Nokia N91: Current Issues……Problems…..

Applelover, has sent me in a list of questions that Ill try and answer, the reason i post it is these relate to the current issues experienced by a lot of Nokia N91 users.


Hey Macbuckley,

I'd like to start off by saying this is a wonderful site out there
for the niche of people who own an n91 along with an Apple computer.
I've owned my n91 for exactly 1 week now and have couple of issues
and questions (btw, I'm using it with a 1.83ghz Macbook Pro, in case
this helps).

1)  I believe this issue was brought up on the blog with sending
files from the n91 to a Mac via
      bluetooth.  The file transfer will just freeze up somewhere
around the 250kb mark.  Any
      speculation if this is an issue with the bluetooth firmware in
the Macbook Pro or an issue
      with the n91 firmware?

2)  This phone is beautiful to look at but it is very slow and
sometimes freezes.  There have
      been a few times so far where I try to access the camera or
video recorder and the phone
      just freezes up automatically and I have to do a reboot on the
phone (a big annoyance).

3)  I'm sure others have experienced this issues with themes not
working (downloaded from
      sites such as and a few others.  Has
anyone out been able to get
      any themes not loaded with the phone to work on there n91?

4)  This is less of an issues and more of a question.  I programmed
my university's e-mail
      account settings into the Nokia mail client.  I can connect to
the inbox fine via a WLAN
      connection but how do I switch between folders?  So for
example, I can access the inbox
      but I cannot access other folders such as my "sent", "school
work", "personal" folders.  If

“,0] ); D([“ce”]); //–>       anyone out there can help with this I'll be so grateful.

5)  The file transfer software Nokia developed for Apple's isn't
quite working for me.  Whenever
      I connect my n91 to my Mac via usb cable and then the
software, i always get an error
      saying disconnect and try again (or something to that affect).

-This is a nice phone and all but I wish I didn't have so many issues
for the kind of money I paid


P.S.:  I'm running V.   29-03-06  RM-43


Ok , Let me try and answer each question in turn…..

1,  This is a Good Question but without futher information its hard to say. But ill try…

Its my belife that the issue is more phone based then MAC related, if you think of this , any other drive that is connected via Bluetooth or USB seems to work fine , yet when the N91 is connected then the issues arise. This leads me to belive that the issue is with the phone and hopefully wil be resolved with a firmware update soon. 

2, freezeing while you access the main apps??  HMmm cant say that happens to me much, i think it might be worth noteing how much RAM you have left on the phone, NOT the Harddrive , but rather the phones Flash memory as this can lead to these kinds of things. See if you can clean that up a bit , reboot and see what happens.

3, Ive never really bothered much with other themes other then what came with the phone but for the times that ive done it i never really had an issue. I suggest getting themes direct from Nokia if possible , perhaps there are other places people can suggest here?

4, I use mine to connect to my Gmail with no issues, but for accessing the other folders really depends on the type of access you are useing, POP3 etc…etc…. more info would be needed if you can post a comments here for others to see.

5, Are you refering to the Nokia Music Manager?? 
What setting do you place it in on the phone when you connect up? PC Suite, Media Player or Storage??   what exactly is the error message??

All in all, have you tried backing up ur stuff on the phone and doing a full reset??




Filed under Nokia N91 Questions, Nokia N91 Tips

6 responses to “Nokia N91: Current Issues……Problems…..

  1. Voda1

    1) Question 1: Some people on other forums have had this issue but the problem has been resolved by setting your message memory to HDD from phone memory. If you have apps open or are sending a large file then the RAM is consumed and BT transfer will crash. Messages-options-settings-other-memory in use

    2) Question 2: I have not seen this however I have seen on GSM arena and froma firend that there is new SW now. V1.10.30 So I suggest getting an upgrade. I am planning to do so myself

    3) Question 3: Themes that are not signeds .SISX extension for S60 edition 3 will not work on the N91 or any S60 Edition 3 device. Also it appears for some people (not me but again others on some forums) that there is a bug that for some themes you can set them but then somehow the device occasionally goes back to default. Maybe these too are unsigned? Again perhaps V1.10.30 helps here if these ones are not a “signed” issue.

    The other items I have no idea.


  2. darren


    I’ve just tried hooking up my N91 to my iBook and have the same problem as mentioned in para 5 about the music manager error. I’ve downloaded the most recent version of the software from the nokia site but when I try connecting my phone to my mac it first of all says “loadinghh media lists. Please wait…” then an error message comes up saying “the nokia music manager encountered an error while populating the media list. Please reconect the device and try again”.

    When I set the phone to the mass storage setting I have no problem copying files to it but it just seems that the music manager software isn’t working.

    Does anyone know what’s going on here?


  3. John

    Same problem for me trying to get music manager to work on my Powerbook. I’ve tried to get in contact with their (UK) support but the email link is broken …doh!
    Will try and call them during the week and post an update.

  4. James

    My nokia music manager connects fine with USB (macbook pro) albeit rather slow to transfer, i can fill my ipod nano 4gb in 1 to 2 minutes, where as at the moment its done about 10 songs in 2 minutes 😦 I wonder if this is down to it not being a universal application?

  5. Gossai

    hi, i have a little problem with me Nokia N91 where it doesn’t accept any software or a theme for any other nokia model, and the most annoying this is that the theme keep coming back to the default one if it’s not on of the ones already installed by the company….please tell me something about it….

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