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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mattsd, Dec 21, 2013.

  1. mattsd

    mattsd Member
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    Any advice for those of us with macs as to what software is best to transfer data/ backup our phones etc. on our computers?
     


  2. saptech

    saptech Android Expert

    Plugging the USB cable into the Mac doesn't get recognize? If not, maybe there are some drivers for it. You can always use the cloud to transfer files.
     
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  3. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique

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  4. LFC958

    LFC958 Newbie

    I have a macbook Air - & have used Airdroid from the play store to transfer files between the Mac & all my previous Android devices, been using this off & on now for about 3 years.

    I would recommend the free lite version if you only use occasionally, or the paid version for a heavy user.
     
  5. Nicole S

    Nicole S Newbie

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  6. saptech

    saptech Android Expert

    I'm surprised the Mac is not picking it up with only the USB cable. Linux does without anything special. But at work, using Win 7, I had to install the drivers.
     
  7. DirtyDee

    DirtyDee Android Expert

    I could have sworn Mac used a Unix system it should just work
     
  8. balders

    balders Well-Known Member

  9. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    Ubuntu didn't do it before 13.04, you needed to use Mint before that, and before that, you had to install the pieces by hand.

    MTP, media transport protocol, is the problem, it's a Microsoft protocol, and forced on everyone with Android for a while now.

    So, as mentioned above - Android File Transfer, Airdroid, iSyncr, an ftp server on the G (several free in the Play Store), or use Dropbox or Google Drive to sync files.
     
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  10. saptech

    saptech Android Expert

    Ok, I didn't know that. Even though I have an '05 Mini Mac, I have all the USB plugs taken for other accessories that I haven't tried my phone.

    Mageia 3 picks it up without issues.

    Thnx.
     
  11. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    Yep, no drivers required but MTP support needs to be added - or just use networking. :)
     

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