Android File Transfer is a free file transfer app that lets you transfer files quickly between your Android phone device and Mac computer. This app is available from Android and requires a USB cable and MacOS 10.7 or higher.
Compared to Windows, when you connect your Android phone to Mac computers, nothing happens. Android File Transfer app allows your devices to communicate with each other. If you are looking for alternative software to transfer from Android to Mac, consider using MacDroid, Eltima Syncmate, or uploading files to your Google account to use them anywhere, both phone and computer.
Easy to download
This software is available on Android’s website for download. Before downloading, check on the Apple Menu in the top left corner of your screen and select ‘About This Mac’ to confirm your MacOS is 10.7 or higher. If your Mac is not up to date, simply go back into the Apple Menu, choose ‘System Preferences’, and click on the option for ‘Software Update’.
Simple transfer process
Once downloaded, open the file ‘AndroidFileTransfer.dmg’ and drag Android File Transfer to ‘applications’. Begin by connecting a cable to your USB port, then connect your phone to your Mac computer and double-click the application for file transferring. Then you can select files or folders you wish to move and copy them over to your Mac.
If you encounter any issues when transferring your files:
- Always check to make sure you are using the most up-to-date version of your Mac OS.
- If you have installed the application correctly and your OS is up-to-date, try restarting your computer.
- Also, make sure your phone is on the latest Android update.
- You can restart your phone if you continue to have any issues.
- Lastly, try using a different USB cable to test if the problem is your cable or not.
A vital application
Android File Transfer is a vital piece of software that adds support for Android phones to the iPhone-friendly MacOS. Once installed, it provides a plug-and-play option for Android users to copy over their favourite folders and music from one device to another. It also enables the use of the Find Android app to help locate lost phones.