Sharing files between desktop and Android has always been something of a hassle, especially if you prefer using the former over the latter to conduct your important business activities. Fortunately, you can now seamlessly share files between the two with just one little program that’s completely free to download, easy to use, and available on all major desktop platforms – from Windows to Mac OS X to Linux. Here’s how it works!
How to share photos
There are a few different ways that you can share photos between your Android device and a desktop computer. The most common way is to use a USB cable. However, this can be cumbersome, especially if you have a lot of photos to transfer. Bluetooth is a much more convenient option. To share files via Bluetooth, you’ll need to enable the feature on both your device and your computer. Once that’s done, pairing the two devices is simple and only takes a few seconds.
You can then start transferring files back and forth without having to deal with any cords or cables. In order to upload pictures from your phone to your computer, for example, simply connect them over Bluetooth and tap on Send in the Gallery app. Photos will automatically save in their appropriate folders as they’re sent over. In order to download pictures from your phone onto your computer, open the Gallery app and tap Share. Select Bluetooth and select the file(s) you want to download. They will automatically save in their appropriate folders once they’re downloaded onto your PC.
How to send APKs
Android users often need to share files with their desktop counterparts. One of the most effective ways to do this is via Bluetooth. Here’s how:
- On your Android device, open the Settings app and tap Bluetooth.
- Make sure Bluetooth is turned on, then pair your device with the computer you want to share files with.
- Once paired, open the file you want to share on your Android device.
- Tap the Share button, then select Bluetooth.
- Choose the paired computer from the list of available devices.
- The file will begin transferring automatically. Once it’s finished, you’ll be able to find it on your computer in the Bluetooth folder. You can also transfer photos from your phone or tablet directly to a Windows 10 computer by turning on an option called AutoPlay. Open the Settings app, then choose System > Notifications & Actions > AutoPlay. You can toggle these settings for specific media types, like pictures or videos. Now, whenever you connect a supported device (Android or iOS), photos will automatically pop up in File Explorer as thumbnails under Pictures > Camera Roll while videos will show up under Videos > Camera Roll. It’s important to note that this only works if the AutoPlay setting is enabled.
How to send music
To send music from your desktop to your Android device, you’ll need to have a Bluetooth connection set up between the two. On your desktop, open up the file you want to send in whatever music player you’re using. Right-click on the file and select Share. A new window will pop up with a list of ways you can share the file; select Bluetooth.
If you have more than one Bluetooth device connected to your computer, a new window will pop up asking you to select which device you want to share the file with. Select your Android device from the list and click OK. The file will begin transferring wirelessly to your phone.
How to transfer documents
You can easily transfer documents between your Android device and desktop computer using Bluetooth. Here’s how:
- Make sure both devices are paired with each other.
- On your Android device, open the file you want to transfer.
- Tap the share button, then tap Bluetooth.
- Select your computer from the list of available devices.
- The file will start transferring automatically.
- Once the transfer is complete, you’ll be able to view the file on your computer.
- If you need to transfer a document from your computer to your Android device, simply follow the same steps but select your Android device from the list of available devices instead.
- To unpair Bluetooth devices, go to Settings -> Wireless & networks -> Bluetooth settings -> Devices tab -> Pairing and unpairing tab -> Device address -> Unpair device
- Enter your security code if prompted
- Tap OK
- Unpair one or more devices as needed
- Now that we’ve gone over how to transfer files via Bluetooth, let’s discuss what makes this connection so reliable in the first place
How to use AirDroid with Windows
AirDroid is a fast, free app that lets you wirelessly manage and control your Android device from a web browser. To use it with Windows, download the AirDroid App for Windows on the website. Next install it on your computer and sign in with the same account credentials as your phone. You can then transfer files easily by clicking Send File on the computer version of AirDroid.
It also has built-in features like Battery management which allow you to check battery usage on your phone remotely or automatically manage apps running in the background or freezing background apps so they don’t run continuously and drain battery life. There are other features too such as remote lock, find my phone (it’ll ring even if muted), etcetera which make this one of the most useful apps I have ever used!