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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.)

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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.
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  • 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.

Step 3. Sync HTC to Mac

Now you can check the files you want and click the "Start Copy" to transfer HTC files to your Mac.

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 1. Go to "Setting" and choose "Applications"

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."

Click "OK".

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.

What do I do if I have an HTC Thunder? My phone doesn''t have the same steps as shown above (i.e. no "Development" option to choose). thanx...
Dear Adam, Bravo! Thank you thank you, thank you. After a frustration 2 hours, your post did it!! Thank goodness you posted your great fix 2 weeks before I needed it. iPhoto (on my macbook with Leopard) immediately opened & loaded all my photos from my HTC!!! I already had downloaded the htc sync manager on my macbook, so I don''t know if your method would have worked without it. Thanks again! HSL
After "USB debugging connected" there isn''t such a thing as "Mount". Now what?
We suggest you upgrade your Mac system to the newest version.
Did you find away how to connect them?, I also have the same problem
i have a macbook 10.5.8, and a HTC ONE X, cant sync, a wind come up when i connect the usb cable and show a no touch or pas sign that doenst allow me to open file, tried using the bluetooth but i can only sent from my mac to phone but not the other way around can some one help me to transfer files via usb or at least make my computer conect to my phone so i can send pictures from phone to mac
Hi, I've got the same problem and now I use Bluetooth... No need of USB cable but it's bit slower... System Preferences>Bluetooth>HTC One (two fingers click)>Browse files on device... You can browse your phone from Mac nearly the same way like on Finder... If you are rooted you will have access to System folder as well. Make sure that on your phone in Settings>Bluetooth>Advanced you've got FTP Server switched ON
Perfect - thanks for the detailed and easy to understand explanation :)
I had the same issue so i called the htc company and they told me to download the Android file transfer. and you can use that instead of the htc sync manager and it worked for me
I have an HTC Hero and a Macbook. I can upload photos from my phone to my computer, but the videos will not load. How can I get the videos to load to my computer?

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