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Xperia S with Mac OS X Discussion

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By pixy132, Member on 14th April 2012, 03:00 AM
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Anyone owns a Mac and the Xperia S?

My experience with the phone (firmware .73) and my Mac (OS X 10.7.3 Lion) is particularly bad:
  • Unable to perform drag and drop media transfer like previous Android devices.
  • The Official Mac Bridge is very buggy (Even on latest update ver2.1), will stuck when transferring lots of file, and does not work with lossless music
  • Unable to perform USB tethering
Don't get me wrong, the phone itself is great, but I just don't understand why it works bad on a Mac.

Please share your experience and possible fix, if any.
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14th April 2012, 03:05 AM |#2  
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Don't get me wrong, the phone itself is great, but I just don't understand why it works bad on a Mac.

I suspect a very high proportion of Mac users would choose an iPhone so the number of S users on OSX would be very small.
14th April 2012, 03:37 AM |#3  
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I have Mac but only sync one playlist at the time if I click on too many playlist then the phone just hang. No option for back up
14th April 2012, 03:39 AM |#4  
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Use wifi file explorer pro or swiftp to transfer files over wifi.
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I suspect a very high proportion of Mac users would choose an iPhone so the number of S users on OSX would be very small.

In fact I switched from iPhone 4 to XS...
I used to have a Huawei phone and a HP TouchPad.
Both works fine on a Mac, just this...
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I have Mac but only sync one playlist at the time if I click on too many playlist then the phone just hang. No option for back up

I only created one huge playlist (containing about 800 songs).
But it also hang after syncinig half of the playlist.
14th April 2012, 06:51 AM |#7  
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In fact I switched from iPhone 4 to XS...
I used to have a Huawei phone and a HP TouchPad.
Both works fine on a Mac, just this...

I aslo switched from iPhone4 to Xperia S... and have exactly the same problems with copying music using Mac bridge... I even posted on the Sony forum for this and got a reply that asked for more information.. and after i gave it never heard from them again...

I now use double twist and air sync to copy music to my phone.
Mac bridge seems to work ok on other media files just not mp3's.
21st April 2012, 02:09 PM |#8  
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Really lame on Sony's part.

I'm using bootcamp, just so I can use the XS to it's fullest.
21st April 2012, 05:17 PM |#9  
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Here here!
I'm on a Mac too.

And yes. Mac Bridge is just too slow...
22nd April 2012, 05:31 AM |#10  
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it's very funny, it's like they gave 0 support to mac users for this... very disappointing.
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OK. So apparently Sony DID try to fix some bugs in the Mac Bridge.
Ver. 2.1 (current) added more options on the Mac Bridge, and it seems the playlist problem works better. Although OS X's Image Capture will not read the device, there's now a direct import photo to folder in the latest version of Mac Bridge.

I am still unable put my entire playlist into the phone though, as the Mac Bridge hangs again when it has transferred about 80% of my songs. I also don't seem to find a workable wired solution for drag-drop file transfer.

Finally, was anyone able to perform backup through the Mac Bridge?
I tried two times and every step return "Failed".

Come on Sony... :(

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