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Not sure if this is the right forum but here goes
I got my mac in April and hand,t given much thought to my phone. I have just bought a Samsung Galaxy not 3 and cant find it on the mac as an external drive even though the phone says it's connected as a media device.
any help resolving this would be greatly appreciated
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There's a program called DoubleTwist I used to use to sync my Android and PSP to my Mac. I currently just use bluetooth to transfer songs and files back and forth but it does take forever.

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I sync my daughter's Galaxy S2 with my macbook - there's a bit of setting up (see link)

The complete guide to using Android with a Mac | How To - CNET

I also use doubletwist to get music onto her phone.

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thanks for the replies
I downloaded android filetransfer and all that does is keep asking for me to eithe reconnect the phone or restart the phone, so no further forward
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You could use Android File Transfer.
I works well for me.
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Do you have Samsung Kies installed?
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Do you have Samsung Kies installed?
Yes and it's a crock. Just looking for a way to access the phone as an external drive for quickness
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Uninstall Kies and Android File Transfer should work,
I believe the Kies dmg file has an uninstaller. I only ever used Kies for software updates and uninstalled it straight after.
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uninstalled kies and reinstalled file transfer and it still wont work
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Re installed kies then used the dmg file to uninstall it and now I have file transfer working.
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Glad you got it working.
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Can I ask what was wrong with KIES?
I have a Galaxy Note 2 here and the easiest way I could find was to have KIES installed and just connect the phone. Then everything is easy, from syncing to file transfer.

But I am looking into improving that as well. Because file transfer seems so slow and it's like it stops sometimes and then resumes. This is likely to corrupt big files like a new ROM (1.2 gb usually). There is a new leaked fimware for my phone and it seems I am the only one who has problems with it. I thought that might be because of KIES and its dodgy file transfer.
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Lots of people, myself included have had problems getting Kies to connect to their phone.
Not sure about file transfer speeds as I only ever used it for firmware updates.
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You should give Airdroid a try. It's pretty seamless, you just drag and drop your files. They upload to your phone wirelessly, and very quickly. AirDroid
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