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  • Export apps settings
    • OSMAnd+ favorites and settings
  • WiFi passwords
  • WhatsApp
    • important messages
    • archived messages
    • global backup
  • images
  • audios
    • recordings
    • important WhatsApp audios
  • Contacts (if not synced)
  • Apps notification settings
  • Two Factor Authentication App

Transferring files #

The cleanest way to move files from an Android to a MacOS device is by using ADB.

Firstly, connect the phone to the computer.

Open the terminal and move to the platform-tools folder (I keep in Documents)

cd Documents/platform-tools

Then, check if the two devices are connected correctly by running

./adb devices

navigate in the phone’s directories

./adb shell

ls -al

once the path of the directories which contain the content that has to be copied on the computer has been noted, execute:

./adb pull /path/in/phone /destination/path/on/computer

Done. This is how simple, neat, fast, and powerful this process is.

Mobile photo importing workflow #

My importing workflow