How to Put Music on an LG Phone

By Alyssa Aguirre

Many LG cell phones have music playback capabilities. Transferring music between a computer and a phone can seem daunting to a first-time user, but the actual process takes little time and effort. All devices are different, so check the user manual beforehand to make sure it doesn't require any extra steps.

Things You'll Need

  • LG cell phone
  • Computer
  • USB cable
  • Micro SD memory card

Transfer Music Using a USB Cable

Step 1

Connect the phone to your computer via the USB cable.

Step 2

Open the folder containing your music by double clicking it. Typically, this is the "My Music" folder on the C:\ drive.

Step 3

Choose which songs you want to transfer onto your phone. Click on a song title to select it. To select multiple songs at once, hold down Ctrl while clicking on the titles. Alternatively, you can select all the songs in an individual folder by clicking the folder once.

Step 4

Click "Edit" at the top of the window and select "Copy To Folder..."

Step 5

Find your phone's drive on the list that opens upon clicking "Copy To Folder..." Click on the drive once to expand its contents.

Step 6

Select the music folder within the phone's drive and click "Copy."

Step 7

Disconnect the USB cable from your phone once all songs have been copied.

Transfer Music Using a Micro SD Card

Step 1

Insert the Micro SD card into your computer. You may need to purchase a separate SD card adapter in order to do so.

Step 2

Open the folder containing your music, typically "My Music" on the C:\ drive.

Step 3

Choose which songs you want to transfer onto your phone. Click a song title to select it; hold Ctrl while selecting songs to choose multiple songs at once.

Step 4

Click "Edit" at the top of the window and select "Copy To Folder..."

Step 5

Find the drive containing the memory card on the list that opens upon choosing "Copy To Folder...," select it, and click "Copy."

Step 6

Remove the memory card once all songs are finished copying and place it in your phone's Micro SD slot.

Tips & Warnings

  • Some phones are shipped with the USB cable already included. Others may require you to purchase a separate cable. The owner's manual will determine if the phone uses micro, mini, or regular USB.
  • If your phone came with a CD, install it on your computer beforehand.
  • You can sync music to your phone using Windows Media Player instead of copying to folders; if you choose to do so, your phone will show up in the list of portable drives when syncing.
  • These steps are valid for transferring music from a PC. An Apple computer will most likely require different steps.