I've just switched from an iPhone to an S3 & my worst fear is happening - I simply cannot for the life of me get the phone & the Mac to see one another let alone transfer music etc.
When I first got it a week ago, I installed Easy Phone Sync & Android File transfer & initially they worked fine & I was able to transfer contacts & selected music & playlists from iTunes to the S3 onto the internal SD.
I then got a 64gb micro sd yesterday & formated it in the phone & then went to put the rest of my iTunes music library onto it & have hit a brick wall.
Here's the list of things I've tried:
Tried Connecting both as MTP & as a camera (PTP)
USB debugging is off as well.
East Phone Sync - cannot see the phone at all
Android File Transfer - cannot see the phone at all.
Kies - sees the phone after a looong wait, but then tells me the external sd doesn't have enough space (it does: 59.36gb available & my music is 42gb). I tried selecting all 4500+ songs and "transfer to device" & it uploads about 20 - 30 songs & then crashes & I have to force quit.
AirDroid - doesn't recognise the external sd.
I've tried uninstalling all these programs & re installing them one at a time as I read that they can cause probs for each other, and still the same result.
I've spent hours yesterday reading forums & following advise & instructions, still with no joy.
I've posted on Android Central forum & been ignored.
I've restarted the phone & computer numerous times, & tried all 6 usb slots on the computer & still nothing.
I presume the cable is fine as the phone sees it's connected to the computer via it & charges fine & could connect with Kies - although slowly. Could there be a problem with the cable despite this??
I am probably missing something, but really don't know what to do next & I'm very fed up. Any useful advise would be greatly appreciated.
Have you tried to drag and drop, or copy and paste? This works fine for me transferring files to and from my S3.
Through what platform/app though?
AFT & Easy Phone Sync can't see the phone, so I have no file window to D&D with, period.
AirDroid Doesn't let you D&D onto the ext sd.
A reloaded Kies now doesn't seem to want to connect at all anymore - it's been spinning saying connecting for about 20 mins now.
F's sake - If I have no joy by the end of the day I'm taking it back & going back to an iPhone - which is a shame, as I really, really like the Galaxy & all it's features, etc - but it's pretty bloody useless if I can't get anything onto it, isn't it?