Jun 07


I just got a Samsung SGH D900i mobile phone but it doesn’t sync address book contacts across bluetooth or USB with isync becasue isync only syncs with the D900.

I modified the isync plugin and now it’s working!
Here’s how to get it going… and after some comments I also added a version for the samsung G600 mobile phone.
There’s also a version for Optus Bird phones here.

  1. Download this file and unzip it, you should end up with a folder called Samsung-D900.phoneplugin.
  2. Go to applications, isync and right click or control click and go to ‘show package contents’
  3. Open the isync Contents folder, then Plugins, then ApplePhoneConduit.syncdevice, then Contents, then Plugins.
  4. Drag my Samsung-D900.phoneplugin file into that folder, next to all the other phone plugin files. it will ask if you want to overwrite the existing folder, say Overwrite.
  5. Make sure bluetooth is turned on on your phone (applications bluetooth) , and on your computer (preferences/bluetooth). Choose add new bluetooth device under the bluetooth preference pane on your macintosh and add your phone. Open isync and it should now sync with your new D900i.

Note: if you want to mount your  D900i as a USB drive that is a separate issue, look here.

If you find this helpful please consider a link to this site! Thanks.

Some people have asked for a G600 version. No idea if this will work but you could try this one. It’s just the D 900i with the name changed. Same instructions as above but I’d delete the D900 plugin as it may clash with his one. Let me know if it works!

85 Responses to “How to sync your Samsung SGH D900i mobile phone to Macintosh OSX”

  1. Jools says:

    It’s not necessary or advisable to put your plugin *inside* the iSync application.

    Just make a folder in “[Your Mac HD]/Library/” called “PhonePlugins” and drag the .phoneplugin folder in there. iSync automatically loads any plugins stored there.

    The Library/PhonePlugins/ folder is the official place Apple provides for third-party plugins to live, and won’t get overwritten everytime that iSync is updated.

  2. wayne says:

    It doesn’t matter if it gets overwritten because hopefully the next update of isync will include the  d900i!

  3. Dimitri says:

    U’r just f***** great mate! thx

  4. Billy says:

    THANK YOU!!! I ordered the D900 but got D900i. Nothing wrong with that, except that iSync wouldn’t have it. After a quick web search, I found this site. I followed Jools’ instructions, placing your folder in the Library and it works perfectly. iSync synchronised the address book and calendar without a hitch. I can recommend this “patch” to anyone with the D900i.

    I am using a 12″ PowerBook, 1.5GHz, running Tiger.

  5. You’ve made my day!

    Thankyou so much, if you’ve ever in Preston (uk) i’ll buy you a beer!

  6. DarkHappyAffe says:

    Works perfectly. Thx for that! =)

  7. Danny says:


    i made the sync, and that’s great. Thanx wayne. But I have a problem – i want to connect the phone D900i on internet using the bluetooth, with my macbook. Does it works? How can i do that? Is that possible? HOW ?

    Thanx a lot !

  8. Andy Aschwanden says:


    It works great!! Thank you very much!

  9. Johannes says:


    I’m glad that I’ve found this Plugin. But it doesn’t really work when using USB-Connection. Is there any hint to solve this problem?


  10. Wayne says:

    You are right, this only works for bluetooth. There is a separate plugin required for the USB-connection to allow your phone to mount as a USB drive see the separate entry on this site. Even then, isync only works via bluetooth, not USB.

  11. DarkHappyAffe says:


    found a little problem with the isync-plugin: birthdays are synced as normal date and not as a birthday on the d900i. is there a way to fix this?


  12. Urs says:

    Works great! Thanks!!

  13. Cue says:

    Hi there:

    Do you know how to upload JAVA games to a d900 from a mac?

    Thanks for the great tips and have a wonderful day!

  14. RJE says:

    Doesn’t work for me.

  15. RJE says:

    Now it works!. Thank you so much.

  16. Thomas says:

    @RJE : How did you do to make it work? Thx

    iSync detects my D900i but tells this device is not supported.

