Mac and Samsung Galaxy S2

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Aug 19, 2011 11:26:44 AM via Website

Hi,

I have a Galaxy S2 and was going to buy an iPhone 4, but decided to go with Android. However, I have a mac and can't figure out how the 1G"&80nx to get my contacts and music transported. Any help is most appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

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Aug 19, 2011 11:30:26 AM via Website

Kies air will work if you have WiFi.

It is an app you can run on your phone which allows you to access nearly everything on your phone from your browser. You can also use Google contacts which will sync automatically.

Aug 19, 2011 11:32:23 AM via Website

iCal/contacts syncs directly. You just need a Google account, then under prefs in those apps you can sync to Google.

Music and media can be synced by connecting your phone, mounting it as a USB drive and copying mp3 files over to it.

If you wanna regularly sync music with iTunes, try TuneSync or Doubletwist.

Aug 30, 2011 5:00:53 PM via Website

Steps for transferring pictures and videos to your mac from your Samsung Galaxy S2 -

1. Open settings

2. Click on ' Wireless and Network '

3. Now click on ' USB utilities'

4. Click on ' Connect storage to PC '

After performing these steps, a window pops up asking you to connect USB cable to use mass storage.

DO NOT CLICK ON CANCEL.

5. Connect the transfer cable to mac.

The screen should now show ' USB connected'

6. Click on the ' connect USB storage ' button at the bottom of the screen.

A folder called ' NO NAME ' should show up on your desktop.

7. Open folder called ' NO NAME ' on desktop.

8. Open ' DCIM '

9. Open ' Camera '

You can copy the photos and videos from here or import them to iPhoto.

— modified on Sep 22, 2011 11:56:14 AM by moderator

Mar 16, 2012 6:58:44 PM via Website

Hello,

Im having the same problem that I plug in the Galaxy to my MacBook and nothing happens.

I might be being really stupid but I cant find settings then wireless and network in the "System Preferences" in my Macbook. Do you mind explaining how I find it so that I can update my USB settings?

Thank you!

Louisa

Mar 17, 2012 8:42:43 PM via Website

Thank you very much for your help. I just had exactly the same problem. That's 9 steps compared to zero steps on an iPhone with iCloud or one step without iCloud. But I think I'll get used to it... :wacko:

Apr 10, 2012 12:44:37 AM via Website

Hi, I am having the same problem with my Galaxy S2 too.
Basically, even after connecting it to my mac with the USB cable, it doesn't show up on my laptop :(
I even went to USB utilities and clicked "Connect storage to PC" and all it says is "USB is connected. Remove the cable."
What on earth do I do? I need to transfer things to my computer badly!!
Any help will be appreciated!
P.S. I tried using Klies air and it connects to my mac through wifi but it doesn't let me transfer anything because it says that my mac has its own Java and that it needs to be updated in order to transfer "multiple files" - my mac isn't coming up with any Java updates :S :S
I am beginning to doubt this beautiful phone...please help asap!! :( :(

Apr 15, 2012 5:53:26 PM via Website

to use Mac with samsung galaxy s2, first go to galaxy s2 settings- wireless and network- select usb utilities select Connect storage to PC
then connect usb cable linked to macbook via usb, menu will come on as USB connected, then tap on connect USB storage- Menu will turn Orange with USB storage in use, go to Finder in mac, under device et voila if you have an SD card there will be 2 device - open them and see all the files and folders that are on them... good luck.

Apr 19, 2012 11:01:30 PM via Website

that was very helpful. thanx much for the tips. i had been struggling with this download from my android phn to my mac for couple of days now,, finally i did it :)

May 13, 2012 12:28:20 PM via Website

Ive done everything and nothing is working. My phone wont seem to connect to my computer. PLease help. This has been going on for months. I even brought a new USB cable today thinking maybe that was the problem.

May 14, 2012 4:54:19 PM via Website

Michelle Anderson
Ive done everything and nothing is working. My phone wont seem to connect to my computer. PLease help. This has been going on for months. I even brought a new USB cable today thinking maybe that was the problem.

Are you trying to connect to a Mac or PC?

May 29, 2012 6:02:18 AM via Website

lerwa
to use Mac with samsung galaxy s2, first go to galaxy s2 settings- wireless and network- select usb utilities select Connect storage to PC
then connect usb cable linked to macbook via usb, menu will come on as USB connected, then tap on connect USB storage- Menu will turn Orange with USB storage in use, go to Finder in mac, under device et voila if you have an SD card there will be 2 device - open them and see all the files and folders that are on them... good luck.


I'm with you as far as "Menu will turn Orange", but I see nothing orange.

I'm very frustrated. I can't get pictures onto my Mac.