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USB file transfer from Android phone to Mac computer


If you have been unable to transfer photos & all other files from your Android phone to your Mac computer via USB cable, & used Bluetooth which takes a 1000 years...

 

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1. You need Android File Transfer on your Mac.

 

2. On your phone, enable Developer Options by going to Settings > About Phone and tapping  phone model or build number, 7 times in quick succession. This opens up Developer options.

 

Click on Developer options.

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Scroll down the page about halfway to find Default USB configuration, click on that.

 

(Use Developer options, I think I had must have already had that on with previous fiddling in this area. If it is off, turn it on)

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Then change the default No data transfer to File transfer.

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Prior to this on the Mac the folders of the Android phone were there but no files. With File Transfer option enabled all the the photos, screenshots & other files like PDFs are there.

 

If you have a 1000 or so photos & files, in the various folders, the folders can take a minute or so to open. The spinning wheel goes a very long time, a minute or so in my case. So be very patient. I had 3000 photos in one folder. You will need to hunt around some of the folders as some of the folder names are meaningless.

 

Once you have a list of all the photos or files visible in that folder, select the lot & drag to your Mac folder. 

 

Transfer on my computer is about 1.5GB per minute. A relief compared to Bluetooth at 90kbs (with all other Bluetooth things turned off)!



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