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  1. archer75's Avatar
    Dropbox. Or any other cloud service.
    srkmagnus likes this.
    09-09-2016 08:43 PM
  2. blueGN7's Avatar
    Use Samsung SMART software for connecting your phone to pc/mac
    If you mean Smart Switch, Already have it installed on my iMac & it is preinstalled in my Note7 but, while it is excellent for backing up the phone & restoring, it is NOT able to move files to & from phone & Mac. Samsung confirmed this today. Cannot move photos from phone to computer to view, edit, etc. Cannot move a PDF document from computer to phone.
    Dropbox. Or any other cloud service.
    Yes, I signed up for AirDroid to move some wallpaper I had D/L to my computer onto my phone until I can figure out a way to direct connect the 2 via USB.
    09-10-2016 01:26 AM
  3. Anubis1's Avatar
    File drop is a free app in the app store and google play store. Works well for photo's and files, you can transfer them mac to phone or phone to mac
    toenail_flicker likes this.
    09-10-2016 07:32 AM
  4. mitul_mehta's Avatar
    If you mean Smart Switch, Already have it installed on my iMac & it is preinstalled in my Note7 but, while it is excellent for backing up the phone & restoring, it is NOT able to move files to & from phone & Mac. Samsung confirmed this today. Cannot move photos from phone to computer to view, edit, etc. Cannot move a PDF document from computer to phone.

    Yes, I signed up for AirDroid to move some wallpaper I had D/L to my computer onto my phone until I can figure out a way to direct connect the 2 via USB.
    We can move stuff on Mac via smart switch.. I am using it.. it can help you move stuff to and fro from your sd card also.
    09-10-2016 10:18 AM
  5. Iva_LadyDiCaprio98's Avatar
    I use the Android File Transfer app on my Mac. Works great.
    I've been having major issues with android file transfer. It keeps disconnecting my device even though I've allowed it to access my device and the screen has not shut off. It does this every single time. How do you get it to work properly?
    09-10-2016 11:50 AM
  6. msm0511's Avatar
    I've been having major issues with android file transfer. It keeps disconnecting my device even though I've allowed it to access my device and the screen has not shut off. It does this every single time. How do you get it to work properly?
    Do you also have Smart Switch installed on your computer? It breaks both Android File Transfer and AirDroid.
    09-10-2016 05:28 PM
  7. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    I don't upload to my computer. I use Google photos. Then I can download to my computer later. But I understand people who don't want the drop in quality for the free storage. I'm not a photo/camera geek so doesn't bother me.

    You can use airdroid for wireless transfer. Drag and drop anything between your phone and computer. I try to use wireless for everything now.
    09-10-2016 05:35 PM
  8. coolbreeze78's Avatar
    Google photos, always, the end. And there shouldn't be any drop in photo quality since the camera is 12mp. Google photos, for the free space, only drops the quality if the photo is 16+mp. Videos, sure...the 4k will certainly get dropped. But you have those backed up on your computer, right?
    09-10-2016 11:08 PM
  9. blueGN7's Avatar
    We can move stuff on Mac via smart switch.. I am using it.. it can help you move stuff to and fro from your sd card also.
    Please tell me exactly HOW! Since SS does work for me I had hoped there was some way to use this to move photos, PDFs, etc, back & forth between Phone SD card & Mac but, I could not find a way. So, when I called Samsung I spoke to the "Smart Switch Dept." & they told me No! It can back up & restore everything & also move iTunes. It cannot move jpgs, pdfs, etc. from phone to Mac or Mac to phone.

    See my post:"Mac will not recognize Note 7, I tried..."
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...ml#post5400663



    Do you also have Smart Switch installed on your computer? It breaks both Android File Transfer and AirDroid.
    This is news to me! If true, it could explain much! I had SS installed b4 I D/L & tried AFT & it failed. (Although SS works for me to back up & restore.) However, I did install AirDroid on my Phone (Not on my Mac) & successfully used the AirDrop website to move photos from Mac to my Note 7 phone.

