1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    I've downloaded android file transfer after researching but it doesn't seem to work because it keeps saying it can''t find my device. I've searched up how to fix it but it only refers to other android devices and not the pixel. Does anyone know how to transfer music onto my pixel through a mac?
    12-23-2017 02:33 AM
  2. cyndie1030's Avatar
    I don't have a Mac but I do have iTunes and use iSyncr app and it has worked on every Android phone I've had to sync playlists from iTunes onto my phones.
    BBook1999 likes this.
    12-23-2017 05:49 AM
  3. klau25's Avatar
    You can upload to Google music. Once it synced it will be on whatever Android device you want. In the Google music app on the phone, you can always download locally to the phone. It's super convenient, upload once. It's forever in the cloud. This actually works on iPhone also. My wife is an ios user and she also uses Google music to sync her music due to Apple limited icloud storage.
    12-23-2017 07:05 AM
  4. rvthof's Avatar
    In Settings -Connections set USB to data transfer
    Rukbat likes this.
    12-23-2017 07:12 AM
  5. toiday's Avatar
    Android File Transfer used to work for me with HTC phones but not working for Pixel. Google hasn't updated the app since Pixel was born.

    I would use Google drive or USB drive as transfer medium.
    12-23-2017 09:53 AM
  6. ca_steve's Avatar
    I don't have a Mac but I do have iTunes and use iSyncr app and it has worked on every Android phone I've had to sync playlists from iTunes onto my phones.
    I use this as well via my PC. JRT Studio has a Mac client as well.
    12-23-2017 10:11 AM
  7. pseudoware's Avatar
    https://www.android.com/filetransfer

    Download/install that. Connect your Pixel to your Mac, then in settings go to Connected Devices - > USB - > Transfer Files. AFT should open a device file directory window. Copy/paste away.
    12-23-2017 05:23 PM
  8. toiday's Avatar
    https://www.android.com/filetransfer

    Download/install that. Connect your Pixel to your Mac, then in settings go to Connected Devices - > USB - > Transfer Files. AFT should open a device file directory window. Copy/paste away.
    Doesn't work for Pixel phone.
    12-23-2017 05:48 PM
  9. pseudoware's Avatar
    Doesn't work for Pixel phone.
    Works with my 2 XL.
    12-23-2017 05:53 PM
  10. toiday's Avatar
    Works with my 2 XL.
    What Mac OS version?
    12-23-2017 05:58 PM
  11. pseudoware's Avatar
    What Mac OS version?
    Yup, on my MBP, High Sierra.
    12-23-2017 06:00 PM
  12. toiday's Avatar
    Yup, on my MBP, High Sierra.
    Is that the new MBP with USB-C? I have the older MBP. I wonder if the USB cable is causing it.
    12-23-2017 06:11 PM
  13. pseudoware's Avatar
    Is that the new MBP with USB-C? I have the older MBP. I wonder if the USB cable is causing it.
    No, 2015 model.
    12-23-2017 06:12 PM
  14. toiday's Avatar
    No, 2015 model.
    Which USB cable do you use?
    12-23-2017 06:16 PM
  15. pseudoware's Avatar
    Which USB cable do you use?
    USB Type C Cable,Snowkids USB C to USB 3.0-6.6 Ft Nylon Braided Cord Fast Charger with Reversible Connector for LG G5 V20,Nexus 6P 5X,MacBook 12",Google Pixel XL,OnePlus 2,Type C USB Devices (Gray) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N40GDF6...cUvbUpU6116330
    12-23-2017 06:20 PM
  16. toiday's Avatar
    USB Type C Cable,Snowkids USB C to USB 3.0-6.6 Ft Nylon Braided Cord Fast Charger with Reversible Connector for LG G5 V20,Nexus 6P 5X,MacBook 12",Google Pixel XL,OnePlus 2,Type C USB Devices (Gray) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N40GDF6...cUvbUpU6116340
    OK. I'll order that cable. Thanks!
    pseudoware likes this.
    12-23-2017 06:25 PM
  17. mikef91's Avatar
    You can upload to Google music. Once it synced it will be on whatever Android device you want. In the Google music app on the phone, you can always download locally to the phone. It's super convenient, upload once. It's forever in the cloud. This actually works on iPhone also. My wife is an ios user and she also uses Google music to sync her music due to Apple limited icloud storage.
    ^ this works best.
    12-24-2017 07:28 AM
  18. N4Newbie's Avatar
    Assuming you have WiFi at home, you can use Airdroid as a convenient way to transfer files (and do all sorts of other cool stuff).

    The free version works fine and you don't need to create and account: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....sand.airdroid
    BBook1999 likes this.
    12-24-2017 07:29 AM
  19. stang6790's Avatar
    I use iSyncr also and it works flawlessly syncing my music with itunes on my PC.
    12-24-2017 08:25 AM

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