1. janson123's Avatar
    I've tried android file transfer, kies, smart switch, and none of them work for me. I'm not really sure what to do. My phone acts like it is going to connect to AFT, but it ultimately fails. It will say no android device found, can't connect to android device, etc. But very rarely it will actually connect correctly, but after 20 seconds it will disconnect without me doing anything. While my phone is connected to my mac AFT continuously tries to connect to the phone, the app keeps opening after I exit it (after it fails).

    I've tried connecting to two different macs, and both of them have the issue with my phone. My phone does successfully charge with usb, so that is working. It just isn't being correctly connected for transfer, and whatever else. Oh yeah I've tried switching between camera and mtp or whatever it is called, and that didn't work either. I am wanting to develop android applications, so being able to test them on my phone is a must. I would greatly prefer that over the emulator.


    Any suggestions?
    06-05-2015 01:29 PM
  2. itguyjax8430's Avatar
    I've tried android file transfer, kies, smart switch, and none of them work for me. I'm not really sure what to do. My phone acts like it is going to connect to AFT, but it ultimately fails. It will say no android device found, can't connect to android device, etc. But very rarely it will actually connect correctly, but after 20 seconds it will disconnect without me doing anything. While my phone is connected to my mac AFT continuously tries to connect to the phone, the app keeps opening after I exit it (after it fails).

    I've tried connecting to two different macs, and both of them have the issue with my phone. My phone does successfully charge with usb, so that is working. It just isn't being correctly connected for transfer, and whatever else. Oh yeah I've tried switching between camera and mtp or whatever it is called, and that didn't work either. I am wanting to develop android applications, so being able to test them on my phone is a must. I would greatly prefer that over the emulator.


    Any suggestions?
    Welcome to Android Central!

    Try unlocking your developer options and turning on USB debugging. See if your MAC connects to it then.

    Go to settings, about phone, tap on the build number 5 or 6 times or until it says developer options unlocked. Go out to settings and you should see the options. Go in and put a check in USB debugging.
    06-09-2015 06:53 AM
  3. Jannell Trobec's Avatar
    I have downloaded both Android File Transfer and Smart Switch, and after turning on debugging and unlocking developer options, I still cannot get my macbook to recognize my Samsung Note 5. I have tried 2 different Samsung cables in 2 different usb ports and still nothing. All I want to do is transfer my photos off my Samsung to my Macbook. It seems like it shouldn't be this hard. Help! Does anyone have any suggestions?
    05-09-2016 08:52 AM
  4. lucianus_luciferus's Avatar
    get the airdroid app on your phone and follow the steps. easy
    05-09-2016 03:17 PM
  5. SamTGuelph's Avatar
    Which Android app?... your reply says get the Android app.
    11-09-2016 04:41 PM
  6. Gary_Berg's Avatar
    His reply said A I R droid. It is a network transfer app, runs on your phone and then you use a browser on your computer.
    11-09-2016 09:24 PM
  7. Beenthere Donethat1's Avatar
    Heck, if you just want to get photos off your phone if they're too big to email, just get an app, like Send Anywhere.
    01-08-2017 08:07 PM
  8. Wayno25265's Avatar
    I've tried android file transfer, kies, smart switch, and none of them work for me. I'm not really sure what to do. My phone acts like it is going to connect to AFT, but it ultimately fails. It will say no android device found, can't connect to android device, etc. But very rarely it will actually connect correctly, but after 20 seconds it will disconnect without me doing anything. While my phone is connected to my mac AFT continuously tries to connect to the phone, the app keeps opening after I exit it (after it fails).

    I've tried connecting to two different macs, and both of them have the issue with my phone. My phone does successfully charge with usb, so that is working. It just isn't being correctly connected for transfer, and whatever else. Oh yeah I've tried switching between camera and mtp or whatever it is called, and that didn't work either. I am wanting to develop android applications, so being able to test them on my phone is a must. I would greatly prefer that over the emulator.


    Any suggestions?
    Hey Mate,

    TRY THIS!!!!

