1. thisfnguy's Avatar
    Ok, so I plug it in, nothing pops up. I go to google play website, and it says I have to enter a credit card to access google music. So, I can't even get to google music without giving them credit card details. This really frustrates me, because I feel I should not have to supply a credit card simply to put music on the device I've already purchased from them. I have no interest in purchasing any music, I just want to put music I already have on the device. I just spent a little while on the phone with google support, spent about 75% of the time on hold, and could get no answers. He told me to clear all my cache and see if that helps? I have no idea why cache would make them quit asking for my credit card; I don't think he had any idea why it would either.

    Any help?



    Thanks everyone.
    02-05-2013 06:22 PM
  2. howie's Avatar
    So, when you plug it in and go to "My Computer" you don't see it listed?
    02-05-2013 08:13 PM
  3. KenDavidson's Avatar
    I rooted my wife's phone, connected via USB to my MacBook Pro and mounted the phone as a drive. Once I did this I simply transferred her music to her phone that she wanted. Did not have to interact with Google Music at all.
    02-05-2013 10:31 PM
  4. JHBThree's Avatar
    Ok, so I plug it in, nothing pops up. I go to google play website, and it says I have to enter a credit card to access google music. So, I can't even get to google music without giving them credit card details. This really frustrates me, because I feel I should not have to supply a credit card simply to put music on the device I've already purchased from them. I have no interest in purchasing any music, I just want to put music I already have on the device. I just spent a little while on the phone with google support, spent about 75% of the time on hold, and could get no answers. He told me to clear all my cache and see if that helps? I have no idea why cache would make them quit asking for my credit card; I don't think he had any idea why it would either.

    Any help?



    Thanks everyone.
    What kind of computer do you have?

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    02-05-2013 10:54 PM
  5. badbrad17's Avatar
    I believe he is asking about the cloud service.
    02-05-2013 11:12 PM
  6. JHBThree's Avatar
    I believe he is asking about the cloud service.
    The thing that makes me think he isn't is his first sentence.

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    02-06-2013 12:45 AM
  7. badbrad17's Avatar
    Lol. I think you may be correct.

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    02-06-2013 01:47 AM
  8. JHBThree's Avatar
    Lol. I think you may be correct.

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    I'm guessing he has a Mac. The usual response when you plug in an ICS or higher device into one is usually 'WTF'.

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    02-06-2013 03:10 AM
  9. badbrad17's Avatar
    I'm guessing he has a Mac. The usual response when you plug in an ICS or higher device into one is usually 'WTF'.

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    Does that mean they don't just work?

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    02-06-2013 09:06 AM
  10. JHBThree's Avatar
    Does that mean they don't just work?

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    No, it means that google is intentionally using a method that they know macs don't support. Sort of like what they've been doing to windows phone with their services.
    02-06-2013 03:39 PM
  11. gone down south's Avatar
    Ok, so I plug it in, nothing pops up. I go to google play website, and it says I have to enter a credit card to access google music. So, I can't even get to google music without giving them credit card details. This really frustrates me, because I feel I should not have to supply a credit card simply to put music on the device I've already purchased from them. I have no interest in purchasing any music, I just want to put music I already have on the device. I just spent a little while on the phone with google support, spent about 75% of the time on hold, and could get no answers. He told me to clear all my cache and see if that helps? I have no idea why cache would make them quit asking for my credit card; I don't think he had any idea why it would either.

    Any help?



    Thanks everyone.
    I'm not clear on exactly what you're doing, could you give us some specific details like what kind of computer you're using, how you connected it to the N4, where your music is stored, etc?
    02-06-2013 04:47 PM
  12. badbrad17's Avatar
    No, it means that google is intentionally using a method that they know macs don't support. Sort of like what they've been doing to windows phone with their services.
    And I assume Blackberry also falls into this category. It sounds like a conspiracy.

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    02-06-2013 05:43 PM
  13. thisfnguy's Avatar
    correct i plug it in and nothing happens. so do i have to root the phone to put music directly on it? does rooting void then warranty?

