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Connect Android to Mac without any barriers

Effortlessly transfer photos, videos, music, and more between your Mac computer and Android devices connected via USB or wirelessly. Discover the ultimate convenience of connecting your Android phone to your Mac today. The best way to connect Android phone to Mac is MacDroid.
Available for both Apple silicon and

Requires macOS 10.15 or newer; compatible with Android and MTP devices.
Different Android connection to Mac modes

Сonnect Android to Mac in any convenient way

MacDroid works seamlessly whenever you connect your Android device to your Mac wirelessly or via USB. As soon as the device is connected, you'll get access to its content directly in the Finder.
Wi-Fi mode

Wi-Fi mode

Unleash the power of wireless connectivity to manage and transfer files between Android and Mac.
ADB mode

ADB mode

Advanced mode for smoother and faster file transfer and management.
MTP mode

MTP mode

An easy and comprehensive way to connect not just your Android, but other supported devices as well.
MacDroid: connect Android devices to Mac wirelessly or via USB

How to connect Android to Mac with MacDroid


Enable Developer options

Open Settings on your Android device and go to the "About phone" section. Locate the phone's build number and tap on it seven times.
 Activate the Developer options on Android

Enable USB Debugging

Find and switch on the "USB debugging mode" in the System Settings of your Android device.
You can find this option here: Settings ❯ Developer Options ❯ USB Debugging
 Find USB debugging mode

Add your device

According to the Android version installed on your device, click the corresponding button and follow the on-screen instructions.
 Add your device on MacDroid

Connect your Android to Mac

Connect your device to the computer with a USB cable. Install and open the MacDroid Android transfer app, open “Devices” in its main menu and find your device on the list.
 Connect Android device to Mac with a USB cable

Allow your Mac to access the device

Select one of the two connection modes MacDroid offers: either ADB (recommended) or MTP and follow the steps to confirm this device on your computer.
 Select connection mode in MacDroid

Ready! Set! Transfer!

Now that your device is connected and confirmed, open it in the Finder app and enjoy Android transfer and editing tasks with MacDroid.
 Transfer Files with MacDroid

Mount Android as a disk on Mac

  • Both internal and external storages of Android can be mounted
  • Edit Android files on Mac without copying them on computer
  • You'll only need MacDroid and an Android device connected to your Mac
  • MacDroid supports all Android and MTP devices
Transfer your recent photos
Some great photos you just took on your Android can be transferred on your Mac or edited there even without transferring.
Work with entire folders
You can move entire folders between your Mac and Android and always have the most up-to-date documentation on your devices.
Watch a TV show on a long flight
If you have new episodes on your computer that you'd like to watch on your device while offline - MacDroid will transfer them.
Edit files directly on Android
You don't even have to save your Android files on Mac to edit them. Just connect your phone, edit the files on Mac and save changes once done.
Add new music to your phone
Transfer your favorite tracks from Mac to Android or vice versa and enjoy the music everywhere you are.
Any MTP device is supported
Got more devices that connect in MTP mode? Work with them in MacDroid just like you would with your Android device.

What others say

I love what this little app does. It is fast enough and finally lets me connect my Mac and Android as if they had the same operating system.
Couldn't be happier. I can manage my files on Android straight in my Finder and edit photographs on Mac without actually saving them on Mac.
Needed to save my whole Android photo gallery on Mac, and the best solution I found was MacDroid. Moreover, it did what I needed for free! Thanks for saving my time!
The only problem I always had with Mac and Android combo is not being able to transfer data between these devices fast enough. Thanks MacDroid for filling this gap.

Overall rating 4.5
based on 56 reviews

Alternative ways to connect Android with Mac

Looking for an alternative to connect Android phone to MacBook? We’ve prepared some of the best alternatives to help you connect Android gadgets to macOS devices with ease. Check them out right now for seamless transfers!

Alternatives to Android File Transfer

Google only provides the Android File Transfer app for macOS as the utility to help you transfer files. However, it’s not maintained properly and didn’t receive updates for several years. Furthermore, it only allows you to transfer one file at a time, seriously reducing speed.

How to fix Android File Transfer

To perform a transfer using Android File Transfer you need to add it to your Mac and connect your phone using the USB cable that came with it. The two devices should recognize each other instantly and start syncing. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case and you need to go through these steps to figure out what’s wrong.

Connect Mac with Android via Bluetooth

If neither the USB nor the Wi-Fi connection isn’t the right choice for you, using Bluetooth is also an option. The technology was developed to allow short-range communication between devices. It can also help you transfer files from Android to Mac and the other way around.


Unfortunately, Mac can’t recognize an Android phone without using third-party apps such as MacDroid, Android File Transfer, SyncMate, Samsung Smart Switch alternative and so on.

While using MacDroid, you will forget the question: “How to connect Android to Mac?” at all. Your Mac will recognize your Android phone:

  • Launch MacDroid and connect Mac to Android device via USB.
  • Choose the type of connection and follow instructions in the window that appears.
  • Ready! Your device is connected.
If you want to backup photos from an Android phone to your Mac, there’s just one app you’ll need. MacDroid is the one-stop solution to rapidly transfer all your photos to Mac and create a backup to have everything safely stored. You can count on MacDroid to move photos from Mac to Android and the other way around.
Unfortunately, you won’t be able to use the AirDrop function to transfer file from Android to Mac. It doesn’t allow you to connect Android phone to Mac, it only works between Apple devices.
Simply go to “Settings” then tap on “Storage” and in the upper-right corner tap on the Menu icon. Here, you’ll have to select the USB PC connection and once more tap on Media sync (MTP) option to enable it for the file transfer.

Access Android from Mac and manage data between devices


Transfer files from Android to Mac.

  • AndroidMac
  • MacAndroid



Transfer files between Android and Mac in both directions.
$1.67per month*
*$19.99/year. Billed annually (auto-renewal)
  • AndroidMac
  • MacAndroid
  • Consistent updates of the app
Requires macOS 10.15 or newer, compatible with any Android and MTP devices
4.5 overall rank
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Version 2.0.211,
released on 23 May, 2024

Do you offer a free trial?

Yes, we do. It is offered when you download free MacDroid and then activate MacDroid PRO for the first time. At the time you will be asked to enter your payment details. You are not charged at that moment - your free 7-day trial begins, during which you get to fully test the product and its PRO features and cancel your subscription at no charge if you feel like the product is not going to work for you.

How will I be billed?

After the free 7-day trial, your billing year begins and your payment method will be automatically charged for $19.99. MacDroid PRO is offered as an annual subscription with auto-renewal. So you’ll be billed automatically at the beginning of each billing year.

On how many Macs can I use my MacDroid subscription?

MacDroid PRO subscription can be used on up to 5 Macs you own (you won’t be charged additionally for installing MacDroid PRO on each of these Macs).

The number of Android and MTP devices you connect and transfer data to or from is not limited.

How can I cancel my subscription?

To cancel your subscription or change payment details just contact our team at and they will assist.