How to Access Google Nexus Files on a Apple Mac


If you’re an Apple’s Mac OS user and also have a Google Nexus 7 device, getting to access the files in your Nexus device might be tougher than how an external storage generally is. You might have experienced that it doesn’t show up as a normal storage device in the Finder application. This is because the Nexus 7 uses MTP protocol and OS X does not support the Media Transfer Protocol out of the box.

However, there’s a small application that can be used for this which can be implemented to ensure that file transfers through the Nexus 7 work normally as they’re supposed to.

Here are the steps to do them:

  1. You need to head to and download the File Transfer application and have it installed on the Mac.
  2. Now, install the DMG that has been downloaded.
  3. That’s with the setting up of the Android File Transfer Application. Go ahead and connect your Nexus device now and you can see it appear on your desktop screen of your OS X operating system.
  4. If at all the device’s files aren’t seen, go to settings on your Nexus device, USB Settings and make sure USB MTP is enabled.

That’s all is needed to get the Nexus device’s files accessible on your Mac. Pretty simple, isn’t it? Do let us know if you have any queries in the comments section.

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