Fix Android File Transfer Could Not Connect to Device

3 useful tips are offered to fix Android File Transfer could not connect to device. Besides, the post recommends you an Android File Transfer alternative to troubleshoot the problem. Just read to know how to make it.

By Lydia Smith | Posted: May. 30, 2018, Last Updated: May. 30, 2018
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Android File Transfer is the data transfer service between Mac computer and Android device. To make it, you need to download and install the app – Android File Transfer to your Mac, connect your device with Mac, then you can browse the files and folders on your Android device and copy files.

But unfortunately, there seems to be a fluctuation of Android File Transfer service. For example, users from Android forum reported, “I have installed Android File Transfer on my Mac. Although it recognizes when the phone is connected and automatically starts, I get the error message – Android File Transfer could not connect to device.”

In the post, we offer some tips to help you fix the “Android File Transfer no Android device found” problem. And an excellent Android File Transfer alternative is introduced. Head to check the details.

Fix Android File Transfer Could Not Connect to Device

The tips below have helped plenty of users fix their ‘’Android File Transfer no device found” problem. Follow the steps to have a try.

Tip 1. USB Degugging

Step 1 Try to use another USB cable and see if the issue still remains.

Step 2 Connect your Android phone to Mac via USB cable.

Step 3 On your Android Phone, tap on the “Settings” option by swiping down from the top of the screen.

Step 4 Turn on USB Debugging and choose “Media device (MTP)” option. Or try to switch to PTP, and then back again.

How to Fix Android File Transfer No Device Found

How to Fix Android File Transfer No Device Found

Tip 2. Uninstall Samsung Kies or Smart Switch

For those who use Samsung Galaxy S9/S8/S7/S6/S5/S4/Note 8, check if your Mac has Samsung Kies or Smart Switch installed. If yes, uninstall the apps because Android File Transfer does not work with Kies or Smart Switch.

Tip 3. Reboot Your Mac

Try to use the uninstaller that comes along with the Android File Transfer. And then reboot your Mac.

Tip 4. Use Android File Transfer Alternative

Actually, besides Android File Transfer, there are many alternatives that enable you to transfer files between Mac and Android device. AnyTrans for Android turns to be one of the best Android managers.

Just download AnyTrans for Android to have a try. The following steps will teach you to transfer files from Android to Mac in one click.

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Step 1 Install and launch AnyTrans for Android on computer. Connect your Android device to computer via USB cable.

How to Fix Android File Transfer Could Not Connect to Device – Step 1

How to Fix Android File Transfer Could Not Connect to Device – Step 1

Step 2 Click Content to Mac option, choose file category you want to transfer, and select your preferred export path on computer. Hit the right arrow button and wait for the transferring process to finish.

How to Fix Android File Transfer Could Not Connect to Device – Step 2

How to Fix Android File Transfer Could Not Connect to Device – Step 2

The Bottom Line

Besides the data transfer between computer and Android device, AnyTrans for Android can do much more to manage your Android device. You can use it to transfer files between Android devices, even from iPhone to Android. What are you waiting for? Get it free downloaded to explore more right now >

Lydia Smith

Member of iMobie team, an optimistic Apple user, willing to share solutions about iOS related problems.

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