Transfer files to and from your LG Shine via USB

User guides 16:22, 4 Jun 2007

The LG Shine connects to your PC or Mac via USB cable, making it easy to transfer tunes, tones and data files

Using a USB connection cable, the LG Shine can connect to your PC or Mac as a storage device. This means you can store files on the phone's memory card to take to the office and back or to use on the phone.

To connnect the phone to your PC, simply attach one end of the supplied USB connection cable to the USB port in your computer, and the other to the slot on the right-hand side of your LG Shine (you'll have to remove the small cover to access the slot).

When you connect the cable, the Shine's screen will display the heading 'Mass storage' and the words 'Call and message are not available'. This means you won't be able to make or receive calls or texts on the phone while it's connected to your PC.

The phone will now be mounted on your PC or Mac as a disk drive. On a PC, click on the Start menu and open My Computer - the Shine will appear there as an external USB drive (usually alongside the letters E, F or G, depending on your configuration).

On a Mac, the drive will appear as a disk icon on your desktop and also in your Finder window.

Double-click on the drive's icon on either Mac or PC to see the phone's folder structure. This is the same as the My stuff section in the Main menu (click Menu from standby mode and highlight My stuff and click OK, or press 7).

You'll notice the following folders:

  • Images
  • Sounds
  • Videos
  • Documents
  • Others

To copy a file from phone to PC, simply open the relevant folder and drag and drop the file to your desktop.

To copy a file from PC to phone, drag and drop or copy the file into the relevant folder. If you put an image, video, sound or document file in the wrong folder, you might not be able to open it on the phone itself, assign it as a ringtone or use it as an ID Photo.

The folders accept the following formats:

  • Images - .jpg, .gif and .png
  • Sounds - MP3, AAC, AAC and AAC
  • Videos - 3GP
  • Documents - .ppt, .doc, .pdf, .xls and .txt. These can all be opened using the Shine's Document viewer.
  • Others - any other file formats. This folder can be used to transport files from one PC to the other using a USB connection or Bluetooth

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This is the best article and website that I've found geared to giving clean, detailed instructions on mobil phone use! For a moment I thought that my new LG Shine Pink was not compatible with Vista for transfering MP3. I'm pretty comuter savy but opted to try following the user manual to upload ringtones and this is where the manual was at a loss for instruction/troubleshooting and it even failed to mention it's compatibility with Vista. Fortunantly I found this site which is the ONLY site that precisely gave helpful information. LG's websites (in English and French) only contained a PDF of the owner's manual and nothing more. Thanks a lot for ending my troubles and helping me to love my LG Shine Pink even more! I'm now off to read all the related articles!&#13
Apryl Pruvost

my phone when i plug it into the computer only comes up with &#13
games & applications folder&#13
and a music folder.. &#13
how do i get those other folders???&#13

I have switched my wife's phone connection from Data to Mass and Sync. It does not show up under "My Computer" on XP or Vista. My Tilt is super simple...this one is kicking my butt. Any ideas?&#13

I just ordered a "Black Shine" and my question is, does LG have a software app that works like the "Motorola Phone Tools" that I currently use with my RAZOR?&#13

i wanna transfer an audio that i have on my lg shine tu720, but the extension is .amr and it wont allow me to play it on my computer. how do i fix it ?

I had perchased an Lg Ke970 but had to replace it with another as the key pad stopped working. With my first phone my USB would connect to my computer with no problems what so ever, however my second phone USB will not connect to my computer. I have made sure that the USB connection was set to Mass storage but it has made no difference. Do you think my USB cord does not work? or there is a problem with my phone? I am desprete for help! :(

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