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NEXUS FILE TRANSFER

Operation Cell Phones Last Updated 07/05/2016
NEXUS MOVE/COPY PICTURES, VIDEOS AND OTHERS FILES

Use a USB cable to transfer music, pictures, and other files from your device to a computer and vice versa. This connection uses the MTP protocol, which is supported by most recent versions of Windows, but not by Mac OS X. For file transfer to Mac OS X, you use the free Android File Transfer application.

Note: Some Settings, Menus, or Icons may differ from that of your device depending on your software version and wireless service provider.


  1. Connect your device to a PC using a MicroUSB cable (you may use the cable attached to your LG charger).

Note: You may be prompted to install drivers after connecting to your PC, these drivers are not needed for transferring files (drivers are used for connecting your phone as a modem). You can cancel the installation. If using a Mac click here

  1. Once connected, you may be prompted on your phone to select a USB connection type, select Media sync (MTP).

  2. On the computer, open My Computer or My Drive and open your device from the drives listed.

  3. Open Storage > Pictures or DCIM, then highlight the files you want to copy.

  4. Right click on the highlighted files and select Copy, then right click where you want to save the files on your computer and select Paste to copy the files.

  1. Connect your device to a PC using a MicroUSB cable (you may use the cable attached to your LG charger).

Note: You may be prompted to install drivers after connecting to your PC, these drivers are not needed for transferring files (drivers are used for connecting your phone as a modem). You can cancel the installation. If using a Mac click here

  1. Once connected, you may be prompted on your phone to select a USB connection type, select Media sync (MTP).

  2. On the computer, open My Computer or My Drive and open your device from the drives listed.

  3. Open Storage > Music or Downloads, then highlight the files you want to copy.

  4. Right click on the highlighted files and select Copy, then right click where you want to save the files on your computer and select Paste to copy the files.

  1. From the Home screen, tap Apps  > Settings  > Storage  > Menu > USB computer connection.

  2. Select from the following connection types:

  • Charge phone - Charge with a USB cable
  • Media sync (MTP) - Tap to transfer files in Windows; for Macs, use Android file transfer (www.android.com/filetransfer)
  • Send images (PTP) - Send images from device. (Use when MTP is not supported.)

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