Let’s face it. Connecting your phone to your computer via USB cable is quite a hassle. Fortunately, there’s a more convenient way to transfer the files from your Android device to your computer. All you need to do is to connect both of your devices to the same Wi-Fi network. If you want to learn the rest of the details, better read on.Did you know that you can wirelessly transfer your files from your Android device to your computer? Yes, that’s right. You can easily do it for as long as you follow the steps below.
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Needless to say, you need to prepare both your computer and your Android device for wireless transfer. To do this, ensure that both of your devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Don’t forget to turn your Wi-Fi on.
On your Android device, go to Google Play Store and find the app called WiFi File Manager. Download and install the app on your Android device.
Launch the app then check the option for Wi-Fi connection. Get your secure key and note down the URL for your Wi-Fi file transfer.
On your computer, open your web browser (preferably Firefox or Chrome) and then type the URL that you copied from the previous step in your browser’s address bar. Once you’re done, press Enter. (ex. http://22.214.171.124:1234/)
On the message confirmation box, enter your secure key then click Enter. Once your secure key is confirmed, you will be able to see the full file directory that is associated to your Android device.
If you aren’t familiar with Android development and such, better refrain from changing or deleting any files inside your system folder. Just open or update the folders that you can easily recognize. To name a few, you can freely access your folders for downloads, pictures, videos, music, movies and documents.
Open any of the above mentioned folders then right-click the file that you want to transfer to your computer. Select “copy” and “paste” the file to your computer’s local directory.
Just keep in mind that the WiFi File Manager app can only move or transfer one file at a time. Therefore, you need to select and transfer each file separately and once you’re done, you can navigate back to your Android device’s root directory.
(optional) Now, if you wish to do the reverse, you can also upload any file from your computer to your Android device. To do this, just select the folder or directory where you want to place your files and then click the red button to “upload a file”. A new window will appear.
Select the files the files that you want to upload, click “OK” or “Open” and that’s it, you’re done. All of the files that you have selected will be automatically transferred to your Android smartphone.
Go back to your Android device and press “Exit” to close your WiFi File Manager app. The same goes for the Wi-Fi file transfer tab on your web browser.