I have used the old Android File Transfer app for previous motorola phones, but can’t get it to work with this new one. Is there another app or can it be done via wifi or bluetooth? thanks.
The easiest way to do this will be with the Photos app on the phone. You can copy the photos to the Google cloud and back to the Mac from there.
This is the link to your cloud space:
It can be done by pairing the two phones on bluetooth, then export/import the photos. You could also upload the photos to the Google cloud using the Google Drive app or Google Photos app, then access them or download them using the Macbook. Either would be a pretty easy way to go.