Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > Samsung Galaxy S3

test: Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old August 1st, 2012, 05:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
New Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 5
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default S3 not syncing with Mac

Hi, just switched from a 4s to a S3, I knew the downside would be to lose the easy syncing and that I would have to do it all drag and drop from my mac, but Im not able to connect my S3 via USB to the mac.

If i use googles Android Transfer app then it just says no phone is connected and Kies also never recognises the phone.

I have tried switching the connection settings from storage to photos but that doesnt help.

I have read some advice on internet that says this is a bug in ICS but can anyone confirm this is actually correct?

PS I can connect wirelessly with Kies but it is very slow and clunky so want to do it via USB really.

PPS Anyone got any tips to sync with iPhoto and iTunes? Am a android newbie so could do with advice!

Advertisements
adeleander is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old August 1st, 2012, 05:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 307
 
Device(s): Samy Galaxy Note II,Note 10.1,siii 32gig, had-MotoXoom1,iPhone 4s,4,droidX,Droid 1
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 41
Thanked 44 Times in 37 Posts
Default

Open kies first. Plug your phone into the computer.
And switch byour phone sync method from camera to media giving at least 30seconds in each switch . Mine usually works far after a few and it belongs in media . With kies open on the mac.
dfran1 is offline  
Last edited by dfran1; August 1st, 2012 at 05:33 AM.
Reply With Quote
Old August 1st, 2012, 05:30 AM   #3 (permalink)
New Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 5
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Hi, tried switching multiple times like you said, still just says connecting all the time and doesnt connect.
adeleander is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old August 1st, 2012, 06:17 AM   #4 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 6
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Hi,
I had the same issue, I upgraded from 4S to S3, on the same day I upgraded my Macbook Air to Mountain Lion.

OSx will not mount the S3 because of the file system on the phone is different, so you cant sync this way.

But samsung have made an app to solve this. Its called Easy Phone Sync. Its in the Google play store. You also need to download the app for mac from the easyphonesync website (google it)
Run it on your phone, then on the Mac, and it mounts the phone, and syncs Itunes. It will even copy pics & contacts from your Iphone back up storted on the mac.

Only limitation, it will not copy DRM protected tracks & video to your phone. But itunes songs are now DRM free.

I did all this last night, worked a treat. Hope it helps.

Warren.
Warren705 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old August 1st, 2012, 06:20 AM   #5 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 6
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

p.s, If you add / remove songs from your itunes library, the app will re-sync and update your phone, just as if you were syncing with an Iphone.
Actually easier than dragging and dropping...
Warren705 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old August 1st, 2012, 08:06 AM   #6 (permalink)
New Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 5
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Thanks for that, syncing music now, do you have a way to get iPhoto syncing?
adeleander is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old August 1st, 2012, 08:28 AM   #7 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 6
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Sadly not... Sorry
Warren705 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old August 1st, 2012, 11:24 AM   #8 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Jakarta
Posts: 195
 
Device(s): Galaxy S3 i9300 & Kindle Fire Both rooted
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 20
Thanked 80 Times in 47 Posts
Default

Any idea if Easy Phone Sync mounts the telephone to a mac - in other words: can you use it to root the s3?
Toosploos is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old August 1st, 2012, 11:48 AM   #9 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 6
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

No it didn't mount it on my mac. The two programs, 1 on the phone the other on mac make a connection between them
Warren705 is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Warren705 For This Useful Post:
Toosploos (August 1st, 2012)
Old August 1st, 2012, 11:50 AM   #10 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 6
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Sorry, I my earlier post I say it mounts, but this is not the case
Warren705 is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old August 1st, 2012, 11:54 AM   #11 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Jakarta
Posts: 195
 
Device(s): Galaxy S3 i9300 & Kindle Fire Both rooted
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 20
Thanked 80 Times in 47 Posts
Default

Bummer. I've been ready to root this baby since I got the phone a month ago, but there's just no way I can attach it to my mac. Gonna have to wait for an update or borrow somebody's pc.
Toosploos is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old August 1st, 2012, 07:02 PM   #12 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 307
 
