Transfer Files Between Android and PC with WiFi File Transfer


Sharing files between your Android smartphone or tablet over a network is a big timesaver. This article wI’ll guide you through it. One can also transfer files via USB, but it is much easier to do the task wirelessly. The only prerequisite to make this happen is that both devices must be connected to the same network.

There are several ways to attain this functionality; however, we have narrowed the process down to one app known as Wi-Fi File Transfer. The free version of the app is cool, but it has size limitation that only allows the transfer of files under 5MB. One can also get the full-fledged version of the app which will allow you to transfer any size of file to the other device.

In case you want to transfer files between two Android devices, then you can also make use of the NFC feature, provided that both devices are equipped with that.

1. Install the Wi-Fi File Transfer app to your phone.

Wi-Fi File Transfer Play Store

2. Make sure both devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network so that the app will be able to set up the web interface link.

Wi-Fi File transfer Network

3. After making sure that your devices are connected to the same network, open the Wi-Fi Transfer app on your smartphone, and tap on the “Start” button. The app will set up the web interface link.

Wi-Fi File Transfer Start

4. As seen in the image below, you will get a link with your IP address. Head to a browser (or a new tab in your current browser) on your laptop, and open the same link. This will then take you to the web interface of the Wi-Fi file transfer app.

Wi-Fi File Transfer IP link

5. The link will open the Wi-Fi File Transfer interface on your browser. You will now be able to browse your smartphone’s internal storage as well as the SD card. You can easily transfer all the files you want between the two devices and also download the files within.

Wi-Fi File Transfer Web Interface


With the changing technology, the sharing of files from an Android device over a network is becoming easier than ever.  Try the steps that we detailed above, and let us know if you come up with any problems. Hit the comments section below to share your views.

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Zara Ali Zara Ali

A 90's kid, who has witnessed the evolution of technology -- from landline to smartphones. Been there, used that! Love trying out new gadgets and writing about them.


  1. Send Anywhere is way easier and faster, includes extra options to send worldwide via the web. (and has a modern desktop app, not such a weird 2005ish UI as the one above)

  2. Can’t seem to see the external SD card location on the transfer files – only shows internal storage. On my phone it shows the external card as Storage/extSdCard. Do not see this folder on the transfer app?

  3. My PC has no dongle or wireless board so I’ll need to transfer files via USB cable – correct?
    (BTW, typo in your 2nd sentence: ” This article wI’ll …”)

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      The only prerequisite to make this happen is that both devices must be connected to the same network.

      Turn on Wi-Fi on your android device and connect to the same network as the hard-wired device (laptop, desktop, or even another Wi-Fi device), then follow all the steps of the article.

  4. I’m using Sunshine and it’s pretty fast transferring files. It works with iOS, android and windows and there is no limit in file size. You can also access your computer files from your phone and open and play without download.

  5. I am using AirMore which is also a free wireless file transfer app. It can transfer files between phone and PC (Mac and Windows PC included). And I can use it to preview media before transfer. Very convenient! You can go to this website and see how it works.

  6. I find Liwi App( extremely simple to transfer files from android to android, pc to android and pc to pc. It also allows to browse files of one device on another with privacy feature.

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