    PS it is a Mac
    02-06-2013 05:45 PM
  14. gone down south's Avatar
    Try the suggestion in this thread.... http://forums.androidcentral.com/goo...mac-print.html

    ps, not sure why you needed to enter a credit card to use Google Music, maybe you need to have a Google Play account first?
    02-06-2013 05:59 PM
  15. badbrad17's Avatar
    correct i plug it in and nothing happens. so do i have to root the phone to put music directly on it? does rooting void then warranty?

    PS it is a Mac
    The Mac is the problem. You can try a few apps to transfer, but I believe Airdroid is great for this. I've used it on my pc and it's great. Works on a Mac too. But JHBThree may know more on this.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....sand.airdroid

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    02-06-2013 06:00 PM
  16. JHBThree's Avatar
    The Mac is the problem. You can try a few apps to transfer, but I believe Airdroid is great for this. I've used it on my pc and it's great. Works on a Mac too. But JHBThree may know more on this.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....sand.airdroid

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    Air droid is slow. The problem is that android stopped supporting mass storage and instead chose to support mtp, which limits its functionality to windows PCs (without additional software) since mtp started life as a proprietary windows media protocol.

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    02-06-2013 06:24 PM
  17. JHBThree's Avatar
    And I assume Blackberry also falls into this category. It sounds like a conspiracy.

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    When Google says they have no intention to support a platform with apps, and then breaks other services so they no longer work, conspiracy isn't a strong enough word.

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    02-06-2013 06:26 PM
  18. thisfnguy's Avatar
    If i cant figure this out soon i'm just gonna put my sim back in my jitterbug and keep using my zune for music this is frustrating
    02-06-2013 06:36 PM
  19. howie's Avatar
    download this Android.com
    copy that to your applications folder and it will allow you to transfer files.
    This is what I did when mine arrived yesterday (Mac here too)
    02-06-2013 06:49 PM
  20. badbrad17's Avatar
    Air droid is slow. The problem is that android stopped supporting mass storage and instead chose to support mtp, which limits its functionality to windows PCs (without additional software) since mtp started life as a proprietary windows media protocol.

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    Okay so is there a better solution? They are just wanting to copy a few things so even if it's slow and it works then I think it's a solution.

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    02-07-2013 11:00 PM
  21. bananaleigh's Avatar
    Go to 'my computer' and selected 'nexus 4'. This should bring up all of the folders inside your phone. If you go to the music one you can drag and drop your music onto it. If 'nexus 4' doesn't show up go into settings on your phone, under storage. Select the top right three dots and select MTP. that should sort it all out
    05-01-2013 02:34 PM
  22. anon5664829's Avatar
    No, it means that google is intentionally using a method that they know macs don't support. Sort of like what they've been doing to windows phone with their services.
    It does work with Android file transfer, I don't know what you mean? everything works with my mac.
    05-02-2013 01:48 AM
  23. anon5664829's Avatar
    correct i plug it in and nothing happens. so do i have to root the phone to put music directly on it? does rooting void then warranty?

    PS it is a Mac
    No use android file transfer. and then move the music to the music folder, I do't know why you guys are giving OP wrong info?

    - - - Updated - - -

    Go to 'my computer' and selected 'nexus 4'. This should bring up all of the folders inside your phone. If you go to the music one you can drag and drop your music onto it. If 'nexus 4' doesn't show up go into settings on your phone, under storage. Select the top right three dots and select MTP. that should sort it all out
    He has a Mac not a windoze......
    05-02-2013 01:49 AM
  24. ATrenholm's Avatar
    If you have a Nexus 4 and and a mac computer and want to transfer files (like a mass storage device) than a Mac users need to go to Android.com/filetransfer/ and install the filetransfer app onto their computer. Also on your nexus phone go to settings by swiping the top black bar (with the battery and wifi icons) downwards and select the little whit icon with the person surrounded by square dots, then choose "Storage", inside storage, select the three dots at the top right and make sure you have "MTP" ticked.

    Once I transfered music to the music folder I fiddled around with my google play player and it showed up.
    06-09-2013 09:15 AM

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