Have you ever wondered if you can sync some information between your Android phone and your Mac? Well, you are not alone out there, as it seems that a lot of Mac users are asking the same question. In reality, Apple doesn’t want you to get your files from your Mac to Android smartphone, but with some simple tricks, you can easily sync information between the two.
In this step-by-step guide, we will walk you through the steps to sync between Android phone and Mac. Before we proceed, make sure that you are running Android 5.0 or newer and a modern version of macOS.
Using Google’s services is the best option when it comes to syncing information between Android phone and Mac. If this is the first time you are using Google’s services on your Mac, you can start with Gmail. With a Gmail account, you have access to a number of Google’s services like Google Chrome, Google Drive, Photos and Google Play Store. This allows you to sync a lot of things including mails, photos, videos and bookmarks with Apple Mac.
Steps to sync between Android smartphone and Mac
Web browsing history and bookmarks
If you now use Google Chrome as your default web browser on your Android smartphone, you can easily transfer all browsing history and bookmarks to your Mac. Specifically, Google Chrome will save and sync things like your history, passwords and bookmarks to your Google account, so you can access them on any device including a Mac. All you need to do is to sign in to Chrome on your Mac with the same Google account and you will find all your information there.
In Android, you can easily sync all your contacts with Gmail account. This not only protects your contacts from file corruption while rooting or update the firmware of your phone, but also allows you to move them to a Mac. You simply need to open the Contacts app on your Mac, select Add Account and sign into your Gmail account to complete the task.
Syncing your calendar from the Calendar app on your Android to your Mac is pretty simple. First, you need to open the Calendar app on your Mac. After that, click Calendar from the taskbar and hit Add Account. Once you are in, select Google, hit Continue and sign in to your Gmail account.
If you want to move your media files from your Android to your Mac, Google Drive is here to help. First, you need to download and install Google Drive on both Android and Mac. After that, upload all your audio files on your Android phone to Google Drive. Once you are done, head to your Mac, open Google Drive and you will see those media files there.
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