1 Reply Latest reply: Dec 23, 2011 11:33 AM by jennifer_g RSS

    Connecting Android Phone to a Mac

      When I connect my phone to my Mac, running OS 10.6.8, I can't find the SD card in the window that is shown as the phone's icon.  Am I missing something?  None of the folders in the window shows up as a disk drive.


      Thanks to any help you can provide.

        • 1. Re: Connecting Android Phone to a Mac



          I don't know what model/OS of Android phone you have, but I did find this information in conjunction with the HTC Amaze, and it should be fairly universal:


          For Macintosh computers running Mac OS X 10.5 or later, you need AndroidFile Transfer to access and transfer files between your Mac and an Androiddevice running Android 3.0 or later.


          To download Android FileTransfer, browse to www.android.com/filetransfer on your Macintosh computer. Click Download Now. When the downloadcompletes, double-click the Android FileTransfer virtual disk on the Mac desktop. In the installer window, drag theAndroid File Transfer character tothe Applications folder icon.


          1. Plug the small end of the USB cable into the USB/chargingport on your phone.
          2. Plug the large end of the USB cable into the USB port ofyour computer.
          3. On your phone, a Choosea connection type message appears.
          4. Tap Disk drive.
          5. Tap Done.
            • Note: Some applications in use may be stopped or may not be available until you disconnect USB storage.
          6. On your computer, double-click Android File Transfer to open it the first time (subsequently it opens automatically).
          7. If prompted, click Open.
          8. On the desktop, double-click the virtual drive icon labeled No Name (unless you previously changed its name) to access the folders and files on your phone’s memory card.
          9. Double-click the memory card’s virtual drive icon to access the memory card’s folders and files.
          10. When you are finished, drag and drop the virtual drive icons into the Trash/Eject.
          11. Disconnect the USB cord from your computer and then from your phone.


          I hope this answers your question,