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[How To] Copy Files From PC to Android Phone, Tablet or Vice Versa When Both Connected to Same WiFi Network

It can be cumbersome and irritating to transfer files to and fro from your Android smartphone to your PC by connecting it to a PC every time. While transferring files over a wired microUSB connection is recommended and much faster for transferring large files, the effort is almost not worth it when you just have a couple of songs or images to transfer from your PC to your Android smartphone.

However, there are quite a few Android apps in the Play Store that will allow you to transfer files wirelessly between your PC and Android smartphone, that is if you have a Wi-Fi router at your home or office.

How To Transfer Files Wirelessly Between Your Android Smartphone And PC

Step 1: Head over to the Play Store and download WiFi File Transfer on your Android device.

Step 2: Make sure that your PC or laptop and Android device are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

Step 3: Fire up WiFi File Transfer on your Android device, and press the ‘Start’ button on the app.

Step 4: Now, enter the IP address shown in the WiFi File Transfer app in a new browser window on your PC.

Step 5: The browser window will now list all the files and folders in your phone’s internal and external storage. If you want to transfer files from your Android phone to your laptop, select the file or folder and then click on the ‘Download’ button at the top.

Step 6: To upload files from your PC or laptop to your Android device, select the ‘Choose Files’ option located on the right side of the page.

You can select and transfer multiple files at once by pressing the Ctrl key and selecting all the files you want.


There is a limitation in the free version of WiFi File Transfer though. The free version only allows users to transfer files with a maximum size of up to 4MB from their PC to their phone. To transfer files larger than 4MB in size, users need to purchase the Pro version of the app.

If you are looking for a free alternative, you can try out AirDroid. The app does much more than just allowing you to transfer files wirelessly between your PC and your Android smartphone. It is a complete wire-free manager for your Android device!

By rajesh

Rajesh is a 19 year old nerd, currently pursuing B.Com Hons from Bhawanipore college in Kolkata, India. He loves everything tech, especially Android. You can follow him on twitter @ePandu

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