “Go to the folder:”. In the input box, copy-paste this path: /System/Library/CoreServices/

add airdrop to dock

Don’t worry, it’s just a path to a folder. Hit the “Go” button.

Step 3: Upon hitting “Go”, a folder will open through Finder. Inside the folder, you will find the AirDrop icon. Drag and drop the icon onto the Dock and you are all set. Just clicking on the AirDrop Dock shortcut will open it. Sharing is a little bit smoother with this.

add airdrop icon to dock

Click the AirDrop shortcut, find available AirDrop users and simply drag and drop your files onto the user’s icon in the AirDrop window. Something was simple is simpler now.

Removing the AirDrop Shortcut from the Dock Menu:

If you don’t find the AirDrop shortcut useful enough, don’t have enough space on the Dock, just don’t want it there or for whatever reason, you can always delete it. For that purpose, simply drag the AirDrop Icon out of the Dock and upon dropping it anywhere on the screen, it will just vanish. Problem solved.

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Stephan Popov
When iDevice users experience problems with the iOS software or unlocking, it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel. My passion is providing answers to your problems. I help iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users by recommending fixes for common iOS bugs and tools that improves your experience. I conduct in-depth research for every topic i cover on this blog, to ensure that I cover everything Apple users need to troubleshoot their issues. When not writing for UnlockBoot, i enjoy swimming in my backyard pool. P.S. i prefers the Maldives for holidays. Connect with me on Facebook, Google Plus and Twitter.