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I recently bought a Samsung Galaxy S3 but it takes forever to connect with my laptop and i am unsure why this is.

Can anyone help with this?

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It takes forever to sync with Kies you mean? – Markissimo Nov 8 '12 at 16:31
as in the connect symbol just cycles for ages sometimes an hour before it works sometimes not even. – Graeme Nov 8 '12 at 16:55

I had some problems like yours with Kies, and I really hate it, but it's an necessary evil for some tasks. Here some things I did, try them:

  • Make sure you are running the lastest version of Kies
  • Change the USB port you are trying to connect
  • If you have another computer to test, try it
  • KiesAir or AirDroid maybe fit your needs
  • There's a Google USB Driver
  • Try reinstalling Kies
  • Make sure the storage mode is on

If none of this works, try contacting Samsung

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