If you find yourself transferring files from your Android phone to your PC frequently, then using a USB cable for a file transfer may not be the ideal way to go about it. A USB cable makes things cluttered on your work desk and even limits your smartphone usage quite a bit. Luckily, there are several different ways you can go about this task. In this article, we show you the best and easiest ways to transfer files from an Android phone to a PC wirelessly.
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Use Nearby Share
Now that Nearby Share has expanded to Windows, it is the easiest and the most seamless way to share files from your Android phone to your PC and vice versa. Nearby Share is Android’s answer to Apple’s AirDrop. Here’s how you can use it.
Step 1: Download Nearby Share for PC using this link.
Step 2: Install the app on your PC following the on-screen instructions.
Step 3: Sign in with your Google Account. If you do not wish to use your Google Account, click on ‘Use without an account’.
Step 4: Set up a name for your PC and select ‘Done’. You will only be asked a name for your PC if you are using Nearby Share without an account.
Step 5: Tap on ‘Device is Hidden’ and select ‘Receive from everyone’.
Step 6: On your Android smartphone, select the file your want to transfer to your PC.
Step 7: Tap the Share icon and select ‘Nearby Share’ from the list of options.
Step 8: Your smartphone will search for your PC. Once it pops up on the radar, select the icon for your PC.
Step 9: Accept the transfer on your PC.
Step 10: Once the file is received on your PC, click on ‘Open’ to view it. You can also access the file from the Downloads folder on your PC.
Transfer files from Android phone to PC wirelessly using PushBullet
Step 2: Open the PushBullet app on your phone and select your laptop as the file destination.
Step 3: Tap on the attachment icon and select the file your want to transfer.
The file will be sent to your PC and can be accessed from the PushBullet app.
Transfer files using Google Drive
Step 1: Open Google Drive on your smartphone and tap the ‘+’ icon to upload the file you want to share.
Step 2: Select ‘Upload’. You can also create a new folder to place all your uploaded files in one place.
Step 3: Select the file you want to upload from your phone’s memory.
Step 5: Locate the file and select ‘Download’ from the top right corner of the screen.
The file will be downloaded to your PC.
Transfer files using Bluetooth
Step 1: Turn on Bluetooth on your smartphone and PC.
Step 2: Go to Settings>Bluetooth and other devices on your PC and select ‘Add Bluetooth or other devices’.
Step 3: Scan for devices and select your smartphone. Make sure you pair the two devices with the proper code.
Step 4: Scroll down and select ‘Send and receive files via Bluetooth’ on your PC, then select ‘Receive Files’.
Step 5: Open the file you want to transfer on your Android mobile and select ‘Share’. Go to more options and select Bluetooth.
Step 6: Select your PC as the destination device.
Step 7: Accept the incoming transfer on your PC. The file will be transferred.
Use your email to transfer files
If you want to share a file with multiple devices, you can use your email to do the job. This works for small files that fit the attachment size limit. Simply create a new email on your smartphone and upload the file as an attachment. Save the email as a draft and log into your email account using your PC to access the file.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the easiest way to transfer files between an Android phone and a PC?
The quickest and easiest way to transfer files from an Android phone to a PC (and vice versa) is by using Nearby Share. Download Nearby Share for PC and hit the share icon on the file on your Android device and select ‘Nearby Share’.
How to transfer pictures from an Android phone to a computer without USB?
You can either use Nearby Share to send pictures from an Android smartphone to a PC wirelessly or use a cloud backup service like Google Drive.
How do I transfer files from an Android phone to PC without an app?
If you do not wish to download any app on your Android phone or PC, you can easily transfer files between the two devices via Bluetooth. Go to Windows Settings>Bluetooth and select ‘Send or receive files via Bluetooth’.
These are the 5 best ways to transfer files from an Android phone to a PC wirelessly. If you’re looking for a quick way to transfer between a smartphone and a PC or even two Android devices, you can upload the file as an attachment on a draft mail and sign in to your email using the other device to access the file. While this may not be the ideal way to transfer files between devices, it gets the job done pretty quickly without having to install a third-party app.
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