Technology has become an important part of our life. The more diverse the technology we use, the we get our hands on more and more files. These files are either of work or for entertainment. But what if we want to transfer files across platforms? Android and Windows are the two most used operating systems in the world. Want to transfer files to and fro them? Here are a few ways to transfer files from Android to PC.
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The old school Bluetooth transfer is to the rescue. It is one of the easiest and traditional ways to transfer files from your Android smartphone to the system. Press Win + I on your Windows machine and then head to the Bluetooth and device section click on add devices and make sure the Bluetooth on your smartphone is on and is discoverable(refer to the image below). Once paired, transfer the file by clicking share on any of the devices and exchange files. This might take a lot of time as Bluetooth technology is slower than the other wireless solutions.
It is a simple and convenient way to transfer files from your smartphone to the PC. The first thing you need to do is install the AirDroid mobile app and sign in to the account of your preference. Next, install the AirDroid application from the download page. Accept all the permission needed. Now all you are left with is drag and drop the files that can be easily accessed from the other device. In Android start adding files in the device section and the files can be viewed on the system. (Transfer speed depends on the internet connection).
The most convenient way of transferring files is by connecting both devices via USB. connect the USB A/USB C to your system and the other MicroUSB/Type C to your Android smartphone. As soon as you connect them you will see a popup on your Android device (See the image below, for reference, OneUI is used, the name may defer in others) select file transfer and you are good to go. NOw open the system and transfer the needed files.
Bonus Tip: Use Cloud storage/platform
Another convenient sharing option to transfer files from Android to PC that will not only allow you to share files across two devices, but you can access these files on any system where you can log in to your cloud service and view the files on the go. There are many cloud services, but let’s take the example of Google Drive. Install Google Drive on your Android system and open the website for Google drive or download the desktop version. Now start uploading files on Drive and those can be viewed on any device where you have signed in with the same account. You can select any of cloud storages but read the terms and storage options carefully.
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