    Do you have a source you can link to that says SS breaks AFT? Also, is there some work-a-round or backup solution? I would use AFT far more frequently than SS but it would be nice to have a good backup & restore app if I must delete SS in order to be able to use AFT.
    09-11-2016 01:53 AM
  10. jt999aj's Avatar
    I use Dropsync to automatically send all my new photos in the Camera folder to a Dropbox folder named Camera. I then just drag and drop the pictures into iPhoto.
    09-11-2016 07:55 AM
  11. msm0511's Avatar
    Please tell me exactly HOW! Since SS does work for me I had hoped there was some way to use this to move photos, PDFs, etc, back & forth between Phone SD card & Mac but, I could not find a way. So, when I called Samsung I spoke to the "Smart Switch Dept." & they told me No! It can back up & restore everything & also move iTunes. It cannot move jpgs, pdfs, etc. from phone to Mac or Mac to phone.

    See my post:"Mac will not recognize Note 7, I tried..."
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...ml#post5400663




    This is news to me! If true, it could explain much! I had SS installed b4 I D/L & tried AFT & it failed. (Although SS works for me to back up & restore.) However, I did install AirDroid on my Phone (Not on my Mac) & successfully used the AirDrop website to move photos from Mac to my Note 7 phone.

    Do you have a source you can link to that says SS breaks AFT? Also, is there some work-a-round or backup solution? I would use AFT far more frequently than SS but it would be nice to have a good backup & restore app if I must delete SS in order to be able to use AFT.
    I don't have a source. It was a warning that popped up when I launched SS the first time on my MBP. It said that AFT and other similar apps wouldn't work properly while SS was installed. It also said if I uninstalled SS AFT would work properly again. My MBP is fried right now so I can't try and pull up the warning again. I spilled vodka on it last weekend. Still trying to figure out the best course of action as my Apple Care + has expired.
    09-11-2016 08:32 AM
  12. Iva_LadyDiCaprio98's Avatar
    Do you also have Smart Switch installed on your computer? It breaks both Android File Transfer and AirDroid.
    No but I did end up installing smart switch and deleting android file transfer and it works so so so much better and it never disconnects even when the screen is off. So goodbye android file transfer. You have been useless to me lol it never worked for longer than 5 minutes. It will always always disconnect
    09-13-2016 08:00 AM
  13. Iva_LadyDiCaprio98's Avatar
    Please tell me exactly HOW! Since SS does work for me I had hoped there was some way to use this to move photos, PDFs, etc, back & forth between Phone SD card & Mac but, I could not find a way. So, when I called Samsung I spoke to the "Smart Switch Dept." & they told me No! It can back up & restore everything & also move iTunes. It cannot move jpgs, pdfs, etc. from phone to Mac or Mac to phone.

    See my post:"Mac will not recognize Note 7, I tried..."
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...ml#post5400663




    This is news to me! If true, it could explain much! I had SS installed b4 I D/L & tried AFT & it failed. (Although SS works for me to back up & restore.) However, I did install AirDroid on my Phone (Not on my Mac) & successfully used the AirDrop website to move photos from Mac to my Note 7 phone.

    Do you have a source you can link to that says SS breaks AFT? Also, is there some work-a-round or backup solution? I would use AFT far more frequently than SS but it would be nice to have a good backup & restore app if I must delete SS in order to be able to use AFT.
    You click on the "v" that is next to the phone name when you connect and you'll see a folder next to the internal memory. Click that and a window will pop up. I was able to transfer everything from my card to my computer through that no problem.
    09-13-2016 08:03 AM
  14. French's Avatar
    blueGN7: I was following your other thread as I was also in the same boat as you. I just uninstalled Smart Switch and Android File Transfer. I then reinstalled Android File Transfer, plugged in my Note 7 and now I can connect to the computer and move files to my heart's content. I can see the SD card as a "drive".

    I had used Smart Switch to move from the Galaxy S7 to the Note 7 and had some issues so did a FDR and did everything from scratch on the Note 7. It has been running great except I can't get the vibrate reminders when I've missed a reminder (when you pick up the phone and it vibrates). Not sure what the problem there is...but anyway, I don't know that I'll be using Smart Switch for my next change even if it is Note 7 to Note 7, just because I feel my device is running better having done it from scratch. Uninstalling Smart Switch was not a hardship for me and now I have the phone as a directory so I can do what I want with the files.
    09-13-2016 12:18 PM
  15. Silvercorvette's Avatar
    If I just have one or two photos I email them to myself, quick easy, uncomplicated.
    09-13-2016 01:04 PM
  16. blueGN7's Avatar
    You click on the "v" that is next to the phone name when you connect and you'll see a folder next to the internal memory. Click that and a window will pop up. I was able to transfer everything from my card to my computer through that no problem.
    Thanks! Mine doesn't work, I had tried b4 & just did again. So at least I know with a properly working SS you are able to transfer photos back & forth between Mac & phone. When I click the "V" I do get the folder & subfolders but all are empty! (I have ~ 30 photos on the phone. On the SD card.)

    blueGN7: I was following your other thread as I was also in the same boat as you. I just uninstalled Smart Switch and Android File Transfer. I then reinstalled Android File Transfer, plugged in my Note 7 and now I can connect to the computer and move files to my heart's content. I can see the SD card as a "drive".

