How to Share files between macOS and Android with MacDroid
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How to Share files between macOS and Android with MacDroid

How to Share files between macOS and Android with MacDroid

If you are one of those you users that have a Mac computer, and your mobile phone is Android. Therefore, transferring files between macOS and Apple devices are pretty easy. But you know sharing files between two different operating systems is difficult. There are online platforms that offer you to upload your files there and download them on your Android phones. Why not find the solution of this to directly share files between each other. Indeed there is a simple application to transfer files between macOS and Android operating systems easily.

You might think that we can’t connect Android devices to Mac computers easily. Other Android and Macs won’t work properly with each other. Indeed Android Apples and Android have the biggest competition between mobile devices or any other products. But at last Android devices make it easy to transfer your data files to your Apple computer. In reality, someone might think that it is easy to transfer files from Android to Apple computers than the iPhone.

So through this guide, I walk you how to share files between macOS and Android with MacDroid. There is a simple software that you can download and install on your macOS operating system. After that, connect your Android device then start sharing your files from Android to Mac or from Mac to Android. Which kinds of file you can share? of course, you can share Video, Audio, Pictures, PDF files, and others.

To get started with this, firstly you have to download MacDroid. MacDroid can be found on the internet in two separate versions. One of them is working for the 7-day free trial, to use Pro version you have to purchase it for $19.99. MacDroid software is a simple and very helpful tool for those who are using Mac and MacBook, and their phone is Android. As above I told you that at the same time Mac and Android will not work together. In fact, there are some interface requirements to be connected to Mac with Android devices.

Share files between macOS and Android with MacDroid

To get started with this fire up the MacDroid official site. And download MacDroid for a free trial or Pro version but it’s up to you.

Install MacDroid on macOS

When the software downloaded go-ahead and double click on the setup and click on MacDroid to lunch it.

Install MacDroid
Install MacDroid

On the welcome wizard read the instruction then hit Next.

Next
Next

Everything can be done with the least effort on your side. Just connect your Android device to your computer with a USB cable and the device will be automatically detected by MacDroid.

Next
Next

Mount the device as a disk via MacDroid. Once you mount your Android device, you’ll see it in finder just like any other external storage. You can copy or move files back and forth or edit them directly on a device.

Next
Next

MacDroid is always there for you. It will live in the menu bar ready to go straight to work whenever you need its awesome capabilities. Enable “Open at system logon” for quicker access.

Get Started
Get Started

The free software will only for 7-Days, however, if you purchase this software then it will work for 1 year. Now we have to activate the software by clicking on the Activate option.

Activate
Activate

Now enter your email address and license key then click Activate.

Enter the license key
Enter the license key

Once you have done the activation then you will see that Activation successful.

Activation successful
Activation successful

Connect your Android device to macOS

Find and switch on the “USB debugging mode” in the system settings of your Android device.

Enable debugging
Enable debugging

Plug your Android device into the USB for this Mac. Replug if it was already connected.

Connect your Android
Connect your Android

Authorize checkbox “Always allow this computer” in a toast on your Android device. Then click OK.

Authorize your device
Authorize your device

Once everything you know about the software, plug in your Android device with a USB cable. While connecting your phone notification will appear on your phone screen “Allow USB Debugging”. To connect it click OK.

Allow USB Debugging
Allow USB Debugging

Open up the Setting>Developer Options>Scroll down and find USB Debugging, then enable that.

Enable USB Debugging
Enable USB Debugging

When you enabled the USB Debugging, a notification will pop-up on your macOS device “System Extension Blocked”. The system extension required from mounting FUSE volumes could not be loaded. Please open the Security & Privacy System Preferences pane, go the General Preferences and allow loading system software from the developer.

Open System Preferences
Open System Preferences

When the Security & Privacy window opened, click on the lock icon then enter your password and press Unlock.

Unlock
Unlock

Once the software unlocked click Allow.

Allow
Allow

Once the software allowed on macOS. Go over ahead to MacDroid App and you will then you will see Mount option will appear there. To connect your phone to the macOS click Mount option.

Mount
Mount

Now the Android device is being mounted to macOS. If you want to disconnect the phone simply click Unmount.

Mounted
Mounted

It’s done simply go to files folder, then click on MacDroid from the left-handed tab. And find out your Android device phone there.

Related: How to Transfer Files from phone to computer online – Dr.fone

Conclusion

That’s all about how to share files between macOS and Android with MacDroid. Hope you have learned something from this article. Furthermore, if you faced any kind of problem feels free to share with me below in the comment section. In addition, if you think the article was useful for you then don’t forget to share it with your friends on social networks thanks!

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