[Macbook] Unable to detect Samsung Galaxy S as mass storage device

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I want to move music files over to an external memory from my MacBook Pro.  I plugged my Samsung Galaxy S (SGS), which has a built-in 16GB SD card but no external card, into two Macs at home and I mounted both of them.  However, they did not show a mass storage device.

Is the reason for this is because my SGS does not have an external card?

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Answered By 0 points N/A #95178

[Macbook] Unable to detect Samsung Galaxy S as mass storage device

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Have you checked your memory card using a card reader?

  • Try using a card reader or any other mobile to see if your memory card is working properly. Sometimes the format of the memory card gets a little bit changed and so the Mac fails to recognize it.
  • You can also use the option of ask on connection. Sometimes the default usb connection type is charge only or synchronizing instead of mass storage. When you select this option then it asks you to select it to mount as a mass storage.
  • The next thing is very important for the memory card to be recognized if the above doesn't work for you. Go to Settings of your phone and in the Applications go to Development and set the Usb Debugging on. It is a difficult thing to describe what it actually does but you just have to switch it on and it will do the rest of the work for you.

 

 

Answered By 0 points N/A #95179

[Macbook] Unable to detect Samsung Galaxy S as mass storage device

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No, it does have a external card and it can extend  up to 32GB. What i did is i changed the default "Samsung Kies" option to "ask on connection" as described above as my phone had started freezing trying to launch Kies once USB was connected. Now I cannot Mount the phone, or rather, once mounted the phone does not show up on the mac as mass storage.

 

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