Wireless connection mode means you don't need to use a cable in order to connect and transfer files from your Android device to your Mac, or vice versa. 

  1. To connect your Android device to Mac wirelessly, click the “Connect via Wi-Fi” button in MacDoid.

  2. Activate the Developer options on your Android device and enable the USB debugging mode. 

  3. Depending on the Android version you use, choose the corresponding button:

For Android versions 11 and higher 

MacDroid offers three ways you can connect your Android device to a Mac via Wi-Fi:  

  1. Pair via QR code

  2. Pair via pairing code

  3. Manual pairing

Pair via QR code

  1. On your Android device, go to Settings -> Developer options.

  2. Tap the toggle next to Wireless debugging and choose Allow to activate it.

  3. Open the Wireless debugging setting and tap the Pair device with QR code option.

  4. Select the Pair via QR code option in MacDroid.

  5. Point the camera at the screen of your MacBook, which displays the QR code. The device should be automatically connected.

Pair via pairing code 

  1. On your Android device, open the Wireless debugging setting and tap the Pair device with pairing code option.
  2. Select the Pair via pairing code option in MacDroid and wait for the device to be found.
  3. Once your device is found, select it and click the “Pair” button. 
  4. Now, enter the six-digit code shown on your device into the corresponding field to connect it to your Mac.  
  5. Click the “Pair” button.

Manual Pairing

If for any reason, you can’t connect the devices neither via QR code nor via pairing code, you can try manual pairing. For this:

  1. In MacDroid, click the “Manual pairing” button. 

  2. On your Android device, go to Developers options -> Wireless debugging -> Pair device with pairing code

  3. Enter the information, shown on your Android device into the corresponding fields, namely IP address, port, and 6-digit code

  4. Click the “Pair” button.

For Android versions up to 10  

  1. On your Android device, go to the Wi-Fi settings (Settings -> Connections -> Wi-Fi) and select the Wi-Fi network you're connected to.

  2. In the Network details, find IP address, which is your Wi-Fi IP address on your device.

  3. Insert the IP address information shown on your Android device into the corresponding fields in MacDroid.

  4. Click the “Connect” button.

Alternatively, connect your device once via a USB cable, and MacDroid will try to make a wireless connection automatically.

Note: Make sure your Android device and your Mac are connected to the same Wi-Fi network and the USB debugging mode is enabled on your Android device.

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