Note 8 Connecting to Mac

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  1. RailLaurie, May 5, 2018
    Last edited: May 5, 2018

    RailLaurie macrumors newbie

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    Hi I'm wondering if anybody is able to help.

    I have a Note 8 and would like to connect it to my 2017 iMac running High Sierra. When I plug my Note 8 in it automatically launches Android file transfer and file transfer usb mode on the phone but I get "Could not connect to device, Try reconnecting or restarting your device". The phone is in the correct mode and knows it's connected to a Mac as it advises I download AFT or Samsung Switch.

    The Note connects to a older 2009 MacBook without a glitch and the only difference being I get a Allow prompt every time it connects to the MacBook and not the iMac. (This seems to be the issue not having an allow prompt)

    I have reinstalled AFT and are using the supplied USB C cable.

    I previously owned a Nexus 6 which connect to the iMac with out issue.

    I have just tried a Galaxy Xcover 3 and same issue so it seems to be a Samsung related problem
    Many Thanks
     
  2. Fishrrman macrumors P6

    Fishrrman

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    I don't have a Note8, but if you go to the "settings", are there any other options regarding USB connections?
     
  3. Dodgeman macrumors 65816

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    You may have to enter developer mode on the Note 8.
    Are you trying to move information from the Note 8 to the iMac?
     
  4. albertputinjobs macrumors newbie

    albertputinjobs

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