    ... Uninstalling Smart Switch was not a hardship for me and now I have the phone as a directory so I can do what I want with the files.
    This may be the way for me to fix this. I am doing another backup with SS bc I wanted to both b.u. to my Mac & b.u. to the SD card. (Not sure how exactly to to the latter. ) However, SS is hanging @ 86% as it did when I 1st used it. I canceled back then & tried again w/o backing up SD card & it worked & then did it again with SD card & worked & have done complete b.u. another time w/o issue . But now it is back to the original problem.I did cancel & b.u. w/o SD card but when tried again wi SD, it again is hanging @ 86%, >30 min now. My SD card is almost empty & I have 0 videos, 0 music so it is not merely slow due to much content.

    I will probably uninstall SS which is easy due to uninstall program that came with it. But uninstalling AFT is not so easy as I've read. There is no uninstall program included & simply dragging the app to the trash supposedly does not work as much AFT stuff is left behind. I may try to manually uninstall by gong to all the system folders & manually deleting stuff ....but not today. If I do eventually end up with a working AFT & no SS, how do I do a complete backup of the phone including all settings, options, etc? Not sure I would know which files to copy that will save me the trouble of setting up my new Note 7 (if we ever get them)

    This is very time consuming & annoying.
    09-14-2016 02:14 AM
  17. msm0511's Avatar
    Thanks! Mine doesn't work, I had tried b4 & just did again. So at least I know with a properly working SS you are able to transfer photos back & forth between Mac & phone. When I click the "V" I do get the folder & subfolders but all are empty! (I have ~ 30 photos on the phone. On the SD card.)


    This may be the way for me to fix this. I am doing another backup with SS bc I wanted to both b.u. to my Mac & b.u. to the SD card. (Not sure how exactly to to the latter. ) However, SS is hanging @ 86% as it did when I 1st used it. I canceled back then & tried again w/o backing up SD card & it worked & then did it again with SD card & worked & have done complete b.u. another time w/o issue . But now it is back to the original problem.I did cancel & b.u. w/o SD card but when tried again wi SD, it again is hanging @ 86%, >30 min now. My SD card is almost empty & I have 0 videos, 0 music so it is not merely slow due to much content.

    I will probably uninstall SS which is easy due to uninstall program that came with it. But uninstalling AFT is not so easy as I've read. There is no uninstall program included & simply dragging the app to the trash supposedly does not work as much AFT stuff is left behind. I may try to manually uninstall by gong to all the system folders & manually deleting stuff ....but not today. If I do eventually end up with a working AFT & no SS, how do I do a complete backup of the phone including all settings, options, etc? Not sure I would know which files to copy that will save me the trouble of setting up my new Note 7 (if we ever get them)

    This is very time consuming & annoying.
    I use an app called App Cleaner to uninstall apps on my MBP.
    09-14-2016 09:01 AM
  18. French's Avatar
    I use an app called App Cleaner to uninstall apps on my MBP.
    And I used something called App Zap which I think was free. I've had it long enough now I can't remember if it might have come as part of a bundle.
    09-14-2016 09:46 AM
  19. msm0511's Avatar
    And I used something called App Zap which I think was free. I've had it long enough now I can't remember if it might have come as part of a bundle.
    Haven't tried that one yet. Maybe I'll look into it.
    09-14-2016 09:58 AM
  20. blueGN7's Avatar
    I use an app called App Cleaner to uninstall apps on my MBP.
    And I used something called App Zap which I think was free. I've had it long enough now I can't remember if it might have come as part of a bundle.
    Thanks, I'll look into those 2 apps.
    09-15-2016 12:22 AM
  21. blueGN7's Avatar
    Update:

    Samsung tech support was WRONG.
    Smart Switch can indeed move photos to & from phone & Mac!
    I uninstalled & reinstalled SS.
    I uninstalled AFT.
    Now SS works both for backup/restore & to move files.
    BTW, when I reinstalled S, I got pop up that stated:
    “Notification: If SS installed, AFT may not run, To run AFT normally, please uninstall SS.”