    1.Go to "SETTINGS"
    2.Go to "ABOUT PHONE" and tap on it
    3.Then go "SOFTWARE INFORMATION"
    4.look for "Build number" tap on it 5 or 6 times till you have activated "developer option"
    5.go back to main settings and the "developer options" will be visible under "about Phone" and tap on it.
    6.scroll down till "debugging" and toggle the "USB debugging" so that it is on

    and then reconnect phone and go on to "Smart Switch" and it should detect your phone.
    commander_fox likes this.
    06-14-2018 07:35 AM
  9. sqlrookie711's Avatar
    THANKS Wayno25265!! It worked for me!
    07-31-2018 06:13 AM
  10. ambati's Avatar
    Hey Mate,

    TRY THIS!!!!

    1.Go to "SETTINGS"
    2.Go to "ABOUT PHONE" and tap on it
    3.Then go "SOFTWARE INFORMATION"
    4.look for "Build number" tap on it 5 or 6 times till you have activated "developer option"
    5.go back to main settings and the "developer options" will be visible under "about Phone" and tap on it.
    6.scroll down till "debugging" and toggle the "USB debugging" so that it is on

    and then reconnect phone and go on to "Smart Switch" and it should detect your phone.

    Thanks a lot this worked for me, I tried all option posts on google but no use , I tried this and it worked, very easy and useful
    09-05-2018 02:09 AM
  11. commander_fox's Avatar
    hey mate,

    try this!!!!

    1.go to "settings"
    2.go to "about phone" and tap on it
    3.then go "software information"
    4.look for "build number" tap on it 5 or 6 times till you have activated "developer option"
    5.go back to main settings and the "developer options" will be visible under "about phone" and tap on it.
    6.scroll down till "debugging" and toggle the "usb debugging" so that it is on

    and then reconnect phone and go on to "smart switch" and it should detect your phone.
    you are the man!!!
    09-06-2018 09:12 PM
  12. Nicko28's Avatar
    I've tried android file transfer, kies, smart switch, and none of them work for me. I'm not really sure what to do. My phone acts like it is going to connect to AFT, but it ultimately fails. It will say no android device found, can't connect to android device, etc. But very rarely it will actually connect correctly, but after 20 seconds it will disconnect without me doing anything. While my phone is connected to my mac AFT continuously tries to connect to the phone, the app keeps opening after I exit it (after it fails).

    I've tried connecting to two different macs, and both of them have the issue with my phone. My phone does successfully charge with usb, so that is working. It just isn't being correctly connected for transfer, and whatever else. Oh yeah I've tried switching between camera and mtp or whatever it is called, and that didn't work either. I am wanting to develop android applications, so being able to test them on my phone is a must. I would greatly prefer that over the emulator.


    Any suggestions?
    After point 4 it asks me for a PIN?!!
    09-12-2018 06:43 AM
  13. TNV 2012's Avatar
    Hey Mate,

    TRY THIS!!!!

    1.Go to "SETTINGS"
    2.Go to "ABOUT PHONE" and tap on it
    3.Then go "SOFTWARE INFORMATION"
    4.look for "Build number" tap on it 5 or 6 times till you have activated "developer option"
    5.go back to main settings and the "developer options" will be visible under "about Phone" and tap on it.
    6.scroll down till "debugging" and toggle the "USB debugging" so that it is on

    and then reconnect phone and go on to "Smart Switch" and it should detect your phone.



    I tried this and it still isnt working. No matter what I do I cannot get it to work
    10-29-2018 12:16 PM
  14. Acudoc's Avatar
    I tried this and it still isnt working. No matter what I do I cannot get it to work
    Try uninstalling Samsung Smart Switch from your Mac. I got a message saying AFT may not work with Smart Switch. I had already debugged and file transfer still didn't work. After the uninstall, file transfer with AFT went perfectly.

    Hope it helps.
    12-02-2018 03:01 PM
  15. WindyWeather's Avatar
    I have downloaded both Android File Transfer and Smart Switch, and after turning on debugging and unlocking developer options, I still cannot get my macbook to recognize my Samsung Note 5. I have tried 2 different Samsung cables in 2 different usb ports and still nothing. All I want to do is transfer my photos off my Samsung to my Macbook. It seems like it shouldn't be this hard. Help! Does anyone have any suggestions?
    The only way I've managed to transfer anything is via bluetooth and that takes ages!!!
    01-26-2019 09:48 AM
  16. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! How about something like WiFi File Explorer?
    01-26-2019 04:40 PM

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