Mac OSX Sierra disable airdrop

roiegat
Contributor II

So in the past operating systems we've used the configuration profile to block airdrop from being used to send files from devices. This worked great. But on Sierra I've noticed that the profile no longer works and users are able to send files via airdrop. Now I could just kill their bluetooth, but then all the desktop people would complain that they can't use their mouse and keyboard anymore. I've tried the following command:

defaults write com.apple.NetworkBrowser DisableAirDrop -bool YES

but that doesn't seem to kill it. Anyone know how to kill airdrop in Sierra and keep it off?

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JBurton
New Contributor II

defaults write com.apple.NetworkBrowser DisableAirDrop -bool YES works fine for me on Sierra. It does require a restart to take effect however.

roiegat
Contributor II

@JBurton So I tried that command and rebooted, and still able to open airdrop and send files to the phone. So need to look at how else to block this. The odd part is that even if I disable the bluetooth altogether they can still reactivate it from the airdrop window without authentication. Puzzling to say the least.