SyncMate 4.x - Establish Connection with Android Device

SyncMate allows you to synchronize with Android device connected to your Mac via USB cable, Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. Once Android device is connected to SyncMate on Mac, you can synchronize different types of data. See the full list of synchronization options for Android device.

Notes:

  1. For successful sync, free SyncMate module should be installed on your Android device. When you establish connection between your Android device and SyncMate on Mac via USB cable, SyncMate module is sent to your device automatically.

    SyncMate module can be also downloaded to your Android device from Android Market. Use the fillowing QR code, please:

  2. To sync with the same Android device using different types of connection – USB cable, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, each connection should be created separately using “Device connection Wizard”.

    Once you’ve gone through this procedure for each connection type, your device will be recognized immediately no matter what connection type is used, and you can start syncing right away.

    We recommend not deleting the created connection. It will help avoiding connection errors. If the connection is deleted, you will have to recreate the needed connection using “Add connection” button.

Now let’s see how to establish connection between SyncMate on Mac and Android device using each of the three methods:

  1. via USB cable
  2. via Wi-Fi
  3. via Bluetooth

1. Establishing connection via USB cable

Notes:

  • Currently, connection via USB cable between Android devices and PowerPC-based Mac is not supported. Try Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connection instead.
  • “USB debugging” mode should be enabled on your Android device to ensure successful connection (Menu –> Settings –> Applications –> Development –> USB debugging).

If “Add new discovered devices automatically” option in SyncMate Preferences is disabled (it is disabled by default):

1. Click  button, located in the upper right corner of SyncMate main screen. “Device connection Wizard” will be invoked.

2. Select “Android Device” connection:

3. Set connection type (USB in this case):

4. Connect your Android device to your Mac via USB cable. Make sure that SyncMate module on your device is launched. Click “Continue” button.

5. Your Android device will appear in SyncMate “Devices list” area. Now you can start synchronization.

If “Add new discovered devices automatically” option in SyncMate Preferences is enabled (it is disabled by default):

1. Connect your Android device to your Mac via USB cable. Make sure that SyncMate module on your device is launched.

2. The device will automatically appear in SyncMate “Devices list” area. Now you can start synchronization.


2. Establishing connection via Wi-Fi

1. Click   button, located in the upper right corner of SyncMate main screen. “Device connection Wizard” will be invoked.

2. Select “Android Device” connection:

3. Set connection type (Wi-Fi in this case):

4. Connect Android device to Mac via Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi should be enabled on your device (tick “Wi-Fi” checkbox).

On your device go to All programs –> SyncMate and allow Wi-Fi synchronization (tick “Wi-Fi Sync” checkbox). Also make sure that SyncMate module on your device is launched.

5. Select your Android device from the list. Or click “Add IP/name of Android device” and type the device’s name/IP into the corresponding text field.

To find out your device’s IP, do the following:

1) go to Settings –> Wireless Controls –> Wi-Fi Settings;

2) at the bottom under “Wi-Fi networks” tap the connection you are connected to;

3) you will be prompted with network info window, where the last entry is your network IP address.

To find out your device’s DNS name, execute in Terminal on your Mac “nslookup -A IP” command (without quotation marks), where “IP” is the IP address of your Android device.

The device should be in the same network with your Mac (i.e. connected via Wi-Fi). The returned value (“name“) will be the DNS name which is assigned by the server or router.

6. Once the device is selected, click “Continue” button.

7. Your Android device will appear in SyncMate “Devices list” area. Now you can start synchronization.

Note: If in SyncMate module settings on your device (All programs –> SyncMate) “Unknown IPs” box is ticked, and “Only allowed IPs” mode is set in “Access control”, you will get a warning asking whether to accept Wi-Fi connection from Mac.You can choose one of these variants:

  • Yes” (in this case you’ll get this warning the next time you try to establish Wi-Fi connection with this Mac);
  • Yes, add to list” (this Mac’s IP will be added to the list of allowed IPs on your device and you won’t get this warning the next time).

You can also set “Anyone can sync” mode in “Access control” in SyncMate module settings (All programs –> SyncMate). In this case there will be no warnings when establishing Wi-Fi connection with Mac.

3. Establishing connection via Bluetooth

Note: To successfully establish connection via Bluetooth between Android device and SyncMate on your Mac, the device should run Android OS of version not less than 2.1. This is caused by functional peculiarities of Android OS of previous versions.

1. Click  button, located in the upper right corner of SyncMate main screen. “Device connection Wizard” will be invoked.

2. Select “Android Device” connection:

3. Set connection type (Bluetooth in this case):

4. Pair your Android device with Mac. Make sure, that Bluetooth is enabled on your device (tick “Bluetooth” checkbox).

On your device go to All programs –> SyncMate and allow Bluetooth synchronization (tick “Bluetooth Sync” checkbox). Also, make sure that SyncMate module on your device is launched.

5. Select Android device from the list or click “Add Android device“:

… find your Android device in the list of available devices and click “Select” button:

6. Once the device is selected, click “Continue” button.

7. Your Android device will appear in SyncMate “Devices list” area. Now you can start synchronization.


Since SyncMate version 4.1, you have a possibility to access root folder of your Android devices. Now you can sync any storage connected to your device, not only the one located in /mnt/sdcard.

This option is available for “Mount disk”, “Folders” and “Pictures, Videos & Music” plugins.
To configure access to root folder, go to Connection settings for your device.
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The following SyncMate plugins are available for synchronization between Android device and Mac:

Note: The list of sync options for Android phones and tablets at our website (http://www.sync-mac.com/syncmate-features.html?device=android) is just a general reference. The sync options for your Android device may differ and some of them may be unavailable if your device doesn’t feature those options. E.g.: if your tablet doesn’t feature contacts, calendars or possibility to send and receive text messages, SyncMate won’t be able to sync them from your device to Mac as well.

Anyway, we always advise to test SyncMate Free Edition prior to purchasing Expert Edition. SyncMate is compatible with Mac OS X 10.5 and higher. Device compatibility: Android 1.x, 2.x, 3.x, 4.x.

Don’t hesitate to download the free version of SyncMate and test it with your device yourself:

http://mac.eltima.com/download/syncmate.dmg

To find out more on SyncMate functionality, please, get acquainted with the User Guide:

http://wiki.eltima.com/user-guides/syncmate-macos.html

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