Top Five File Transfer for Mac - Transfer Between Mobile Device and Mac Computer

By Alice Yang to iOS Tips | Last Updated on Dec 7, 2018

Need to transfer files on Mac but not fascinated by any tech stuff? It's OK. We list most-wanted easy file transfer for Mac here, offering you drag-n-drop way to transfer media file between Mac and iOS Android devices at extremely fast speed, including images, videos, movies, music, playlists and more.

"Most of my files are on my old MacBook Air. I would like to transfer some music and videos from MacBook to iPhone. Could someone help me with the easiest method. I am not that computer savvy. I have always had issues managing my files efficiently." Just look at the simplest file transfer on Mac below and you'll find it's an effortless process to move files on Mac.

Easiest-to-use File Transfer Software for Mac

MacX MediaTrans gives the easiest way to transfer files between iPhone iPad mobile devices and MacBook Air/Pro/iMac 4K 5K, like video file , movies, 4K clips, pictures, music and more media files syncing.

  • Photo
  • Music
  • Video
  • iBook
  • Ringtone
  • Flash Drive

The Easiest and Fastest File Transfer for Mac - No Size Limits

MacX MediaTrans offers a straight-forward way to transfer files on Mac to iPhone iPad mobile devices, which is suitable for both beginners and experienced users. It can move files from/to MacBook Air/Pro/iMac in a lighting speed -100 4K photos transfer only takes 8 secs. The iOS file syncing tool on Mac lets you transfer files on Mac like 4K movies, videos, photos, ringtones, in batch with no size limits.

How to Transfer iOS Data to Mac (Vice Versa) at Speed

Before we go, download MacX MediaTrans on computer and run it. We take how to transfer iPhone video files on Mac as an example. The data transfer for Mac now fully supports macOS Sierra.

Step 1: Connect iPhone to Mac with USB cable, and turn off iTunes auto sync in case of data loss.

Step 2: You have access to "Video", "Photo Transfer", "Music Manager" and "Flash Drive" in this step. Click "Video" icon to export/import video file to iPhone on Mac.

Step 3: Select video, or TV Show, movies, music video, recorded video, to transfer. Hit "Sync" button to transfer video file from Mac to iPhone, or "Export" to get video file off iPhone on Mac.

Tips: the iOS data transfer for Mac has ability to convert video file. If there's popping up message saying "unsupported formats", just click convert icon below and change the video format to iPhone supported ones.

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The easy-to-use program also serves as an iOS file manager for Mac, enabling you to organize pictures/videos/music, batch delete songs videos etc. file, edit music playlists, backup mobile devices data to computer and more.

iFunBox for Mac

It is iOS file transfer for Mac, allowing you to move file on Mac from or to iPhone iPad iPod, with data options of video, music and photo. iFunBox for Mac lets you import/export file from iOS devices to Mac in batch, and use iPhone as USB drive for later faster file copy to Mac. As for jailbreak iPhone iPad iPod, it can dig into the root file.

If you are looking for a well-designed interface iOS transferring application, iFunBox is a bit disappointing. Also if you hate ads, you'd better switch to others as the data transfer for Mac is ads supported.

iOS file transfer for Mac

Android File Transfer

Android File Transfer is able to move files on Mac from/to devices with Android 3.0 or later via USB cable. It can run on Mac OS X 10.5 and up. You can utilize it on MacOS to copy files folders, including music, videos, photos, documents, between computer and Android by simply tapping Transfer files (MTP) and then dragging files.

The maximum file size accepted by the program is only 4GB, which is embarrassing particularly when you are transferring 4K video file on Mac. Luckily, there's other hassle-free way to transfer 4K video from iPhone mobile devices to Mac. Errors like Android File Transfer won't connect to Galaxy S7 or other Android devices are reported from time to time.

Android file transfer for Mac

Droid NAS

Droid NAS is a free Mac data transfer application for Android devices. It works with file syncing on Mac wirelessly, covering data from SD card, photos, music, downloads and camera. To move files on Mac from/to Android devices, make sure that your phone and computer are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Most of the time, it transfers files on Mac quickly.

Droid NAS probably won't work on the latest Mac OS El Capitan and macOS Sierra, giving error message, "The version of the server you are trying to connect to is not supported."

free file transfer for Android on mac

Most User-Friendly File Manager & Transfer for Mac

MacX MediaTrans enables you to transfer and manage files on Mac in the simplest way, like media data, videos, movies, music, ringtones, 4K live photos, wallpapers and more.

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