We all know that HTC has chosen Android as the operating system of its smartphones but Mac is strictly integrated to iOS, the operating system that is being used in Apple's iPhone. Connecting HTC to windows is quite simple and easy – just plug into a USB cable and play. But the same is bit difficult for Mac because of driver issue.
However, sometimes you need to connect HTC phone with Mac. Let's just answer the following two questions. What will you do when you change your phone or somehow lost your mobile phone? Or when you have upgraded the Android version? In those situations you must sync your HTC with Mac. Otherwise, you may lose your important data. As there is no other way through which you can connect your HTC phone directly with Mac, you must take the help of third party tool for doing this. In this article, we will discuss four third party tools that you can use to sync HTC with Mac.
HTC Sync Manager for Mac is a free application, developed by HTC that makes it easier to sync all your media to and from your computer with your HTC phone. With HTC Sync Manager you can also sync all your contacts, calendar events, bookmarks and documents as well. Everything is safely backed up and ready to be updated to your phone.
The features of HTC Sync Manager are listed below:
Step 1 Download and install HTC Sync Manager for Mac
Download the HTC Sync Manager installer from the HTC support center site. Launch the installer and follow the simple on screen instruction.
Step 2 Run HTC Sync Manager and connect HTC with computer
After installation, connect your HTC phone to your Mac with the supplied USB cable. HTC Sync Manager for Mac will automatically open. If HTC Sync Manager for Mac doesn't start automatically, start it manually. Once HTC Sync Manager has started, it will begin syncing automatically.
Select the Home tab to view the connected HTC Device. You can see the device property like HTC device type, sync history, Android version, HTC Sense version, and software number.
Step 3 Sync Photos
Click on the Gallery tab. Now you can browse folders both of your computer and your HTC phone. Click the arrow to expand or collapse
To send file a file from computer to your phone just find that file in an album and click on HTC phone icon below the file.
To send a file from your HTC phone to computer find that image, right-click it and select Copy to Computer and then select an existing album or create a new album to send that image to.
Step 4 Sync Music
Click on the Music tab and select Music Settings on the left. Click on the Display to add music file from folders on your PC to your phone.
You can also use Sync Manager to automatically import files from iTunes or Windows Media Player to HTC Sync Manager.
Q1. Can't run HTC Sync Manager Installer on MAC
Answer: Go to your System Preferences and then choose "security & privacy" at the bottom. There will be an option to choose the sources that your computer will allow apps to be installed from. You might find right now that "App store and identified developers" is selected. Now change the settings to "All sources".
Q2. Can't playback video files in HTC Sync Manger
Answer: HTC Sync Manager can play video files with formats: 3GP, 3G2, WMV, and MP4 (video codec: H.264). You need to install proper codec on your computer for playing all video codes and formats on HTC Sync Manager.
Q3. Can't connect my phone to computer
Please check the following:
|Name||Price||Supported MAC OS X|
|1. Wondershare TunesGo (Mac)||$39.95||MAC OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9, 10.10, 10.11, 10.12|
|2. Android file transfer||Free||MAC OS X 10.5 or later|
Personal - $39.95
Family - $59.95
Business - $99.95
Unlimited - $199.95
|MAC OS X 10.8 or later|
Wondershare TunesGo syncs your HTC phone to your Mac OS X. You can backup everything on your HTC phone by using this tool without any hassle. You can also restore selected or all backed up files with a single click. It can be a great program for music and video enthusiasts. With this program, you can directly transfer music from itunes to android phones or export it from HTC phones to iTunes library. You can also manage, install, uninstall and backup your app in batches. You can also send and reply text messages and backup them as .txt file.
android file transfer is a program for Mac OS X. It was developed by Google, so you can rely on this software. It can mount your HTC phone as an external hard disk when connected with your Mac. You can use it to view and transfer files between your Mac and an HTC phone. Connecting your Android phone to your Mac is simple. Just connect HTC device with the USB cable that comes with your HTC phone and start browsing your phone just like an USB hard disk.
SyncMate for Mac allows you to easily exchange files between your Mac and other devices such as other computer, portable device, mobile devices, and online accounts like Google, Dropbox and iCloud accounts. SyncMate is probably the only solution that allows syncing Mac with multiple devices simultaneously. So, you don't have to purchase several syncing solution to sync your Mac with HTC phone. There are two versions available – free version and expert version. The free version will sync most vital data – contacts and calendars. The expert version can do a lot more.
Comparison of the 4 software according to their key features
|Name||Support Auto Sync||Sync with Multiple Device Type||Sync with Online Account||Mount Phone Like external hard disk||Send SMS||Built-in player||Sync with iTunes|
|HTC Sync Manager for Mac||Yes||No||No||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Wondershare TunesGo (Mac)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|android file transfer||No||Yes||No||Yes||No||No||No|