Device(s): Samy Galaxy Note II,Note 10.1,siii 32gig, had-MotoXoom1,iPhone 4s,4,droidX,Droid 1
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 41
Thanked 44 Times in 37 Posts
Default

OK people
I had osx 10.7.4 (whatever was the lastest) and now 10.8 brand new osx and both
I repeat both work for me with kies and the siii

1. Load kies from website (uninstall all other versions of kies first like kies wifi from phone) Transfer, Sync & Manage Music, Movies, Photos, Contacts and Calendars with Kies

2. reboot computer

3. open up kies

4. Make sure phone is on and not locked.

5. Plug phone in to an empty USB port on the computer, not hub. (try one on the rear or a different one on the computer and even disconnect all unused hubs ect..)

6. now pull down on the phone the notification and touch the "connected as a camera or media..." this will bring up a choice

7. Whatever is the given chosen one at the moment choose the opposite then choose media device MTP as your last choice

so if media is listed then choose camera then choose media again and my computer after about 30 seconds to 60 seconds in kies shows up every time.

For the life of me I can not get my phone to work with windows (but not important since it works for me on my mac)

If if is still not working then you could have something loaded that is conflicting (like some other program, what it is I dont know, you will have to search) or ??

Best of luck to all, I don't know why these phones are soooooo picky, I am on verizon are you, it may be verizon locking them down so no root???? Just a thought.

EDIT: I had kies working on 10.7 then upgraded to 10.8, so kies continued to work
BUT on my macbook pro I tired to load kies on 10.8 and it does not connect to it, it just sits there saying connecting and never does. android file transfer does work fine on both, but that does not help the itunes transfer for you.
dfran1 is offline  
Last edited by dfran1; August 13th, 2012 at 05:11 PM. Reason: kies not working on a fresh 10.8 (8-13-2013)
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to dfran1 For This Useful Post:
StuDaddy (August 1st, 2012)
Old August 1st, 2012, 07:56 PM   #13 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 353
 
Device(s): OnePlus One Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4
Carrier: AT&T

Thanks: 29
Thanked 41 Times in 29 Posts
Default

Good tips here. Thanks!
SAL8116 is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old August 1st, 2012, 09:36 PM   #14 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Metfanant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 2,450
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S3 (Blue32), Droid X
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 64
Thanked 416 Times in 320 Posts
Default

if you want a real easy way to manage files on your phone then download "air droid" from the market...

find it here

it works great...it doesn't "sync" but for dragging and dropping and file management from your computer its outstanding...you can even send and receive SMS messages while the phone is connected...i really like it
__________________
- Samsung Galaxy SIII (Blue32) - SynergyROM JellyBean - Nova Launcher -
- Droid X - Liberty3 - Overclocked @ 1.15ghz - LauncherPro Plus -


Questions about rooting/modding your VZW Samsung Galaxy S3? Go Here
Metfanant is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old August 2nd, 2012, 12:02 PM   #15 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 6
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Thanks for the mounting tip, I will try later. The air sync is good, thanks!
Warren705 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old August 6th, 2012, 05:52 AM   #16 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Alex Taylor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 52
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by adeleander View Post
Hi, just switched from a 4s to a S3, I knew the downside would be to lose the easy syncing and that I would have to do it all drag and drop from my mac, but Im not able to connect my S3 via USB to the mac.

If i use googles Android Transfer app then it just says no phone is connected and Kies also never recognises the phone.

I have tried switching the connection settings from storage to photos but that doesnt help.

I have read some advice on internet that says this is a bug in ICS but can anyone confirm this is actually correct?

PS I can connect wirelessly with Kies but it is very slow and clunky so want to do it via USB really.

PPS Anyone got any tips to sync with iPhoto and iTunes? Am a android newbie so could do with advice!
If you are still looking for a sync tool for Mac and your Galaxy - take a look at SyncMate, it syncs data on Mac with Android wirelessly. Hope this helps.
Alex Taylor is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old August 8th, 2012, 03:30 AM   #17 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 1
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Exclamation No android device found.

