wireless file transfer

File transfer – Stop using USB cables and use FTP – 2020

Files or we may call it a data is a necessary thing to carry. This can be of type, excel, Img, GIF, ppt, PDF and many more. But to move this from one place to another some accessories like USB cable, or a Pen drive, Or a OTG. Many times we forget these accessories and regret. So here are some of ways you can do file transfer via wireless mode

There are probably 3 methods for wireless file transfer or we may call it as wifi file transfer

  • Google Drive
  • FTP (File Transfer protocol)
  • Whats App web

I’ll explain all the them below stay tuned..

1: Upload your file in google drive or Mail and then access it on your Desktop for transfer process.


It’s the best and the easy way which will just require an email id and Internet. The minimum file you can send through a mail is of 25 MB. And for Google drive you can at least upload 10 GB of data. So this can help you a lot.

How To Upload file in Google Drive –

  • Login to you gmail account-
  • open Google drive from here – 
  • Sign in and select “New” on left sideGoogle drive file transfer
  • Choose File upload or Folder upload
  • The upload duration will be depended on your file size
  • Once file is uploaded, access it from any place where internet connection is available..

(Note: )  Google just provides you only 15GB of Storage data for every services it provides. And once that storage is full, to access the files you need to pay to google a monthly, quarterly or a yearly charge to get more storage.

Tip (If you have useless mails and unwanted files in your drive remove them immediately.)

2. FTP (File Transfer protocol)


This is one of my favorite methods which i regularly prefer for sending data from mobile to my desktop or vice versa.

Before that Let’s Learn What is FTP: 

FTP stands for “File Transfer Protocol, Which is an oldest protocol but still used in most places. Users connect to a network(WiFi) with an FTP client, a piece of software that lets you download files from the server, as well as upload files to it.


Check the below example for FTP and How does it work

How to move files from mobile to desktop wireless through Ftp method.

There are some applications available on play store which can easily do this job.

Now as an example to make you understand how this process works, I’ll use Mi Drop.

Note:( WiFi router is needed or a WiFi connection to that machine via LAN cable is needed to perform this.)

Steps for FTP

  • Turn your WiFi on connect to your desired network
  • Open MI Drop application and navigate here.


  • Click on Connect to computer

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  • Now click on Start and you’ll get two options secure or Not Secure. Go for your preferred option.
  • You need to remember username and password you set, if you go for secure.


how to do file transfer via mi drop


Once the service is started Open My computer, or Explorer and navigate to address bar.

Address bar is located on top left side. Click on Address bar and enter the same ip you found on the phone same as it;s appeared. After typing the Ip press enter.

That’s it you can now send and receive files directly from your desktop.

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3.Whats app Web. 

To run this method you need Whats app application.

Open your Whats app application and navigate to 3 dots on top right side.

Click on it select Whats app Web.

Afterwords you need to open website www.whatsappweb.com and scan the mobile Qr code and connect it.

Now once you can see your chats on desktop.

Upload your file, or send your file to any of your contacts. Once the file is sent. Go to your desktop and navigate to the chat and download your file.

NOTE: All the above tricks need  a working Internet connection.


So Guys These were some of the methods which will  help you to transfer files without using a USB cable. We live in 20th century, with our mobiles, we too should be aware of new technologies.

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