Want to connect your HTC Sensation (or other HTC phones) to Mac? Well, it is easy to connect HTC devices to Windows computers, but to connect HTC to Mac, things turn out to be a little tricky. This article will show you how to sync HTC to Mac (El Capitan included) step by step.
To hook up HTC Evo, HTC Sensation, HTC Flyer, HTC Vivid, HTC Desire etc. or other Android devices with your Mac, multiple steps are required:
Note: To connect HTC to Mac (EL Capitan, Yosemite, Mountain Lion, Lion included) with the method in this article, you can sync files such as music, movies, photos, etc. between your HTC and Mac including HTC to iTunes, HTC to iPad.
How to Sync HTC to Mac OS X
To make things simple when connect HTC to Mac, you can use iSkysoft Phone Transfer for Mac. This application can not only work well on phone to phone data transfer, but also can help you to transfer HTC files to Mac for backup. With it, you can transfer files including contacts, messages, photos, videos and music in just 1 click. (For Windows PC users, you can use iSkysoft Phone Transfer for Windows.)
More features of phone transfer:
- 1 click transfer data from phone to phone across 3500+ devices.
- Sync contacts, photos, music, videos and more between phones and Mac.
- Bakcup phone files from your Mac with original quality.
- Restore phone data from backups like iTunes and iCloud.
- Erase phone data to secure personal inforamtion.
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Steps to Sync HTC Files to Mac with iSkysoft Phone Transfer
Step 1. Launch the phone transfer
First download and install the phone transfer to your Mac. And launch the program. In the main interface, click the "Back Up Your Phone" tab to go to the backup mode.
Step 2. Connect HTC phone to Mac
Then use a USB cable to connect your HTC phone to your Mac. You will get your phone with phone data details present on the program interface.
Tips: Connect Your HTC to Mac Directly
You can also directly connect HTC to Mac, but you only can mount your HTC as a disk drive on Mac.
Step 2. Click the "Development"
Here you need to tick the three items: USB debugging, Stay awake, Allow mock location, or you will be unable to copy your files on the SD card to Mac (Snow Leopard included).
Step 3. Click "USB connected", and select the "USB debugging connected:" and then click "Mount"
Note: Some HTC phones like HTC Sensation here may present you a notice like this:
"Allow USB debugging?
USB debugging is intended for development purposes only. It can be used to copy data between your computer and your device, install applications on your device without notification, and read log data."
Then you connect your HTC to the Mac, the phone will be showed "USB connected" on the top. BTW, some types of HTC may work in other ways, for example, once you connected your HTC Sensation to Mac, you will be asked to choose your connection type between "Charge only" or "Disk Drive". Here Disk Drive is recommended.
Now the HTC phone is successfully connected to Mac and you can freely manage your files on HTC Evo, HTC Sensation, HTC Flyer, HTC Vivid, HTC Desire etc. on Mac (also on MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac).
Besides, you can go to HTC to iTunes for more information about playing the files on Mac.
Note: Once you connected your HTC to Mac, please make sure the "USB Storage" is on. If not, slide down the notification panel and turn on it.