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: http://macintohshowto.com/public/Samsung-G600.phoneplugin.zip. 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. Pumpactionsunshine says:

    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!

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