  17. Iain says:

    I followed the procedure to test it on my Mac. It doesn’t recognise the usb card in my D900. Do you have a solution for the D900 without the i? Many thanks.

  18. Fab says:

    Following your instructions with my 900i, and I am able to sync my calendar without issue… however my contacts do not sync and I am getting the same message every time I try: “There was an error getting data from the phone. The synchronization may have been cancelled on the phone.”

    Any idea if this might be a setting on the phone I overlooked?

    Your solution has helped me a lot so far… thank you so much

  19. Frido says:

    Man! I love you!

  20. Antibottom says:

    Thanks! If everything could be so easy….

  21. ibanez182 says:

    It works, it works, it works!!!
    You’re great!

  22. frizzers says:

    Hi Chaps,
    I m running OS10.3.8 with isync 1.5 – and this doesn’t seem to work as there is no plug-ins folder – can you advise?
    Thank you.

  23. Tiziano says:

    Thanks for your work!

  24. bobza says:

    hey this doesnt work for me like frizzer said there is no plug ins in the folder and no appleconduit.syncdevice file either? please help!! X

  25. Swaino says:

    Brilliant! And the instructions are clear, concise and they work. Thank you so much for this wonderful little download. Very much appreciated.!

  26. Stu says:

    Brilliant. But here is a tip. Before installing the new plugin (being a good backup person that I am), I put the old one into a new folder and then dragged the new plugin into the folder thinking that would replace it in the correct position. It would not work. So you absolutely have to “replace” the existing (non-functional D900i plugin with the new function one. In other words overwrite it…

  27. Eugenio says:

    Hi, .. just a question…
    Can I use ma D900i to connect in internet my mac book pro ??
    i can’t understand why it doesn’t work

    thanks in advance

  28. Eugenio says:

    Hi, .. just a question…
    Can I use my D900i to connect in internet my mac book pro by bluetooth ??
    i’,ve already resolve the problem about isync…. tks to you

    thanks in advance

  29. Michael says:

    1. Massive THANK YOU!

    2. Re: comments about “the folder not being there”
    I was about to post the same comment until I read the directions closer. The folder that you are looking for is in your computer’s iSync application folder NOT in the downloaded folder from this site.

    (sorry if I am insulting anyone by spelling this out too explicitly, but when you are tired and frustrated with your phone not sync’ing, it might help)
    Within your own Finder window, select Applications, and then scroll down to iSync. Highlight iSync, hold down your control key and then make your mouse (pad) click. You will then get a drop down menu, of which one of the selections is: “Show Package Contents.”

  30. Sarah Nicholson says:

    I have followed the instructions but cannot find a folder for the samsung d900. Perhaps the link has been corrupted? Help!

  31. xavier says:

    thank you very much to share that. I didn’t know the difference between d900 and d900i, and was so desapointed before reading your message! I had chhosen this phone because Ithought it was isync suppoted and for its low specific absorption rate.

  32. Roger says:

    You little GENIUS!

    Sorted in 2 minutes – brilliant.

    Thank you very, very much and have a good Christmas and New Year.

  33. Jacques says:

    This sounds great. Any ideas how to do similar magic for my Samsung SGH-D807??????? I thought they would fix it in Leopard but NO… so sad.

  34. Henk says:

    YAY! Thank you!

  35. Billy says:

    Hi again. I left a response on 14 June, thanking you for the plugin. It has worked as a charm since. I upgraded to Leopard yesterday and it stopped working. I tried downloading the plugin again and placing it in the iSync folder and it worked again. Seems that Leopard overwrites the iSync plugins.

    It’s working again. Just wanted to let people know, as it’s easy to think that the plugin has stopped working, when it hasn’t.


  36. Lucky says:

    Doesn’t work for me. iSync says not supported device.

  37. wayne says:

    Thanks Bill!
    Glad it works under Leopard.

  38. wayne says:

    Did you do everything just as described. It seems to work for everyone else.

  39. N. Adams says:

    How would i go about putting files such as pictures and mp3s onto my d900i? I can only do it on a windows computer at the min, and it does my head in because everything i want to put on my phone..is ….u guessed it… on the mac. If it showed up as a drive all would be fine but it clearly doesn’t. Syncin is no help to me because i don’t need to add contacts or anything like that. Help greatly appreciated.

