8 Replies Latest reply: Apr 7, 2010 12:16 AM by xebeche00
xebeche00 Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
My girlfriend bought a new phone from AT&T and we have been looking around for information on connecting it to the Mac in order to transfer contacts and music. We found a driver (on this site: http://www.mroach.com/) which seems to work perfectly for contacts and even calendar events. However, she wants to buy a memory card so that she can add music to her phone. I'm at a loss for how to transfer music. Any help would greatly be appreciated!

Thanks,
Jeremy

15" MacBook Pro + 23" Cinema Display & 24" Aluminum iMac, Mac OS X (10.5), Dual 2.4GHz, 2GB RAM, 160GB HD, NVIDIA 8600M GT 256MB, Windows XP Pro
  • 1. Re: Sony W580i music troubles
    Michael Lafferty Level 6 Level 6 (16,080 points)
    The place to look for great support for SONY Ericsson mobile handsets and smartphones is here at this site.
  • 2. Re: Sony W580i music troubles
    Rev Dude Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    You can easily use the usb cable that came with your phone. When your phone shows as a removable disk just drag and drop the music right from itunes or from your itunes library folder files to the desktop or a folder and move directly into the "music folder" on the phone.

    You can also transfer photos and videos this way. Just make sure videos.

    By the way, i downloaded the isync plugin from mroach.com and it worked perfectly. Thanks for the tip.
  • 3. Re: Sony W580i music troubles
    Garrett Fowler Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I too just bought a Sony W580i and was able to use iSync. However, the phone did not show up as a removable disk. Any suggestions?
  • 4. Re: Sony W580i music troubles
    Garrett Fowler Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    actually i found the answer to my question on another post.
    you can and music through bluetooth, its slow but it works. Open up the bluetooth on your mac, select the phone and choose "browse device." From there you can "send" files to your phone. Hope that works. Good Luck.
  • 5. Re: Sony W580i music troubles
    pharrison Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I can't even get my computer to read the phone. I hook it up and nothing happens. I downloaded that phone plug-in from the macroach.com site and it just went to my desktop and I can't get it to do anything. Any suggestions?
  • 6. Re: Sony W580i music troubles
    Julian Wright Level 7 Level 7 (34,840 points)
    That's what happens when you download unsupported software with no instructions...

    Try http://www.feisar.com for a fully supported W580 plugin with instructions and free technical help.
  • 7. Re: Sony W580i music troubles
    DaveMG Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi--thought I'd come along and add what I've noticed to the discussion. Here's what I've observed with my macbook and my w580i:

    If you have a w580i and DON'T have a memory card, the phone doesn't show up when you connect the usb cable to a mac. You can still access it via bluetooth, though.

    If you DO have a memory card, the memory card (but not the phone's internal memory) WILL show up as a removable drive when you connect the USB cable. No more slooooow bluetooth music transferring!

    Hope this is helpful.
    Best,
    David
  • 8. Re: Sony W580i music troubles
    xebeche00 Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
    Marking as answered so I do not have unresolved questions.