Moving files from Android to Windows is a pretty common thing. You may want to transfer images or videos from your Android to your Windows 11 PC, to clear out the storage space on your phone, or you want to move an important document from your Android to Windows 11 PC. Well, there are multiple use case scenarios where you would want to transfer files from Android to Windows PC.
But transferring files from Android to Windows PC doesn’t always need to be done using a USB cable. There are several wireless options that you can use to easily and smoothly transfer any number of files from Android to your PC. While Bluetooth is one of the most common wireless mediums you would use for wireless transfer.
However, in this guide, along with the Bluetooth method, we will also give you a few other methods that you can use to wirelessly transfer files from Android to Windows 11 PC. Having said that, let us jump right in.
Ways to Wireless Transfer Files from Android to Windows PC
Here are the Best Methods to Wirelessly Transfer Files from Android Mobile to Windows 11 Computer
Let us first get done with the common and traditional wireless transfer method of using Bluetooth out of the way, shall we? Although using Bluetooth is pretty easy, it is quite slow and you just cannot think of sending over a file a huge file. As it would take a lot of time and it will test your patience.
But if you want to send a few KBs worth of files from your Android to Windows 11 PC, wirelessly, then you can use this method. In order to use Bluetooth for file transfer, you need to first pair up your mobile with your PC.
- Enable Bluetooth on both your Android phone and Windows 11 PC.
- Then open the Start menu and search for the Bluetooth menu. Press Enter to open Bluetooth settings.
- In the new window, scroll down and select the Send or receive files via Bluetooth option.
- Click on the second option of Receive files.
- Now switch over to your phone and select the files that you wish to send over to your PC and share it with Bluetooth.
- On your phone, you will see the name of your PC. Tap on it and your PC will show you a progress bar, confirming that the file is being received.
Another way of sending files wirelessly from Android to Windows 11 PC is to use Snapdrop. If you aren’t aware of this app then know that it is available for free on the Play Store for mobile. Moreover, there is a website for desktops. You need to be connected to the same Wi-Fi network to send or receive files between Android and Windows PC. Here are the steps that you need to follow in order to use Snapdrop to send files from Android to PC.
- Install Snapdrop on your smartphone from the Play Store.
- Select the file that you want to share with your PC and click on the share button.
- Choose Snapdrop from the list of apps that appear.
- Open the Snapdrop.net website on your Windows 11 PC.
- You will see the name of your mobile generated by Snapdrop on the app’s interface at the bottom. Similarly, you can view the name generated by Snapdrop for your PC.
- Your phone will show the nearby PC using Snapdrop and the name of the PC that is automatically generated by the app. Tap on it and the file will be transferred instantly via Wi-Fi.
3. Cloud Services
An alternative to the above two methods is to use any cloud service options. You can make use of any cloud storage service such as Dropbox, OneDrive, and others Google Drive. All you need to do is simply upload the file that you wish to transfer to your PC on your mobile to the cloud service. Once the upload is complete, open the cloud service on your PC and download the file instantly on your Windows 11 PC.
4. Use Email
You can also use emails to send over the files from your phone to Windows PC. The process is simple, however, do note that email attachments need to be of size up to 25MB on Gmail. But this limitation is okay if you want to send over small files from your smartphone to PC.
5. WiFi FTP server
WiFi FTP server is another popular way of sending files from Android to Windows PC wirelessly. It turns your Android phone into an FTP server, and you can use this server to wirelessly transfer files from your phone to Windows 11 PC. Here are the steps to use the WiFi FTP server app.
- Download the WiFi FTP server app from the Play Store on your Android phone.
- Open the app and provide the necessary permissions.
- The app will show you all your WiFi information. Simply, hit the Start button to make the FTP server live.
- Now, all access to your storage on your phone. Once you do this, your device will show a Server URL and other details including, the Userid and password.
- Head back to your PC and open File Explorer.
- You need to type in the complete Server URL on the address bar of the file explorer. Hit Enter and you will be able to view all files on your Android phone’s memory.
- That’s it.
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