Android File Transfer and MacTips


  1. justgrant2009

    justgrant2009 Member

    Just a tip for anyone out there who is having the same problems I was having.

    I have the Galaxy Note LTE from AT&T, and I work on a Mac. I had been told that Android doesn't play nice with OSX and that to trade files I would have to download Android File Transfer.

    I did so, thinking that once I did, I would have an easy time swapping my files back and forth.

    That was wrong, so very wrong.

    I started up AFT and plugged in my phone and AFT told me to either reconnect the phone or reboot and try again. No matter how much I did either of these actions, it still refused to connect to the phone.

    Eventually I tried going in and turning off USB debugging (Settings>Wireless&Network>USB utilities>) and then chose Connect Storage to PC.

    Perfect! I did that and it connected to my Mac like a gem. No AFT necessary, it just mounted the phone like external media. It showed both the phone and the sd card I had inside it.

    I am fairly new to the Android Community, but if you have questions, I promise to do my best to answer them, or I'll help you find somebody here who can.

    Best of luck to you all!
    Happy Droiding!

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  2. ndwgolf

    ndwgolf Well-Known Member

    I have a Galaxy Note LTE too but under settings>Wireless & Networks I do not have USB Utilities
    Any help would be much appreciated
  3. jjohnson1

    jjohnson1 Active Member

    It depends on which OS you are running. It should be under Settings>Development.
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