LG Bridge is the new PC Suite for LG G6, V20, G5, G4, V10 etc

LG Bridge – New PC Suite software for LG Android phones

Along with LG G4, LG also released a new PC Sync software, LG Bridge for it back in May 2015. According to LG, LG Bridge is especially developed for G4 and newer LG Android phones – like LG G6, G5, V20, V10 and all X Series, K series, Stylus series devices launched after LG G4. LG Bridge supports all LG phones launched from 2015 onwards (some phones launched in 2015 does not support it). Thus older LG PC Suite will be discontinued in the future – it will be available for a while for the sake of old LG phones

LG claims that LG Bridge is more user friendly and lighter avatar of the old LG PC Suite. Unfortunately older LG PC Suite does not support LG G4 and the same applies for LG Bridge which does not support older phones including LG G3. It recognizes the older devices but asks the user to install and use LG PC Suite instead, similarly LG PC Suite recognizes LG G4 but prompts the user to install and use LG Bridge instead. This is ridiculous as I do not see any rationale of forcing users to use two different softwares in a single PC if they own two or more LG phones (and if one of them happens to be G4).

LG Bridge Software

LG Bridge

Why LG Bridge?

LG PC Suite (also called PC Sync) is a big software (over 220MB) requiring a good config PC; on the contrary, LG Bridge is a lightweight application (about 70 MB) not as resource hungry as its older sibling. Still it is capable of doing everything, the older PC Suite can do. So you can backup and restore phone data, sync data, update software and other related tasks using LG Bridge. However data backups done using LG Bridge are not backward compatible (LG PC Suite does not recognize them) and vice-versa.

You can download LG Bridge free from here (direct download link for Windows). It is compatible with Windows and Mac both (different installers are available according to the OS) – download from LG Support site.

LG Bridge features

With LG Bridge you can

  1. Update your compatible LG phone to the latest available software version
  2. Backup your phone data to Windows PC/Mac
  3. Restore data from PC/Mac to your phone (supports data backups previously done via LG Bridge only)
  4. Manage/transfer data wirelessly between Computer and a compatible LG phone using LG AirDrive function

In our experience, LG Bridge still performs like a crappy, under-development software. It takes ages to launch and to perform other functions even on a high-end PC. So LG Bridge still requires a lot of polishing to be a useful software.

Update – LG Bridge does not support some LG phones launched in 2015 (and earlier) – for such phones you can still use older LG PC Suite (download from here).

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10 Responses to LG Bridge is the new PC Suite for LG G6, V20, G5, G4, V10 etc

  1. Elsabé April 9, 2016 at 7:51 PM #

    I did update my phone via my PC. How will I know that me phone have been updated know?

  2. Victor Martinez May 3, 2016 at 11:52 PM #

    LG Beidge does not synchronizes with Outlook… It does not work for me!!!

  3. Joop June 12, 2016 at 11:01 PM #

    LG Bridge does not work with windows 10

    LG have two new phones in the market, LG 5 and V10 and you can’t make a backup, what a shame

    • Shoaib October 24, 2016 at 12:51 AM #

      LG Bridge works fine in Windows 10 as I am using it without any issue. LG G5 and LG V10 are fully supported by LG Bridge.

  4. Peter Harrap October 25, 2016 at 1:44 PM #

    Shoaib, Well, it does not work on a Mac running El Capitan at all. You can download and install it, but it does NOT detect your LG G4 phone at all, and takes a while to close the program. IT offers something called Air Bridge, but this does NOT work either- as your G4 is not detected, it cannot

    • Shoaib October 25, 2016 at 3:14 PM #

      Thanks for the update Peter. I did not try LG Bridge in Mac. It’s a pity that even the big brand like LG can’t put together a good, working software for their phone users.

  5. William Dodd November 2, 2016 at 3:27 AM #

    LG needs to supply an extraction program to use on the .lbf files created by their backup software. Many users have backed up their LG G4 phones, had the phones fail (boot-loop), and been forced to accept a non-LG phone as a replacement. This leaves them with a backup file that cannot be restored to the non-LG phone, effectively costing them their data. If LG were to provide such a utility, it would certainly help to restore some of the good will lost due to the faulty G4.

  6. Oscar November 30, 2016 at 10:15 PM #

    LG is up to shit. LG Bridge does not want to back up your phone after latest update. WTF

  7. Bart May 10, 2017 at 1:39 AM #

    I have downloaded LG Bridge to my Win10 PC and installed it three times. It has never connected to my new LG G6 (VS988) phone running Android OS7. The software just will not connect with the phone. I’ve tried all their steps in order and connected the phone then started Bridge, and started Bridge then connected phone.
    Most frustrating is that when you send something to LG, you get a reply that does not related in the slightest to the issue.
    It is just really bad software from a company that apparently just doesn’t care. That said, I like the phone; but I would like to do a backup now and then to protect my apps and data.
    These problems you’d expect from GoldStar, not LG. Frankly, with LG Bridge “life is NOT good”.

    • Shoaib May 10, 2017 at 2:13 AM #

      This is really sad & frustrating! Unfortunately LG Bridge does not support carrier locked LG phones. Here in India we have an unlocked G6 & it is working fine with LG Bridge.
      Now the only way to backup your phone data is by using the phone’s built-in Backup app or by a 3rd party app.

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