Android File Transfer: Connect Android and Mac Easily

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Android File Transfer: Connect Android and Mac Easily

After upgrading my MacBook Pro to macOS Big Sur, I can’t transfer my mobile files via Samsung Smart Switch or Kies. Fortunately, I found that Android File Transfer can resolve the problem.

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Introduction & Download

Android File Transfer is launched by Android officially. It is used for browsing and transferring files between your Mac computer and your Android device. Supports macOS 10.7 and higher.

By downloading, you agree to its Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Installation & Usage

  1. Download the app.

    Download the app

  2. Open AndroidFileTransfer.dmg.

    Open AndroidFileTransfer.dmg

  3. Drag Android File Transfer to Applications.

    Drag Android File Transfer to Applications

  4. Use the USB cable that came with your Android device and connect it to your Mac.

  5. Double click Android File Transfer.

    Double click Android File Transfer

  6. Browse the files and folders on your Android device and copy files.

    Browse the files and folders on your Android device and copy files

Troubleshoot: Connection Fail

Your computer must be using Mac OS X 10.5 and up.

  1. Download and install Android File Transfer on your computer.
  2. Open Android File Transfer. The next time that you connect your phone, it opens automatically.
  3. Unlock your phone.
  4. With a USB cable, connect your phone to your computer.
  5. On your phone, tap the ‘Charging this device via USB’ notification.
  6. Under Use USB for, select File Transfer.
    USB 用途
  7. An Android File Transfer window will open on your computer. Use it to drag files.
    Android 檔案傳輸應用程式視窗
  8. When you’ve finished, unplug the USB cable.

Troubleshoot your computer

  • Check that your computer is using Mac OS X 10.5 and up.
  • Check that your computer has Android File Transfer installed and open.
  • Restart your computer.

Troubleshoot your phone

Troubleshoot your USB connections

  • Try a different USB cable. Not all USB cables can transfer files.
  • To test the USB port on your phone, connect your phone to a different computer.
  • To test the USB port on your computer, connect a different device to your computer.

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