How to Move Files from Android to Mac? Android smartphones are not popular among macbook laptop users, as a person that uses Windows Phone, iPhone, and Sony Android Smartphones, I can safely say iOS has a friendlier user interface. Because Android phones are not popular among the niche macOS users, the manufacturer tends to focus on creating better Windows PC software for their users.
For those that have trouble using their manufacturer’s macOS software for transferring files between Android and macOS, here are 3 alternatives for your Samsung Galaxy Note, Nexus, HTC, LG and more.
↓ 01 – OpenMTP
Transferring files between macOS and Android or any other MTP devices has always been a nightmare. There are a few File Transfer MTP apps which are available online but most of them are either too expensive or come with bad UI/UX. The official “Android File Transfer” app for macOS from Google comes with bugs, innumerable limitations, some of which include – not being able to transfer files larger than 4GB, frequent disconnections, unable to rename the folders or files on the android/MTP devices.
Most of the other apps available online use either WiFi or ADB protocol to transfer the files, which is an extremely time-consuming process. Tired of using expensive, outdated, bug heavy, Android File Transfer apps for macOS? Now, have easy, smooth sailing experience and transfer multiple files in one go! Introducing OpenMTP – Safe, Transparent, Open-Source and free for a lifetime! Advanced Android File Transfer App for macOS.
- Plug and Play. No hassles, easy and instant connection.
- Connect via USB cable – Highest data transfer rates.
- Transfer multiple files which are larger than 4GB in one go.
- Select between Internal Memory and SD Card.
- Split pane views for both Local Computer and Android device.
- Drag ‘n Drop your files.
- Choose between Grid and List view.
- Use Keyboard Shortcuts to navigate through your files.
- Safe, Transparent and Open-Source.
↓ 02 – Android File Transfer
Browse and transfer files between your Mac computer and your Android device. You can move photos, music, and other files between your computer and phone or tablet with a USB cable. You can also move files from your device to a computer. You can upload music on your computer to your Google Play library using Music Manager. Browse the files and folders on your Android device and copy files up to 4GB.
↓ 03 – AirDroid
AirDroid allows you to access and manage your Android phone or tablet from Mac wirelessly. Calls, SMS, and the app notifications you allowed, mirrored to the large computer screen you are focused on. Control your Android from the computer and use any apps on the computer, like WhatsApp, WeChat, and Line. (root NOT required.)
↓ 04 – Pushbullet
Pushbullet makes transferring pictures, videos, and other files from your computer onto your phone simple. Just grab the app, scan the code above, and then drop as many files as you want onto this site. We’ll get them onto your phone, and we’ll do it fast! Files are transferred over your WiFi connection.
This means they don’t count toward your mobile data limit and that files are transferred very quickly (even if they’re over 1 GB in size). Have Android 5.0 (Lollipop) or newer and a removable SD card in your phone? Portal can save files to that removable SD card so you can get the most out of it (just tell us to in the Android app’s Settings).
↓ 05 – Handshaker [ Discontinued ]
The usual method for transferring and managing files between Android and Mac systems has always been rather crude, and so we meticulously developed HandShaker to make managing content on your phone from your Mac easy and effortless. HandShaker intelligently organizes files on your phone by type, including photos, music, and video, and lets you edit files on your phone right from your desktop.