2 Easy Ways to Connect an Android Phone to a Mac Computer
Transfer files from your Android smartphone to your Mac - all it takes is your phone charger’s USB cable or access to Wi-Fi.
Your Android smartphone lets you stay connected with friends and family around the world. But what do you do when you want to upload your favorite videos, photos and files to your Mac desktop or laptop?
The AirDroid Android app lets you navigate your phone, download files, send text messages and receive notifications right from your computer’s browser. AirDroid connects your devices using Wi-Fi. All you need to do is install the app and visit AirDroid.com to get access to all of your phone’s data. A useful Find Phone feature helps you locate your device or wipe its data in order to keep your privacy safe. And with an upgraded premium account, you can make phone calls directly from your computer.
Here’s how to get started:
Install the app on your smartphone
Use your computer to visit AirDroid.com
Create an account
Sign in using your email, Facebook/Google/Twitter account, or QR code
Android File Transfer.
Prefer an option that doesn’t require Wi-Fi? Then consider Android File Transfer. The app works on Mac computers with Mac OS X 10.5 or later and connects to your Android phone using your charger’s USB cable. Once you’re all set, your phone will appear as a drive on your computer.
Just follow these quick steps:
Download Android File Transfer to your computer
Remove the USB wall charger adapter from your phone charger, leaving just the USB charging cable
Connect your phone to your computer’s USB port via the charging cable
Open Mac Finder
Locate Android File Transfer on your list of drives
Double-click the Android drive icon
After this, you'll be able to view a file with a complete list of applications. To open or view these apps, simply drag them to your desktop and move them around as needed. Then import any videos to iMovie or pictures to iPhoto.
You can also use your phone like an external hard drive to transfer files between different devices like your work and home computers, so long as the receiving computer also has Android File Transfer installed.
Make the connection.
These 2 apps are free to download and work with all the most popular Android phones, including the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, Google Pixel 4 XL and Motorola moto z4. Have more troubleshooting questions you need answered? Or maybe you’re just looking for other ways to make the most out of your Verizon smartphone? Either way, head over to our support page to get started.