How can I put music on my Android phone?

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  1. Omnibus macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    I dont know if you use iTunes but I use iSyncr, from the google play store.
     
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  6. Airboy1466, Apr 25, 2015
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    You don't; buy an iPhone
     
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