Learn how to use AirDroid; the app allows you to transfer photos, videos and other files between your phone and PC via Wi-Fi connection.
It is very common to use a USB cable to transfer files between mobile phone and PC. However, there are already other methods that do not require any type of wire, requiring only a Wi-Fi network. The AirDroid application is an example of this, as it allows you to connect an Android cell phone to your computer to easily receive and send files. Below, I will show you how to use this tool.
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AirDroid (Image: Disclosure/Sand Studio)
Time needed: 5 minutes.
Available for free for Windows and Mac, AirDroid allows you to transfer music, photos or any other file between your PC and mobile. The connection can be made in a few minutes, with the only requirement that both devices are on the same Wi-Fi network.
To perform the procedure, you need to install the app on your Android smartphone. Then download the version corresponding to your computer’s operating system by going to airdroid.com/download/airdroid-personal .
After installing the program, follow the instructions below to find out how to connect your cell phone:
- Open the app and create an account:
Tap “Register” in the lower right corner. Once that is done, enter the requested data and then tap the “Register” button again;
- Check your email:
Enter the code sent to the registered email and then tap on “Verify and subscribe”;
- Open AirDroid on PC and login:
Launch the program on your computer, enter your account data and then click “Login”;
- Enter the file upload area:
When the interface loads, click on the cell phone name in the “My devices” section;
- Send the desired files:
Click on the sheet of paper icon to select and send the files to mobile;
- Check the file on your mobile:
In the “Transfers” menu of the app, tap on the computer name to enter the clipboard and check the received file;
- Send files to PC:
To send photos, music, or anything else to your computer, tap the paperclip icon and choose what type of file you want to share;
- Confirm the shipment:
After selecting the file, tap the “Upload” button to finish.
Okay, now you know how to use AirDroid to connect your phone to your PC and transfer files over the Wi-Fi network.