    For moving photos, See my post
    “ Mac users only, How do you U/L photos to your Mac?”
    09-18-2016 05:09 PM
  22. blueGN7's Avatar
    Samsung tech support was WRONG.
    Smart Switch can indeed move photos to & from phone & Mac!
    I uninstalled & reinstalled SS.
    I uninstalled AFT. (manually since didn’t like reviews on some of the app removal apps. Drag app to trash & then search for remnants using Finder)

    Now SS works both for backup/restore & to move files.

    BTW, when I reinstalled S, I got pop up that stated:
    “Notification: If SS installed, AFT may not run, To run AFT normally, please uninstall SS.”

    My newly taken photos are located on the SD card so must click “card” b4 going through the file system of my phone. DCIM/Camera
    I also have photos on the phone External/DCIM/Camera
    & External Data/DCIM/Camera
    & Android/Upload
    So, you may need to poke around some b4 finding all your photos.

    I also successfully moved some PDF documents from Mac to phone.
    SD card has; Podcasts, Music, DCIM/Camera, Android/Data & LOST.DIR

    I created new folder on SD card “Documents-SD card”
    09-18-2016 05:23 PM
  23. Gunny Fitz's Avatar
    If you mean Smart Switch, Already have it installed on my iMac & it is preinstalled in my Note7 but, while it is excellent for backing up the phone & restoring, it is NOT able to move files to & from phone & Mac. Samsung confirmed this today. Cannot move photos from phone to computer to view, edit, etc. Cannot move a PDF document from computer to phone.

    Yes, I signed up for AirDroid to move some wallpaper I had D/L to my computer onto my phone until I can figure out a way to direct connect the 2 via USB.
    Matter of fact- I JUST did this very thing now with the AirDroid App !!

    Not what I am seeking to accomplish either. (And to answer a question posed to me earlier in this thread. I only used "Kies" once and it didnt work for what I was looking for - though i did NOT have any adverse effects to either device. Sorry.

    WHAT I AM SEEKING TO DO IS THIS MY FRIENDS................

    Have a setup where I can either connect a USB (or wirelessly I don't care) and be able to create different folders BY NAME and place photos inside these folders on my MacBook Pro - while simultaneously having them adjust accordingly on my Note 7 Device as well. More or less - like setting up different Picture Folders and simply dragging which pics I want to be within them - so all I need to do ON MY NOTE 7- would be scroll to the specific folder and open them up to see pictures of "My Service Dog, or Truck, or Ducati, etc" - Sorta Mirroring whats in the "Samsung File" after being connected to my MBP. .

    Does this sound like something that can be done my friends? I swear I did something like this with my Samsung S5 & MBP?

    All it would mean, is that the Note 7 would be seen / used as an "External Drive" and have folders in it which were created on the MBP side of the house. I am REALLY HOPING this is something feasible to be done, thus far I cannot do it on ANYTHING from the App Store or Google Store on my Note 7. ERRRRRRR
    10-07-2016 10:49 AM
  24. cardboard60's Avatar
    I put smart switch on my MacBook pro..copied everything from my note 7 to my MacBook.
    Got a new phone used smart switch and dud a restore on my Note 7.
    Realize on the Note 7. It already has smart seitch under settings and then under accounts..
    So don't download smart switch tobthe note 7.
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    10-07-2016 10:55 AM
  25. Gunny Fitz's Avatar
    Not entirely sure that msg was meant for me "cardboard60" ? Also not sure I understand it to a "T" either buddy?

    Is what I explained above in Post #48 possible folks?
    If so, EXACTLY what Apps need to be downloaded on BOTH the MBP & the Note 7 itself to accomplish this task?

    Hell, I consider myself somewhat technically proficient yet I can't even seem to get the Note recognized as a "Drive" nor create separate Folders inside my phone, named for each different subject I wish to put pics inside of. Lol. I feel like a total joke right now and am turning to all you Professional Android users for help on this one folks! Thanks so much!

    Gunny
    10-07-2016 01:02 PM
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