1. kris_p's Avatar
    Hey all! Newbie here!

    I switched from my iPhone 3GS (I know...super old) to the Samsung Galaxy S4 about 2 weeks ago. I want to be able to fully back up everything (pictures, texts, etc.) onto my Macbook Pro like I did with my iPhone through iTunes. Is there anyway to do that? I downloaded Kies, but it takes FOREVER to recognize and connect my phone and freezes...I'm very unimpressed. Especially with the update that just came out to Kies 3.0. Is there another program or any other way I can sync/backup my phone to my mac at all?

    Thanks in advance!
    11-16-2013 05:46 PM
  2. NexusNick123's Avatar
    Hi and welcome..I don't know any other programs I used to use the same program on my MacBook Pro..On other npte what year is your MacBook??
    Hey all! Newbie here!

    I switched from my iPhone 3GS (I know...super old) to the Samsung Galaxy S4 about 2 weeks ago. I want to be able to fully back up everything (pictures, texts, etc.) onto my Macbook Pro like I did with my iPhone through iTunes. Is there anyway to do that? I downloaded Kies, but it takes FOREVER to recognize and connect my phone and freezes...I'm very unimpressed. Especially with the update that just came out to Kies 3.0. Is there another program or any other way I can sync/backup my phone to my mac at all?

    Thanks in advance!
    11-16-2013 09:54 PM
  3. Munky#AC's Avatar
    I'm curious about this as well. I have a mid-2010 MacBook Pro. I have not tried Kies on it because almost every post I read about Kies on a MacBook ends up stating basically what the OP stated.
    11-17-2013 09:55 AM
  4. Greg Riegler's Avatar
    I had issues when I tried running Kies previous to OSX Mavericks. Now it runs fine. But then there was also the new Kies update. Maybe clean off the Kies install and reinstall fresh.
    11-17-2013 10:50 AM
  5. kris_p's Avatar
    It's a 2010

    - - - Updated - - -

    Hmm...that's exactly what I did and still...nada. =/
    11-18-2013 01:09 AM
  6. tonyyag's Avatar
    I am going thru the same problem with my new S4! Great phone, but they took away USB mass storage. With past android phones, I used MyBackup Pro to backup up everything to the SD Card, then connected it via USB to my MacBookPro (3 years old, running OS 10.6.8) . It was easy to just copy everything to a backup file. I tried Kies thru USB and had 2 chat sessions with Samsung.. bottom line is that it's broken and they can't tell me when a working version will be available! I got it to stay running long enough to do a backup on "all", but it wasn't anywhere close to all, only amounted to less than 1 GB and I have about 20GB just on the SDCard.

    Has anyone had any luck with Android file transfer?

    Do I have to take out the SDCard, put it in an adaptor, plug it into the Mac's SD slot and copy it using finder? Klunky, but it works.

    This phone is supposed to support USB Hosting and USB on the go, but Verizon is cluless as to what those even are.

    Any insights will be much appreciated.
    11-18-2013 08:52 PM
  7. Susanne Parris's Avatar
    I want to connect my Samsung S4 to my MacBook Pro. I've tried it before with the Kies software but it stuffed up my iTunes and i lost a lot of music. Can someone help me. And it has to be explained very simply. Thank you
    09-12-2015 06:48 AM

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