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Download Xiaomi Mi A2 Drivers for Windows and Mac

Ahead, implement proper Xiaomi Mi A2 USB drivers on your computer. Our goal with this article is to provide a comprehensive tutorial through which users can properly install drivers on popular desktop operating systems such as Windows and Mac. Talking a bit about the phone, the new Mi A2 comes as part of Android One offerings from Xiaomi. The key difference that makes Mi A2 stand out is the vanilla Android it runs. Rather than running MIUI — Xiaomi’s proprietary Android skin — Mi A2 is equipped to have a stock installation of Android.  To make proper use of the new Mi A2 and transfer your initial data seamlessly, read ahead to implement proper USB drivers.

Generally overlooked, USB drivers form a key part of the initial setup process. As most users utilize their computers to transfer old data to their smartphones, making the computer recognize Mi A2 properly is quite important. We recommend that before you actually connect your Xiaomi Mi A2 to your computer for the first time, implement the steps ahead.

Xiaomi Mi A2 USB Drivers

Section 1: Configuring Xiaomi Mi A2

For security purposes, a simple plug and play solution doesn’t allow for file transfer on Xiaomi Mi A2. Users would be required to implement the following steps on their smartphones before transferring data.

Step 1 – Connect your Xiaomi Mi A2 to the computer with a USB-C cable.

Step 2 – Once connected, by default you will be on “Charge only” mode.

Step 3 – To enable transfer files, scroll down the notifications panel on your phone and tap on “Charging via USB”.

Step 4 – Now select “Transfer files” from the options on your screen.

That’s it. You should now be able to access the Xiaomi Mi A2’s phone storage from your computer and easily transfer files between them.

Section 2: Configuring your Computer

Starting with the configuration on your computer, we first need to install official Xiaomi drivers. Similar to any other hardware you connect to your computer, in order for proper recognition, correct drivers are required. For the Mi A2, there are official USB drivers available for both Windows and Mac. After you complete setting up these drivers on your PC, you should be able to start transferring files from your computer to your Xiaomi Mi A2.

Xiaomi Mi A2 Drivers Configuration for Windows

For Android phones, there are proprietary drivers available for each brand that work across all devices. However, if you had installed Xiaomi drivers on your computer before, be sure to follow the following steps to update them as new devices, such as the Mi A2, might require the latest revision.

Here is a the complete USB driver installation for Xiaomi Mi A2 listed in steps:

  • Step 1 – Download USB Drivers for Xiaomi Mi A2 and install it on your computer too. As these are just drivers and not a program, you wont be required to run anything after you have these installed.
  • Step 2 – Connect your Xiaomi Mi A2 with the computer using a USB-C cable.
  • Step 3 – Now wait for the computer to recognize the device and install / setup necessary files and drivers.
  • Step 4 – You will notice several files being installed. Once completed, open My Computer or This PC to find your phone.
  • Step 5 – Double-click on your phone and now you are ready to browse through your Xiaomi Mi A2 on the Windows PC.

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Xiaomi Mi A2 USB Drivers Configuration for Mac

For our Mac readers, transferring files to your Xiaomi Mi A2 requires utilities to be installed on the computer side first. For most of the time, Android File Transfer utility works quite well. However, if it stops working for your, causes errors, we have another program that will allow you to copy over data to Xiaomi Mi A2.

Android File Transfer - Xiaomi Mi A2 Drivers for Mac

Being an official utility, we recommend you install Android File Transfer before you try out HandShaker — third-party utility that works on Mac and allows for file transfers on Xiaomi Mi A2

Make sure you have a Xiaomi Mi A2 and a USB Type-C cable (preferably, the one that came with the phone). Then follow these quick steps:

  • Step 1 – Download Android File Transfer and install it on your Mac computer.
  • Step 2 – Connect your Xiaomi Mi A2 with the computer using a USB-C cable.
  • Step 3 – Now wait for the computer to recognize the device. It may take a few seconds more if this is your first time connecting a new Android device.
  • Step 4 – Tap ‘Allow‘ on your phone screen to allow the phone to communicate with the computer.
  • Step 5 – Android File Transfer window will automatically open up with your internal phone memory directories.

This is it! You will have a working Xiaomi Mi A2 connected to your MacBook so you can transfer media content or other files to and from your phone.

Section 3: Further Tips on Transferring Files

Now that you have configured proper USB drivers on your computer, you can simply drag and drop files to your Xiaomi Mi A2. However, for a more intuitive approach, use the solutions ahead.

Transfer Files to Mac / Windows with HandShaker

HandShaker for Android and Mac

HandShaker provides a complete program which lets you browse through your phone. Think of this utility as a mirror of your Xiaomi’s internal storage. Sorting through different folders, using clean icons and detailed storage breakdown are some of the features that we absolutely love about HandShaker. On top of all this, you can use this utility on Mac and Windows both which is a big plus.

If you need a complete step-by-step guide, follow our tutorials here on how to setup HandShaker for Windows and Mac OS X.

Transfer Xiaomi Mi A2 Files Wirelessly on Windows & Mac

As most gadgets work towards a cable free future, you can easily transfer files to your Mi A2 without any physical connection. On top of being the only route when you don’t have a USB type-C cable nearby, this procedure doesn’t rely on any computer configuration. Rather, with this, you need to have partner apps installed on your Mi A2 and have to make sure that both your computer and smartphone are on the same network.

We have a couple of tips and guides on how to transfer files between Xiaomi Mi A2 and your computer wirelessly. For starters, you can look into the following apps and install them on your computer or phone:

That’s it! Pretty easy solutions, eh? Let us know if you run into any problems and we’ll try our best to sort it out.

Xiaomi Mi A2 ADB / Fastboot Drivers for Windows & Mac

This section is not necessary for transferring files rather this applies if you are trying to develop Android apps, ROMs or are flashing stock firmware. Android Debug Bridge (ADB) and Fastboot are two official developer tools by Google which allow for reading and writing of system parititons. We have done tutorials on how to set up ADB and Fastboot using Android SDK / Android Studio on Windows and Mac for any Android device

Download Xiaomi Mi A2 ADB, Fastboot Drivers - Android SDK Platform-Tools

The above mentioned tutorials are very detailed and require you to set up Android Studio / Android SDK on your computer. If you want to skip the long tutorial and just want the SDK Platform Tools package with ADB and Fastboot in it, download that from here:

Again, for any help you need or if you get stuck with an issue, you can always contact us below in the comments and the team of Team Android will be happy to help you out.

You may also like to check out our Xiaomi Mi A2 section for official firmware updates, custom ROMs, tips and other tutorials.

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