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Do you want to sync data between your Android device and your Mac PC? Are you tired of seeing syncing apps for Windows PCs but you cannot find way to sync your Android device with your Mac?

Using this guide, you’ll learn how to sync Android with Mac. After you’re done configuring both the devices, you will never feel the need to either switch to a Windows PC or an iPhone in order to sync data.

Method 1: SyncMate

SyncMate from Eltima is a brilliant syncing app available for Mac PCs that lets you sync data between Mac and various others devices including Android smartphones, BlackBerry devices, Nokia smartphones and PSPs. The app costs about $39.95 for the Expert version. It is well worth the money as a lot of devices are support and there are so many additional options apart from the basic syncing feature.

Step 1

Download and install SyncMate on your Mac PC. You can get the software from Eltima’s official website.

Step 2

Download and install the SyncMate app on your Android device.

Download-on-Google-Play

Step 3

Go to the Settings app on your Android device, tap on Developer options and make sure that USB debugging is enabled. If you can’t find the Developer options menu, go to About phone and keep tapping on Build number until you see a You are now a developer popup message. You’ll now have the Developer options menu in the Settings app.

USB Debugging

Step 4

Open the SyncMate app on your Android device and make sure that SyncMate is turned ON. Also, make sure that the USB Sync option is checked if you want to connect your Android device to your Mac using a micro USB cable.

SyncMate Android

Step 5

Open the SyncMate app on your Mac, click on the Add Connection button in the top right corner and select Android Device from the list of devices. Connect your Android device to your Mac using a micro USB cable.

SyncMate Devices

Step 6

Select USB from the dropdown menu below Connection type and click on the Continue button.

SyncMate USB

Step 7

Select the data that you want to sync by ticking on the checkbox next to each item below WHAT TO SYNC.

SyncMate Options

Step 8

Configure syncing settings for specific data by clicking on the name of the item.  For example, if you want to sync videos, click on iTunes & Video and select your desired options. You can configure things like converting videos and selecting specific folders before syncing.

SyncMate Configure

Step 9

Select the syncing direction by clicking on the dropdown menu below Synchronization direction. You can choose from three options including syncing from Android to Mac, syncing from Mac to Android and syncing in both directions.

SyncMate Direction

Step 10

Click on the Sync now button. The syncing process should now start and might take a while depending on the number of options selected. That’s it! You have successfully synced your Android device with your Mac PC.

SyncMate Sync

Step 11

For using additional options such as call history or SMS reader, select your desired option below the MORE OPTIONS tab. You can also set up automatic syncing by enabling the AutoSync option.

SyncMate AutoSync


Method 2: Syncing Manually

This method syncs different types of data manually between your Android device and your Mac. While Method 1 is perfect as it is a fully-featured syncing software, you can sync data manually if the app is not working properly on your Mac or with your Android device.

Contacts

For syncing contacts, you can use Mac’s Address Book app for syncing contacts from your Android device using your Google account.

Step 1

Go to the Settings app on your Android device, tap on Accounts and select Google from the list of accounts. Make sure that the Sync Contacts option is enabled.

Sync Contacts

Step 2

Open the Address Book app on your Mac, select Preferences and click on the Accounts option.

Step 3

Enable the Synchronize with Google option and tap on Agree in the terms and conditions popup.

Address Book

Step 4

Enter your Google ID and password and click on Ok. Click on Sync now from the Menu bar and your Google contacts will start syncing with the Address Book app.

Calendar

For Calendar entries, you can use the official iCal app on Mac to sync entries with your Google account.

Step 1

Open the iCal app on your Mac, go to preferences and click on Accounts. Tap on the Plus icon on the left.

Step 2

Select Automatic from the dropdown menu next to Account type and enter your Google ID and password. Click on Create and the app will start syncing your Google calendar entries.

iCal

Media

For syncing and transferring media files such as music, videos and photos, you can use Wondershare’s MobileGo app. Aside from syncing files, the app features additional options such as backing up and restoring your Android device from Mac.

Step 1

Download and install Wondershare MobileGo on your Mac. You can get the app through Wondershare’s official website.

Step 2

Connect your Android device to your Mac using a micro USB cable and wait for the app to  recognize your device.

Step 3

Select data to sync from the left menu column. For instance, if you want to sync music, click on Music below your device’s name.

MobileGo Music

Step 4

Select the files that you want to sync by ticking the checkbox next to each file. You can select all files by ticking the checkbox next to Name.

Step 5

Click on the Add button and select the Import option. Click on the Export button and select the desired location for saving those files on your Mac.

MobileGo Export


Conclusion

Method 1 is possibly the best and most reliable app for syncing various types of data between both the devices. Also, it includes some additional features for managing your Android device directly from your Mac. If, however, the app is not working properly on your Mac or if you’re unable to sync data, then you can use Method 2 in order to sync different types of data manually between your Android device and Mac. You might even want to transfer music from iTunes. Whichever method you choose, make sure that you follow all the instructions properly on how to sync Android with Mac and feel free to shoot any questions below.

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