How to transfer files from Android phone to PC

How to transfer files from my Android cell phone to the PC - Quick tutorial

Saving important files on our cell phone is common, so a method is necessary to move files from the Android device to the computer quickly. Below you will see all the ways that exist to share files from your Android device to your computer.

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When connecting the cell phone via USB, you must check the option on the mobile to Transfer Files (if the option does not appear on the screen of your cell phone when you connect it to the PC, then you must activate the option from the USB connectivity and configuration menu).

On the computer, you must choose the Open option to view files and if it is the first time you connect the cell phone, wait for the driver installation to complete. 

When the whole process is finished, then your cell phone will appear in the file explorer as a USB and you can move the files to your PC.

To exchange files with WiFi Direct, you will need to use an external application called SHAREit. To share files download the app on both mobile and PC and be connected to the same WiFi network which you can create with your mobile .

From the computer, select Search for the mobile access point and on the cell phone, activate the Connect to Equipment option. 

After finding the computer, select it and press accept. you will be able to share files between the computer and the PC by sending them from the application.

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Bluetooth must be activated and made visible on both devices and from the PC link the cell phone. When the link is ready, you can send files from one device to another in the same way that Bluetooth would work between two phones.

Using Bluetooth, you must search for the files from the file explorer of your mobile or PC, while with Wifi Direct you must search for the files you want to send from the application’s file explorer. If you connect it using a USB cable, the mobile will work like any USB .

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Except for USB cable, all of the mentioned methods are wireless. Continuing in the article, you will be able to see which are the simplest alternatives in case the previous options feel very complicated.

If you don’t like linking your Android device to your PC directly, there are programs that facilitate this process . Of all the variety of existing options, we recommend two in particular:


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The AirDroid platform allows you not only to use it personally but also has plans for companies of any size. The program allows you to manage your Android device from your computer (among its functions is sharing files between cell phone and PC).


With PushBullet we can create an account either with our Google or Facebook and from there use the software. This program allows us, like AirDroid, not only to manage our cell phone remotely but also to share files from one device to another.

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Using the above methods, you can share any type of file from your cell phone to your PC (including photos). However, if you have problems sharing images you can use one of these methods:

Upload photos to the cloud

You can upload the photos from your Android cell phone to any cloud storage service (Google Drive, Google Photos, Microsoft services, etc.) and download them from there to your computer.

Share them by a messaging service

You can send the photos to a contact or group in any messaging service and download them to your computer by connecting to the web version of the application you have chosen (although you must take into account that the quality will be lower ). If you will use a messaging service, our recommendation is Telegram for its functionalities and security .

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A last option is to transfer the files from the cell phone to a pendrive . To transfer files from a cell phone to a USB, it is necessary to use an OTG cable whose main use is to connect a USB to a mobile .

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