Photo and video ended up on the internal memory of my Fairphone 4. (I finally figured out how to store these on the SD-card). What I tried so far:
BlueTooth: The Mac only allows to transfer to the Fairphone, not receive.
Transfer from the internal storage to the SD-card: No idea how to do that. Any ideas?
USB connection to Mac: Phone is completely ignored.
WiFi: I don’t see the Mac show up in my phone or the phone show up in my Mac.
The only and awkward options left are to (somehow) transfer the files through WhatsApp, Telegram or Signal.
Any suggestions on how to transfer the files to my laptop? Help is appreciated.
The most frugal solution :
“2. Transfer from the internal storage to the SD-card: No idea how to do that. Any ideas?”
=> you could use some decent file manager, able to make usual-on-desktop operations on files / folders (move, rename, … and even copy :-), like Total Commander.
I assume your SD card is set up as external storage so the card can be used in other devices? If yes: To transfer files or folders to the SD card, use the FILES app on your FP4. Locate the files or folders and HOLD the item until it is marked. Tap the three dots (this also allows you to “Select all”) in the top right corner to choose either “Move to …” or “Copy to …”. Then locate the target/location on the SD card where you want the file/folder to end up. Choose “Copy” or “Move” at the bottom right.
I had prepared a little screenshot. I have got used to doing this as @urs_lesse says with Files, but it may not be intuitive at first first due to the dominance of what I call “Android shortcuts”.
So traditional navigation only happens with Files > Open navigation pane from3 bar menu top left. The image highlights the only two roots of the “real” navigation trees, every thing else is an Android shortcut. The top right menu includes a get info button which can help orientation.
Thanks a lot, guys. I’m quite happy with the variety of suggestions.
It really shows that technical people are very willing to help others.
I’m going to sort through the options later to improve my ‘experience’ with the FP4.
KDE connect is available for most systems, including android, ios, window, linux and probably macos. It allows you to transfer files, mutes devices when your get a phonecall, control multimedia, use one device as mouse/keyboard for another, run configured commands, browse files and probably more. Works like a charm