When you connect an HTC phone, or any Android device for that matter, it doesn’t show up in Finder on Mac. You have to use a mounting or syncing software to transfer files from your phone to the computer.
There are many apps you can use to connect an HTC phone to a Mac. In this article, we’ve curated a list of apps that have a simple user experience and make it incredibly convenient to connect the two devices.
MacDroid is a file transfer app for macOS that’s compatible with all Android phones. You can use it to make your HTC connect to Mac via a USB cable. The app doesn’t have a built-in file browser and makes use of the Finder app on macOS, making it extremely easy to navigate through your phone’s files on the computer.
With MacDroid, you can sync HTC with Mac and then edit files without even copying them from the phone. Anything you can do on Finder, you’ll be able to do after connecting your phone via MacDroid, including batch renaming, compression software, and backup tools.
This app is incredibly easy to use, and it doesn’t require any companion apps. With MacDroid, you can even edit files without having to copy them from the phone. Any utility that works in Finder will work on the mounted device, including batch renamers, compression software, backup tools, and such.
As mentioned above, the MacDroid app works with all Android devices. Below, we’ve compiled a list of some of the HTC phones you can use with the app:
Syncing applications tend to be better than ones that only offer the option to move and copy files to Mac, because they transfer data between devices automatically. This is especially useful if you have folders that are constantly being updated, such as ones that contain music or photos.
SyncMate is one such application that’s designed to help you sync folders between Android and macOS, both wirelessly and over USB. It’s compatible with most HTC phones as long as they’re running Android 4.0+.
While it’s different from other mounters and file browsers, you’ll find it easy to navigate through its features thanks to its user-friendly and customizable interface.
Android File Transfer is another great file manager that helps connect Android phones and tablets to Mac. While it’s maintained by Google, there are some drawbacks to using it. For example, it’s not integrated with Finder and you may find its user interface a bit clunky. Moreover, it doesn’t have automatic syncing or backup functionalities.
Another problem is that it doesn’t receive updates on a regular basis, which means it won’t be as efficient as other apps.
With that being said, it’s completely free so it’s not a bad option if you’re in a hurry and want to send HTC photos to Mac or other files that aren’t too large in size.
Dr.Fone is a toolkit of expensive applications by Wondershare. Notably, each app only fulfills one function and is sold separately. Prices of each feature range from $15 to $40 annually, which is incredibly high, considering there are cheaper alternatives out there, which you can buy permanently.
Using this app, you can connect HTC to computers running macOS, iOS, and Windows. Moreover, it provides several features including automated backups. You can also use it to back up your messages history. It gives you the option to select entire file categories (such as images, music, etc) instead of having to select each file manually.
On macOS, it’s possible to mount certain HTC phone models as a virtual drive after turning on USB debugging. Unfortunately, there’s no guarantee that it’ll work and you may not always be able to connect HTC to Mac with this method.
There’s a good chance you’ll have no choice but to use the apps we’ve mentioned above.
HTC Sync Manager is a free syncing application developed by HTC Corporation. Until 2020, it was the primary solution for HTC file transfers for Mac, but it’s now considered outdated because it no longer receives updates. The company itself now advises users not to download the app because using it could lead to sync errors or data loss. In fact, it was pulled from official channels such as the Google Play Store in 2020.
With this HTC software for Mac, you can manage all your data and easily sync it to your computer. You could still run it on your computer, but we recommend sticking to the other apps we’ve mentioned in this article.
You may not be able to fix it using the official macOS app for HTC phones, the HTC Sync Manager, since it hasn’t received any updates since 2020. The best way to sync your phone with your computer is to use one of the apps we’ve mentioned above such as MacDroid or Android File Transfer.
SyncMate is another great alternative. If you want a wireless solution, we recommend Dropbox or Google Drive. With these methods, you won’t even need a USB cable and you can easily sync your phone’s data across multiple devices.
Uninstalling HTC Sync Manager from Mac is a straightforward process that involves the same steps as removing any other app.
Here’s how you can get rid of it: