Have you ever felt the urge to transfer files from Android To PC wireless. If you answer is yes and you want to to know how to transfer files from PC to Android phone without USB then this article is for you. Transferring the data using USB cable across devices is old school technique. Using these methods you can actually transfer all the data from Android to your Windows or MAC over Wifi Network.
This method requires a basic level of Computer knowledge. Here I assume that you are aware of all Wifi and Hotspot feature in your Android phone.
We will learn to enable the WiFi transfer and setup a FTP(File Transfer Protocol) system to create a virtual Disk on your Windows PC. You can use this Virtual Disk to browse, edit, copy or delete the files on your Android Phone/Device.
Transfer Files From Android To PC on Wifi
Once the FTP setup is completed, you are not required to repeat the process. All you have to do is to connect your PC and Android to same Wifi network(from you Router Wifi or Mobile Hotspot).
Create FTP to Transfer Android files to Windows PC over Wifi
In transfer the files and data over Wifi from Android to Windows we need to create a FTP using IP(Internet protocol). First step contains enabling FTP on your Android phone and the second step explains to attach a virtual Disk on your Windows.
Before you processed make sure to connect your Android device and PC to same Wifi Network. If you are not using a Router then you may Turn on Mobile Hotspot on Android and connect your PC.
Setup FTP on Android
- Open File explorer on your Android Device.
- Now tap on three horizontal ≡ lines from the top left corner.
- Now select connect to PC/Computer.
- Now press Start
Setup FTP on Windows PC
- Open Windows File explorer and right click on My PC(in this case Jeopardy is my admin name)
- Select Add a network location
- Click Next and you will be asked for IP address.
- Enter the IP address as displayed from the File manager on Android (See example above)
- Follow the steps and agree to all the options by simply clicking on next button, and finally your FTP is ready to transfer files and data from Android via Wifi.
This will Create a new Drive on you Windows File explorer. Use it to browse or edit files on your Android over Wifi. After you are finished with data transfer, simply stop the ftp service from Android File explorer. To reconnect the Android to your PC over wifi, Simply connect the PC to hotspot/Router via Wifi and the Drive letter is ready to access.
However most of the Android File explorer contain the “Connect to computer” option. But if your Android File Explore is missing the option you can use other file explorer application available on Playstore. Read here to know How to Transfer Data from Android to PC over Wifi with ES File Explorer.
This was the complete guide to transfer your Android data to PC without USB connection using Wifi.