  40. Axxll says:

    Will this technicque work with Smasung SGH-D880 ?

  41. Wayne says:

    Won’t work with SGH-D880.


  42. Mahboob says:

    How can I connect Samsung D900i as a modem?

  43. Thank you so much. Works perfectly. kind regards

  44. Brad says:

    Where’d did you get this plugin? I’m looking at the Samsung G600, and I’d love to be able to mount/sync with my Mac. Are there other variants of this plugin, or did you just script it for yourself?

  45. wayne says:

    If you want to get the G600 or other samsung phone going, get ‘USB prober’ (comes with dev tools on all OSX installations) to find the model code for your phone.
    Run USB prober.
    Plug in the phone,
    Hit the refresh button.
    Look for the entry that has your phone
    Find the line that says:
    Device VendorID/ProductID: 0x05AC/0x0204 (Blah Blah phone company)
    Email me the Device Vendor ID/Product ID. (eg 0x05AC/0x0204)
    I’ll see what I can do.

  46. […] Note: if you watn to SYNC your samsung D900i that is a separate issue, look here. […]

  47. a happy guy says:

    woohooo!!! yess it works, thank you so much, i thought i hav to throw it out of the window… :D peace

  48. Jing says:

    iSync support for G600 is now possible through 3rd party plugin

  49. Jean-Hugues says:

    I’m interested in having USB connection between my G600 and my Mac.
    Here’s the one line you requested from USB Prober:

    Device VendorID/ProductID: 0x09FC/0x0904 (unknown vendor)

    I’ve saved the whole information, in case it matters, but I won’t post it here.

    Anyway, I’ve got a question: why, in mass storage mode, does the phone act differently than a simple USB stick would ?
    I understand that Samsung doesn’t want to spend time and money for developing a specific driver for Mac, but why doesn’it show up as a generic USB drive ? Who’s the culprit here, Samsung or Apple ?

    Thanks for any information you can give me, and feel free to mail me if the whole USB Prober is useful to you.

    Thank you.

  50. wayne says:

    The phone acts differently than a USB stick because you may be wanting to use the phone as a modem.

    It would be much easier for apple to make drivers than Samsung. I think it’s Apple’s fault that we expect the Samsung phones to work with apple because apple have been advertising that macs are now ready to hook up to anything. Samsung have not been advertising that their phones work with apple!

  51. Jean-Hugues says:

    I understand the phone has many more capabilities than a simple USB Key. What I don’t understand, I why it doesn’t act like an USB stick, WHEN IN MASS STORAGE MODE. In this mode other uses aren’t important. Maximizing compatibiliy should be (or should have been).
    Anyway, I’m curious. What can you do with the Device VendorID/ProductID ? Is there a way to patch an existing driver so that it handles those devices ?

    Thanks for your knowledge sharing.

  52. mokum von Amsterdam says:

    That little Jing is trying to _sell_ a G600 plugin for 7 quit on his site. Pathatic to make advertizement on a page where the same thing for the D series is available for free.

  53. roy says:


    My imac is telling me that i do not have the required authorization when i want to put the plugin in.

    Can anybody help me please



  54. wayne says:

    See System Preferences/Accounts and see if the box entitled ‘Allow user to administer this computer’ is ticked. If not, tick it or log in as a user that has that box ticked.

  55. roy says:

    Ok Thanks Wayne!

  56. Dan says:

    This works 100%!!! Many thanks jools!! you are a star!!

  57. Ad says:

    You are a legend!

  58. Norman says:

    I bought a Samsung D900i today and spent some hours trying to sync it with my iMac – failed. Then I found your site and hey presto! Thank you very much.

    Norman MacPhee,

  59. toly says:

    Works great man!!!! Thank you a million times!!!

  60. ZK69 says:

    Hi, Any progress on the G600 plugin?

  61. Tom says:


    I did everything according to your tutorial.
    When I try to sync using isync. He keeps connecting but nothing happens?

    What is wrong?


