PC and smartphone are two inextricably linked devices. Sometimes we need to transfer a photo to a computer for further processing, or, for example, we need to free up space on the gadget’s internal memory by transferring files to the desktop. And everyone in life can have a situation when it is necessary to transfer documents from one smartphone to another . This is a fairly simple operation that can be performed in many ways, and not always a wire is needed to exchange data. Let’s look at all the methods that help transfer files.

File Transfer Application

There are a huge number of programs designed specifically for transferring data from one device to another . There are applications that work only on Android, but there is also software available both on the mobile platform and on the PC. You need to install one of the following applications on both gadgets:

So, if you decide to use SHAREit, you will need to run the program on both devices. On the sending gadget, click the Send button, and on the receiving gadget, click the Receive button. Select a file to transfer and confirm sending by pointing the camera lens at the QR code that will appear on the screen of the recipient device.

Instead of scanning a QR code, you can use manual entry of the access point address

On the receiving computer or phone, it remains to confirm receipt of the file. Well, before performing the operation, I recommend making sure that both devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Otherwise, the data transfer will fail.

Upload a file to the cloud

If you do not want to install additional software on your smartphone or computer, you can transfer files using cloud services, be it Google Drive, Yandex.Disk or DropBox. The principle of data exchange is the same in all cases. First of all, log in to the cloud through the service website or a special application, and then upload a photo, archive or any other file.

Once the data is uploaded to the cloud , all you have to do is sign in with the same account on the receiving device. The list of available files will contain the one you uploaded a few minutes ago. Select it and click the download button.

After the download is complete, the data can be deleted from the cloud to save the allocated space. Don’t forget to do this, as most of these services offer limited storage of 5-10 gigabytes. Its expansion requires a paid subscription, which is probably not included in your plans.

How to send a file via email

An alternative option for exchanging data without third-party software is to use mail services. I will not give examples, since each person has an e-mail, but I suggest dwelling on the process of transferring files via mail in more detail. You will need to create a letter and select a recipient. Any person can act as an addressee, as well as yourself. Just enter your e-mail, attach the file and click the “Submit” button.

As the addressee, you can select the same mail from which the sending is carried out.
Regardless of whether the data was transferred to yourself or to another person, the letter will be displayed in the inbox in a few seconds. All you have to do is open it, select the file and click the download button.

Sometimes you need to open a file before uploading

A few more seconds, and the files will be in the internal memory of the device. The download process may be delayed if you sent a large amount of data. However, mail services often limit the size of attached files to 10-20 MB.

Favorites in Telegram

You can also send photos, videos and other data using instant messengers. This is a very convenient way, especially when files are transferred to another person. If the recipient uses a PC, or you yourself are the addressee, then you should turn to Telegram for help. This messenger has a dedicated chat “Favorites” , where you can put your data. Attach the file and click the submit button.

Next, you need to open “Favorites” on the recipient device. Here you will see a message with an attached file. Click on the “three dots” and then “Save to Downloads”.

Like email, Telegram has its own restrictions on downloading . The maximum threshold is 2 gigabytes. Therefore, for the exchange of large data arrays, this method is also only a stretch.

How to transfer a file via Bluetooth

If you want to transfer a photo, a document or a short video, you can use the old method of data exchange via Bluetooth. The speed will be much lower compared to other options, but this method will not cause any difficulties. So activate Bluetooth on both devices, select the file on the sending device, and then specify the recipient.

On the phone or computer where you plan to transfer files, you need to click the “Accept” button. Next, data transfer will begin, during which it is necessary to keep both devices in close proximity to each other. Otherwise, the exchange will be interrupted, and you will have to repeat the operation again.

How to transfer files via cable

Finally, no one has canceled wired data exchange methods. Of course, you will need a special cable to transfer files , but then you will not face restrictions on the amount of information transferred, and you will not experience discomfort due to low speed. Data is sent over the wire as quickly as possible.

If you want to transfer a file from your phone to a computer , then use the supplied USB cable and do not forget to activate the “File Transfer” option through the pop-up window that appears on the screen of the mobile device after connection.

Transferring files from phone to phone via cable will be more difficult. First, both gadgets must support OTG technology. Secondly, you will need a special adapter, which is purchased separately. If the conditions are met, then after connecting, the sending device will appear as a storage medium in the “Explorer” of the recipient.