LG Cosmos Transfer Files Pics and Ringtones to PC
LG Cosmos Tranferring Files To/From PC
I was quite excited to get my new LG Cosmos VN250 only to be foiled when I thought I could just use plug-n-play with windows to move files between my PC and the Phone. I figured since it had a USB interface to charge the phone it would make sense that it would just look like any other memory stick once you plugged it in.
Interface to PC
When I plugged the phone into my PC it did the plug-in-play magic to install a driver for the phone. All seemed well. (Here's the link to download the LG Cosmos driver if your PC does not recognize the device.) Problem was it still did not recognize the phone when I plugged it in as a memory device. There was nothing in the instructions or setup manual.
After a bit of research turns out there is a second step and I found it in the LG Cosmos VN250 online manual, pg 75.
How to Turn on File Transfers
For reference I've shown pg 75 from the manual. Turns out you need to turn on the USB mass storage capability. From the standby mode, hit OK-9-3-* keys and you will enable the mass storage device. Once it has been set active you can easily transfer picture and sound files to and from your pc. Simple drag and drop works fine. I've moved pictures onto my desktop for capture and saved MIDI files for ring tones. If you look at my review, I explain that the phone could use a music player but have a look at my review for more info on that subject.
File Types -Audio & Video
I've tried MP3 files for sound, MIDI files for ring tones and JPG's for pictures and all work just fine. I'm sure there are other standard file formats work as well for both sound and images but I'll leave that exercise up to the reader.
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