How To Transfer Files From Galaxy S20 To Mac Using Android File Transfer

Transferring files from galaxy s20 to Mac has never been easy, and that includes all Android devices in General. That’s why Google developed an application dedicated to just help users do that. 

If you’ve tried connecting your Galaxy S20 to your MacBook or any device running Apple’s MacOS X, there’s no way you can copy files from and to your phone. But don’t worry, there’s always something you can do about that.


Before we move on, be sure to have these things ready. 

  • Galaxy S20
  • Mac 
  • USB-C cable 
  • USB-C to USB Adapter
YouTube video

Transferring Files From Galaxy S20 To Mac

Time needed: 6 minutes.

This procedure will be easy and straightforward, although you will have to install an application specially developed by Google for this purpose. With that being said, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Download Android File Transfer (AFT)

    You need to have this application on your Mac so that you can access the files and folders on your Android. You log on to this site:
    transfer files from galaxy s20 to mac aft

  2. Install AFT app

    Double-click on AndroidFileTransfer.dmg to run it and complete the installation. You may drag it to Applications.
    install android file transfer

  3. Connect your galaxy s20 To Mac

    You will be using the USB-C cable, connected to the adapter and the latter, plugged into one of the ports on your Mac.
    connect using usb-c cable adapter

  4. Start transferring files

    Open AFT and then browse the files and folders on your phone. You can then start transferring them to your Mac.
    transfer file from galaxy s20 to mac

The purpose of this post is for  you to be able to transfer files from galaxy s20 to Mac with ease. Most of the users now use their phones to take stunning photos and compile or edit them on their Macs. You can now do so with the help of Android File Transfer app. 

ALSO READ: How to Send Email with Attachment on Galaxy S20

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