How to Fix: Android File Transfer Not Working on Mac

What to do if Android file transfer does not work? The post introduces you a professional and powerful Android files manager to fix the Android file transfer not working issue.

By Lydia Smith | Posted: Mar. 06, 2018, Last Updated: Apr. 18, 2018
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Basically, the built-in file manager on Android device not only allows you to access the files and folder in the internal storage of your phone or tablet, but also enables you to transfer the files between your phone and computer. Connect your Android phone with computer, and then you have the chance to move data between Android device and computer. If you use Mac, install an official Google program called Android File Transfer to computer firstly.

We all are looking forward to a smooth sailing, but sometimes due to the hard location of the files that you’d like to transfer or other accidents, the Android file transfer might not work. Wonder how to solve it? The post focuses on fixing the Android file transfer not working on Mac issue. Read to get the details.

Tip 1. Make Sure Your Android Device Is Supported

Android File Transfer works on the computer running Mac OS X 10.5 and above. And the Android device connected must be running on Android 3.0 and up.

Tip 2. Turn on USB Debugging on Android Device

On your Android device, go to Settings, find Developer Options and make sure the USB debugging option is checked.

Tip 3. Enable File Transfer on Android Device

After connecting Android phone to Mac, a notification will automatically appear on the notification center. Hit the notification to select the Media device (MTP) option.

Tip 4. 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.

The above ways have worked for plenty of users. But if unfortunately, they fail to solve your Android file transfer not working problem, a reliable and professional Android file transfer app called AnyTrans for Android is recommended to you.

Tip 5. Fix Android File Transfer Not Working with AnyTrans for Android

Why use AnyTrans for Android? The powerful Android files manager can help you fix the Android file transfer not working problem with ease. Check its top features here:

  1. Enable you to access and view Android files on Mac and PC in an intuitive arrangement and help you easily locate the data you want to transfer.
  2. Allow you to selectively choose the files to transfer, for example, only some birthday party photos or part of contacts.
  3. Available to import files to Android device, export files to computer and edit these files as you need.
  4. Support various Android file types, including photos, music, videos, contacts, messages, call logs, books, apps and so on.

Now get AnyTrans for Android downloaded to computer and then do as the following instructions to know how to transfer files from Android to Mac within steps.

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Step 1 Launch AnyTrans for Android and connect your Android device to computer. On the home screen, choose Content to Mac option.

Fix Android File Transfer Not Working – Step 1

Fix Android File Transfer Not Working – Step 1

Step 2 Select the files you want to transfer from Android to Mac and click the right arrow button.

How to Fix Android File Transfer Not Working – Step 2

How to Fix Android File Transfer Not Working – Step 2

Step 3 Then wait patiently for the transferring process to finish. Click the “view files” option to check the data you just transferred.

Fix Android File Transfer Not Working – Step 3

Fix Android File Transfer Not Working – Step 3

The Bottom Line

In addition to moving files from Android to Mac or PC computer, AnyTrans for Android also supports the data transferring between Android devices. The newly updated version even introduces the feature to copy media files in iTunes library to Android device or computer. Head to get AnyTrans for Android to have a try >

Lydia Smith

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

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