Share Data between Android and Pc
Think there is a photo on your Android phone/tablet, you need to get it onto your PC. Which method do you use? You might use Bluetooth, USB cable or use cloud syncing. Perhaps you’ll resort to emailing it. Here’s how to Share Data Between Android and PC.
Transfer Files With A USB Cable
Equipped with just a PC and Phone? Got the original USB cable that was shipped with your phone handy? (It’s preferable to use the original USB cable to avoid possible issues.)
This is transferring files from your Android phone/tablet to your PC in its most basic form. Connecting your phone with your PC by a cable may not have the smoothness of using an app over WiFi, but it’s effective.
While the devices are connected, select the USB tethering option in Settings >> Tethering & portable hotspot ( notification should appear which will give quick access to this setting). From here, turn your attention to your PC (Windows Computer), open Windows Explorer and search for your Android phone/tablet, which should be labeled by its model name.
Note: If you are connecting the devices for the first time, Windows will attempt to install the relevant drivers on your PC. These might include some dedicated data-syncing software. Which can be useful, although it might be considered bloat ware. If you don’t think you’ll use it then don’t install it.
PC To Android Via Bluetooth
Is your PC Bluetooth enabled? Your device might has Bluetooth built in or perhaps you have a Bluetooth USB dongle. Either way, sending data on Bluetooth from Android to Windows is an option. (Although particularly slow one!)
Begin by enabling Bluetooth on both the devices, and then pairing with the PC (Windows computer) to which you aim to send your file to. With a connection established, use your chosen file browser/explorer in Android or your Gallery app to select the files you wish to transfer. Use the Share button to use Bluetooth to share the select data, by selecting your PC in the subsequent list. Meanwhile in Windows computer, find the Bluetooth icon in the System Tray and right-click then select Receive a file and click Next to commence transfer. The transfered data will appear on your Windows computers in the Public folder.
You Can Even Use WiFi Direct!
For the past couple of years, Android devices manufacturers have been adding WiFi Direct support to their Android run devices. A similar concept to sending data via Bluetooth, WiFi Direct is far quicker.
You’ll need the Windows companion app for PC (Mac OS X and Linux are also supported) download and install the app and run it on both devices.
After installing the app, run it, select Receive and use your PC (Windows Computer ) camera to read the QR code or just enter the key.The selected data will be transferred relatively quickly, depending on the speed and size of the destination drive.
Cloud Sharing & Email
As a last resort, you can take advantage of two applications that are very familiar with computing these days, cloud storage and email.
With cloud services such as Google Drive, Dropbox, and Box as well as Microsoft OneDrive — it is very easy to have data transferred from your Android phone/tablet to your computer (PC) without you even knowing about it.
Email was probably the very first method of non-disk data transfer between devices and still remains a useful and only option in some cases. All you need to do is attach the data you want to transfer to your desktop computer (PC) to an email on your phone/tablet and send it to yourself (or any of your personal email’s will do). Once received and download to your computer, That’s it! So easy right!
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