Want to learn about the best data transfer app available for Mac OS? A lot of people would say that it is the Android Data Transfer program, which acts as a storage accessor that will allow you to directly connect to your android’s device files. Convenient as this may be, however, there are other methods available at the moment that will allow you to transfer your files even faster — even easier. We’re going to be introducing you to a program you might also want to check out in case Android Data Transfer doesn’t work for you.
Android Data Transfer is a strictly Mac OS data transfer software meant for transferring media content between your iTunes library and your Android device. It wasn’t made for convenience, but more so for bypassing restrictions imposed by Mac OS when it comes to non-iOS devices. If you were using a Windows device, you could have access to the same features Android Transfer provides simply by connecting your device to your PC.
As mentioned, Android Data Transfer relies on the manual transfer of data from your iTunes library to your Android device. That is why we’re going to start this off by extracting our iTunes music to a ‘New Folder.’
Create a ‘New Folder’ by right-clicking and selecting the “New Folder” option.
Now, you need to launch the iTunes software. Even if you have your Android device connected to your Mac PC, iTunes won’t read it properly. Instead, you’ll have to move to your iTunes song library, select the songs you want to transfer, then drag and drop them onto the ‘New Folder’ that you created.
It is only now that we actually need to launch the Android Data Transfer software. If you have your Android device already connected, you should be able to see something like this (refer to the image below.)
It’s a lot, but what you really need to focus on and select is the “Music” folder.
Once you have the Music folder of your Android device opened on Android Data Transfer, you can now drag and drop your iTunes Music (from the folder you created) to your device’s “Music” folder!
If you do it correctly, your Android’s music folder should look like this (with music moved onto it.) Now, if you disconnect your device from your PC, you should be able to find the music successfully transferred to your device.
Let’s look at a quick break-down of the pros and cons of using this program before moving onto our recommended alternatives!
For our most recommended alternative, we have iMusic. With it, you’ll be able to automatically transfer your music from your iTunes library to your Android device! The only catch is that you’re going to have to provide it access the first time around with a preliminary device set-up. After that, however, you’re golden! It’s a quick and efficient three-step process in practical use, allowing you to quickly sync the data between your iTunes and your Android library.
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As mentioned, the first time you connect your Android device, you’re going to have to go through a preliminary set-up of sorts. Instructions are available on the DEVICE page of the iMusic software. However, we’re also going to do a quick break-down for it down below.
On your connected Android device, press Settings and then scroll to select the About Phone option. That should transfer you to a page where you can see your Phone’s details.
On the About Phone page, select Software Information to move forward.
On the Software Information page, you need to press the Build Number option seven times. If done correctly, a message should appear on your screen informing you that the ‘Developer Options’ tool has been activated.
Now, if you go back to the Settings main page, you should be able to find Developer Options at the very bottom. Select that and wait to be transferred.
On the Developer Options page, you need to scroll down and enable USB Debugging.
That’s it for the preliminary set-up! As mentioned, that is something you only need to do once. From now on, you should be able to proceed directly from this step onwards.
To transfer music/songs with iMusic, you’ll need to be on the "DEVICE" page (shown below.)
There are a variety of options available on the device page — transfer music to iTunes, back up media, device to device, etc. For the transfer of iTunes music to device, select the second option — "Transfer iTunes Music to Device".
All you need to do next is make sure that you have “Entire Library” selected, in order to transfer all the songs from your iTunes library to your device. Then, click the Transfer button.
With this, all the music on your library that wasn’t already on your phone should have been transferred to your device!
Note: If you want to try iMusic for FREE download trial version here.
If you’re still curious about what other data transfer apps are like, then here’s another five that you might be interested in knowing about! These will all be pretty similar to iMusic. At least, in a sense that they were made to simplify the type of processing offered by the Android Data Transfer software for Mac. Of course, our compilation of these programs should include everything you need to know about the programs in question — including the name of the program, the cost, how it works, some pros and cons, and a preview of the interface design!
Price: $39.95 per year (up to $79.95 per year for business license)
The first program on this list, is the dr.fone transfer for Android (there is an iOS version as well, make sure to not confuse the two!) As you can see from the screenshot of the interface, it’s designed to be very similar to iMusic. With it, you can automatically sync iTunes music to your Android device without having to worry about manually dragging and dropping it everywhere. It also offers a couple of other convenient tools on its premium toolkit — allowing you to transfer music, videos, and other data with relative ease.
Price: (Subscription-based) 49.95 per year
Second on our list is iSkysoft iTransfer. It’s on-par with dr.fone as far as tools and features go. It also has the same design that is popular with many data transfer apps. In that sense, it really isn’t better or worse than its competitors. However, as a subscription-based program, it’s not necessarily something people might prefer to use — hence it’s slightly lower ranking.
Syncios, the third program on our list, is actually rather cheap in comparison to the first two. It’s also meant to be filled with the same type of options. However, it uses a rather unconventional interface and has been known to be not only incompatible with certain device generations but also to lag or bug constantly during the transfer software. These problems, while not necessarily major, almost never occurs with the premium products we introduced (like iMusic.) Hence, it got a slightly lower rating on our list.
Price: (Subscription-based) 49.95 per year
For our 4th pick, we have a program that is practically identical to our 2nd. The only reason that the Wondershare TunesGo is so low on our list is because of the state of the main website. It’s not in a very organized state right now. However, that doesn’t change the fact that this data transfer software is stull fully functioning! It could have definitely made it all the way up to our 2nd pick if the circumstances were different.
Price: Starts from $79.95
With the iSkysoft Toolbox we have the cousin of the iTransfer. In general, the two of these programs are practically the same — as far as features go. It’s really only the cost that differs. What with this all-in-one program priced at upwards of $79.95. It’s a one-and-buy software, which some might prefer, but one that certainly is a lot costlier than any of the other programs mentioned thus far.
|Features||Android File Transfer||iMusic||dr.fone||iTransfer||Syncios||TunesGo||Toolbox|
|Download iTunes Music||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Clear & Fix ID Tags NO||No||Yes||Yes||No||No||No||Yes|
|Rebuild iTunes Library||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Burn Music to CD||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||Yes|
|Transfer to USB||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
Conclusion: That concludes our review of the Android Data Transfer software for Mac and its alternatives! As you’ve no doubt learned, each program has its own set of benefits in some way. However, the program that we consider the best overall is inarguably the iMusic software. Try it out for yourself and see just how easy using this program can greatly reduce the unnecessary stress that usually comes with other data transfer apps.