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Requires macOS 10.15 or newer; compatible with all Android and MTP devices
*$19.99 per year. Billed annually (auto-renewal).

It’s often difficult for Mac users to transfer data between Android and macOS, as the two are not designed to work together, which is where MacDroid can help. MacDroid is a professional Android file transfer app designed for Mac users who own an Android device, rather than an iPhone.

MacDroid Android file transfer for Mac allows you to connect your Android device (phone or tablet) to your Mac and access your device’s content in the Finder. From here you can quickly and easily transfer photos, music, videos, and other files - including entire folders - between your Mac and Android device, and vice versa. Simply connect Android to Mac, whether wirelessly or via USB cable, and let MacDroid handle the rest effortlessly.

Here you can find a step-by-step tutorial on how to use Android file transfer for Mac.

How to transfer files from Android to Mac:


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.
 Enable Developer options

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
 Enable USB Debugging

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

Download and install MacDroid

Connect your Android device to your Mac using USB cable.

Open and click on “Devices” in the main menu

Next, you’ll need to grant your Mac access to your Android device.

That’s it!

You can now view data on your device in Finder.
  • Transfer media files between Android and Mac

    Transfer Photos:


    You can access your Android photos in the Finder app and easily drag them with your mouse cursor to any folder on your MacBook.
    Transfer Music:


    You can add your favorite tracks to Android from your Mac or vice versa and enjoy the music on the go.
  • Transfer Videos:


    Got some great new episodes that you want to watch, but not planning to take your computer with you? Not a problem! You can transfer them to your Android and watch on a plane, on a train, or while having an Uber ride.
    Transfer Files:

    Transfer files

    When you don't really feel like moving files around, you can edit your Android files with your favorite Mac program without actually saving them to your computer.

MacDroid additional features

MacDroid is far more than just a simple Android transfer app Mac. The software includes plenty of additional features that allow you to transfer almost any type of data, from photos to videos and more. You can transfer files in both directions, so you can easily backup your Android device or copy files from your Mac onto your Android phone or even transfer files Android to Android.

Learn more on use cases when transfer files from Android to Mac could be handy for you.

Copy files to Mac from Android

If you’re on-the-go all day long then you may store important files such as downloaded PDFs or work documents on your Android device, which you could lose access to if your phone or tablet is lost or stolen. You can quickly and easily copy files from Android to Mac with MacDroid, so you always have a backup.

Transfer pictures from Android to Mac

Your most precious photos shouldn’t be stored in just one place, and MacDroid makes transferring them from your Android phone or tablet to your Mac a breeze. Transfer all your photos to free up storage space on your device, or choose to transfer just the most important images to ensure they’re kept safe.

Data transfer

Whatever type of data you store on your phone - photos, video, documents, MP3 tracks - you can transfer it to your computer using an Android file transfer Mac app like MacDroid. With just a few clicks you can transfer your files so that they’re backed up on your Mac, or free up storage space on your tablet or phone.
Although you already know how to connect Android to Mac, you can also get to know about Android file transfer alternative solutions and how to provide Android file transfer on Windows and Chrome OS.


Here are some related topics you may be interested in, the following information could be handy for you if you are searching for alternative solutions or you are not a Mac user.

Android File Transfer alternatives

You’ll find a wide range of Android File Transfer for Mac apps out there - everything from free web-based alternatives to paid, professional software that you’ll need to download and install. We’d always recommend reading reviews before deciding to use an alternative, to ensure it meets your needs.

Android File Transfer not working

Sadly, you may find the software you decided to use isn’t working properly with your device. If this happens, you might need to find an alternative, and a quick Google search will usually bring up both paid and free Android transfer tool options to choose from.

Android file transfer Windows

It’s easy to transfer files to or from your Android device to a Windows computer, and all you’ll need is a USB cable to connect your phone to your computer.

Android file transfer for Chrome OS computers

Transferring files between Android phones and Chromebooks is pretty simple - after all, Google is behind both of the operating systems. All you’ll need to do is connect to your Chromebook via USB.


It’s quick and easy to use Android File Transfer for Mac. Just download and install the program to your Mac, select “File Transfer” on your phone, and you should be able to view files on your Android device. It’s worth noting that the app is not particularly stable and hasn’t been updated for a long time.
The best way to perform an Android transfer between your Android device and PC is to use a professional Android transfer app like MacDroid. This makes it quick and easy to transfer almost any type of file, without the risk of data loss.
You can use Android File Transfer to move files with a USB from your Samsung device to your Mac. Alternatively, you can use Smart Switch, which lets you backup all the files on your phone and transfer them to your Mac - great if you’re purchasing a new device.
MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) mode lets you view files on your Android device on your Mac. You can swipe down on your phone while it is connected via USB and select “File Transfer Options”, then choose MTP mode to access Android from Mac. This may vary depending on your make and model of phone. You should then be able to perform an Android file transfer Mac.
Once you have connected your Android device to your Mac or PC via USB cable, just swipe as usual and enter your passcode or lock screen pattern to unlock your device. If you’re using Android File Transfer, you should be able to select “File Transfer” on your phone which will then allow you to view files on your desktop and transfer files from Android to Mac.
The best way to enable USB debugging on a locked Android device is to use Android Lock Screen Removal Software to unlock your device. Once your phone is unlocked go to Settings>About Phone>Build Number. Tap on Build Number seven times and you should see the message “You are now a developer!” Go back to Settings and tap Developer Options. Check the box next to USB Debugging. You should see a confirmation dialogue box - just tap OK and that’s it!

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Requires macOS 10.15 or newer; compatible with all Android and MTP devices


Transfer files from Android to Mac.

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*$19.99/year. Billed annually (auto-renewal)
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Requires macOS 10.15 or newer, compatible with any Android and MTP devices
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released on 23 May, 2024