Get data/files from your Android mobile in your Windows PC easily
The advent of mobile phone has been eliminating many mechanical devices/ physical objects from our daily life. These include calculator, watch, letter, GPS device, paper money, purse, dictionary, notepad, diary, newspaper, magazines, music & video players, camera, to name a few. The handheld device is slowing replacing the computer also. The power and capacity of the mobile device has been increasing but the cost of the device is going down. The time we spent with our mobile has surpassed the time we spent in front of desktop/ laptop computer. But in our offices, we use computers as it has the advantages of a big screen to see all your applications, easy switch between applications/ documents, easy to use input devices, facility for better net connectivity, etc. The mobile technology to project over a bigger screen, easy switch between apps, simultaneous view 2-3 apps on the same screen, versatility of low cost input devices etc. are some to be developed feature we look in smartphones and we use computer for our various purposes. This article is on four easy ways to get data from your Android mobile in your Windows PC (desktop and laptop).
Using SHAREit app
SHAREit app aids in transferring files wireless from your Android Mobile to Windows/Mac laptop and to other Android/ iOS/ Windows phones at high speed. You can download SHAREit from here in Google playstore.
You need to have a desktop client also. You can download it from their website and instal it. After installation of app in mobile and the desktop client in laptop, no internet connection is required in mobile and laptop for sharing the files.
The procedure of transferring files is this: First open the apps in both your source device (Android Mobile) and your target device (Windows laptop) in the present case. By using the SHAREit app , select files to transfer in the Android Mobile and then select SEND>>Connect PC>>OK>>SHAREit will search and display nearby devices, Select your device. Now the file gets transferred to your mobile within seconds. If you have internet connection through wifi it will be disconnected until the disconnect the connection established through SHAREit.
There are other similar apps like Xender, with similar functionality.
Using Whatsapp app
Using Whatsapp, you can transfer documents, audio and video files and images to another group/ person/ to you!. You also need to have an internet connection in your mobile as well as computer. The procedure of transferring files between the two devices in short is share your file in Whatsapp in your mobile and download the same in your computer from Whatsapp Web. Here is what you need to do. You need to create a single person group to keep the sharing file between you and you. First create a new group with you and your best friend/ relative. Press the floating green (new chat) icon from the Chats screen>>New Group>> Add one of your best friend/ relative who do not complain. >>Press the floating green arrow at the bottom>>Give a name to the group>>Press the green tick icon.
Now go to the group you created now and press on the group name to access the participants list. Press your friends’ name for one second and then select Remove. Now you are a one person group and you can send any messages to yourself. Open Whatsapp web in your computer. If it is a text, you can just copy it from your browser.
If you have shared files like images/documents/video/audio to this yourself only group, download it from whatsapp web.
Using Google Drive and other cloud storage service
Here also you need active internet connection in your mobile as well as in your computer. Open your Google Drive in your android mobile using your Google Drive app or in your mobile browser. Upload the files. Open your computer, open the online storage site and download the files. You may need to rename *.exe, *.dll, *bas etc. files to upload, eg. change to .xee. After downloading in your computer, change to original extension). You can transfer zip files in this way.
Using G-mail/ other e-mail client
Here also you need active internet connection in your mobile as well as in your computer. Compose a new e-mail, attach your files. Save as draft/ send to your same e-mail id. Open the e-mail in your computer browser, login and open drafts/ inbox, download the attachment. You may need to rename executable files like *.exe to be able to upload, eg. change the extension to .xee. After downloading in your computer, change to original extension.
Using Google Keep
Here also you need active internet connection in your mobile as well as in your computer. Open the Google Keep app in your android mobile, open a new note, add plus (+) sign at the bottom and start typing/ attach images. Open keep.google com and get your text/file.
Using USB connection
Connect your mobile with your computer using USB cable. Connect in USB storage mode/ media device (MTP) and you can access the file structure of your mobile as a folder of Windows computer. Simply browse and copy required files. No internet connectivity is required. Only USB cable is required and you can transfer your files to desktop PC as well.
Enable Bluetooth on both your devices, pair the devices when prompted. Right click on the Bluetooth icon in your laptop’s tray area and select ‘Receive a file’. In mobile phone, click on the file for one second to get it selected. Then click on the share button and select ‘Bluetooth. Select your computer name from the list and click on send. Right click on the Bluetooth icon on your windows keyboard and select ‘Receive a file’. You will be prompted to save the file. But Bluetooth functionality may not be available with desktop computers. Speed of transfer in sending files through Bluetooth is extremely less and you should take this step only when other methods are practical. No internet connectivity is required.
Bonus tip: How to open a website, which is opened in your Android mobile browser, in your PC
To open a website in your computer that you opened in Google Chrome browser in your Android mobile, go to ‘History’ of Google Chrome Application in your laptop. There you can see the list of websites that you have opened in all devices including your Android mobile.
Thank you for reading. Have a nice day.