1. markm75's Avatar
    Anyone having issues transferring pics or files off the s7 edge 32gb? Mine will say copying but time out, or ill get the error with attached device message on move or copy.. doesnt seem to matter which location, either internal memory or the sd card (while still in phone).
    07-14-2016 12:44 PM
  2. thecomicbookandme's Avatar
    I don't know if you're trying to copy to a Mac using Android file transfer, but to put it simply, it just doesn't work. They haven't updated the app and it's basically worthless for transferring files from an android device.
    That being said, use an SD card adapter to transfer music or picture files. It works perfectly.

    Yea! Heavy And A Bottle Of Bread
    07-14-2016 01:22 PM
  3. markm75's Avatar
    I don't know if you're trying to copy to a Mac using Android file transfer, but to put it simply, it just doesn't work. They haven't updated the app and it's basically worthless for transferring files from an android device.
    That being said, use an SD card adapter to transfer music or picture files. It works perfectly.

    Yea! Heavy And A Bottle Of Bread
    I was using a usb cable to windows 10... turned out it was the cable.. a 10 foot monoprice.. switched to a 3 foot one and it worked fine. Its too much of a pain to try to remove that sd card every time though or i would do it that way.
    07-14-2016 01:28 PM
  4. thecomicbookandme's Avatar
    You guys are lucky. Mac people just have to bite the bullet I guess.😵
    Edit : With the introduction of Smart Switch, everything is roses. 🌹

    Yea! Heavy And A Bottle Of Bread
    07-14-2016 01:30 PM
  5. chanchan05's Avatar
    You guys are lucky. Mac people just have to bite the bullet I guess. 😵

    Yea! Heavy And A Bottle Of Bread
    Because Apple doesn't want you to use anything none Apple. It's the price you pay for diverging from Windows or Linux.
    07-14-2016 06:17 PM
  6. thecomicbookandme's Avatar
    Because Apple doesn't want you to use anything none Apple. It's the price you pay for diverging from Windows or Linux.
    In fact, it's a problem with Android, not Apple. When I had an S3, the Android file transfer app worked perfectly. However, the app has not been updated in years. With my S5 I could get it to work sporadically. Now, however, it's a lost cause.

    Yea! Heavy And A Bottle Of Bread
    07-14-2016 06:24 PM
  7. chanchan05's Avatar
    In fact, it's a problem with Android, not Apple. When I had an S3, the Android file transfer app worked perfectly. However, the app has not been updated in years. With my S5 I could get it to work sporadically. Now, however, it's a lost cause.

    Yea! Heavy And A Bottle Of Bread
    As I said. It's a problem with Apple. Linux and Windows doesn't need an app or program at all. The very fact that you need a bridge to interact at all is an Apple problem.
    07-14-2016 06:50 PM
  8. thecomicbookandme's Avatar
    As I said. It's a problem with Apple. Linux and Windows doesn't need an app or program at all. The very fact that you need a bridge to interact at all is an Apple problem.
    I don't want to argue with you. There are many people who have Apple computers and Android phones. I thought the OP may have been one.
    I don't see how your comments are helpful or have anything to do with the OP's original question. If you are trying to show off your "superior knowledge", please leave me out of it.

    Yea! Heavy And A Bottle Of Bread
    07-14-2016 06:55 PM
  9. chanchan05's Avatar
    I don't want to argue with you. There are many people who have Apple computers and Android phones. I thought the OP may have been one.
    I don't see how your comments are helpful or have anything to do with the OP's original question. If you are trying to show off your "superior knowledge", please leave me out of it.

    Yea! Heavy And A Bottle Of Bread
    It's called sharing information. I don't know why you'd be irked by it.

    Anyway. If you can use Airdroid (either a desktop program equivalent or web browser interface) on Macs, that would work as an alternative to ADB for you.
    07-14-2016 07:04 PM
  10. drewberg's Avatar
    "I don't know if you're trying to copy to a Mac using Android file transfer, but to put it simply, it just doesn't work. They haven't updated the app and it's basically worthless for transferring files from an android device.
    That being said, use an SD card adapter to transfer music or picture files. It works perfectly."

    I just got a Galaxy S7 yesterday, switching from iPhone, and this has been driving me nuts for hours. I've read (and tried) lots of suggestions to make my Mac talk to my phone with Android File Transfer but it just won't work. So you're saying that I'm wasting my time and it simply won't work until they update the app (or the OS)?
    07-15-2016 02:49 AM
  11. chanchan05's Avatar
    "I don't know if you're trying to copy to a Mac using Android file transfer, but to put it simply, it just doesn't work. They haven't updated the app and it's basically worthless for transferring files from an android device.
    That being said, use an SD card adapter to transfer music or picture files. It works perfectly."

    I just got a Galaxy S7 yesterday, switching from iPhone, and this has been driving me nuts for hours. I've read (and tried) lots of suggestions to make my Mac talk to my phone with Android File Transfer but it just won't work. So you're saying that I'm wasting my time and it simply won't work until they update the app (or the OS)?
    You could try a different program. Samsung has Sidesync which is supposed to be able to do it (never tried it on Mac). You can also look into Samsung SmartSwitch and Airdroid.
    07-15-2016 05:00 PM
  12. thecomicbookandme's Avatar

    I just got a Galaxy S7 yesterday, switching from iPhone, and this has been driving me nuts for hours. I've read (and tried) lots of suggestions to make my Mac talk to my phone with Android File Transfer but it just won't work. So you're saying that I'm wasting my time and it simply won't work until they update the app (or the OS)?
    Don't mess around with Android File Transfer, it's a waste of time. Go online and download Smart Switch into your Mac. Follow the directions. I hope this will solve your problem.

    Yea! Heavy And A Bottle Of Bread
    07-15-2016 06:06 PM
  13. drewberg's Avatar
    Thanks, but Smartswitch seems pretty useless except for switching all data from another phone or from an iTunes backup. You can't select individual file. It seems that the best way to do it is just get an SD card and use it to transfer any music etc that I want to move back and forth from the computer.
    07-20-2016 02:49 AM
  14. markm75's Avatar
    Back to what i stated earlier that may have got lost.. the only time i have the issue is with the 10 foot monoprice cable.. anyone else have issues with longer cables? The shorter white one that came with the phone doesnt seem to have the issue.. seems to be some usb feet limitation, which was never an issue before.
    07-20-2016 09:54 AM
  15. thecomicbookandme's Avatar
    You're right about that. You need to use the cable that came with the phone for a glitch free experience.

    Yea! Heavy And A Bottle Of Bread
    07-20-2016 10:40 AM
  16. kilofoxtrot's Avatar
    Using Airdroid (free version) on PC and Mac. Works wonderfully... and... no cables.
    08-07-2016 07:50 AM
  17. shanghaichica's Avatar
    I don't know if you're trying to copy to a Mac using Android file transfer, but to put it simply, it just doesn't work. They haven't updated the app and it's basically worthless for transferring files from an android device.
    That being said, use an SD card adapter to transfer music or picture files. It works perfectly.

    Yea! Heavy And A Bottle Of Bread
    Yes it doesn't work on the Mac. I've had to resort to taking the SD card out and connecting it directly to the computer to transfer things.

    Posted from my pink gold S7 edge
    08-07-2016 11:35 AM

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