How to Put Music on a MicroSD Card for an LG Phone

By Stephen A. Powell

Because cell phone hard drives do not have large storage capacities and are prone to failure due to excessive strain, you should put music onto media-enabled handsets through microSD cards. You can add music to an LG phone's microSD card through direct transfer onto the handset or with the aid of an SD card reader. Expanding your phone's storage this way allows you to add enough music to forgo carrying an additional media player when traveling.

Things You'll Need

  • USB adapter or SD card reader

Direct Transfer

Step 1

Insert a microSD card into your LG phone's memory card slot if you have not already done so.

Step 2

Enable the "USB Mass Storage" function from your handset's main menu.

Step 3

Connect the phone to your computer using its USB adapter.

Step 4

Wait for the phone's device icon to appear in your computer's file manager.

Step 5

Double-click the phone's device icon to reveal the microSD card's root folder.

Step 6

Create a "Music" folder on the memory card if one does not already exist. Putting music there can alleviate potential strain on the microSD card's root directory.

Step 7

Drag and drop music files and folders from your hard drive into the microSD card's music folder.

SD Card Reader Transfer

Step 1

Remove the LG phone's microSD card from the memory card slot.

Step 2

Insert the microSD card into your memory card reader.

Step 3

Connect the memory card reader to your computer through its USB adapter or connector port.

Step 4

Wait for your computer to recognize the memory card reader as a connected device.

Step 5

Double-click the microSD card's device icon to reveal its root folder.

Step 6

Create a "Music" folder if such a subdirectory does not already exist. Saving music there alleviates potential strain on the microSD card's root directory.

Step 7

Drag and drop music files and folders from your computer's hard drive into the microSD card's music folder.

Step 8

Remove the microSD card from the reader.

Step 9

Insert the microSD card into your LG phone's memory card slot.