HTC phones, tablets, and Android devices in general won’t show up in Finder if they’re plugged into a Mac. In order to connect HTC to computers running macOS, you’ll need to use mounting or syncing software. There’s lots to choose from. This article lists apps with the best user experience - as you’ll find out, some tools are more convenient than others.
MacDroid is a file transfer application. It’s compatible with many Android devices, so it will probably make your HTC M8 connect to Mac. Rather than having its own built-in file browser, MacDroid uses Finder. It turns connected phones and tablets into storage devices, which you can interact with like you would with a USB stick or an expansion drive.
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.
Syncing software has an advantage over simple file transfer apps, since it can transfer all the necessary files automatically. It’s particularly useful if you have a photo or music folder that is constantly being updated.SyncMate is an app that lets you sync folders between Android and macOS, both wirelessly and over USB. It supports most HTC devices and any Android version above 5.x. It’s different from most Android mounters and browsers, but still simple to use and highly customizable.
Android File Transfer is a tool maintained by Google that helps connect Android phones and tablets to Mac. It’s not very convenient, since it’s not integrated with Finder, and its own interface is clunky. Also, AFT doesn’t provide any automatic syncing or backup functionality.
There’s one advantage, though: Android File Transfer is always up-to-date, and it works on the broadest range of devices, compared to other tools. If any of the previous solutions failed for you, there’s a chance that AFT could work. If it doesn’t, something is probably wrong with the phone’s USB port.
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The app can connect HTC devices to macOS, iOS, and Windows, with automated backups and other batch features. Message history can also be backed up. Instead of selecting files manually, entire file categories can be copied at once, such as images, music, etc.
Certain models of HTC phones could be mounted on macOS as a virtual drive, if the debug mode was enabled. You can still try this method to connect HTC M8 to Mac, but there are no guarantees that it will work. More likely, you’ll have to resort to the apps we’ve mentioned above.
HTC Sync Manager is difficult to remove because it autostarts. Follow these steps to get rid of it:
And that’s it!