Tips: Transfer Files Wirelessly Between Android and PC
If you hate looking for your USB cable to transfer files between your android device to your PC, this is the right tips to look at. There are two apps that I recommend to do file transfer easily between your Android devices and PC, wirelessly without messing around looking for your USB cable and struggle to plug your USB at the right side! Plus, almost everything nowadays can be done wirelessly isn’t it?
A bit of background..
I bump into some of my friends and discussed about how difficult it is to extract files from their Android devices. Some Android devices like Samsung or HTC require additional sync manager on top of needing the USB cable, which is really troublesome. Some people choose to upload everything to cloud storage but it can eat up a lot of bandwidth and data quota if you have large files to be extracted.
For people who had been using apps to transfer files like me, I don’t really face much problem transferring files from my Nexus 5 to PC. I recommended these apps to my friends and they described the solution as a life-saver! Hence I thought I would write an article about it.
App No 1. Airdroid
Airdroid is a highly featured app on Google Play Store in 30+ countries. It is also recommended by many popular technology media/websites such as PCWorld, LifeHacker, CNET, Gizmodo, XDA and many more. AirDroid allows you to access and manage your Android phone or tablet from Windows, Mac or the Web, wirelessly, for free.
For simple task like transferring files between Android device to your PC at home, you can simply just download the app from here, connect both your PC and Android to the same WiFi, type in the IP address shown on the app in your PC browser (or scan the QR shown on http://web.airdroid.com/), accept the connection and there you go!
You can transfer file between your Android devices and PC, access your contacts, messages, call logs, photos, videos and music in your phone. Besides that, you can also control your phone’s camera, copy your PC clipboard to your phone’s clipboard, take a screenshot, drag and drop APK on your PC to be installed in your Android device! You can call someone and send SMS from your PC with Airdroid connected too! How cool is that?
More info for Airdroid here.
App No 2. File Manager HD
If you just need to access files in your phone and extract them out, just like how USB Mass Storage works, this is the app for you.
File Manager HD is a popular fully featured file management tool with more than five million downloads. You can cut, copy, paste, delete, compress, decompress, search your files using this app. Moreover, cloud support, WiFi File Transfer using FTP and Widget is also supported in this app.
To transfer file wirelessly using WiFi File Transfer feature, simply launch the app, tap on “WiFi File Transfer”, type the FTP address to your Windows Explorer on your PC and there you go!
More info on File Manager HD here.