Transfer Files To Android on macOS Using Android File Transfer?

Updated on 15 May 2020 by

Learn how you can easily transfer files to and from your Android device on a macOS computer by using Android File Transfer Tool.

If you are a MacOS user and happen to own an Android phone, Android File Transfer, commonly known as ATF, is a must-have tool for you. Android File Transfer is a free software by Google which basically a files manager and explorer app for Mac to browse and transfer files between your Android device and MacOS powered computer. It works with every smartphone out there, except for those running Android 9 Pie. The reason behind the issue with Android Pie devices is that Android Pie is launched recently and only a marginal chunk of phones( pixel phones, essential phone, OnePlus 6 and Sony Xperia XZ3) runs on the stable built of Android Pie as result of which Google has not yet optimized the application for Android Pie users. I hope that it will start working flawlessly in a couple of weeks from now.

Steps To Install Android File Transfer On Your MacOS

Make sure that you run on MacOS version 10.7 and above for this to work.

  1. Download Android File Transfer on your MacOS computer by clicking on the link appearing below.
  2. Once the download is complete, run it by double-clicking on it.
  3. On the installation window, drag Android File Transfer icon to the Applications folder.
  4. Now, open the Applications folder and run Android File Transfer application.
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And you are done with installing it.

How To Transfer Files?

Now, whenever you connect your Android device to your MacOS computer, the application will open automatically and will work as a files manager to display all the contents on your computer. You can browse the Android device, drag and drop files to move or copy them, add folders, delete files, etc.

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This is the easiest way to Android File Transfer On Your MacOS. I hope this article works the way it is intended to beLet us know about your experience trying out the methods mentioned in this article in the comments section down below. In case I missed mentioning anything or if there is some topic which you want me to cover, please let me know in the comments section down below.

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