If we don’t want to use the data cable (USB cable) because of avoiding our devices depreciation, what is the best way for transferring files between our Android device and our Computer? I have the answer and I’m gonna tell you in this post how to do it.
Certainly it’s not about Bluetooth. Bluetooth belongs to the past and it is to slow and this can convince us to forget it at all. I use WiFi for this solution.
As the first step we should install the ES File Explorer app on our device. Of course there are lot of other apps that can help us for this job but as I’ve tested most of them before, ES is the best and more effective. After installing the app, open it and in the sidebar go to the Remote Manager section with an icon on it that includes the letters FTP. Now if your device’s WiFi is turned on you will see the the Turn on button at the bottom of the screen. Click on it to turn the Remote Manager on. If the WiFi is already off, instead of Turn on you will see the Turn on WLAN Button. By clicking on this button, turn the WiFi on first, then the Turn on button will appear in the same place. Once you’ve turned the Remote Manager on, it gives you an IP address.
Make sure that your computer is connected to the same WiFi network as your Android device, Go to My Computer, right-click on the empty area and select the Add a network location. In the upcoming window click on the Next button and in the next window select Choose a custom network location and click on the Next button. In the next window enter that IP address that you’ve already given by ES in the Internet or network address field, then click on the Next button. After this, click on any other Next buttons to finish the process and have your network location added to My Computer. In the previous windows we had some other options that now I’m not supposed to explain them. You should understand them yourself. Some of them are so useful, like adding a password to your network to increase the security.
Now by clicking on your network’s icon, you will enter into your device Storage right in the Windows Explorer and will be able to manage your files and transferring data to your computer or to your device.
OK! From now on we are gonna do a little more to make this solution more useful. It that can help us to save the time and make the process much shorter.
Go to this addrees:
You will see the shortcut of your network right there, copy it and paste it in the following address:
Right-click on any file in your computer and in Send to sub-menu, select your network. This will send your file Directly to your device.
If you would like to have a very faster way to turning on and off your Remote Manager on your device, you can put the shortcut of the Remote Manager on your Home Screen. In the Remote Manager enter the settings area and tap on the Create shortcut option. From now on whenever you want to turn the Remote Manager on, you will need just to tap on the shortcut in your Home Screen.
At the end you may tell me about other ways like Airdroid or something like that but you must be aware of the long process of transferring files using such this apps.