How to copy files to the Google Pixel phone

Olga Weis

Google is finally making phones – and good ones, we must say – we are talking about Google Pixel phone and its bigger brother Pixel XL. Ever since these phone were introduced, they are branded as ‘high-end Android phones for those who are looking for alternatives to Samsung and iPhones’. The advantages offered by Pixel phone by Google are plenty – the processor performance, storage options, new split-screen mode, notification tacking, battery life, etc. – and it is no wonder that a lot of iOS fans decided to give it a try. However majority of them aren’t really sure how to do Google Pixel transfer, i.e. what does one have to do to make a Pixel phone talk to their macOS. How to connect Android to Mac? Well, do not worry – it is doable and it is not as difficult as it seems to be.

Сopy files to Google Pixel

Let us have a closer look at a couple of ways to do it

One of them is using Android File Transfer for Mac. This application as its name suggests enables transferring files to/ from a device that runs Android OS. Download and install the app, connect your phone to Mac. Now once you launch the app, it becomes an Android file manager app – the contents of the connected phone are displayed there. Locate a folder with required files and drag-and-drop files to your Mac.

iTunes is handy if you need to put music on Google Pixel – connect the phone to Mac, find relevant music folders in iTunes directory and drag them over to your Pixel phone.

Also, there is Commander One, a third party solution that can work as a Google Pixel file manager. This Android file transfer alternative enables copying and moving files from Pixel phone to Mac and the other way round. Here is how you do it – download the application on your Mac, install and launch it, now connect your phone to Mac using a USB cable. The contents of the phone will be displayed in one of the panes in the app’s window – it features a convenient dual pane interface. Now all you have to do is to drag-and-drop files from one location to another - as easy as it gets.

Commander One and Pixel phone

The good thing about Commander One is that apart from allowing you to access Android from Mac, it does a lot of other things. Essentially a file management solution it enables you to work with archived data, locate computers and devices in the network, search files and folders, mount cloud storage services and much more.

Commander One

Requirements: OS X 10.10+ , 13.1Mb free space
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