LG Aristo Connect to PC & File Transfer Tutorial

Connecting your LG Aristo to the computer is a simple task. For Windows 7 and higher, there’s no need to install USB drivers for file transfer. When your Aristo is connected to PC via USB Cable, pull down the notification bar to view the available USB connection modes.

The Four connection modes in LG Aristo are Charging, File Transfer, Photo Transfer & MIDI. Let’s see how to get the most out of these 4 modes of USB connection  –

How to Connect LG Aristo to PC and Transfer Files – 

Charging Mode –

lg aristo charging mode

It may seem that charging mode serves the only purpose of charging the phone when connected to PC, but it does more than that.

To Unlock the bootloader as well as to install a Custom recovery the phone should be in Charging Mode.

In charging mode, files cannot be transferred between phone and PC.


File Transfer Mode – 

lg aristo file transfer mode

The Second USB connection mode is File Transfer or MTP mode. It will let you share files between your LG Aristo and Windows PC via USB Cable. In this mode, both the Internal Storage and SD Card (if installed) are available for file transfer.

lg aristo pc file transfer

lg aristo file transfer pc

To access the LG Aristo’s Internal Storage, Go to Computer < LG Aristo < Internal Storage as shown above.

Use File Transfer mode to Copy/Move files from LG Aristo to the computer & Vice Versa.

Photo Transfer Mode  – 



lg aristo photo transfer mode

The 3rd USB Connection mode is the Photo transfer mode. In this mode, we can Import pictures and videos from LG Aristo to the computer. Basically, it creates a backup of your photos in one go.

aristo import pictures and videos pc

aristo import pictures and videos

aristo importing pictures to pc

aristo photo transfer to pc

You can see in the above screenshots how I’ve imported LG Aristo Pics using the “Photo Transfer” mode.

The same procedure can be applied in “File Transfer” mode as well but then, all unnecessary junk image files will also get copied as it gives access to all the folders in Internal Storage and SD Card.

aristo connect to pc aristo photo transfer mode aristo dcim pictures folder

In Photo Transfer Mode only “DCIM (Digital Camera Images)”  &  “Pictures” Folder is accessible as shown above.


lg aristo midi device mode

The last USB Connection mode is MIDI device. It a special mode only operational when a MIDI device such as a MIDI keyboard controller is attached to the phone. Caustic 3 is an awesome app to be used in this mode. You can download it from the play store.

For any queries please contact via the comment section below.


LG Aristo USB Drivers & ADB Driver PC-Windows 10 & MAC

The newer version of LG USB driver is all-inclusive. It installs the adb drivers as well. So be it the Fastboot mode for unlocking the bootloader or download mode for flashing a stock firmware, if you have the LG USB drivers installed you just have to wait for few seconds, for the first time driver installation.


LG Aristo USB & ADB Driver

When I connected my LG Aristo to the PC for the first time the MTP USB  driver got installed on its own. So I was able to do a file transfer without any driver installation. But the ADB Interface driver installation failed, as shown in the above screenshot.

LG Aristo USB Driver (v4.2) for Windows PC –

So to connect your LG Aristo in ADB, Fastboot or Download Mode we need to install the latest LG USB Drivers. You can download Latest version of USB driver from the below download link.




The file is in zip format. Extract it and run the .exe file for installation as shown above.


LG Aristo Driver Installation for ADB & Fastboot Mode – 


Before connecting your LG Aristo in ADB mode make sure you’ve turned ON USB Debugging in Developer Options.

Now connect the phone to PC via USB data cable and put the phone in “Charging Mode”

Let the ADB driver install on its own.

Now that you’ve successfully installed the ADB driver, you may like to unlock the LG Aristo Bootloader.


LG Aristo ADB Driver Manual Installation – 

In case your PC has very old LG USB driver or ADB drivers are not getting installed even after installing the latest LG Driver, then install it manually as shown on next page.