Cannot get my Galaxy U to play nice with my apple computer.

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pnosal
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Joined: 03/03/2011 - 19:42
Cannot get my Galaxy U to play nice with my apple computer.
I have a Galaxy U smartphone from lg wireless, and I want to put music onto it, but my macbook does not recognize it when I plug it in with the USB cable. Is there anything I can do about this?
joshuabeagle
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Joined: 09/16/2009 - 13:02
Re: Cannot get my Galaxy U to play nice with my apple computer.
Divine Intervention.
It's your Mac tellin you, you F'ed up.
Should have bought an iPhone :)

Just teasin, I don't have a solution. Hope you figure it out.
elmobuzz
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Joined: 09/21/2009 - 11:55
Re: Cannot get my Galaxy U to play nice with my apple computer.
have you tried calling applecare?  the number is 1544-2662.  i think the english option is pressing 3, but it slips my mind right now.  i find they are usually pretty friendly.  there is always the option of visiting the authorized service center, too.  if you need directions, just ask.  they might be able to explain it to you.  good apple galaxying to you and let us know what you discover
Droid
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Joined: 06/15/2010 - 20:47
Re: Cannot get my Galaxy U to play nice with my apple computer.
To change the USB settings to mass storage mode, you need to go on phone Applications -> Settings -> About phone -> USB settings -> Mass storage mode. When you plug in the USB cable to the phone you need to activate the mass storage function,  pull down the top menu and click on USB connected -> Click on Mount -> The new Removable Disk are ready to use.
mattsid
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Joined: 09/15/2009 - 15:13
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Try what Droid said it seems he knows what he's talking about. If for whatever reason that doesn't work you might want to try Samsungs own PC manager program called KIES. Here is a link to the English page, although the download link is in Korean but pretty straightforward

http://pages.samsung.com/ca/kies/English/

Unfortunately, this being Korea, it's only designed to work with Windows. I know Mac has a way to run Windows without a dual boot, but no idea how to do it. There is also a program called virtualbox that can run Windows virtually. I use it on Linux and it comes in damn handy for all of those pain in the ass Korean programs and sites that are Windows compatible only.


Droid
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Joined: 06/15/2010 - 20:47
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If it still doesn't work you could just pop the SD card out and put it directly into your mac.