drfone google play loja de aplicativo

Fixed Android File Transfer Mac not Working

Bhavya Kaushik

Mar 03, 2023 • Filed to: Data Transfer Solutions • Proven solutions

In most cases, file transfer from Android to a Mac or another phone using Android File Transfer app is just smooth, but once in a while it fails to work. In that case, most of the time error message "could not connect to device" or "Fail to connect Android Mac’" bring your activity to a complete halt. In this article, we will guide you in Part one to resolve this issue through various possible solutions, alongside discussing briefly the possible cause.

Since Dr.Fone (Mac) - Phone Manager (Android) is widely used as wisely recommended for files transfer from any Android phone to any other phone, or PC such as Mac, so in the second part of this article, we will discuss, for your guidance, how to connect Android to Mac, like how to connect Samsung to Mac. Finally, in the conclusion, summarized outcome of the whole write-up plus any other pertinent helpful points will be included to a comprehensive end.

Part 1. Tips for Android File Transfer Mac Not Working

Realizing that different users may encounter Android file transfer not working on Mac kind of problem while transferring files (app data, contacts, messages, documents, pics, videos etc.) we will talk about various possibilities and will give you tips to try. We comfortably feel the problem pertaining to Android file transfer not working on mac will be resolved if these tips are followed as such.

Five Tips to Fix Android file transfer Mac not working

1. Debugging USB

Consider your USB cable need to be checked to confirm there is nothing wrong with the cable:

  • a. Try different USB cable.
  • b. Connect Android to another PC. Check USB port on phone.
  • c. On Android, turn-on ‘USB debugging’ and select MTP mode (for LG it can be PTP).
  • Fixed Android File Transfer Mac Not Working-Debugging USB

    2. Mac Troubleshooting

    To explore any wrong with PC first be sure that Mac OS X 10.5 or later is in use, and that Android 3.0 or later is being used.

  • a. Restart your computer.
  • b. Ensure ‘Android File Transfer’ app is open.

  • Fixed Android File Transfer Mac Not Working-Mac Troubleshooting

    3. Android Troubleshooting

    To be sure about Android device functioning flawlessly:

  • a. Upload/update operating system of your Android device to latest version.
  • b. And now reboot the device.

  • Fixed Android File Transfer Mac Not Working-Android Troubleshooting

    4. Download Android file transfer Manager

    If the problem still persists you can use this very powerful professional tool. This software is excellent to transfer multiple files in batch from any Android to Mac. Alternatively, data files can be loaded to cloud storage (Dropbox / Google drive) to transfer to Mac. Therefore:

  • a. Download / install AFT manager and run on Mac.
  • b. Connect smartphone to Mac with USB cable (enable debugging USB on phone).

  • Note. Galaxy users must switch to PTP (Picture Transfer Protocol).

    Fixed Android File Transfer Mac Not Working-Download Android file transfer Manager

    Quickly files will be transferred to your computer. You will be able to confirm the transferred files to Mac clicking ‘F3’ at bottom-left. Also copying files from Mac to phone can be done clicking ‘F5’ in the middle of same the bar at the bottom, shown below.

    5. Another software

    If the problem Android file transfer not working mac is yet not resolved you may try luck with anther software namely Dr.Fone - Phone Manager (Android), available for Mac as well as Windows. This software smoothly transfer and backup of your phone to Mac easily.

    Fixed Android File Transfer Mac Not Working

    Part 2. Transfer Android Data to Mac with Dr.Fone

    Dr.Fone (Mac) - Phone Manager (Android) is a powerful, efficient and very easy to use tool that can help transfer all kinds of Files from Android to Mac through a sequence of a few simple steps. Dr.Fone is compatible with all Android devices such as HTC, LG, and Samsung Galaxy etc.

    style arrow up

    Dr.Fone - Phone Manager (Android)

    Transfer Android Data to Mac without Hassle!

    • Transfer files between Android and computer, including contacts, photos, music, SMS, and more.
    • Manage, export/import your music, photos, videos, contacts, SMS, Apps etc.
    • Transfer iTunes to Android (vice versa).
    • Manage your Android device on computer.
    • Fully compatible with Android 8.0.
    Available on: Windows Mac
    3981454 people have downloaded it

    How to Transfer Files from Android to Mac?

    Step 1. Launching Dr.Fone and select "Phone Manager" mode. Use USB cable in order to connect your Android phone to Mac computer.

    Step 2. Automatically your Android device will be detected and shown on display. Transfer tool will scan and display the transferable items, in the middle.

    Fixed Android File Transfer Mac Not Working-connect Android to mac

    Step 3. Finally, go to the data category tab on the top, select the files you would like to transfer to Mac . Click Export to export all the selected files to Mac easily.

    Fixed Android File Transfer Mac Not Working-Start Transfer


    Although transferring files from smartphone to another Android phone or to PC is invariably a simple task but if somehow you are stuck up in some troublesome situation. Fortunately, solutions are there but since the problem erupts just out of sheer bad luck so you have only to check what’s the probable cause.

    Probably you will be getting an error message due to anyone of the following reasons:

    1. USB cable is not supporting transfer.

    2. Device is not ready or setup for files acceptance via USB.

    3. You may have Samsung’s Kies file transfer installed on your phone.

    4. Your "micro USB" port may be damaged (which is hardware issue.)

    Sometimes system security of your device doesn’t accept files transfer via USB cable. The error message like "Fail to connect Android Mac" may thus be seen. In such situation, you will need to enable to allow security mechanism of your phone to accept the transfer of Android files to PC (Mac) via USB.

    We have emphasized on the use of Android File Transfer app which can be downloaded and installed easily, in the first place. Then you may see moving through the above tips as of how to finally achieve files transfer from Android to Mac.

    Bhavya Kaushik

    contributor Editor

    Home > How-to > Data Transfer Solutions > Fixed Android File Transfer Mac not Working