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How to Sync Data on Mac to Android Devices

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If you have a Mac computer, I guess you would edit your photos and videos on it after you took some photos or recorded some videos. And then you may want to import them to your Android phone or tablet for further viewing. As for the apps, you may come across the same situation like the user above. That leaves a question to you - how to sync apps, photos and videos from the Mac to your Android devices? Fortunately, this article offers a nice solution to it. Now let's see the way to transfer data from Mac to Android smart phones and tablets.

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Instruction to Import Files (Apps, Contacts, Photos) from Mac to Android

Step 1. Link Your Android Phone to the Mac

Link your Android to the Mac computer and then launch the program. Then enable USB debugging first. Just follow the steps below.

- For Android 2.3 or earlier: Enter "Settings" < Click "Applications" < Click "Development" < Check "USB debugging".
- For Android 3.0 to 4.1: Enter "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging".
- For Android 4.2 or newer: Enter "Settings" < Click "About Phone" < Tap "Build number" for several times until getting a note "You are under developer mode" < Back to "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging".

 

Step 2. Preview the Data

When the detection is done, you'll see a window pop up like this, showing everything about the Android phone on the main interface.

 

Step 3. Transfer Data from Mac to Android

Select the "Photos" category and "Phone Gallery" on the left column. The specific photos will be displayed on the right panel. Then you can check the items you want to transfer to your Android phone and click the "Add" button on the menu.

Other data like apps, contacts, SMS and Books can be transferred between Android and Mac.

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