I Just bought my Galaxy S3 4G and tried to sync the songs via USB cord that are on my Macbook Pro to the phone, but when I connected it after downloading the "Android File Transfer" app, it responds with, "No Android Device Found. Please connect your Android device with a USB cable to get started". Any suggestions?
jakenavyseal is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old August 12th, 2012, 06:41 PM   #18 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 1
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Mac User Sync S3

My wife just made the switch from Apple, love the phone but every sync process (minus google tools and dropbox) do not work. Seems MACs do not care for MTP mode any longer. Anyone found run into this problem as well (hope not user error) and any solutions? Thanks in advance tom
d0gballs is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old August 13th, 2012, 01:01 AM   #19 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Canada
Posts: 210
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 22
Thanked 16 Times in 12 Posts
Default

Could you be a bit more specifc?
McBuzz is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old August 13th, 2012, 03:03 AM   #20 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Metfanant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 2,450
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S3 (Blue32), Droid X
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 64
Thanked 416 Times in 320 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by d0gballs View Post
My wife just made the switch from Apple, love the phone but every sync process (minus google tools and dropbox) do not work. Seems MACs do not care for MTP mode any longer. Anyone found run into this problem as well (hope not user error) and any solutions? Thanks in advance tom

Android File Transfer

AirDroid
Download from Play Store
Metfanant is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old August 13th, 2012, 04:36 AM   #21 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
seeafish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: London, UK
Posts: 40
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S3
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 17
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Alternative to Mac Android file transfer?

I have a mac as my primary PC, but find the android file transfer to be quite crappy. I have quite a few gripes with it, but the dumbest oversight they've made is not letting you switch the folder view. If you copy lots of things into one folder and your list fills up the window, you essentially can't move more thing into that window by dragging and dropping...

Anyway, I was just wondering if there was an alternative way of copying stuff across? I wanted to use Kies, but apparently that doesn't work on Mountain Lion.
seeafish is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old August 13th, 2012, 04:39 AM   #22 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 2
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by d0gballs View Post
My wife just made the switch from Apple, love the phone but every sync process (minus google tools and dropbox) do not work. Seems MACs do not care for MTP mode any longer. Anyone found run into this problem as well (hope not user error) and any solutions? Thanks in advance tom
Using Samsung official sync software "Kies." You will be able to sync music and everything, but the software seems outdated and will not recognize your S3 but another random phone. It does the job though! It's a free software, google it.
RandomVarX is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old August 13th, 2012, 04:42 AM   #23 (permalink)
ROM Developer
 
SUroot's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Riddlesden, West Yorkshire, UK
Posts: 23,926
 
Device(s): SGS3 (Current) HTC Desire (Retired)
Carrier: 3 UK

Thanks: 1,923
Thanked 5,324 Times in 3,995 Posts
Default

Depends if you're happy to use your WiFi or not.

Personally (on Linux) I make my computer and FTP server (Can be done on mac too) and then I use Estrongs File Explorer to pull files to my handset.
SUroot is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old August 13th, 2012, 04:53 AM   #24 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
seeafish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: London, UK
Posts: 40
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S3
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 17
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I don't mind using wifi, but since it's generally much slower than USB it isn't preferable.
So you use Estrongs, but why do you specifically need to use FTP on the server side? Is it not possible to just do a folder connection (smb or cifs)?
seeafish is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old August 13th, 2012, 04:58 AM   #25 (permalink)
ROM Developer
 
SUroot's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Riddlesden, West Yorkshire, UK
Posts: 23,926
 
Device(s): SGS3 (Current) HTC Desire (Retired)
Carrier: 3 UK

Thanks: 1,923
Thanked 5,324 Times in 3,995 Posts
Default

I can mount my NTFS NAS as Cifs/Samba but my Linux machine obviously is not samba or cifs so no...

