How do I transfer photos from Android to Mac?

Olga Weis

Thanks to multiple hardware vendors supporting the Android platform, the market nowadays offers a large variety of devices running this OS. Android smartphones, tablets and other computing gadgets are extremely popular even among those who own Macs and MacBooks. Although technology companies try their best, the issue of making different OS talk to each other seems to be less pressing now. Users are figuring out how to sync Android with Mac and various ways to transfer files from Android to Mac.

If you wonder how to connect Android phone to computer or which Android file manager Mac owners could make use of, read on.

Transfer photos from Android

There is Image capture, a utility bundled with OS X, it allows you to do Android data transfer. Another helpful utility for Android file sharing is Android File Transfer.

If you prefer Android USB file transfer, we suggest going for Commander One. The application developed by Eltima Software is a very decent Android file transfer alternative. Let us have a closer look at it. Commander One is basically a file management solution for Mac, apart from allowing you to copy, move, delete, rename files it also helps you to transfer photos and other files from Android to Mac.

Here is how it works:

  1. Connect Android to Mac using USB cable – the device being connected should be in MTP mode.
  2. On connecting Android to Mac Commander One will automatically detect the device. You can access it as a mounted drive right away.
  3. Now you can do Android Mac sync - copy any of your files from Mac to Android and back, you can even transfer files between Android devices. Thanks to the app’s dual pane interface, you can simply drag-and-drop your files from one folder to another.

This Android file manager app is compatible with Mac OS X 10.10 and later versions. It is really compact – all it requires is 19.23 Mb of your hard disk space. Make sure to download the latest version.

Commander One

Requirements: OS X 10.10+ , 13.1Mb free space
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