Macbook Pro won't recognize Android Phone

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Madgirl1801, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    My new Macbook Pro w/ OS X Lion won't recognize my android phone. However my windows PC will.

    The error i get is this "the inserted disk can not be read by this computer".

    Does anyone know what may be wrong? Is there any way that I can connect my android phone to my macbook pro so that I can transfer pictures?
     
  2. macrumors member

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    Bluetooth. Its not like Android phones are just going to show up in finder.
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    Maybe I helped

    It might be in the USB cable. I thought just because my charger was USB it would work, but no. I ran into this with other phones too. Verizon had just the cord. The Droid only comes with a charger cord...I think Windows computer's are more universal with adaptors though.
     
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    The Solution

    All three of my Android phones connect with my MBP just fine.

    Make sure the phone's "connect to PC" setting is set to either Disk Drive or Media Sync then connect it to your Mac.

    You may need to restart the computer if it doesn't recognize the phone immediately.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Macbook Pro won't recognize android phone

    I restarted my computer and tried a different USB cable but that didn't work.

    However, when I changed the USB setting on my Android phone from Mass Storage to Media Sync, My Macbook now recognizes my phone.

    Thanks a lot!!!
     
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  7. macrumors 68030

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    Maybe your phone is infringing on some Apple patents... that's why the MBP rejects it :D



    PS: I have an Android phone ;) Honestly right now I'm not sure if I ever connected it to the MBP.
     
  8. macrumors 65816

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    My GSII mounts fine on my Mac, I go to settings --> wireless & network --> USB utilities --> turn on mass storage .... then plug the usb in and it mounts as a drive and shows up on the desktop.

    If that doesn't work for you not sure what's wrong

    edit:
    haha... disregard my post above, I didn't see this one lol
     
  9. MaryRisto, Apr 14, 2014
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    macrumors newbie

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    To transfer music from Mac and Android, you may try to follow the guide below.
    Step 1: Install Android File Transfer on your Mac computer (OS X 10.5 or later). This application will let you transfer files between your Mac and your Android device (Android 3.0 or later).

    Step 2: Enable USB Mass Storage mode on your Android. To do so, go to Settings > More (under Wireless and network) > USB utilities > Set USB cable connection mode. Then, select “Connect storage to PC.”

    Step 3: At this point, you will be prompted to “Connect your USB cable to use mass storage.” Using the USB cable that came with your Android device, connect your device to your Mac.

    Step 4: Now that your devices are connected, double-click Android File Transfer on your Mac to open it.

    Step 5: Using Finder on your Mac, navigate to your Android device, which will be on your desktop. Open another Finder window anywhere on your Mac — most likely your Music folder, for the purpose of this tutorial. Now, you can drag-and-drop to files from one device to the other, copy-and-paste them, or whatever else you want. You can also delete files from your Android to make room for more stuff.
     
  10. macrumors regular

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    I just use Android File Transfer and enable usb debugging, works just fine.
     

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