Galaxy S4 appearing as an external drive?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by tekno, Jun 1, 2013.

  1. tekno macrumors 6502a

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    I have a Galaxy S3 and a MacBook Air. I'm thinking about getting the S4. For anyone that has one, does it appear as an external drive when plugged into a Mac to allow drag-and-drop?
     
  2. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    It didn't for me. So I just used the android file transfer programme to access it's contents.

    Neither does the HTC one mount for me also.
     
  3. tekno thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The File Transfer thing didn't work for my S3. Apparently it's a problem with Macs. Frustrating!
     
  4. daveathall macrumors 68000

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    Did you have Kies installed at the same time? File transfer doesn't work if it is. :)
     
  5. nick_elt macrumors 68000

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    Yes, it does work fine BUT it doesnt play nicely with kies so you have to have one or the other. So yes you can drag and drop from a mac to and s4 (or s3)
     
  6. 3bs macrumors 603

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    Only if you have some sort of software installed. I haven't tried Kies but Android File Transfer works with my S4.
     
  7. tekno thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh, the irony.
     
  8. beaniemyman macrumors 6502

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    it doesn't works well with kies, but if kies isn't installed in the computer it functions ok.
     
  9. KentuckyHouse macrumors 68020

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    Your point?
     
  10. chagla macrumors 6502a

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    use Airdroid. use your browser/wifi connection to do nearly everything. no wires. drag and drop file transfer. send/receive messages and much more.

    its really useful when you can't find usb cable or need to transfer files quick.
     

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