- Mar 18, 2013
Any advice for those of us with macs as to what software is best to transfer data/ backup our phones etc. on our computers?
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.
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.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.