How To Transfer Files Between Phones And PC
The progressive increase in the internal memory capacities of our terminals has been encouraging us to keep more files within them. It is no longer strange to see phones with more memory than some laptops, with read and write speeds that are more than remarkable.
Despite the fact that we keep the data inside our phones, it may be the case that we want to move part of these contents to our computer; either to free up space or protect them from loss. The good thing is you don’t have to leave the comfort of Nigeria to travel down to the manufacturer’s abode.
Therefore, we show you several ways to carry out this process, so that in practically any scenario you can carry out the transfer of files.
How to transfer files between your phone and PC
1. Via cable
The USB cable, of whatever type (microUSB, type C, etc.), is one of the most direct and simple ways to connect the mobile to our PC. Needless to say, depending on it and the technology of our smartphone itself, the file transfer speed will be different.
Specifically, in Android, it is enough to connect the phone in file transmission mode to be able to access practically all the folders in it (except those that require root access).
The technology of the cable itself, as well as the support they give to the same mobile and PC, will influence the transfer speed of the files.
Once connected, we only have to copy and paste files between mobile and PC . It is important, like someone disconnecting a pendrive, to extract the mobile in the “healthiest” way possible, to minimize the risks of file loss.
2. With AirDroid or similar Airdrop
For Android users, there’s no wireless transfer system like AirDrop, although there are some alternatives. Among them, we find, for example, AirDroid, an application that allows us to connect our mobile to the PC to send files remotely.
Apart from being an application, we can use its web service (with a very neat interface, by the way), to carry out the process.
AirDroid is a free application, and allows you to go beyond the mere transfer of files between smartphone and PC.
If we want to go further, as an extra, we can receive notifications and control the mobile remotely from the application, although we let you discover these functions for yourself.
3. Through the official application of your manufacturer
In general, the large manufacturers have their own applications for us to transfer files to the PC. Basically, what is offered is a cable connection that allows you to carry out an identical process to doing it without the application, providing extra functions such as contact synchronization, backup and others.
Precisely, these are some of the manufacturers that are betting on applications to synchronize with PC.
- Xiaomi – My PC Suite
- Huawei – HiSuite
- Sony – Xperia Companion
- LG – LG PC Suite.
4. By Bluetooth
Although Bluetooth is not the most used technology to send files, due to its speed limitations, it is however a solution for Nigerians when it comes to sending files from mobile to PC.
For obvious reasons, the receiving PC must be compatible with this technology and have it activated. That said, just send the file from the share menu on Android, and accept the reception on the PC.
5. Through your recurring applications like Telegram and WhatsApp
Applications such as Telegram or WhatsApp (the latter to a lesser extent), can also be used to send files from the mobile to the PC.
Particularly, I have to admit that I use Telegram daily as a way to send files, since there is no loss of quality, and the speed is amazing (if we have a good network connection).
My recommendation here is to pin the ‘saved messages’ section and use it as a personal cloud. By having a search engine within the chats themselves, there will be no file without finding.
Creating a chat or group with yourself to always have your files at hand, both on PC and mobile, can be a good idea.
At a less ambitious level (due to its size limitations and its non-cloud-based construction), WhatsApp also allows you to send files from mobile to PC.
To do this, we only have to create a group with ourselves , and then open the WhatsApp or WhatsApp Web application on the PC. It is a good different from having the files at hand, although quite far from Telegram.
6. Using the cloud
Apart from the Telegram cloud, we can always choose Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive or any other platform in the cloud to manage the files on our mobile and, later, send them to the PC.
Another of the main advantages of these services is that some of them allow us to synchronize our photographs automatically, so when accessing the platforms on PC, we will have them at our disposal for download.