How to transfer files to or from an Android phone using Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and USB cord


how to transfer files on an Android phone

File transfer is a big deal for Android newbies. Its a very easy procedure on a regular day but each method has its challenges, especially when you’re new to such a method. In this tutorial, we’ll be discussing Android file transfer using Wi-Fi (Wireless), Bluetooth and USB cord. What’ll be different about this guide is that it’ll be pictorial all the way. We’ll also highlight problems you’re likely to encounter and how to fix them.

What are the possible problems I could encounter during file transfer?

Possible problems to look out for and their fixes are:

Jump straight to:

A. How to transfer files using Wi-Fi (Wireless) in Android phones

There are many Wi-Fi file transfer apps out there but we’ll be using Flash share in this guide.

Note that:
* Flash share does not require an internet connection and as such, doesn’t use data
* Both devices should have Flash share installed
*Flash share might interrupt your internet connection

1. Download and Install flash share

2. Launch flash share

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3. Click on Name, enter whatever name you want as your ID then click OK

how to transfer files on android using flash share

4. Click Save

how to transfer files on android using flash share

5. Click Connect Phone to create or join a connection

how to transfer files on android using flash share

6. Click Create group to create a connection or Join group to join an existing connection

how to transfer files on android using flash share

7. If you created  a group, your phone will begin listening for the other device(s) to connect

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8. If you clicked Join group, click the group (once detected) to join

how to transfer files on android using flash share

9. Once connected to the group, the group’s name should appear at the bottom

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10. Select whatever you wish to transfer from the top menu (App, Image, Media, File or Record) then shake the Android phone or click Send to begin transfer (no need to shake the receiving  phone)

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11. If prompted on the receiving device, accept and wait till transfer is complete

 

B. How to transfer files using Bluetooth in Android phones

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1. Turn on the Bluetooth on both phones

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2. Set to visible to all nearby Bluetooth devices by tapping

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3. Click Search for devices

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4.  Click on the target device once detected

how to transfer files on from an android phone using bluetooth

5. Click Pair on both devices to initiate pairing

how to transfer files on from an android phone using bluetooth

6. The device should now be listed as a paired device

how to transfer files on from an android phone using bluetooth

7. Locate the file you wish to transfer, long press it and click the Share / More icon

 

8. Select Bluetooth from the list

how to transfer files on from an android phone using bluetooth

9. Select the paired device you wish to transfer to

10. When prompted on the target device, click accept and wait for transfer to be complete

 

C. How to transfer files using USB cord from Android phones to PC

1. Connect the phone to PC via USB cord

2. You should get a prompt at the top saying USB Connected, slide down from the top and select it

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3. Mount USB storage by clicking or ticking Mount USB storage

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4. The storage device should now appear under My Computer on the PC

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