Transfer photos wirelessly
It doesn’t matter if we have an Android mobile or an iPhone in our hands, since both operating systems have different options to be able to get the files from a device to end up on the PC. In this case, our goal is that the files on the phone and the computer can be easily exchanged without having to use the USB or Lightning cable of Apple smartphones.
through the cloud
A method that does not fail, but is somewhat slower and works as a trick, is to use a cloud service to exchange files. In this case Wetransfer or some other file hosting website in the cloud can be used, as long as your free limited storage not be enough. Otherwise we may need to get a higher plan.
The technique consists of uploading the files from our mobile or PC, and downloading them on the platform that we want. That is, if we send files from our computer via WeTransfer, we can use the phone to download them by accessing the link from an email.
Although, if we have an iPhone, the best way to get it will be through iCloud. Then, we will only have to access our account from the PC and download the files that we want. In addition, we also find the option to use Google Drive or Photos. In this way, we will be able to upload everything we want to these services and download them whenever we want to our computer.
If your computer has a Bluetooth connection, you can also choose to bypass the intermediaries and directly transfer your photos, videos or other documents using this technology.
It will be quite practical and fast. The main drawback, why many people do not use it, is the fact that not everyone has a Bluetooth-enabled PC. And not only this, but we will not be able to pass heavy files.
However, if you want to send a light and fast document from your mobile to the PC or vice versa, you must follow these steps:
- Activate Bluetooth both on the PC like on your mobile device.
- Get into the Settings > go to the section of connected devices / Bluetooth of your Android smartphone or iPhone.
- Click on the option Add / add device and wait for your PC to appear in the list of available ones.
- Once you have located it, click on it to link both devices.
- Finally, accept the connection request.
From here, we will only have to choose the photos, videos or whatever we want to send to the computer. Then, we must click on share and choose the option ‘Bluetooth‘ > to select the PC What receiver. After this, a new window will open on the computer in which we will see the destination folder in which what we have sent will be saved.
Use specialized applications
If cloud services are not your thing, and the transfer photos, videos or files via Bluetooth you are not convinced, it is likely that you prefer to use an app that makes things easier for you. Besides that it will be a more direct way. So it never hurts to consider the alternative of using an application.
For this reason, we bring you different options from which you can choose, for both iOS and Android.
The next technique, valid for both platforms, is to use a special app, the most used being AirDroid. It is a complete method by which we can share between mobile and PC all kinds of filesincluding photos, videos or documents in a simple way and without connecting any cables.
To do this, we need to download the AirDroid client from our computer and do the same on our mobile, both in the AppStore and in Google Play. We leave you here the following links so that you can download this application on your smartphones:
Once downloaded and installed we will have to follow the following steps:
- Create an account on the platform: we can login with platforms like Facebook or Google.
- Scan QR: once the Windows client has started, we will have to scan the QR code from our terminal to link our mobile with the PC.
Once done, the PC client will show the folders and files, as well as the different options, of the smartphone. The ‘Toolbox’ tool will allow us to transfer files bidirectionally between both devices quickly. We will only have to drag the contents from one side to the other.
Following the option that we have just seen, known under the name of AirMore, it also allows us to exchange files between devices connected to the same Wi-Fi network. In addition, its installation is just as simple. The first thing we must do is enter its website from our PC and scan the QR code that appears with our mobile. Although, before that, we will have to download its app for Android or iOS:
When we have it installed, we must follow these steps to link both devices:
- Enter this application from your smartphone.
- Then tap on the Scan to connect button > give it the permission to access the camera.
- Read the QR code that appears on the website of AirMore.
- And voila, yes, make sure they are connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your home.
do it wired
Although, to a certain extent, the wireless route will be more comfortable in the sense that we will not need to use any type of cable. The truth is that it is still the fastest alternative and in which, at first, we will not need to install any type of application or program. Therefore, we will tell you the steps you must follow to connect your Android mobile or iPhone to PC by cable.
Which cables to use: USB, Lightning…
It is clear that what you need to connect the mobile to the PC via a USB cable will be to choose, first of all, choose the one that is compatible with our smartphone, either type C or microUSB. In any case, we can follow a series of simple steps: Connect the phone to the computer by cable. Then, within the options offered by Android smartphones, we must choose the function of file transfer. Once we finish, it will be ready and you can go to the mobile folder from the PC to move or copy files. Although, on an Android phone the alternatives they offer us are different (as you can see in the following image). But, essentially, the result of choosing this method is that the folders on the device are displayed in the file explorer of the PCso that we can get to copy and move files to our liking.
In the case of the iPhone, we find that we will need another different USB cable, known under the name of Lightning. It will not matter if we have a Mac or Windows PC, in both cases we will have to use this type of accessory. When connecting the iPhone to a computer for the first time, we must tap on the Trust option when the question ‘Does it work?trust this computer?’, which will be shown on the screen of the Apple smartphone. Then, we can go to the PC’s file explorer to transfer the images quickly.
Programs for transferring files with cables
Even though it’s as easy as connect phone to computer With the cable compatible with our mobile, the truth is that some brands offer different specific programs that will help us send photos from one device to another, and even allow us to perform other functions such as backups. Therefore, if you want to try the brand’s official application, you can always resort to the following alternatives if you wish: