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.