I have been a windows users since i got my first PC which came loaded with Windows XP and right now i am using Windows 8.1. It has been a great experience using various iteration of windows operating system for all these years and for a change, i recently switched to the MAC OS and to be frank i found it entirely opposite of how most windows fans described it to me.
The MAC OS has a very simple and easy to use user interface, however for someone who has migrated from windows, the first few days would be a rough ride. One of first issues that i encountered while using the Mac OS was related to my Android smartphone not being detected.
This is a common problem with most Android smartphones as many manufacturers don’t provide drivers for the Mac OS. As usual i did my research on possible solutions for the problem and within minutes my Android smartphone was connected with my Macbook Air via an USB cable and i was able to transfer files from it.
So for those who want to connect their Android smartphone with a Mac, here’s how you can do so.
How to Connect an Android phone to a MAC via an USB cable and Transfer files
- Step 1: Download and install the Android File Transfer tool on your MAC.
- Step 2: Once installed, run the Android File Transfer tool.
- Step 3: Enable USB debugging on your Android smartphone and make sure you phone is not locked.
- Step 4: Finally connect your Android smartphone to your Mac via an USB cable.
There you go, the Android file transfer tool will now show you the contents on your Android phone.
Simply drag and drop the files to copy them over to your Mac’s storage.