Foolproof way to connect android to pc

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I have tried half a dozen programs that promise to connect a phone to my pc and make file transfers easy. They lied! I have a Win 10 PC and Android 9 phone and a router feeding Ethernet to my pc and Wi-Fi to my phone. All works well.

No matter what software I try (Shareit, Feem, Droid various etc) connecting the two together is hit-and-miss. Mostly miss. It is frustrating. I only need to transfer a few, small files back and forth occasionally, but it rarely works. I really want a direct connection, not a Cloud service by the way.

Anyone suggest reliable software for wifi transfers please?

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8 responses to “Foolproof way to connect android to pc”

  1. jimchamplin

    USB. :)


    If the wireless doesn't work, just plug it on in!

  2. brianwall

    Have you actually tried that? You need to check the android developer option for USB is set and on the pc you need the usb driver for your make of phone. Then it connects but shows an empty folder on the phone with no option for changing forlders.


    So clearly you are just trolling.

  3. dkrowe

    Used to use an app called WiFi File Explorer by dooblou to transfer files wirelessly to a Fire Tablet. I got the Pro version free when Amazon was doing the Free-App-of-the-Day thing. I have since traded in that device, so can't confirm, but Google Play reviews say the Free version is really a trial. Worked great for my use case: sending the occasional epub file to the device for consumption.

  4. mi1984


    I agree USB is the way to go.

    Most times you don't need to worry about manually finding a driver, but you usually have to deal with an adroid prompt each time you connect it. My MOTO prompts me but I have to swipe to see it.


    Personally I'm not going to trust just any app to open my android phone and files up to wireless or the internet

  5. brianwall

    Many thanks for the replies. I'll follow those up!

  6. wertuhwqe

    I agree USB is the way to go.

    Most times you don't need to worry about manually finding a driver, but you usually have to deal with an adroid prompt each time you connect it. My MOTO prompts me but I have to swipe to see it.


    Personally I'm not going to trust just any app to open my android phone and files up to wireless or the internet

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