The LG G3 does not come with a user manual. Information for syncing it with media players can be found on the LG website, but with great effort. Also, the LG explanation is not written very well and is not intuitive. By the way, the instructions on this topic for the G2 are very different and irrelevant for the G3. Don't bother with that. Also #2 ... just because your G3 shows up in your Windows Explorer doesn't necessarily mean the USB MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) is enabled, which is what you need. So, here is my user-friendly version for setting up the G3 for recognition in media players:
1. Slide down the "Notification Panel," i.e. top to bottom, on your G3. (This is part of the 'not intuitive' I mentioned, as who would think to look at a 'notification' component?)
2. There is a navigation sliding panel at the top. It’s not relevant to this specific issue.
3. Under that are these selection options (each has an appropriate icon):
- a. Charging
b. Media Device
c. USB debugging connected (or not connected, whatever the case may be)
Tap on “b. Media Device” and you get another three options under a window heading of “PC USB Connection,” each with a radio button for your selection:
- 1. Charge Phone
2. Media Sync (MTP)
3. Send images (PTP)
Tap the radio button for Media Sync (MTP) and hooray, your device shows up in MediaMonkey, Windows Media Player and probably most everything else (except for iTunes of course, which is also irrelevant because we all are getting away from or not using iTunes).