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2012-04-12 12:41 PM
I was very happy with my new Xperia S until I connected to my Mac to transfer my pictures (I don't use iPhoto, just files on my HD). I can not use Finder for that, which I use for all my Android phones that I have. It is something that I don't understand.
The Sony Bridge hangs quite often, and I tried to transfers some pictures from my Mac many times and it doesn't work. The transfers started 4h ago and it is done around the 20%. This is the 3rd time that I try to do it.
I am very dissappointed, and if I can't transfer my content, I will stop using Xperia S and bring it back to the store where I bought it. Is there any quick fix or workound?
Thanks in advanced.
2012-04-12 12:53 PM
When you transfer the files, do you use the synchronization function in Bridge or just browse files and drag and drop items on phone?
- Official Sony Xperia Support Staff
2012-04-12 01:10 PM
I'm using Mac OS 10.7.3
There's no way to cancel the transfer, Bridge does not respond, so I have to force close it.
I reinstall it everytime, but still same issue.
2012-04-12 01:15 PM
do one thing, don't transfer large amount of data in one go
example if you are sending 100 pics
Send 10-20 pics at a time.
Also make sure that nothing is running on your mac when transferring pics ( music, games etc )
2012-04-12 02:20 PM
Nabeels tip here above is a good advice. Try to transfer smaller amounts of data to see if the problem still persists. I have myself tried to copy files between my Xperia S and Mac (with OS X 10.7.3) and can not recreate your issue.
- Official Sony Xperia Support Staff
2012-04-13 05:32 PM
Thanks Nabeel and Samuel,
it is a good tip but it is not an option. I have an 4GB SD Card that I can not plug in my Xperia S, and if I have to copy files by 10-20 it will take weeks.
Files transfer should work as fast as my other Android phones: Motorola, Samsung, HTC, etc... If it works for them, I expect that it should work on a Sony phone. Otherwise it is a bug in software or Xperia phone.
BTW, batery life is terrible. But that's another topic.
I'm sad to say that I'm not very happy with this Xperia S.
2012-04-16 04:39 PM
FOUND A GREAT WORKAROUND!!!
Hey there . . . like other people on these forums ive been very dissatisfied with the incompatibility between mac and the xperia s.
After hours and hours of trial and error . . i have found a solution that suits me and hopefully will work out for you too.
It will cost you a few bucks . . but worth it for the convenience (plus you get a cool music player for your phone anyway)
What I did was get onto playstore and downloaded both WINAMP PRO and WINAMP for my phone.
I then downloaded winamp (free) for my mac from the winamp website, install for both the phone and the mac, follow the prompts . . and away you go.
Both sync quite easily . . its basically a very quick click and drag . . faster than when i used itunes for my iphone4.
Its not perfect, as the mp3 files that arent 100% still wont get transferred . .BUT . . what this program does is show you WHICH file is the dodgy one.
Now i can go back to loving my phone.
2012-05-04 04:48 PM
I really wish Sony will allow their phones to just connect to any computer PC/MAC and be seen as an external drive so a simple drag and drop of files can be done. All other Android phones allow this.
For now, I use the Bridge for Mac to sync music I have in Itunes, but to transfer pictures and other files, I use an app called "wifi file transfer pro"...I have lots of pictures and these transfered extremely fast via wifi to my Xperia S.
2012-05-31 07:44 AM
I have just received info that a new version of Bridge for Mac (3.0) is coming up, but I don't have any exact date yet unfortunately.
- Community Manager Sony Xperia Support Forum