You might be knowing Mac as one of the dominant operating systems available in the market today. With so many limitations and its native features, Mac was mostly isolated from integrating with other operating systems. In this blog, we will be discussing about transferring files from an Android device to Mac OS. You cannot simply plug and play your Android device on a Mac, but there are alternative tools available for the purpose. Here we are going to use Google’s Android File Transfer software. Please follow the below guidelines to enable file transfer from your Android device to Mac OS (supports macOS 10.7 and higher).

  1. Download the google android file transfer software for Mac OS from https://www.android.com/filetransfer
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  2. Download and install it in your Mac OS (mine is macOS Catalina)
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  3. Run android file transfer software from the application launcher (⌘ + space)
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  4. Allow your application to run properly by clicking the Open button
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  5. You should be getting the following error message if your device was not connected
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  6. Connect an android device to your MacBook through USB. You should see the following error message when you connect your device
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  7. Change the USB connectivity option into File Transfers
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  8. You should see a pop up window with all your files exist on your Android device
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  9. Try to copy a file or drag & drop the file into a local directory. You should get the following error message
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  10. To resolve the above issue, you should enable USB Debugging on your Android device. Do the following steps to enable USB Debugging

  11. First of all find the build number of your device. This is available under Settings β†’ About phone β†’ Build number
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  12. Tap the Build number field seven times to enable the Developer Options
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  13. Go to the Developer options and enable it. Also enable the USB Debugging option under the Developer options
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  14. Reconnect your Android device to your Mac OS

  15. Go to android file transfer and try to copy or drag & drop a file(s) into your local directory. You should be able to copy the file(s) successfully
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