How To Transfer Files From Android To PC Using Wi-Fi
Last Updated: February 19, 2016
You can transfer files from android to and from your Windows PC using Wi-Fi.
Using Wi-FI to transfer files is much quicker than Bluetooth and often more convenient than using a USB cable.
It also works not only for transferring files to your PC, but can also be used to transfer files between a tablet and a smart phone (IOS or sharing files between Android Devices.
However before you can do this you will first need to install a File Transfer APP.
The one I will be using here is the Fast file transfer App.
All of the file transfer Apps tend to work in a similar fashion.
Most will create a web server on the tablet/smart phone and share the files that way.
You then download them to the other device just like you would download files from the Internet.
The general process is:
- Install Fast File Transfer on Phone or tablet and Select Files to share. Usually you will need to use a file manager to do this. See Using the Astro File Manager.
- A web server is created usually on port 8080 and the files are made available on a download page.
- Use a web browser on the second device to view the web page.
- Download the files to the second device.
Here is a video that covers the process
- The device name and password are used when using Wi-Fi Tethering.
- There is no security on the shared files so anyone connected to the network could access them. This is unlikely
- Use the security setting to stop sharing after download for better security.
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