How to use Wifi Direct to transfer files on Android

Use Wifi Direct to transfer file on Android

Use Wifi Direct to transfer files on Android

Learn how to use Wifi Direct to transfer files at top speed on Android devices. You can use Wifi Direct to connect any two or more Android devices and transfer any files at blazing fast speed. Wifi Direct uses the similar protocol as Wifi Protected Setup (WPS), meaning two devices can connect with each other without requiring any additional hardware as both devices act as an access point.

Transferring file using Wifi Direct has not size limit, basically, you can send anything that you can select and share via the Android share menu such as media files from your gallery or from your private file. It also has not size limitation as long as the receiver has enough memory to receive and store it.

Note: If you are going to connect two Android devices from a different manufacturer, this method might not work. However, you can use third-party apps that work flawlessly. All those third-party apps are utilizing Wifi Direct function on Android devices and works in the same manner, I would recommend ShareIt or SuperBeam.

How to use Wifi Direct to transfer files on Android

Step 1: First, make sure to enable “Wifi Direct” on the other device which is going to receive the file. You can find it under “Settings” or “Wifi Settings”.

Step 2: On your device, depend on what you are going to share, go to the folder and select the file you are going to send, tap and hold to select.

Step 3: Once the file is selected, tap on “Share” button, or the three-dots menu to open the share option.

Step 4: Among the options, tap on “Wifi Direct” option to enable the function and your device will start scanning the other device and will list down all the devices that have Wifi Direct enabled.

Step 5: From the list of the available device, find the device in Step 1 and tap on the device name. An invitation will be sent to the other device to establish a connection.

Step 6: On the other device, select “Connect” to accept the invitation and start connecting through Wifi Direct.

Step 7: The file transfer will start, depend on your device, the speed will vary between 50 to 150Mbps. Once the transfer is finished, don’t forget to disable the Wifi Direct function on both devices. Done.

Have you ever use Wifi Direct function on your phone? Does this post help you? You can thank me in the comment below.

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