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Send files from Android to Mac wirelessly

Transfer photos from Android to Mac wirelessly

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I'm sure, like most of us, you store a lot of photos on your Android device. Many of us never bother to backup our photos or transfer them to our PC or Mac - but there are several reasons why you should. If your phone is lost or stolen, or if you accidentally delete images, they’re gone forever. It turns out that transferring photos from Android to Mac isn’t that difficult, and there are tools that can help you to make the process even easier, like SyncMate. With SyncMate you can transfer all your photos and videos to Mac - and we’re going to show you how.

1. What is SyncMate and how does it work?

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Requirements: macOS 10.13+. 60.62MB free space. Version 8.8.539. (18 Jun, 2024). 4.5 Rank based on 795+ users, Reviews(476)
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SyncMate is a powerful sync tool that will keep data on your Mac in sync with your Android device. Doesn’t matter which model of tablet or phone you own, if it runs Android 5.x-10.x SyncMate will perform file sync Mac via Android to Mac file transfer WiFi.

Find the detailed guides further in our article.

SyncMate offers rather wide range of what it can sync between Mac and Android: personal data like contacts and calendars can be synced with Free edition; to sync music, images, videos, folders with files, bookmarks and other data you will need to upgrade to Expert edition.


2. Android to Mac file transfer WiFi in details

How to transfer photos from Android to Mac wirelessly with SyncMate:

  1. To get started, you’ll need to download SyncMate Free Edition. Once it’s installed on your Mac, launch the program.
  2. You should see the main window. Click “Add New” in the left menu and select your Android device from the list, then connect it to your Mac.
  3. Click the “+” button in the top panel and check the plugins list. From here, you can choose which data to sync and also set your sync parameters - for now, we’ll be syncing your Android device with Mac wirelessly.

  4. Some plugins (like Contacts) are available in SyncMate Free Edition, and some require upgrade to Expert Edition.
  5. You’ll need to upgrade to the Expert Edition to transfer photos from Android to Mac wirelessly, and you can do this from the parameters menu.
  6. Once you’ve upgraded and set your parameters, just click “Sync” to start the sync process, and all your photos will be synced wirelessly between your Android device and your Mac.

Note that SyncMate can perform an Android to Mac file transfer WiFi and vice versa, a Mac to Android file transfer WiFi.

3. Transfer photos from Android to Mac wirelessly via Bluetooth

How about if you want to transfer photos from Android to Mac via Bluetooth? Just follow our handy step-by-step guide to send files from Android to Mac:

  1. Download the Free Edition of SyncMate and install it on your Mac.
  2. Make sure your Android device is turned on and unlocked, and that Bluetooth is enabled.
  3. Launch the program and click “Add New” from the left pane. Select your Android device from the list of devices, then connect it to your Mac.
  4. In the top panel, click the “+” button. From the plugins list you’ll be able to select which data to sync, if you don’t want to sync everything. You can also adjust your sync parameters - we want to set our Android device to sync via Bluetooth.
  5. To transfer pictures from Android to Mac you’ll need to upgrade to the Expert Edition of SyncMate.
  6. Once you’ve set your parameters, click “Sync” and your sync should start automatically. It’s that simple!

  7. SyncMate will show progress bar while sync process goes on.

4. Other solutions for sending photos from Android to Mac

Of course, SyncMate is not the only solution to transfer photos from Android to Mac. There are other ways to do this too, but it’s important to note that you’ll need to know what you’re doing in order to send files from Android to Mac manually. You could connect your Android to your Mac via USB to transfer files - although you’ll need software such as Android File Transfer to do this. Another popular method is to use an SD card in your phone to store your photos. You can then take the SD card out, pop it in your Mac and transfer your photos from it manually, but be careful not to accidentally delete anything! You could even use Cloud sync to sync your photos on your Android device with your Cloud storage, such as Google Drive or Dropbox. Again, there’s the risk of accidental deletion or data loss when using this method, so do be careful.

Final thoughts on wireless photo transfer from Android to Mac

As you can see, there are lots of ways to sync Android device with Mac - but not all of them are simple. If you’re manually transferring photos to your Mac using an SD card or Cloud storage, you’ll need to be careful you don’t accidentally delete any files - and there is also the risk of data corruption. The simplest method - particularly for beginners - is to use a professional tool like SyncMate, which lets you set up your parameters then takes care of the whole syncing process for you.

5. FAQs

There are a number of ways to transfer photos from Android to Mac: via USB cable or wirelessly (via Bluetooth or via WiFi). However the simplest way is to use professional software like SyncMate, which takes care of the whole transfer process.
The easiest way to connect your Android phone to your Mac wirelessly is to use SyncMate. All you need to do is ensure wireless connectivity is enabled on your Android device, then download, install, and launch SyncMate. Then just follow our step-by-step guide for Mac Android file transfer, above.
You can easily connect your Android phone or tablet to your Macbook using Android file transfer or a professional tool like SyncMate. There are just a few steps to follow to connect your device via Wireless connectivity or Bluetooth - and then you can send files from Android to Mac.
The easiest way to get your Mac to recognize your Android phone is to use SyncMate, e.g. for connecting Pixel to Mac. Just choose whether you want to connect wirelessly or via Bluetooth, ensure connectivity is enabled on your device, then launch SyncMate and follow the relevant step-by-step guide above. The software should automatically recognize your Android phone if Bluetooth or wireless connectivity is enabled.

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