Sometimes we need to transfer something from a smartphone to a computer. These can be both text documents and audio and video materials. We've covered several options for transferring files from Android to PC.

1. Transmission via Bluetooth

Most modern PCs and laptops have a built-in Bluetooth module. Even if it is not, you can purchase an external adapter at any specialized store. This helps to significantly save time when transferring files.
First, let's turn on Bluetooth in Windows, and then in your Android device.

To turn on Bluetooth in Windows:

  • Press the key combination Win + I
  • In the "Settings" section, open "Bluetooth and devices"
  • Switch the Bluetooth toggle switch to the on position.
  • Click Add Device
  • Select Bluetooth again to search for compatible devices.

Next, turn on Bluetooth on your smartphone:

  • Open the settings curtain
  • Hold down the Bluetooth icon
  • In the Available devices section, select the desired PC or laptop
  • When prompted, confirm pairing.

When pairing is complete, the computer will tell you that the device is ready.

Next, look for the Bluetooth icon in the system tray in the lower-right corner of the desktop. Right-click it and choose Accept File, and then click Next.

On an Android device, select the items you want to transfer in the file manager, browser, or Gallery. Using the "Share" icon, select the Bluetooth transfer method and select your computer from the list that appears.
As soon as the data is transferred, you should receive a notification that the file transfer was successfully completed.

2. Sharing files using the AirDroid

App AirDroid is a handy app for sharing files between Android and PC. It's free, but some features are only available in a Premium subscription.
First, download AirDroid to your smartphone or tablet. The app will require registration. You'll need to create an account or sign in with a Google account.
Before proceeding, make sure that both devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
Then install AirDroid on your PC or open the Web version of the service. Registration is also required. Now we can go to the sharing settings:

  • Open the AirDroid mobile app
  • AirDroid will ask for permission to access and manage all files on your device. Click "Continue" and enable "Allow access to file management".
  • Click "OK" to view the various security features and the use of remote control.
  • To enable file transfer to your PC, go to the "Me" item, open "Security and Remote Features" and click the button next to the "Files" column.

To transfer files from Android to PC using AirDroid:

  • Check that the PC and smartphone are connected to the same Wi-Fi network
  • On the "Transfer" tab, select the desired computer name or Web connection
  • Tap the paperclip or image icon to find the data you need to transfer
  • Select the files and click "Send".

If you downloaded the PC app, the transferred files will appear in the graph with your device. If you have selected the Web version, you can upload the necessary files by clicking on the corresponding icon.

To transfer data from PC to Android, simply drag and drop the file from the desktop of the AirDroid for PC dialog box.

4. Send files using a USB cable

Don't want to bother with apps? Use the good old way to transfer data via USB cable. Note that not all wires support this feature. It is better to use the original accessory and there will be no problems.

Method for older versions of Android:

  • Connect the USB cable to your computer and smartphone
  • An access permission notification will appear on your Android device
  • Allow to continue
  • In the notification curtain we find the item "Use for data transmission"
  • Click to open all settings
  • Select "Confirm".

In newer versions of Android, once you connect your PC and Android smartphone:

  • Wait for the "Use USB" menu to appear
  • Select "Data Transfer"
  • After that, the connected smartphone will appear as a separate media on the PC.

5.Transfer files from Android to PC using SD card

Another proven way to transfer files to your computer's hard drive is to transfer using a memory card. It does not require a USB cable or the installation of applications. However, you'll need a card reader if your PC or laptop doesn't have a built-in SD or microSD card slot.

  • Transfer the necessary files to the phone's memory card
  • Turn off the device.
  • Remove the card and insert it into the card reader and connect it to a PC or laptop

If your phone doesn't have a memory card slot, most modern Android devices support OTG connectivity. With the OTG adaptor, you can connect a USB drive or card reader to your smartphone.

6. Use cloud services to transfer data

Perhaps you have already used this method without knowing it. Cloud storage, such as Google Photos or Google Drive, allows you to automatically upload new documents and images from your camera. If you use these services not only on a smartphone, but also on a PC, it is enough to find the necessary data from the general list and save it to the hard disk.

Most of these services have similar features and are not different from Google products? Therefore, you can choose the one that suits you best.

7. Transfer files via Telegram

If you use the Telegram messenger, you probably paid attention to the item "Favorites". Here you can save not only files, but also important messages. Thus, you can easily transfer data to a PC or vice versa. The volume of one file should be no more than 2GB. To do this, you need to:

  • Open the "Main Menu" and select "Favorites"
  • In the lower right corner click the paperclip
  • Select the necessary files or photos from the smartphone memory
  • Click the "Send" arrow.

The saved files will also be displayed in the application on the PC. They can be downloaded to your hard drive at any convenient time.

8. Transfer small files via email

Before the advent of all sorts of services, mail was one of the first ways to transfer files. Now this is not the most convenient way, but for a one-time transfer of small amounts of data is quite suitable. All you need is to attach a document, photo or archive to an email on your smartphone and send it to yourself.
Then open this message on your PC and you will be able to download the file.