Wirelessly Transfer Files between Android Phones and Computers

   Posted by Lê Hoàng in Android

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Usually, when a user wants to copy music files, videos, or images to an Android phone, he has to connect it to a computer using a cable. Repeating this task over time can be a bother.

One of the first questions my Android-using friends want to know is how to move files between their devices and their computers.
To make this task possible your computer and your Android phone must be on the same wifi network.

1. Open the Play Store from the app drawer. Search for and install the AirDroid (free) app to your phone.

2. Once you have installed the app, launch it. You should see a passcode, which has six characters, at the bottom of the page. Please take note of this code as we need it later to access the phone from the computer browser.

3. Launch your favorite browser, and open this address: web.airdroid.com. Then enter the passcode from the previous step to continue.

4. If successful, you will see the interface below. The right side of the page shows your phone model and a brief summary of the phone memory status. You can use this interface to do numerous tasks such as managing and sending messages or viewing the call logs, contacts book, pictures, videos, etc. To send a file from the computer to the phone, click the Files icon.

5. Click the Upload button at the top right of the new window to process.

6. Choose Select Folder or Files, and then select the folder/files that you want in the Explorer window.

7. Check the Progress status page to see whether or not the files were sent to the phone. When complete, the Progress column should read Success.

8. Close the browser’s window when you are done.

 

 

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5 Responses to “Wirelessly Transfer Files between Android Phones and Computers”

  1. November 15, 2012 at 3:57 pm, Skip said:

    Sounds like a nice app but…..whats to prevent someone, not authorized, from accessing said computer the same way?

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    • December 01, 2012 at 2:07 am, Jonah Brown said:

      @skip. You have to be able to log onto the device to enter the passcode. Also the browser interface changes the passcode constantly and it does time out if there is no activity. Or else it will not work.

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  2. November 20, 2012 at 8:45 pm, Dominic said:

    Great idea. I was looking for a way to move my music from my computer to my Razr. This seems like it would be good to try.

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  3. December 09, 2012 at 11:46 pm, Tim said:

    Nice app tried it out and I like it makes it easy to move my pictures and music.

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  4. March 31, 2013 at 8:39 pm, Sujith said:

    Using es file explorer app, We can transfer Files and folders as quickly once the Drives are in computer set as shared..But we can’t get these much of functions..Only file and folder..My fav is We can play video via streaming without copying the movie file to SD card.

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