S3 not syncing with MacSupport


  1. jerofld

    jerofld Fixing stuff is not easy VIP Member

    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.
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  2. seeafish

    seeafish Active Member

    Thanks both! I'm already using AirDroid... just never thought to transfer files over it! :)
  3. davoid

    davoid Well-Known Member

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  4. seeafish

    seeafish Active Member

  5. kmf

    kmf Well-Known Member

    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.:)
  6. Rdjr74

    Rdjr74 Well-Known Member

    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.
  7. dfran1

    dfran1 Well-Known Member

    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??
  8. adrezs69

    adrezs69 Member

    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
  9. dfran1

    dfran1 Well-Known Member

    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 — 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
  10. seeafish

    seeafish Active Member

    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! :p

    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?
  11. khunfused

    khunfused Active Member

    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 :(
  12. Use Dropbox
  13. dfran1

    dfran1 Well-Known Member

  14. kjames05

    kjames05 Member

    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.
  15. joggy

    joggy Well-Known Member

    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.
  16. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER AF Addict VIP Member

    Just letting you know, I merged a bunch of threads regarding Mac file transfers. Thanks for understanding. :)
  17. khunfused

    khunfused Active Member

    i ended up using android file transfer for all my regular stuff and airsync for my itunes :/
  18. alkalidodo

    alkalidodo Well-Known Member

    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.
  19. dfran1

    dfran1 Well-Known Member

    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."
  20. kjames05

    kjames05 Member

    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.
  21. Metfanant

    Metfanant Well-Known Member

    before anything else...its clarify that it is GOOGLE that did this...NOT Samsung
  22. SeaBreeze87

    SeaBreeze87 Member


    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
  23. Robsa

    Robsa New Member

    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.
  24. dfran1

    dfran1 Well-Known Member

    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
  25. aficio

    aficio New Member

    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.
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