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    Manage Android Devices on Computer with Astro File Manager Alternative

    Astro File Manager is a powerful and easy-to-use resource management software that allows you to easily copy and paste files on your Android phone and tablet. At the same time, the software also has the function of managing programs and backup third-party applications to SD card. It also comes with ZIP file decompression management, process management and other gadgets. However, if you have used the Astro File Manager, you must feel disgusting about the rough-and-tumble advertisements coming with the program. To get rid of these annoying ads, you have to turn to other file managing software, instead of using Astro.

    Another reason to give away Astro for another Android managing software is that Astro can't deal with the files saved in the internal memory space in a phone. That means contacts and text messages, two of the most important phone data, can't be managed by Astro File Manager. Therefore, is there any good Astro File Manager alternative tool that can not only support to manage media files, as well as contacts and SMS, but also clean without any ads? Well, you have come to the right place! Here we will recommend the best Astro File Manager alternative have all the functions you may need in managing your Android phone or Android tablet.

    iPubsoft Android Desktop Manager is what I want to introduce to help all Android users to manage Android files on computer without any trouble. With it, you can transfer media files like photos, videos, music files from computer to your Android device, or backup these files from Android to computer. It is also a contacts manager that allows you to backup, edit, add or delete, and group contacts on PC directly. You can even use it as an SMS assistant to send text messages from computer to any phone number in your contact list. It also comes with Mac version - Android Desktop Manager for Mac (for Mac OS X 10.9 or later), which has the same functions with the Windows version.

    Following is the detailed guide on how to manage Android devices with the best alternative tool to Astro File Manager (Operations on Mac and Windows platforms are the same). Almost all Android devices, including HTC, Samsung, LG, Motorola, Sony, ZTE and more can be supported by this tool.

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    How to Use Astro File Manager Alternative to Manage Android Phone/Tablet?

    Step 1: Connect your Android device and run the program

    After downloading and installing the program, launch it and connect your Android phone to the same computer via a USB cable. Once the connection is successful, the program will detect your phone and analyze the contained files.

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    Note: If it is the first time to run this software, you need to enable USB debugging on your phone. If you did it before, you can skip to the next step.
    (1) For Android 2.3 or earlier: Enter "Settings" < Click "Applications" < Click "Development" < Check "USB debugging".
    (2) For Android 3.0 to 4.1: Enter "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging".
    (3) For Android 4.2 or newer: Enter "Settings" < Click "About Phone" < Tap "Build number" for several times until getting a note "You are under developer mode" < Back to "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging".

    Once the USB debugging is enabled, click "Allow" on your phone to allow the program super user authorization when an Superuser Request pops up. Then, the parameter information of your phone, including phone model, system version and storage space size will be shown in the main interface like below.

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    Step 2: Start to manage Android device on PC

    Once your phone is detected by the program successfully, all your phone data will be scanned and categorized on the top menu. You can choose these options like apps, music, photos, videos, books, contacts, SMS and more one by one to enter the corresponding window and then add, delete, edit, export, import or backup them.

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    Click the below buttons to get the free trial version provided by Android Desktop Manager:

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