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How to transfer your files from Android to PC

How to transfer your files from Android to PC

It is an ancient story. The file meets the computer, the computer wants to insert the file into your cell phone, the computer cannot find the appropriate application to do so. Transferring files from Android to PC is often a hassle, but it's getting easier, in fact, today there are several ways to do it.

A person sitting at his desk with a laptop and a mouse and in his hands a cell phone learning to transfer files from Android to computeranyaberkut / 123RF

In this guide, we will teach you exactly how to transfer files from Android to your computer, even high resolution photos, whether you want to use a more traditional software or hardware solution.

Application for transfer via wifi

If your computer is connected to a nearby wireless network, one of the easiest ways to transfer files to a mobile device is to configure wireless transfer. These services specialize in transferring information through your wireless network and a mobile device.

Pushbullet transfer page

Once configured, these services are fast, simple and reliable, as long as your wireless Internet connection is stable. In fact, there are so many transfer services available that one of the most difficult parts may be finding the right one for your computer.

If you're using an Android or iOS device, you'll want to take a look at Portal, an application of Pushbullet. Once you download the app from your device's respective app store and scan the website's QR code, you can insert images, videos, and other files through the site and on your mobile phone.

It's especially easy with Google Chrome because you can drag and drop files to instantly transfer them from one device to another. Microsoft also has its own application solution for connecting Android devices and computers, called Your Phone Companin – Link to Windows.

This is actually a couple of Android and computer apps that connect many of its functions. In addition to accessing files, phones, and applications, you can use the application to take calls on your computer or view their Android notifications.

If you are looking for something simpler, we are also fantastic for applications like Send Anywhere Y FlyingFile, which are specifically designed to transmit cell phone files to your computer. It's about finding what works best for you!

Cloud storage service

Most of the best cloud storage providers offer a reasonable alternative to wifi transfer applications. You also don't need wifi for every step when you use a cloud sharing service.

Just launch your favorite browser, sign up for a cloud service like OneDrive, Google Drive or Dropbox (but which one is the best?) And then upload your files. Then, you can download the application for your phone and whenever you have a data or Wi-Fi connection, access the same information.

OneDrive may be the easiest for new users because it comes as part of Windows 10, so you only need to download it for your Android device.

The information will remain floating in the cloud, but is accessible from any destination. This is useful for when you need to transfer data between different platforms, and makes it easy to share this information with friends and coworkers.

A person holding a cell phone in his hands seen from behind

However, both drag and drop transfers and cloud services have some security issues. If you are not using a secure wireless network, there is a possibility of data theft.

You have to be smart about your transfers and confidential information: we recommend enabling two-step verification and using a unique password (save it in a password manager) on all your cloud storage accounts.

Connect via Bluetooth

Bluetooth still has many benefits in an era dominated by Wi-Fi, and while pairing isn't as fast or easy as using cloud storage, you can do it without the need for Wi-Fi. Activate Bluetooth on your computer and mobile device, then look on your computer to see if it detects a nearby device. Try to check the panel Devices and printers if there is no automatic connection.