1. bszaronos's Avatar
    I find it weird that you have to download the android file transfer program to be able to connect the S3 to the mac.

    My wife has the Galaxy S and you can just connect it to the mac via usb, is this something new with samsung ?
    06-22-2012 02:38 PM
  2. bszaronos's Avatar
    Also how do import the photos using iPhoto on the mac. The galaxy S3 does not show as a camera when you plug it in via usb.
    06-22-2012 08:16 PM
  3. ragnarokx's Avatar
    Sounds like the S3 comes in the same format as the Galaxy Nexus, which does not allow USB Storage Mode (UMS) - only Media Transfer Protocol (MTP). This makes it a pain to use on a Mac. You may have to manually copy the photos over before importing them to iPhoto. Personally, I use Dropbox which has a feature that will automatically upload any photos taken on your phone to your computer via WiFi or cellular data. Pretty handy. If you don't already have Dropbox, you can sign up here.
    06-22-2012 08:22 PM
  4. bszaronos's Avatar
    Does drop box work with music and movies for the S3 ? I am trying to make it as easy as I can for my daughter to upload them to her phone.
    06-22-2012 10:59 PM
  5. KSmithInNY's Avatar
    You'll just need a free tool called the android file transfer program. I know, tricky name huh?

    Anyway .... http://m.androidcentral.com/ics-feat...and-how-set-it
    06-22-2012 11:06 PM
  6. Cyber Warrior's Avatar
    Does drop box work with music and movies for the S3 ? I am trying to make it as easy as I can for my daughter to upload them to her phone.
    Yes.. the SGS III actually comes with the DropBox app pre-installed with an offer for a free 50GB of storage for two years.
    06-23-2012 10:22 AM
  7. lcGlacier's Avatar
    I am unable to get android file transfer to work on OSX 10.8.1 with my Galaxy S3.

    I am however able to Sync using Missing Sync for Android and MTP. I have to first plug the phone in and then launch the desktop up and then I am able to sync folder, media. Contacts sync via Wifi.
    09-06-2012 05:21 PM
  8. Fatasaurus's Avatar
    I got Android Transfer to work after a reboot. Its finnicky though... It usually only works for me after a reboot and when it works its amazing. drag and drop. It doesn't do syncing though.
    09-07-2012 02:10 PM
  9. Egidio's Avatar
    I have not been able to get Android Transfer to work at all on Mac. I tried rebooting phone and computer several times. No luck. So, I'm using WiFi File Explorer. There's a free and paid version ($0.99). It works beautifully and wirelessly.
    09-07-2012 10:36 PM
  10. mechanismclear's Avatar
    I have a mac and i have tried just about everything,heard about a app called AirDroid and i love it! Give it a try its free!
    Egidio likes this.
    09-11-2012 05:25 AM
  11. Egidio's Avatar
    Wow! AirDroid is amazing. I love the UI and available options. It's so Mac-like. Beautiful app. I confess I'd pay for it, in fact. It's a terrific free app. I also like the way you can connect using the QR code. Very cool! Thanks for the tip.
    09-11-2012 03:17 PM
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    11-30-2012 01:10 PM
  13. Nimali1972's Avatar
    Sounds like your S3 is set to be a MTP when connected via USB. I have the same setup. When you plug in your phone to the mac on the notification screen it describes the USB connection you have. Click on that and then select to show the phone as a camera.

    After that when you open iPhoto your phone will show up.

    Good Luck
    03-20-2013 09:09 AM
  14. Jenna Walsh's Avatar
    Sounds like your S3 is set to be a MTP when connected via USB. I have the same setup. When you plug in your phone to the mac on the notification screen it describes the USB connection you have. Click on that and then select to show the phone as a camera.

    After that when you open iPhoto your phone will show up.

    Good Luck

    .....my question is what is on my phone, no notification screen shows up referring to the USB connection???
    10-12-2014 06:45 PM
  15. GSDer's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums!
    no notification screen shows up referring to the USB connection
    Are you sure you're using a data cable? If you were using a charge-only cable then you'd only see the charging activity indicator. Are you seeing that?

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk
    10-13-2014 03:38 PM
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