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Old 23-01-2013, 19:58
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Why doesn't my galaxy ace connect to Kies?
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Old 23-01-2013, 20:17
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that is s good question. how are you trying to connect & is it the very latest version of kies?
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Old 23-01-2013, 20:41
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Using the usb-mini usb That come with the phone,
downloaded it yesterday.
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Old 23-01-2013, 20:47
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Kies is extremely flakey. You'll probably connect in the end, but it may take a few tries. If you continually fail to connect, a usual solution is to uninstall Kies and then download it again.

Good luck.
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Old 23-01-2013, 20:52
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Kies is extremely flakey. You'll probably connect in the end, but it may take a few tries. If you continually fail to connect, a usual solution is to uninstall Kies and then download it again.

Good luck.
That's exactly what I had to do when I had an Ace 2.
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Old 23-01-2013, 23:37
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Why doesn't my galaxy ace connect to Kies?
because it is shit
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Old 24-01-2013, 00:21
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It is one of the worlds many unsolved mysteries as to why kies is so shit. I mean its made by one of the greatest companies in the world yet its one of the worst pieces of software in the world.
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Old 24-01-2013, 01:04
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It is one of the worlds many unsolved mysteries as to why kies is so shit. I mean its made by one of the greatest companies in the world yet its one of the worst pieces of software in the world.
Perhaps the mystery is, why it works so well for some people but not for others.....I can't fault it, the latest version is fast and connects almost instantly when the phones plugged into the laptop....
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Old 24-01-2013, 01:15
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It's a mystery to me that two great companies one who is solely customer focused and the other that is feature focused produce pieces of software (Kies & iTunes) that is so fundamentally crap and hard to get working that you'd doubt they even had anything to do with it.

Although the latest versions of both seem to be a hell of a lot better
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Old 24-01-2013, 11:30
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Well I can only add that I had the exact same issue with my s3. Samsung made an update & it did work a lot, lot better.

It is still a very "iffy" bit of s/w however.
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Old 24-01-2013, 11:36
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Perhaps the mystery is, why it works so well for some people but not for others.....I can't fault it, the latest version is fast and connects almost instantly when the phones plugged into the laptop....
Same here, I can't fault it. It's fast to connect and does what it says on the tin very efficiently.

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Old 24-01-2013, 11:42
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Perhaps the mystery is, why it works so well for some people but not for others.....I can't fault it, the latest version is fast and connects almost instantly when the phones plugged into the laptop....
To be honest i haven't used any of the latest versions so i don't know if it's any better than before but from what you're saying that looks promising.

At least it's not as bad as the old Nokia Ovi Suite if anyone remembers that!
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Old 24-01-2013, 12:40
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At least it's not as bad as the old Nokia Ovi Suite if anyone remembers that!
Oh christ.. i remember that.. it was like a blind school boy coded that disaster.
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Old 24-01-2013, 19:24
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It's a mystery to me that two great companies one who is solely customer focused and the other that is feature focused produce pieces of software (Kies & iTunes) that is so fundamentally crap and hard to get working that you'd doubt they even had anything to do with it.

Although the latest versions of both seem to be a hell of a lot better
I agree with the first bit at least.

I've only ever used the latest Kies, so dont know what it was like before, but i've used the latest iTunes and its even worse than before!
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Old 08-02-2013, 18:02
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After months of trying I have at last managed to make a backup of my S2. Albeit not a complete backup.

I backed up each item individually but it failed on the call logs item. Not the end of the world though.I then tried a backup of everything but the call logs and it completed successfully.
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Old 08-02-2013, 18:30
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Why doesn't my galaxy ace connect to Kies?
Hahaha, I love posts like that. It's like saying Why does my washing machine stop before the final spin?

I'm only rigging mate, it's Friday and the JD is out and had a hard day. Your post made me chuckle. In a good way you understand.

Kies is a bas***d. period!
Only two days ago I spent 2 hours at a customer's place trying to achieve the simple task of transfering her contacts from one Samsung phone to another. Nearly lost the will to live.
I like Lucan, can't fathom how a multi Billion Dollar company can't write good software. Here's a case in point, EE.
EE are spending 1.5 million quid per day, yet the EE mobile app (while it works) is the most clunky and slow piece of crap ever written. Why?
Some of the slickest and polished apps are by much smaller fish. Did some management monkey walk onto the CS floor and shout "Right, who here can code apps?". Some person put thier hand up and said they'd done a bit of iOS/Android coding and so they got the job?
Surely they could've gone to a decent developer, handed them a hundred grand and said we want the best app ever.
Just don't get it.
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