Install Mobile Transfer daemon app on Android manually

Mobile Transfer is a great tool to backup content from Android or iOS device to computer, copy data from one phone to another. We have demonstrated how this file transfer and backup tool works with all kinds of Android phones and iOS devices before. For example, you can use it to copy data from Samsung phone to Lenovo phone, transfer files from Samsung to Xiaomi phone, backup Xiaomi phone to PC/Mac, etc.

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Some Android users may have trouble connecting their Android powered mobile phones or tablets to the mobile transfer software on their Windows or Mac computer. If you run into this issue, go to make sure the USB debugging is turned on, the daemon app for Mobile Transfer is installed on your phone, the daemon app is not disabled and can be started automatically when your phone is connected to the computer and the Mobile Transfer desktop version is running on it. Check out details below.

Enable USB debugging on Android phone

Developer options and USB debugging are important settings on Android phones. With USB debugging activated, the mobile phone file transfer software can install the daemon app from computer to Android phone. Check out this tutorial to turn on USB debugging on Samsung phone just as an example.

Manually install the daemon app on Android phone

Generally speaking once the USB debugging has been turned on, the mobile phone file transfer software will install the daemon app from computer to Android phone automatically. If it failed, you can also choose to manually install it.

On your PC, open the installation folder of the Mobile transfer in File Explorer, search for the apk file named ‘MGDaemon.apk’. Copy this file to your smartphone phone via USB or using your favorite way to send this file from computer to mobile phone, then tap on this apk file on mobile phone to install it. Install blocked? See how you can install apps from third-party sources on Android phones.