Preparing to transfer files between your Android tablet and PC using Wi-Fi? You’re not alone. In fact, it’s one of the most popular questions we receive at our Help Desk every day. We’re here to make things as easy as possible on you and will show you how to complete the entire transfer process quickly, efficiently, and securely in this easy guide on transferring files between your Android tablet and PC using Wi-Fi!
Things you need
First, you need to connect your Android tablet to your PC via Wi-Fi. To do this, go to the Settings app on your tablet and tap on the Network & Internet option. Next, tap on the Wi-Fi option and make sure it is turned on. Then, find the name of your PC in the list of available networks and tap on it to connect. Once connected, head back to the settings menu and select the Nearby Devices option. Next, select your PC from the list of devices that pops up. Your tablet will now automatically detect any files saved on your computer! If you want to transfer multiple files at once, just open up a File Explorer window from Windows 10 onto your desktop screen and drag them over into the folder where they are stored on your Android device’s storage space.
The process is quick and easy.
The fastest way to send files back and forth without connecting your tablets with cables or by syncing through iTunes is by using AirDroid. All you have to do is download the AirDroid application on both devices (either one can be an iOS or Android device), log in with your email address, and then create a password for security purposes. From there, all you have to do is enter the URL given when prompted in order to access all of your data through another browser tab – either Safari or Chrome will work for Apple users. There’s no setup necessary for iOS users because AirDroid has access through iCloud Drive already enabled by default.
What’s Remote File Manager?
If you’ve ever tried to transfer files between your Android tablet and PC, you know it can be a bit of a hassle. Thankfully, there’s a free app called Remote File Manager that makes it easy as pie. Simply install the app on your tablet and connect it to your PC via Wi-Fi. Then, use the file explorer on your PC to drag and drop the files you want to transfer.
That’s it! You can also use Remote File Manager to access files on your PC from your Android phone or tablet. So if you’re looking for an easy way to transfer files between your devices, give Remote File Manager a try. It’s only three bucks in the Google Play Store and worth every penny.
Before the transfer
In order to transfer files between your Android tablet and PC using Wi-Fi, you’ll need to connect your devices to the same network. To do this, open the Settings app on your tablet and tap on the Wi-Fi option. Find the network that you want to connect to and enter the password (if prompted). Once you’re connected, open the file manager on your tablet and find the file that you want to transfer. Tap on the share icon and select the Wi-Fi Transfer option.
Enter the IP address of your computer and tap on the Connect button. Once the connection is established, tap on the Send button to start transferring the file. It may take a few minutes for the file to transfer depending on its size and how fast your Internet connection is. If it’s taking too long, try opening some other apps on your tablet or just turn off Wi-Fi in order to save battery life. When it’s done, tap on Done in the pop up window before disconnecting from Wi-Fi. The transfer process should work as described even if you have an older model of Android without a Share button.
Start the connection
Turn on Wi-Fi on both devices. On your PC, open the WiFi File Transfer App. On your tablet, go to Settings > Wireless & networks > Wi-Fi settings, and then tap the Wi-Fi network that your PC is connected to. Tap Connect. Enter the PIN or password for the network if prompted. Your tablet will now be connected to your PC. On your tablet, tap Send to send a file from your device. On your PC, tap Receive to receive a file from your device.
You can also use this method of transferring files between Android tablets and PCs without internet connection: First turn off mobile data on both devices and make sure they are connected to the same Wi-Fi network before starting the transfer process above!
Getting Files From Your PC To Your Tablet
To transfer files from your PC to your Android tablet, you’ll need to connect both devices to the same Wi-Fi network. Once you’re connected, open the file explorer on your PC and find the file or folder you want to transfer. Right-click on the file or folder and select Share. In the pop-up window, select Advanced and then Wireless Network. Enter the IP address of your tablet into the To field and click OK. The file will begin transferring to your tablet! If you don’t know the IP address of your tablet, type ipconfig in a Windows command prompt and look for an entry labeled Wireless LAN adapter.
Once you have the IP address of your device, enter it into the space provided above and start downloading!
To Transfer Files From Your Tablet To Your PC: Follow these steps in reverse order to transfer files from your Android tablet back to your PC. Connect both devices to the same Wi-Fi network again and use Finder on Mac OS X or File Explorer on Windows 8/10 to locate where you want downloaded files stored on your computer. Select Share as before but this time select Wireless Network instead of Advanced. Enter the appropriate
information (IP Address) and hit Send! You’ve just transferred files from your tablet to your PC without ever having to leave home.
Sending Files From Your Tablet To Your PC
Assuming you have a home network set up with a wireless router, all you need to do to transfer files from your tablet to your PC is connect the two devices to the same network. Once they’re both connected, open a file manager on your tablet and navigate to the file you want to transfer. Then, open a web browser on your PC and type in the IP address of your tablet.
Once you’re connected, you should be able to see the files on your tablet. Simply drag and drop the file(s) you want to transfer into a folder on your PC. And that’s it! You can also use an app like WiFi File Transfer for even easier file transferring. It lets you upload or download individual files or entire folders to or from your computer via a simple drag and drop interface right on your device.
Downloading Files From Your Tablet To Your PC: To get those pesky work documents off of your tablet before leaving the office, just copy them over through WiFi! For this process, start by opening Windows Explorer on your computer (Windows key + E). Next, click Network Places > View Workgroup Computers > Enter Computer Name > Click Connect To Domain Or A Computer > Type In The User Name And Password For Your Tablet’s Account > You’ll then be prompted for the correct password for that account.
Confirming The File Transfer Was Successful
When the file transfer is complete, you should see a notification on your device indicating that the transfer was successful. You can also check to see if the file exists in the location you specified. If it does, then congrats!
You’ve just transferred a file between your Android tablet and PC using Wi-Fi. That wasn’t so hard now, was it? Make sure to keep these tips in mind when transferring files from your Android tablet to PC:
1) Make sure both devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
2) On the desktop or laptop, go into This PC and locate the folder with all of your media content (music, videos, etc.).
3) Open up File Explorer on your phone or tablet and go into Wi-Fi connection. Tap onto what looks like a folder with an arrow pointing down at it from top left corner of screen (see image below).
4) Tap on Choose File, which will give you two options:
1) Select an existing file stored on your device;
2) Select a file stored online by providing its URL address.
5) In the case of selecting an existing file stored on your device, navigate through your app list and find the file you want to send
. 6) Once you find the desired file, tap Send Files and wait for them to finish sending before tapping Done on either device.
7) In the case of selecting a file stored online by providing its URL address, copy/paste the web link address for that particular video/audio clip/document in quotation marks followed by tap Send Files. 8) When prompted, choose whether or not to open that specific link upon completing upload. 9) Once completed uploading, tap Done on either device.