Connecting galaxy note II to macbook

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by raptorstv, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Mar 24, 2011
    I wanna copy and paste videos and musics, but how?
  2. macrumors member

    Nov 8, 2012
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 24, 2011
    Is this as simple as dragging and pasting files?
  4. macrumors 65816

    Jul 29, 2011
    This is the main drawback with the Note II/S3.

    See here for what I've found out so far about alternatives and work-arounds:

    (Feel free to add any alternative solutions you discover).

    Possibly the simplest solution is to get a Micro-SD card and suitable reader (MacBooks with a SD card slot just need a Micro-SD-to-SD adapter which you can usually get thrown in with the card).

    No, That doesn't work on Samsung phones - it's not clear whether it is Samsung or Google who have broken it.

    And before anybody suggests it, the 'USB Disc Mode' on older Androids has also been removed from ICS and later (that is Google, I think).
  5. macrumors 603


    Jun 10, 2006
    AFT worked on my Note 2. Just plug it in, opened it on my laptop, and dragged and dropped my music. Simple as that. Check out Keis over WiFi (comes preinstalled on Note 2), its a wireless file transfer alternative to AFT, however I had a really easy time with the AFT.
  6. macrumors 65816

    Jul 29, 2011
    Interesting - just tried it on my Snow Leopard work machine and it seems to work OK. Previously I'd tried it on Lion/Mountain Lion - so it may be a Lion/Mountain Lion issue or it may be that Google have fixed it (unfortunately, Google don't give any release notes or version history on the download site, but the version I've just downloaded is timestamped Oct 15 - after I tried it).
  7. 3bs
    macrumors 603


    May 20, 2011
    Dublin, Ireland
  8. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 15, 2010
  9. macrumors 65816

    Jul 29, 2011
    Eureka - problem identified: Uninstalled Samsung Kies and Android File Transfer springs into life. Seems you can't have both.
  10. macrumors 603


    Jun 10, 2006
    Also running SL here.

    You mean uninstall Kies from your phone? I have Kies installed on my phone and AFT worked.
  11. macrumors 65816

    Jul 29, 2011
    No - uninstall the Kies software from your Mac (using the uninstall program that comes with the Kies download).

    If you've never downloaded and installed Kies on the Mac, you may not be affected.
  12. macrumors newbie

    Apr 24, 2014
    Thank you

    I just signed up to say: Thank you!

    You really helped me in both of your comments. Problem solved.

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