Plus I can do this from anywhere in the world. I don't have to be in the same room.
SUroot is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to SUroot For This Useful Post:
seeafish (August 13th, 2012)
Old August 13th, 2012, 06:08 AM   #26 (permalink)
Fixing stuff is not easy
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Over there <points>
Gender: Male
Posts: 7,690
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S3; Asus Infinity
Carrier: Sprint

Thanks: 2,117
Thanked 4,314 Times in 2,513 Posts
jerofld
Default

A simple, but not as convenient, alternative is AirDroid. It's less convenient because you have to establish a connection every time, but the user interface is much nicer than an FTP client.
jerofld is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to jerofld For This Useful Post:
seeafish (August 13th, 2012)
Old August 13th, 2012, 06:21 AM   #27 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
seeafish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: London, UK
Posts: 40
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S3
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 17
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Thanks both! I'm already using AirDroid... just never thought to transfer files over it!
seeafish is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old August 13th, 2012, 06:41 AM   #28 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
davoid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: London
Posts: 1,678
 
Device(s): Galaxy SIII
Carrier: 3UK

Thanks: 658
Thanked 574 Times in 436 Posts
Default

There is an app you can use that mounts your extsdcard as a usb drive:

[APP][v1.5beta (+US)] SGS3 Easy UMS - Mount external microSD card as USB mass storage - xda-developers

I'm not sure if you need to be rooted though. And you cannot read the internal sdcard using this, only the removable card.
davoid is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to davoid For This Useful Post:
seeafish (August 13th, 2012)
Old August 13th, 2012, 06:48 AM   #29 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
seeafish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: London, UK
Posts: 40
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S3
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 17
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dfran1 View Post
I thought most of this is covered in here mods. (merger ???)

S3 not syncing with Mac
Read your message in that thread. How is Kies working for you on ML (10.8)? It won't even install on mine. I have allowed third-party installs by the way.
seeafish is offline  
Last edited by seeafish; August 13th, 2012 at 06:57 AM.
Reply With Quote
Old August 13th, 2012, 06:50 AM   #30 (permalink)
kmf
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Northeast Iowa
Posts: 559
 
Device(s): Verizon: DROID RAZZR MAXX HD; DROID RAZZ M; Nook Color.
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 98
Thanked 48 Times in 42 Posts
Default iSyncr

Last night I installed iSyncr on my GSIII (US Cellular), and the desktop version 3.6 for my Macbook Pro (running 10.6.8.) I had tried using Samsung Kies with no luck. In reading the install instructions for iSyncr I went back and installed and then with the Kies uninstaller, I uninstalled Kies properly.

It was then very easy to sync my iTunes music with my GSIII. I am using the stock music player to listen to music, and all is working very well. The iSyncr app was updated recently to fix issues with the GSIII.
kmf is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old August 13th, 2012, 06:54 AM   #31 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Cincy
Posts: 697
 
Device(s): HTC M8
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 152
Thanked 72 Times in 52 Posts
Default

I'm on Mac version 10.6.8 and kies air works great (wifi). Although it tells me I need Java update to be able to transfer multiple files at once. The only issue is, Mac does there own Java updates and it says it is up to date. I deal with it.
Rdjr74 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old August 13th, 2012, 07:30 AM   #32 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 307
 
Device(s): Samy Galaxy Note II,Note 10.1,siii 32gig, had-MotoXoom1,iPhone 4s,4,droidX,Droid 1
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 41
Thanked 44 Times in 37 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by seeafish View Post
Read your message in that thread. How is Kies working for you on ML (10.8)? It won't even install on mine. I have allowed third-party installs by the way.
I had it installed on 10.7 and upgraded to 10.8 and it worked, but it was installed.

I'll try on my macbook pro latter and get back to you, I have not installed on that yet so??
dfran1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old August 13th, 2012, 08:43 AM   #33 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 5
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Hi, Tried installing the latest version of Kies from the Samsung site on my Mountain Lion 10.8 and it comes up with an error that it cannot proceed OSX 10.7 is the supported version. where did you get your version of Kies from ?

