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Operation Cell Phones Last Updated 04/18/2018

You can use a USB cable to transfer music, pictures, and other files from your phone 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.

  1. Connect your phone to the USB port on your computer. The first time connecting you may see drivers installing. Once installed, select Media sync (MTP).

  2. The device connects to your computer as a new drive and a prompt appears on your screen. Copy files back and forth as you would use any other external device.

  1. Install Android File Transfer from, and follow the instructions there. (If you are using Android File Transfer for the first time, double-click it to open it. After the first connections, it opens automatically whenever you connect.)

  2. Connect your phone to your computer with a USB cable. Android File Transfer starts, if it is not already running, and opens a window that displays the contents of your phone along with storage space details at the bottom of the window.

  3. Work with this window as much as you do in the Finder window: open and close folders, create new folders, and drag files to or from it and other Finder windows.

  4. Disconnect the USB cable when you finish.

  1. From the Home screen, tap Apps  > Settings  > General tab  > PC connection

  2. Tap Select USB connection method.

  • Charge phone - Charge with a USB cable
  • Media sync (MTP) - Tap to transfer files in Windows; for Macs, use Android file transfer (
  • LG software - Connect to LG mobile computer software.
  • Send images (PTP) - Send images from phone. (Use when MTP is not supported.)

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