While these are operating systems on devices of different screen sizes and capabilities (smartphone and PC), there may still be a need for a tutorial that proffers a simple solution.
For starters, if you are going to move files between your phone and computer and vice versa, you need an application such as Xender, Shareit and other file transfer apps for PC which are capable of connecting either device.
But then, when it comes to Mac, the same cannot be said given that these apps are only functional on Windows Operating system which we believe you’re aware at this time.
On the other hand, if you have successfully installed the Android File Transfer on your Mac, then at some point, there may be a need to remove the agent from your computer.
Using the normal processes of dragging to drop in the trash could pose the error message, ‘uninstall request is rejected’.
There’s also the problem of hidden files which makes it difficult to delete the application entirely.
Therefore, in this post, we have outlined a list of steps that will enable you to remove Android File Transfer on Mac.
You can also check our previous update on how to get Shudder on Apple TV and how to delete iCloud photos on iPhone, iPod Touch, and Mac OSX.
What is Android File Transfer?
Android File Transfer as the name implies is an application that provides users the capability of moving videos, songs, pictures, documents, and other files from their smartphone to a Mac and vise versa.
On connecting with your computer and launching the application, the contents of your smartphone are visible.
That being the case, you can drag and drop files from your phone to your PC or do the reverse as the case may be.
You can also create files within your phone and even delete them thanks to the level of operation provided by the app.
It is also worthy to note that the Android File Transfer is compatible with computers running on at least the Mac OS X 10.5 or a higher version.
For Android, it takes advantage of Android 3.0 Honeycomb or a higher version such as the 6.0 Marshmallow, 7.0 Nougat, 8.0 Oreo or even the latest 9.0 Pie.
Why Should You Uninstall the Android File Transfer
Android File Transfer promises to optimize your level of experience with your smartphone and computer with features such as cut, copy, and delete.
Nonetheless, it still comes with certain limitations which could bring the need to find a replacement.
Some reasons why you may want to uninstall the Android File Transfer include:
1. Quick Search Difficulty:
One of the limitations of this application is the inability to quickly search for content on your smartphone right from the app’s interface.
As a result, you may have to scroll through hundreds if not thousands of files to eventually find what you’re looking for.
What happens if you don’t even know where such files are located? Hectic, you’ll agree with us.
2. File Limit Size:
Other than the difficulty to search, there is a limit to the file size that can be moved at each instance.
In this case, files must not exceed 4GB if not they will be unable to be transferred.
Asides these, there are also the possibilities of the application encountering an error while it is in operation.
If this tends to occur more frequently, then you may need an application that offers seamless operation.
This and many more could make users look for an alternative and depending on why you need a replacement, we’ve got you covered on how to remove this app in the first place.
Here’s the part we’ve been hammering on, and it is how to delete Android File Transfer from Mac OS X.
To remove this application from your laptop, follow the simple steps outlined below:
Step 1: Log into your computer as an Administrator:
Here, you will stop the Android File Transfer application from running by accessing the Activity monitor. To do this,
- Move to the ‘Go’ Menu bar
- Navigate to ‘Applications’
- Goto ‘Utilities’
- Click on ‘Folder’
- Search for ‘Android’
- Then select ‘Android File Transfer’ option at the left corner
- Click on the dialog box option ‘Quick’ process
Or follow these steps:
- Click on ‘Finder’
- Select the Menu bar ‘Go’
- Scroll down and select the option ‘Utilities’
- Click on ‘Activity Monitor’
- Once it opens, you can search for the ‘Android File Transfer’ Utility
- Finally, click on ‘Quick Process’
Step 2: Move an Application to Trash:
- Launch the ‘Finder’
- Select ‘Application’ located on the left sidebar
- Choose the Android File Transfer app
- Right click on it and select ‘Move to trash’
Step 3: Empty Trash:
Before you proceed, keep in mind that emptying the trash will permanently uninstall the app as well as others you may have moved to the trash prior to this time. If that’s what you want, then proceed.
- Right-click on the Trash icon and select the option ‘Empty Trash’
The last selection will enable you to successfully uninstall the application from your Mac OS X.
If you’ve experienced difficulties in either moving the file to trash or emptying the recycle bin, then try holding the ‘Option’ Key. On the other hand, you can try rebooting your system and then retry deleting the application.
Option 2: Removing Android File Transfer App Built-in Installer
Apps like Microsoft and Adobe feature their own in-built uninstaller which cuts the whole process of manually doing it yourself.
This feature can also enable you to remove this application and other items from your computer and in this case, follow the steps below:
- Navigate to the Android File Transfer installation file
- Double click on the icon
- Select the uninstaller package
- Finally, follow the onscreen prompts to successfully delete the software
Option 3: Removing Android File Transfer in Launchpad
One more option you can try that will effectively delete Android File Transfer on mMac and this time, it is going through the LaunchPad.
This method also works well for those who may have manually installed the app from the store and their Mac OS is the Lion version or a higher variant.
To do this:
- Goto Launchpad and search for ‘Android File Transfer’
- Select and hold the application until it shows a slight movement
- Select the ‘X’ or ‘Remove’ icon next to the application
- This will directly uninstall the application and takes away the need to clear the recycle bin or Trash in the case of Mac OS X.
How to Remove Android File Transfer Remnants on Mac
While each of these options will enable you to remove the application, there is still a need to check your computer to ascertain if there are file remnants.
If that is the case, then they may still be eating into your memory space and if that’s not what you look forward to, do the following:
- Access ‘Finder’ and click on the ‘Go’ Menu bar
- Choose the option ‘Goto folder’
- Enter the path /Library and then click on ‘Go’
- Move to trash any file or folder whose name is ‘Android File Transfer’ in the following subfolders:
And it’s as simple as that!
Now that you know how to delete Android File Transfer from Mac, it should no longer be an issue to remove the software from your computer.
You may have enjoyed its high level of performance in enabling you to move files to and fro your smartphone and even delete certain files.
But then, you must not be forced to use it against your will given that there are several other apps out there that promises the same level of performance if not better.
Therefore, these are the steps that will help you begin.
Moreover, there is the bright side of eliminating remnant files created as a result of the app’s operation of your computer.
Alternatively, if you encountered problems or difficulties while trying out each of these steps, please drop a comment and we’ll guide you through it.
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