Thanks
adrezs69 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old August 13th, 2012, 05:04 PM   #34 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 307
 
Device(s): Samy Galaxy Note II,Note 10.1,siii 32gig, had-MotoXoom1,iPhone 4s,4,droidX,Droid 1
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 41
Thanked 44 Times in 37 Posts
Default

I loaded kies on my macbook pro that did not have it loaded when I had 10.7
I used pacifist.app to get it to load. (trial version)

CharlesSoft &mdash; software you always wished someone would write

right click on the install kies file and choose pacifist.app
when in pacifist select the kies top file then click install.

BUT kies just sits there saying connecting with a spinning sync arrow
I tried to reload the driver by opening kies and going to the tools drop down and then selecting driver.

Still nothing

I will edit my other post to reflect that one should have kies loaded prior to upgrading to 10.8, that does work for me.

You may want to try these to see if it works for you, but I doubt it, but still worth a try, a note that I do not have itunes properly configured on my macbook as I dont want it on there, so maybe it would work for you?

let us know
best of luck
dfran1 is offline  
Last edited by dfran1; August 13th, 2012 at 05:06 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old August 13th, 2012, 05:11 PM   #35 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
seeafish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: London, UK
Posts: 40
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S3
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 17
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Thanks for posting your findings! I think we just need to wait for samsung to pull their fingers out and make Kies work for ML. Perhaps we should all just email them so they'll take quicker action? I believe it's something to do with ML being the first OS X that's exclusively 64bit, thus drivers and such need to be rewritten to support the instruction set. Lion was 32 and 64 to get devs ready for the 64 bit switch, but I guess SOME just didn't bother!

Tbh, I can't actually remember why I wanted keys anymore heh. Playing with my new droid device for a week and I've already found good ways to transfer music, do backups, and sync other stuff over... but would still be nice for fw updates perhaps?
seeafish is offline  
Last edited by seeafish; August 13th, 2012 at 05:16 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old August 16th, 2012, 01:50 PM   #36 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 26
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 3
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default mac connecting problems

is anyone having problems connecting to their mac? i cant connect for my life.

android file transfer fails
doubletwist fails
kies fails
isyncr fails

droidair works but its not what im looking for.
trying to sync my itunes playlist to phone
khunfused is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old August 16th, 2012, 02:06 PM   #37 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Canada
Posts: 210
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 22
Thanked 16 Times in 12 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by khunfused View Post
is anyone having problems connecting to their mac? i cant connect for my life.

android file transfer fails
doubletwist fails
kies fails
isyncr fails

droidair works but its not what im looking for.
trying to sync my itunes playlist to phone
Use Dropbox
McBuzz is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old August 16th, 2012, 07:57 PM   #38 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 307
 
Device(s): Samy Galaxy Note II,Note 10.1,siii 32gig, had-MotoXoom1,iPhone 4s,4,droidX,Droid 1
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 41
Thanked 44 Times in 37 Posts
Default

I smell a merger going to happen? (mods please)

S3 not syncing with Mac
dfran1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old August 18th, 2012, 12:02 AM   #39 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 12
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Syncing Music from Mac to Galaxy S3

I have a Mac (10.8), a Galaxy S3, and some music. I want to put the music (currently residing on the Mac) onto the Galaxy S3 for free. Seems simple right?


WWWRRRRROOOOOONNNNNNNGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!

Tried a plethora of different programs:

Doubletwist: Nope. Galaxy S3 does not support USB Mass Storage (Seriously Samsung?). AirSync apparently works (although I'm sure it takes forever to put an entire library of songs onto a device), but you have to pay for it.

Tune4Mac MP4 Converter: This developer can barely speak English let alone make a decent program.

Isyncr: 20 song upload limit for the free version. Have heard awful things about this program as well.

Kies: Does not recognize my phone.

KiesAir: Same deal.

Android File Transfer: Make it three that don't recognize my phone.

TuneSync Server: Just plainly doesn't open.

NoteBurner M4V: Terrible.


