How To: Transfer Files From PC To Android Phone Via Wi-Fi (And Vice Versa)

I got my first Android phone with a little excitement that I could enjoy the ease of moving and transferring files between wireless devices with Wi-Fi Direct, a next-generation technology that allows Wi-Fi devices to directly connect to each other with no need for a wireless access point.

Unfortunately, my Droid is deprived with such feature, so every time I transfer large files from my computer to my phone I always had to mount my phone to my PC using standard Data Cable.

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There’s no problem with using USB Cable to move files between mobile phones and PC. But for people who constantly forget to bring data cable connector, this surely can be a twinge.

In this post, I’m going to introduce you to a useful Android application that lets you transfer files from PC to mobile phone (and vice versa) via Wi-Fi connection. In other words, we are going to use existing Wi-Fi network to copy/move files from our Android devices to our computer.

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The application is called Software Data Cable, a truly nifty, helpful application for the Android that allows you to connect your smartphones to the computer without having to connect it with a standard USB cable. This FREE Android application uses a wireless method of transfer through a Wi-Fi connection to allow file transfers from your computer to a storage card attached on your Android phone/tablet (and vice versa). Cool isn’t it?

 Here’s how to copy, transfer files from Android device to your computer over Wi-Fi:

Step 1 Download and install Software Data Cable for the Android HERE. Or you can search for “Software Data Cable” in the Market.

Step 2 Once installed, launch it. You should see this default start-up screen:


Step 3 Hit “Start Service”. The app should then automatically assigns an IP Address and Port number needed to connect to the phone (see screenshot below).


Step 4 Now, using the IP address and port given, enter that into your PC Windows Explorer, and you will then be shown the contents of your memory SD card (as shown below).


You can then easily transfer files from your memory card to your PC (and vice versa). You can also use FileZilla or any FTP client of your choice. Enjoy!