How to Transfer Files over Wi-Fi

How to Transfer Files over Wi-Fi

Transferring files over Wi-Fi is very fast, and you can quickly transfer large files, which would take forever on Bluetooth. Now that we have looked at the advantage of transferring files over Wi-Fi let’s see how we can transfer files over Wi-Fi.

How to Use FileDrop to transfer files over Wi-Fi

To start using fileDrop across your devices, you just have to follow the steps discussed below.

Step 1 – Download FileDrop

First of all, you will have to download FileDrop application on all your devices, be it android, windows pc/smartphone. To download FileDrop from iTunes store, click on this link. After downloading, install the application on all the devices for which you want to use FileDrop.

Step 2 – Connecting to a Wi-Fi connection.

You will have to connect all your devices to the same Wi-Fi connection to be able to transfer files amongst your devices. When you have connected to the same wifi connection, open the FileDrop application on all your devices.

FileDrop will scan for the devices that are running FileDrop at the same time. When the scanning is completed, you will see all the ready-for file transfer devices.

Step 3 – Transferring Files

After connecting to a Wi-Fi connection, get to the device from which you want to transfer the files. Then click on the target device, where you will be sending the files.

Two icons will pop up, one icon (the left one) is for transferring photos (this option makes your job easy by providing all the photos available on your device), and the other is for transferring all the files, including photos. Now you can select the files that you want to transfer to your other device.

After you have sent the request to transfer the files, you will get the option to accept or reject the incoming file/files on the other device. When you click on the accept button, the file transfer will start, and in a short amount of time, your files will be transferred to the target device.

Changing the Download folder

You can change the download folder (the folder where the files will be stored after the transfer). To change the download folder, click on the small icon at the bottom of the application. After you have clicked on that button, you can select/change the download folder.

Problems with FileDrop

The only problem with FileDrop is that if you transfer many files (that means about 70-100 files), you might face some problems as the transfer might stop at 70% (I have faced this problem). To counteract this, you can make a single zip file of all your multiple files and then transfer.

Note- Here I am talking about the number of files, not the size of files.

If you face any problems while transferring files, please leave a comment below, and I will be more than happy to help.

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