Are Mac/Galaxy S3 users SOL? Or is there a way around this conundrum?

P.S. USB Debugging mode is enabled on my phone.
kjames05 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old August 18th, 2012, 05:11 AM   #40 (permalink)
Member
 
joggy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 121
 
Device(s): DInc2
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 7
Thanked 24 Times in 23 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kjames05 View Post
...
Isyncr: 20 song upload limit for the free version. Have heard awful things about this program as well.
...
Actually iSyncr is a very good program and the developer is great and quick to respond to issues when there are any.

Super easy to setup & use and is seamless syncing. Well worth the extra few bucks it costs.
joggy is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old August 18th, 2012, 06:08 AM   #41 (permalink)
AF Addict
 
AntimonyER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Statesboro, GA
Posts: 13,642
 
Device(s): Droid DNA, Nexus 7 16GB
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 5,041
Thanked 9,353 Times in 5,034 Posts
Default

Just letting you know, I merged a bunch of threads regarding Mac file transfers. Thanks for understanding.
__________________
Site Rules & Guidelines
Got some help? Hit Thanks!
See something you like? Hit Like!
See something you hate? Hit Report!
AntimonyER is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old August 18th, 2012, 11:33 AM   #42 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 26
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 3
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

i ended up using android file transfer for all my regular stuff and airsync for my itunes :/
khunfused is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old August 18th, 2012, 04:02 PM   #43 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Katsina,Nigeria
Posts: 100
 
Device(s): HTC DESIRE HD, IPHONE 4
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 13
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
dodoabdu@gmail.com
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Warren705 View Post
Hi,
I had the same issue, I upgraded from 4S to S3, on the same day I upgraded my Macbook Air to Mountain Lion.

OSx will not mount the S3 because of the file system on the phone is different, so you cant sync this way.

But samsung have made an app to solve this. Its called Easy Phone Sync. Its in the Google play store. You also need to download the app for mac from the easyphonesync website (google it)
Run it on your phone, then on the Mac, and it mounts the phone, and syncs Itunes. It will even copy pics & contacts from your Iphone back up storted on the mac.

Only limitation, it will not copy DRM protected tracks & video to your phone. But itunes songs are now DRM free.

I did all this last night, worked a treat. Hope it helps.

Warren.
I tried the Play Store and scroll all the way but the Application with the above name is just not there unless may be it has another name.
__________________
Alkali
alkalidodo is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old August 18th, 2012, 04:34 PM   #44 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 307
 
Device(s): Samy Galaxy Note II,Note 10.1,siii 32gig, had-MotoXoom1,iPhone 4s,4,droidX,Droid 1
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 41
Thanked 44 Times in 37 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by alkalidodo View Post
I tried the Play Store and scroll all the way but the Application with the above name is just not there unless may be it has another name.
I think I found your problem

a quote of the website

"Before you can use the Easy Phone Sync application on your PC and Mac it is important to check that the Easy Phone Sync app has been installed and run on your Samsung Galaxy device. The Galaxy Sync app is currently only available in the UK and is only supported on specific Samsung devices."
dfran1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old August 18th, 2012, 05:50 PM   #45 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 12
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Warren705 View Post
Hi,
I had the same issue, I upgraded from 4S to S3, on the same day I upgraded my Macbook Air to Mountain Lion.

OSx will not mount the S3 because of the file system on the phone is different, so you cant sync this way.

But samsung have made an app to solve this. Its called Easy Phone Sync. Its in the Google play store. You also need to download the app for mac from the easyphonesync website (google it)
Run it on your phone, then on the Mac, and it mounts the phone, and syncs Itunes. It will even copy pics & contacts from your Iphone back up storted on the mac.

Only limitation, it will not copy DRM protected tracks & video to your phone. But itunes songs are now DRM free.

I did all this last night, worked a treat. Hope it helps.

