7/08/2013

7 Ways to Transfer Files between Mobile Devices and PC

7 Ways to Transfer Files between Mobile Devices and PC 
It comes to transfer files between PC and mobile devices, I believe that for most people, the first answer emerged on their mind is USB cable. Absolutely, you can transfer files between PC and mobile devices via USB cable, while with the development of society and technology, transferring via USB cable isn’t the best choice anymore, there are many great ways to transfer files between PC and mobile devices, they are convenient and fast. Next, we will talk about those nice ways to transfer files between PC and mobile devices. 

USB cable 

We have to admit that it is the earliest way to connect our mobile devices to our PC, we just need to plug the micro USB into the corresponding interface of your PC and insert another interface into your mobile device, then you can upload photos, music, videos and other files to your PC, or download files you like to your mobile device. It is the most traditional way to transfer files between PC and mobile devices, and the USB cable is indispensable, if you want to transfer files, you have to take this line with you, or you can’t transfer. If there is something wrong with your USB cable or the USB interface of your PC, it isn’t available, either. 

Card Reader 

When we get a new mobile phone, normally, it is equipped with a memory card or it support for installing a memory card. Therefore, if we want to transfer files between PC and mobile devices, we just need to purchase a card reader, then connect it with your mobile chip, then you can upload or download files you like. 

Bluetooth 

Then we started to use Bluetooth to transfer files via Bluetooth. As far as I remember we share music or nice pictures with friends via Bluetooth, but still used USB cable if we wanted to transfer files between PC and mobile mobiles. Then when the PC also was fitted with Bluetooth, we started to transfer fillies with Bluetooth. However, it requires that we should stay close to our PC, generally less than 10 meter, or they can’t find each other. 

Wifi File Transfer 

When your PC and mobile devices are enjoying the same Wifi network, you can transfer files via wifi file transfer. It is essential to make sure that your PC and mobiles are connected on the same Wifi, or you can transfer files between them. 

Email 

We have to admit that Email also is a nice ideal to transfer files, we just need to send an Email with files we want to share. For example, if there are some nice files I want to upload to PC in the mobile phone, I can send an Email with those files on the phone, then I log on the PC and receive this Email, then download those files, now they are in my PC now. Compared to the four ways mentioned above, Email has a lot more flexibility than them, our PC and mobile phone needn’t stay in the same place or connect on the same wifi. While those files you upload to Email can’t be there all the time, they have an expiration date, so download them as soon as possible. 

Network Disk

Network disk is similar to Email in terms of the ways of transferring files between mobile devices and PC, both of them transfer files by uploading files to third-party storage providers and then download them to your mobile devices or PC. Some storage providers do great in storing and transferring files, such as, Skydrive, Google Drive, DropBox, Box, iCloud, etc. You can register an account on their page and upload files to your online storage, then download to your PC or mobile devices. It requires that you should have a good internet connection. 

In order to differ them from the next one we will talk about, so I call network disk Pubic Cloud Storage, because they are third party storage, which offer storage space for all the users. I don’t think you still trust Google, Facebook just like before when you know Snowden Case. Therefore, many people will take private cloud storage into consideration instead of public cloud storage. 

File Transmission Apps 

Because of a lack of trust, we don’t want to transfer files through third parties any more, at this moment, we will think if something helps us transfer our files between mobile devices and PC directly without any third party attending, and we can transfer files anytime and anywhere without gap in time and distance, it would be perfect. I can surely say that some Apps really can do it, for instance, PocketCloud and xCloud. Just take xCloud as an example (because I don’t know how to set up PocketCloud). xCloud is designed to transfer files between PC and mobile devices anytime and anywhere. In other words, with the help of xCloud, we can directly transfer files between PC and mobile devices, moreover, you can play the music or videos from your PC on your mobile devices, even easily share some files with your friends. However, my favorite feature is Instant Upload, it can upload your photos to PC once snapped, most of us like to use our mobile cell phone to record our life, so there are a variety of photos in our phone, and xCloud can help us upload them to PC in soon.

Now, we have listed seven ways to transfer files between mobile devices and PC, if you know some other ways, you can tell us by leaving a comment.

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