  62. fernando says:

    Hi : i bought a Samsung AFH-A736 .
    It is working with bluetooth , but not wit Isync .
    Do you know what I can do?

  63. Peter says:

    Any news about a G600 plugin? I really regret buying this phone if it can’t syncs with my MacBook!

  64. says:

    thank’s a lot!!!!!!!!!! (d900i)

  65. Michael says:

    Sorry for me english. I have Samsung D900i and imac with bluetooth. With the connection bluethoot met Imac and phone is no problem. I see al folders. I kan put images from mac to phone. Problem is that me pictures folder on de phone is empty (on the mac view). I know and i see that i have pictures on de phone. Conclusion: I will me pictures from de phone to the imac. Please help me.

    Thank You

  66. Joe says:

    Regarding the g6oo versus macbook pro (OSX) – anyone aware of any developments on previous posts that suggest that there may be fix to allow the g600 to talk to a macbook pro? thanks.

    Device VendorID/Prod 0x04E8/0x663E

  67. DontLikeWebPresence says:

    Fantastic, you are so very clever. Next question, can I browse the internet on my D900i by adding the imac as another profile?

  68. Ben says:


    Just got the new MacBook (aluminum case) but this plugin doesn’t seem to work. I have tried both methods of overwriting in iSync and creating a folder called ‘PhonePlugins’ however neither are working. iSync just says it cannot connect with that type of phone. Any help is much appreciated.

  69. Ben says:


    Just got the new MacBook (aluminum case) but this plugin doesn’t seem to work. I have tried both methods of overwriting in iSync and creating a folder called ‘PhonePlugins’ however neither are working. iSync just says it cannot connect with that type of phone. Any help is much appreciated. PLEASE!

  70. Sello Manyama says:

    you’re good, it works, i managed to sync my D900i with my mac ,it was so easy. keep it up

  71. Sello Manyama says:

    keep it up

  72. Dave says:

    Thanx, works great!!!

  73. Ben says:

    This think is awesome! But does anyone know how to sync SMS???

  74. Jamie says:

    Brand spanking new to this forum but I’m going to follow it for a while… I have a G600 also, just wondering if anyone knows of any phones very similar to this in architecture, perhaps using an other plugin for a different model and renaming it to work with the G600? I’ve no idea about plugins and how they work from a software point of view but surely if another phone is very similar this might work? At least for some functionality until someone makes a fully working plugin!

  75. Fernando Ricagno says:

    HI , is this working for a Samsung AFh-736 .? Could you help me ???

  76. Nemo says:

    Here’s how to sync Samsung Solstice A887 and likely other new Samsung phones:


  77. joel says:

    Hi… This looks like a good place to post my query…
    Is there any way to get the SMS msgs off my d900 and on to either my Mac or on to another phone?

    I can’t use the phone as the number has been ported to another phone and the sim card is dead…

    The other phone is an iPhone, so I don’t think I can copy the msgs to the simcard and just put it in the iphone

  78. dan says:

    I’ve just picked up a Samsung SGH-a885 phone. No one told me this piece of crap wouldn’t be recognized but OS X (of course I never thought to ask). What’s with Apple? What difference does it make if Samsung supports them or not? Any way, I installed the plug-in on this page and it doesn’t work with this phone (now how do I Uninstall it?). Are there plug-ins available to make this phone work with Snow Leopard?

  79. Boyd Sages says:

    BTW, does anyone know of a similar forum for the LG GW525 / Calisto? The wife is envious of my newfound cache of phone hacking experts.

  80. Farah says:

    Can you share a procedure for Samsung star 5233s. For that matter a general way to sync phones that are not compatible with isync on machintosh…

    I love my phone but not being able to sync is a drawback.

  81. […] to write your own mobile phone drivers for OSX advanced, phone Add comments In this post I posted some drivers for the Samsung D900 mobile phone. A lot of people contacted me asking how I […]

  82. My imac is telling me that i do not have the required authorization when i want to put the plugin in. Can anybody help me please .

  83. Hey, great post.

    Worked like a dream straight away. Much appreciated!

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