If you belong to a group of people who prefer Mac, MacBook for business, and Android phones to get a customized experience, you might want to read this article to end. First and foremost, transferring files between Android phone and MacBook Pro, Air, iMac, or any macOS, is way easier than transferring files between iPhone and Mac. All you need is an Android File Transfer App on Mac and a USB cable to connect the device to the system, with all these, it fairly takes minutes to move or copy the files across hybrid devices, in this case, Android and Mac.
Android has developed a tool called Android File Transfer to enable transfer between Android phones/tablets and MacOS without following any weird processes. Manage the directory, transfer, move, copy files, create folders, or do whatever, but first learn how to connect Android with Mac and MacBook. This trick is useful for Samsung Galaxy, Google Pixel, Samsung Galaxy Note, OnePlus, Moto, and Others.
How to Move or Copy Files Between Android and Mac, MacBook – Official
You’re good to go as long as your Android phone is running Android 5.0 or higher and macOS running macOS 10.7 or later.
Step 1: Download the Android File Transfer’s .dmg File on your Mac, or MacBook.
Step 2: Tap on “Allow” to Download File Manager Software on Browser.
Step 3: Now navigate to the folder where you can find these Android File Transfer’s .dmg file, install the application on your Mac. or Directly open it On your Mac.
Step 4: Extract Android File Transfer on Mac Application Folder to install on Mac, Drag it to Applications folder.
Step 5: Wait to Extract the files.
Step 6: On the Mac, open the Android File Transfer. (Use Spotlight Search – Command + Space, then Type android File Transfer) or Launch the Finder > Applications > Android File Transfer.
Step 7: Tap on Allow opening Software that is downloaded and installed on your Mac. Don’t worry, it’s safe.
Step 8: On your Android mobile, Next, connect the Android device to the Mac using a USB cable.
Thereafter, swipe down the notification bar and tap on Connected as… or you may receive a pop-up just after connecting the Android phone to USB with the following options, Charge this device, Supply power, Transfer power, Transfer photos, and Use device as MIDI.
Select “Transfer files” or “Allow”.
You should see the complete directory of Android phones in the Android File Transfer app.
Open Android File Transfer from Spotligh Search or Launchpad on Mac. Quickly find and transfer Android mobile files on Mac.
Go to the Finder on Mac, start dragging and dropping the files or folders (Use Command + C to Copy data from your android mobile and Command + V to Paste files & folders to your Android mobile), and initiate a transfer between an Android phone and a MacBook, Mac.
The only downside is, that there is no copy-paste available, you’ll have to manually drag and drop from the Android File Transfer App to Finder or vice versa. However, most Mac users prefer the drag and drop over the copy/paste.
If you’ve any doubts or are stuck while transferring files across devices, feel free to comment on the problem.