How can I put music on my Android phone?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Omnibus, Apr 25, 2015.

  1. Omnibus macrumors newbie

    Dec 21, 2014
    I want to put music from my macbook to my phone. I installed Android File Transfer but it doesn't work. It just says please connect Android device via usb.

    So is there any method that actually works? My phone has a micro SD card but it won't fit in the macbook. As popular as Androids are I figured there was a way to do this by now.
  2. altuixde macrumors member

    Dec 16, 2011
    The methods probably vary depending on which phone you have, but I'll tell you how I put music on my Xperia Z1 compact running Android 4.4.4

    With the micro SD card in my phone, I go to

    Settings > Wireless & Networks > Xperia Connectivity > USB Connectivity > USB connection mode

    and choose "Mass storage mode (MSC)". I make sure that above, the "Install software" box is unchecked, because if it is checked my phone will attempt to install non-Mac software on my MacBook.

    Once I've activated Mass storage mode, if I plug the phone into my Mac via USB, the micro SD card mounts on my Mac. I have a folder called "music" on my micro SD card and I drag music files in there.
  3. RoboWarriorSr macrumors 6502a

    Feb 23, 2013
    Have you tried DoubleTwist? It's an extra software but so far it has been working with android devices running 4.0+. Works better than using the odd android file transfer program at least for just syncing music.
  4. ste1164 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 4, 2009
    I dont know if you use iTunes but I use iSyncr, from the google play store.
  5. grahamperrin macrumors 601


    Jun 8, 2007
  6. Airboy1466, Apr 25, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2015

    Airboy1466 macrumors 6502


    Feb 23, 2015
    You don't; buy an iPhone
  7. cy88 macrumors member


    Oct 19, 2006
    Toronto, Ontario
  8. fav macrumors member

    Jul 3, 2013

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