LG Bridge is an application released by LG that lets users manage and backup their phone with their PCs. The software lets you backup, restore and update your LG phones on your PC. In this post, we will discuss how it is and how you can download LG Bridge on your PC. We will also discuss some features of the software alongside covering phones that are supported by the software. If you don’t have an LG phone but you are looking for tools to let you connect your phone to your PC, I have listed some device-independent alternatives too.
What is LG Bridge?
In a nutshell, it is an application suite that replaces older LG PC Suite. The free software is to let users connect their phones to their computers wirelessly and do some common maintenance tasks such as backup and restore.
The LG Bridge is available for PC and Mac and supports all modern Android-based LG phones. Aside from usual backup and restore featues, the Bridge can be used to update software for any supported LG phone.
The Bridge supports most of the recent Android phones launched by LG. These supported phones include:
- LG G Series: G6, G5
- V Series: LG V10, LG V20, and LG V30
- LG X and K series
- LG Stylus series phones.
If you have a phone older than the above, you can try downloading and installing LG PC Suite. If you try to connect an older phone, LG Bridge will ask you to download and install the PC Suite instead. Smartphones from brands other than LG are completely unsupported.
Some Important Features of the Application
Airdrive lets you wirelessly connect your LG phone to your PC. Once the connection has been made, you can wirelessly copy, move and delete files from your smartphones. To connect you will have to create an account and you will also have to enable Airdrive in the phone’s settings.
Probably the most important feature of LG Bridge, Backup will let you have a local and restorable copy of data on your LG phones. Aside from supporting data inside your internal storage and media files, Backup can also include contacts and SMS messages too. To backup be sure to connect your phone via Media Sync (MTP) or File Transfer mode.
Keep in mind that you cant open these backup files on your PC, instead, the only way to read a backup file is to restore it on the phone.
Download LG Bridge
In my personal experience, the application is a bit slow at times and definitely needs more polish. If you are looking for an alternative, for wirelessly transferring files, Airdroid is worth a look. AirDriod has always been one of the best apps made for file sharing between PCs and phones and recent updates have added some of the best Pushbullet features into it. For backups, Android has a built-in backup to cloud feature that you can activate in settings.
For offline backups, Helium is a good free Android app that you can install.