Transfer Files - Macintosh - Android™ File Transfer

This shows how to transfer/move/upload music, pictures and videos between your Android device and a Mac.

Note Notes:

  1. From the Macintosh desktop navigate Finder > Applications > Android File Transfer.
    Note If using Android File Transfer for the first time, double-click it to open it. After starting Android File Transfer once, it opens automatically whenever the device is connected to the computer.
    Android File Transfer application
  2. Connect the device to the computer with the USB cable.
  3. From the Home screen of your Android device, swipe down on the Status bar (at the top of the display).
  4. Tap the USB icon USB icon.
  5. Selected File Transfer then tap Just Once or OK.
    Selected when a blue indicator is present.
  6. If prompted, select Get Started.
  7. The Android File Transfer window opens, displaying the contents of the device.
    Android File Transfer window

Transfer Files from a Macintosh to an Android Device
Transfer Files from an Android Device to a Macintosh
Create a New Folder on the Android Device
Delete Files or Folders from the Android Device

Transfer Files from a Macintosh to an Android Device

One or more files can be dragged from the computer to a folder within the Android File Transfer window.
Note File sizes can be up to 4GB.
Android File Transfer window

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Transfer Files from an Android Device to a Macintosh

One or more files can be dragged from the Android File Transfer window to the computer.
Android File Transfer window

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Create a New Folder on the Android Device

  1. From the Android File Transfer window, click the New Folder icon.
    Note Located in the top-right corner of the window.
    New Folder
  2. Enter the desired name for the folder then press Enter.

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Delete Files or Folders from the Android Device

  1. Select one or more files or folders from the Android File Transfer window.
  2. From the top menu, navigate File > Delete.
  3. Tap Delete to confirm.

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