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The Quickest Way to Transfer Photos from Android to Mac over WiFi

The short answer for this is the PhotoSync app. Yes, the fastest way to transfer your photos and videos from Android to Mac or Windows or any computer over WiFi. The app is a paid app and comes with a trial. But I recommend you to buy the app to use the app to the fullest.

It’s a two-way transfer between your Phone and Computer over WiFi.

Over the years, I have used services like Xender, AirDroid and even those apps which had ugly UI. Services like Xender and AirDroid let you browse your phone’s content on the computer but I found the concept really messy for transferring a photo to my computer over WiFi. First, you need to open the app on your phone then open the app (or web app) on your computer then connect both devices. And all this for transferring a single screenshot?

If I had to use the phone in the first place then why shouldn’t I transfer it from there right away? Recently I came across a fantastic app called PhotoSync. Initially, I needed this app to backup and sync photos and videos to the NAS cloud but then I found that this app has other great features too. The best thing is that this app transfers the photos and videos over WiFi with good transfer speed. Bye Android File Transfer, You suck on Mac.

How to Transfer Photos and Videos from Android to Mac over WiFi

First of all, You will need PhotoSync installed on your phone and computer. Secondly, both your phone and computer should be connected to the same network.

  1. Download PhotoSync for Android.
  2. Download PhotoSync for Mac/PC.
  3. Computer: You just need to define a folder where photos will be saved.
    Photosync app send from Mac to Android - Settings
  4. Phone: Just select the photos and click on the “Sync” button.
  5. Tap on “Selected“, then on “Computer“.
  6. It will now scan the computers within your network which have PhotoSync app installed. Click on the computer to send the picture(s).
  7. That’s it! Super fast to send photos and videos to a computer wirelessly.

How to Send Photos/Videos from Mac to Android over WiFi

  1. See, it’s just a drag and drop game on Mac. You’ll see PhotoSync icon on Mac Menubar (like the screenshot below).
    Photosync on Mac
  2. Simply drag the photos/videos to that icon, and it will initiate the transfer.
  3. Now select your device.
  4. If your device, somehow, doesn’t appear on the list then try adding it manually. Refer the instructions in the screenshot below.

    PhotoSync app transfer from Mac to Android Setting
  5. Now as you have selected your device, just click on Send.
  6. That way, you sent a photo from Mac to Android wirelessly.

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