Warren.
I'm currently in the process of using this program. It's taking about 3 minutes to sync a single song. I have 2800 in my library. Only 140 hours to sync. Wicked.
kjames05 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old August 18th, 2012, 10:31 PM   #46 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Metfanant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 2,450
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S3 (Blue32), Droid X
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 64
Thanked 416 Times in 320 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kjames05 View Post

Nope. Galaxy S3 does not support USB Mass Storage (Seriously Samsung?).
before anything else...its clarify that it is GOOGLE that did this...NOT Samsung
Metfanant is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old August 22nd, 2012, 11:10 AM   #47 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 22
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 2
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by khunfused View Post
is anyone having problems connecting to their mac? i cant connect for my life.

android file transfer fails
doubletwist fails
kies fails
isyncr fails

droidair works but its not what im looking for.
trying to sync my itunes playlist to phone

iSyncr USB will work for connecting to your Galaxy S3 to Mac, but you need to run the uninstaller as kmf posted.

Uninstall Samsung Kies

If you have an affinity for Kies (For some reason) but still want to sync iTunes playlists, use iSyncr + iSyncr WiFi - cheaper still than AirSync at $3.99 (AirSync by DT is 4.99) and USB syncing will, of course, be faster than WiFi. USB to G3 iSyncr can do, where DT relies on AirSync only.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jrtstudio.iSyncr4Mac
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jrtstudio.iSyncr.WiFi
SeaBreeze87 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old September 22nd, 2012, 04:23 AM   #48 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 4
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

There is another thing that nobody seems to have flagged up yet - if you have updated your phone to the BLFB then Kies/Android File Transfer/Etc. WILL NOT WORK.

If you have BLFB you CANNOT connect to OSX by cable in any way that is useful. XNJB will let you connect, but its not designed for Android so is little use.

Yes, you can use Air Droid... but try copying an HD movie across using it!

Samsung really need to get their shit together and sort it out.
Robsa is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old September 22nd, 2012, 04:43 AM   #49 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 307
 
Device(s): Samy Galaxy Note II,Note 10.1,siii 32gig, had-MotoXoom1,iPhone 4s,4,droidX,Droid 1
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 41
Thanked 44 Times in 37 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dfran1 View Post
I loaded kies on my macbook pro that did not have it loaded when I had 10.7
I used pacifist.app to get it to load. (trial version)

CharlesSoft &mdash; software you always wished someone would write

right click on the install kies file and choose pacifist.app
when in pacifist select the kies top file then click install.

BUT kies just sits there saying connecting with a spinning sync arrow
I tried to reload the driver by opening kies and going to the tools drop down and then selecting driver.

Still nothing

I will edit my other post to reflect that one should have kies loaded prior to upgrading to 10.8, that does work for me.

You may want to try these to see if it works for you, but I doubt it, but still worth a try, a note that I do not have itunes properly configured on my macbook as I dont want it on there, so maybe it would work for you?

let us know
best of luck
I have now 2 other computers running kies on Mac osx 10.8.1
Use pacifist above to load the main kies then open kies. Check for updates and do the kies update ,reboot mac

Do all that with no phone connected.

After reboot connect the phone with it unlocked

And kies should detect the phone in a few minutes if not toggle camera mode back to media device
Or follow my step by step guide above, I will edit it later for the 10.8 setup
dfran1 is offline  
Last edited by dfran1; September 22nd, 2012 at 04:47 AM.
Reply With Quote
Old September 22nd, 2012, 08:18 AM   #50 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 4
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

if you update the att s3 it will not connect with the mac i latest update on mac also tried everything called samsung no help also att. iam going to usr all these work arounds. i expect this phone to work with my computers.
aficio is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Buy the Samsung Galaxy S III
Sign up for instant notification when the Samsung Galaxy S III goes on sale!
Samsung Galaxy S III

  The Samsung Galaxy S3 is the company's flagship device of 2012. As one of the most anticipated devices of the year, this device is the first to come with a Exynos 4 Quad processor. It also has Android 4.0, a 4.8-inch 720p Super AMOLED ... Read More

Tags
mac and android syncing, no android device found


Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > Samsung Galaxy S3
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:26 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.