Connecting an LG G3 to OS X

I recently purchased an LG G3 phone. The phone is awesome, but I was having some trouble getting it to connect to my Mac running OS X 10.7.5 so I could copy files over to it. After wasting some time trying to download the OS X USB driver from LG, I ended up just going with Android File Transfer.

The process is simple (just download, install, and run), but in the event that it can’t find your phone, there are two things to check:

  1. Make sure your phone is connected as a Media device (MTP). This will be in the notifications on the phone.
  2. Use the USB cable that came with the phone.

I could not get the phone to connect until I tried with the original USB cable. Then it worked perfectly. I just wanted to get that hint out there. Good luck!

Update: I also contacted LG customer support about my issues with downloading their USB driver. They got back to me quickly, but not until after I had figured it out and made this post. They told me to use Android File Transfer. 🙂

Update 2: Make sure you do not have Samsung Kies installed on your computer. It will prevent Android File Transfer from operating correctly.

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