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Download OnePlus 6T Drivers for Windows and Mac

These tips show how to download OnePlus 6T drivers and configure them on Windows as well as Mac operating systems. The new OnePlus T flagship is just making its way to customers. If you have received your device or are waiting for it, here is the perfect article to start with. New OnePlus 6T runs Android 9.0 Pie out of the box and ships with 128GB standard storage — 256GB variant available as well. Now, to make good use of this extra storage capacity, you can easily transfer your music library, existing photos and more from your computer to your phone. For error-free data transferring, proper speeds and correct recognition, before you transfer, we recommend you install OnePlus 6T drivers with the guide ahead.

OnePlus is a brand which is fairly popular with developers and enthusiasts due to its excellent hardware, great price and also its open-minded approach towards software modification. This is evident from the fact that the brand allows its users to easily unlock their smartphone’s bootloader. However, in order to utilize all this, your computer first needs to properly interact with the hardware for which there are proprietary drivers that need to be installed. We have provided a fast download link as well as a detailed guideline on installation of USB drivers for OnePlus 6T specifically right ahead.

Download OnePlus 6T USB Drivers for Windows, Mac

Download OnePlus 6T Drivers and Transfer Files

With the steps ahead, we will show you how to configure OnePlus 6T drivers on your computer. These drivers would help your computer in properly recognizing the device and would also help in setting up a stable connection between the two. For users who have just bought the OnePlus 6T, this is the first thing you should do before you proceed to transfer all your data. Further, it also applies when you are trying to backup your files from the OnePlus 6T.

How to Enable Transfer Files Mode on OnePlus 6T

If you are new to Android, you may find it slightly difficult to transfer files between the OnePlus 6T and the computer. It is not as easy as plug-and-play after you connect your phone with a cable to a PC. There is one small option in your phone that you need to change to enable transferring of files. This is done as a security feature in Android to protect files on a locked phone.

Step 1 – Connect your OnePlus 6T 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 OnePlus 6T’s phone storage from your computer and easily transfer files between them.

OnePlus 6T Drivers for Windows

Unlike other smartphone manufacturers, OnePlus doesn’t have its own suite for managing data and configuring USB drivers. Rather, you need to download them manually and install them on your computer.

Once installed, your OnePlus 6T will be properly recognized by your computer hence allowing other utilities such as ADB / Fastboot to work correctly as well. Further, these drivers would ensure that all data is properly transferred to your smartphone without any corruption.

We have listed down these simple steps to connect the OnePlus 6T with Windows PC:

  • Step 1 – Download USB Drivers for OnePlus 6T 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 OnePlus 6T 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 OnePlus 6T on the Windows PC.

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OnePlus 6T USB Drivers for Mac

Connecting OnePlus 6T’s internal storage is relatively easier on macOS / Mac OS X. If you have been a Google Pixel, Samsung Galaxy or Nexus user on a Mac previously, then setting up the OnePlus 6T should be no different for you. Android File Transfer is a free utility by Google to connect your Android phones (and tablets) to transfer data between the phone and the computer. Android File Transfer misses out on a number of important features and feels very outdated, but it gets the job done and is compatible with almost every Android device out there.

Android File Transfer - OnePlus 6T Drivers for Mac

There are known problems with Android File Transfer and the newly launched phones with Android Oreo. Google has yet to announce a major new update to Android File Transfer, but hasn’t done anything to improve this app in the last 5-6 years. To get around this, we discovered a fantastic new free alternative called as HandShaker. It works with macOS and Windows PC. We will talk about that in a bit below.

Make sure you have a OnePlus 6T and a microUSB 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 OnePlus 6T 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 OnePlus 6T connected to your MacBook so you can transfer media content or other files to and from your phone.

Transfer OnePlus 6T Files to Mac / Windows with HandShaker

HandShaker for Android and Mac

HandShaker is the beautiful alternative we mentioned earlier that you can use on Mac (and even Windows) to transfer files from the OnePlus 6T. This app lets you work with your OnePlus 6T phone files on your Mac computer just like how you would do on a Windows PC. It has a beautiful UI with large icons that makes it very easy to browse through your photos, videos, downloads and all the other files in your Android phone. HandShaker also allows you to connect your phone wirelessly and transfer files.

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 OnePlus 6T Files Wirelessly on Windows & Mac

Even though every other gadget and chargers are moving to USB Type-C, there may be times when you do not have a cable around you. Most probably when you are out of office, home or are traveling. You should also set up your computer to work with wireless transfers. Transferring files wirelessly may be slow, but at times when you really need to connect your phone to a Mac or Windows PC for media content, it should be sufficient enough and get the job done.

We have a couple of tips and guides on how to transfer files between OnePlus 6T 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.

OnePlus 6T ADB / Fastboot Drivers for Windows & Mac

Now for those of you who plan on developing Android apps, testing, debugging or install any custom ROMs on the OnePlus 6T, you will need to have ADB and Fastboot drivers installed and working in your computer. 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 OnePlus 6T 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 OnePlus 6T section for official firmware updates, custom ROMs, tips and other tutorials.

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