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How to Transfer Files from PC to Tablet via WIFI

How to Transfer Files from PC to Tablet via WIFI

With the advent of new technology, transferring files across different platforms and devices has become more comfortable and more convenient. With that being said, transferring data from computers to mobile devices such as a tablet is very easy nowadays.

With the use of WIFI technology, we can do away with annoying cables and cords. Moreover, we get to enjoy faster transfer speeds without the time-consuming connection using wires. There are several ways of transferring files across different devices.

In this article, we will teach you how to transfer files from PC to tablet via WIFI. Generally, you can transfer data from PC to tablet using WIFI through third-party applications and cloud services. We will discuss each of these methods thoroughly so that you can learn how to use them yourself.

Using Third Party Apps

AS mentioned, you can transfer files using third-party applications. There are several programs to choose from on the internet. However, we can not discuss each of these applications one by one. Instead, we will feature two of the most efficient and robust third-party apps that you can use for data transfer.

1. Droid Transfer

The first application we will be discussing is Droid Transfer. This app provides its users with a seamless and convenient way of managing all your data and transferring essential files across different devices and computers. One of the things that make Droid Transfer a cut above the rest is the fact that it comes with a very user-friendly and intuitive interface.

Unlike other data transferring apps, Droid transfer does not require root access from the mobile device. Also, the app allows storage and transmission of different kinds of files such as music, pictures, contacts and more.

To use the app, you need first to download the transfer companion app from Playstore. After installing the transfer companion app, you need to scan the droid transfer QR code using the application above.

At this point, the computer and the tablet are already connected. With this, you can now select the files you want to transfer from the tab to the laptop. Select the files you want to be moved and then click “Copy to PC” which is found in the menu of Droid Transfer.

2. FileDrop

Another app you can use to transfer files from the tab to the PC is FileDrop. The app is free to download across different OS platforms. However, before you decide to use the app; it is worth noting that there is one caveat with the app. Filedrop, unfortunately, requires you to allow access to public networks to send files from tab to PC. With this, your tab or PC might be more vulnerable to suspicious login attempts or security threats.

Clicking the small mail icon located at the bottom portion of the menu will give you access to the files on your storage. After this, you need to click on the “Change Download Folder” to open the dialog box. With this, you get to chose a new destination for the selected files.

You can also browse through the different Filedrop destinations using the mobile application. When you click on the mail icon or logo, the app will direct you to the folders and various destinations of your files. The app also provides an easy way to manage your data. You can delete files by simply swiping left, and you can view these files in preview mode by swiping right.

Once you tap a destination, the app will show you two icons. One of the images is used for sending pictures while the other one is used to play slideshows. If you click on the mail icon located on the right, it will slide open your folder and destination of files. If you click on the mail icon located at the top of the menu, you can browse through other goals of the data.

If you want to send or transfer files from the tab to the PC, you need to tap on the box located near to the data and then click on “Send.” Whenever sending files from a tab or any device, the receiving device will always ask permission about accepting the data. With this, you get to decide whether you want to receive the file or not.

This is an essential feature since as we mentioned, you are connected to a public network. With this at hand, virtually anyone on the same network can send files to you. If you do not know about the data that is being sent to you, then you can always refuse to accept the file.

Aside from the mobile application, you can also use the Filedrop website to transfer files to and from the tablet and PC. This is very convenient for those who want to send and transfer documents to various devices but don’t want to download and install the application.

The transfer between both devices goes both ways. With this, you can send documents and files to a PC. The PC can also send data to any connected mobile device or tablet. The transfer can be done using a simple drag and drop actions using the menu window.

Using Cloud Services

Now that we have already discussed the two efficient third-party apps that you can use to transfer files from tablet to PC, let us now consider the next method. One way of doing the task is by using cloud services.

These cloud services include tools such as Dropbox or Google Drive. With these cloud services platforms, you can upload files from your tab or computer and then send it to the platforms mentioned above.  Once the files are uploaded, you can gain access to these files using virtually any device. All it takes is logging in your account for the cloud service platforms.

It is worth noting that the data will be stored externally. With this, the storage is not as secure compared to the traditional route. However, this method allows for a convenient way of syncing files across different devices.

For this method, you need to first register for an account of your preferred cloud service platform. These cloud platforms provide a free account but with limited online storage. If you want more room, then you can always update your account.

Download the cloud platforms mobile app and then log in to your account. Upload your selected files, and with this, you already have access across different devices.