How To: Transfer Files From PC To Android Phone Using WiFi

Posted on Jun 5 2012 - 8:51pm by Jeet Dholakia

It’s so frustrating that if you want to transfer a file from your PC to your Android Device, every time you have to connect it to USB Cable and then mount it and then same old procedure. as a android user you should be smart enough to get your work done very quickly. So to do that in this How To guide I will be explaining you on How you can transfer your files from PC to Android Devices using WiFi.

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How To Transfer Files From PC To Android Phone Using WiFi :

Before starting this guide I would like to mentioned the required app & software for your android phone and PC. the following app & software is required to complete this procedure :

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So without wasting much time let’s start with the tutorial assuming that you have already installed both above mentioned app and software. now open the SwiFTP app in your android mobile and you will see the home screen or it will land you on the setup page, If  you are on home screen then click on Setup button :

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SwiFTP Setup Screen

Enter you desired Username and Password and save this information. now go to the main window and and you will find 3 buttons Start, Instruction and Setup. click on start button and this will start the SwiFTP and this will allow you to transfer file from PC to Android phone using WiFi. once you have clicked on Star button you will get a screen something like this :

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SwiFTP Running Mode

From above screen note down the value of “WiFi URL” which is something like this [highlight bg="#fc0"color="#000"][/highlight].

Now you can transfer file from PC to Android in two ways :

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  • Using FileZilla.
  • Windows Inbuilt Option.

I will be covering both the part so it depends on you which one is good for you, I normally use FileZilla.

Using FileZilla :

First open the FileZilla and go to File >> Site Manager and add New Site here. It will ask you for some values so put the below mentioned values in that respective fields :

  • Host : The WiFi URL you got from SwiFTP (without port number).
  • Post : The port number (probably 2121).
  • Logon Type : Normal.
  • User : Enter your SwiFTP username.
  • Password : Enter your SwiFTP Password.

Now press the ok button and connect it, there are chances that it will not get connected in first attempt so try it for 2-3 time and make sure the WiFi and SwiFTP is running. once it’s connected it will show you all the directories/folders of your android phone and just drag and drop your files from PC to Android Phone and it will get transferred quickly. see the below screenshot of FileZilla :

Share File From PC to Android Via FileZilla How To: Transfer Files From PC To Android Phone Using WiFi

Share File From PC to Android Via FileZilla

Using Windows Inbuilt Function :

In this procedure there is no need of Third Part software like FileZilla or other you can just use the inbuilt function of Windows to transfer files from your PC to Android Device. follow the below mentioned steps to do so :

Go to My Computers >> click on Tools >> Click on Map Network Drive :

Map Network Drive How To: Transfer Files From PC To Android Phone Using WiFi

Map Network Drive

This will pop up a box something like the below, just click on signup for online storage or connect to a network server in the below :

Map Network Drive Box How To: Transfer Files From PC To Android Phone Using WiFi

Map Network Drive Box

Now it will show another box just click on “Next” and it will show you a box something like this, just click on Next and move ahead :

Choose Network Location How To: Transfer Files From PC To Android Phone Using WiFi

Choose Network Location

Now it will ask you for “Internet or Network Address” just add the WiFi URL which you got from SwiFTP and enter it here, for example like this :

FTP URL How To: Transfer Files From PC To Android Phone Using WiFi


And click on “Next”, in next box make sure that “Log on anonymously” is checked  and after that click on Next. now it will ask you to enter a name for this network here you can enter whatever name you want like the name of your device or whatever you like after that click on “Next” and lastly click on “Finish“.

If it ask for Username or Password then just provided the username and password which you created in SwiFTP while setting it up.

Conclusion :

So this was the simple guide/tutorials on How To Transfer Files From PC to Android Phone using WiFi if you like this article then do share it with your friends who are on android and make them aware of this thing.

While doing this if you stuck at any place or facing any problem then feel free to comment below and I will try my best to provide you the solution.


About the Author

Jeet Dholakia is Founder and Owner of "Geeky Gyaan". He loves to blog about Android, Blogging Tips, Reviews of Products, Software, Gadget and many more thing. Jeet is also a Guest Author at many popular sites. His other interests includes Guitar Playing, Web Designing and Music. Catch him on Twitter and on Facebook

19 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Plaban
    June 5, 2012 at 9:41 pm - Reply

    I was looking for this guide from long time ago. Today I followed this a worked perfectly. Now I can transfer files from PC to my tablet. Thanks for sharing the guide :)
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    • Jeet Dholakia
      June 5, 2012 at 9:45 pm - Reply

      Oh that’s nice to here and so fast to try it out ;) but it has only one issues that you only can transfer file from your PC to Android not Vice Varsa so for that there is another option. but this app is awesome and must have for every android users.

      Thanks for your valuable comment.

  2. Cool4u June 6, 2012 at 12:47 pm - Reply

    Useful post, but the simplest way to transfer files wirelessly that i have been using for a while is “Dropbox”. Try it out at
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  3. tasleem June 7, 2012 at 11:44 pm - Reply

    very nice explained…
    thanks for sharing…that tool.
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  4. Marty June 11, 2012 at 3:55 am - Reply

    Great tutorial, although Dropbox can also make this very convenient
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  5. sangram June 13, 2012 at 3:05 pm - Reply

    Nice demonstration & also Explained very well…

  6. Droidbuddy July 2, 2012 at 7:34 am - Reply

    Hi.. I prefer on Air, It converts phone into Wi-Fi storage and then you an transfer or get files easily no internet required.
    If you are talking about online Sync then Google Drive is best option after Dropbox
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  7. Tushar Thakur July 30, 2012 at 1:52 pm - Reply

    this method is working. Is there anything by which we can transfer files from one android mobile to another with the help of Wi-Fi?
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  8. Sam March 20, 2013 at 5:24 am - Reply

    Thanks Jeet

    Just remember to clear your filezilla FTP info after using it, some malware can copy your info and hack your site from filezilla XML files

  9. Nagaraju G
    April 21, 2013 at 6:14 pm - Reply

    I always wanted to know about this.. Thanks for the info bro, i am gonna try it :)
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