Okay guys, this time Digimanx want to share with you a trick about Android file transfer to Mac and PC using a free software, wirelessly or trough usb. As you know in order to send data from Android to Mac or PC trough Wifi or usb you will need an App.
Unfortunately most of these app/software are paid software, which mean you need to buy the license to use them. The good news, there is a free software that can help you to transfer data form Android to Mac/PC wirelessly or trough usb made easy, and most importantly is free!
Even a free software is good enough for connect Android to Mac or PC so you can transfer your data. Of course, paid app/software have “plus” feature and have more good looking UI (user Interface)
But here we gonna find the function first right? So! let’s find out!
How to Android file transfer to Mac and PC using free software
First you need to download the App called HandShaker, make sure you choose the version for Mac or for Windows PC. You can download the App here http://www.smartisan.com/en/apps/handshaker
If you are Mac user you can download it directly from App Store, just search for HandShaker.
How to use HandShaker to transfer data from Android to computers or the opposite transfer from computers to Android device.
But, before you can transfer data from Android to Mac and Windows, you need to setting your Android phone to enable transfer file via usb (PTP).
First thing you need to do is to enable developer option. To do that, go to Settings > About device > Build number. Tap the Build number seven times. Once you done, when you go back to Settings page you’ll see the Developer Option there. Now we ready go to the next step.
Setting Android for File transfer via PTP
To setting your Android device, In Settings page go to > General > Developer Option.
Then turn on Developer option, after Developer option Turn on Debugging option check mark the USB debugging (Debug mode when USB is connected) see screenshot below.
How to transfer file from Android to Mac/PC Using HandShaker
Next step! download the Handshaker App and install it on your computer. Before you open the App make sure you connect your Android phone via usb to computer.
If you wanna connect trough wifi make sure both device connected on the same network. But it’s not recommended, it’s very slow process. The fastest way is to transfer via USB.
Okay! when Hand shaker app opened it will scan the connected device via USB. You’ll see your Android phone in HandShaker app interface. Click, Connect!
Now, when your Android device is connected tap to choose “Send images via (PTP) send images from phone when MPT unavailable” if you are connected via USB.
After it’s connected you will get a pop up message ask you to allow/trust your computer to connect to your Android device. Just click “Always” so you will not see this message again in the future.
Once again you’ll get the pop up message asking you to install HandShaker app on your Android device. Tap “View” to download the apk file, and select to download it from your favorite browser.
After download finish install the app.
[Note!] you may get a warning that the apps could harm your phone etc etc. Don’t worry it save, it’s because the app wasn’t launched on Google play store.
When Install the app finish, open it. And tap “Connect” button. Now, take look at HandShaker Interface at your computer, you will see all your files from your Android phone.
To Transfer file from Android to Mac or PC, simply click on the file you want to transfer and on HandShaker Menu click on File > Export.
And to Import file from computer click on Menu > File > Import see screenshot below.
And that’s it! Simple and free 🙂
However if you like a better App to do the same job but with a better interface, speed etc. Our recommendation App is Wondershare TunesGo.
You may need to know that we not affiliated with HandShaker App. But its most legit free app for Android file transfer to Mac and Windows PC.