If you want a simple and easy solution for transfer data between your Android and your PC, Mi Drop is the solution. If you haven’t known by now, Mi Drop was the perfect tool for transferring files between Android phones, but now a new feature is added on the application. With Mi Drop, you can transfer data from your phone to your computer in an easy way. Mi Drop was created by Xioami, and it was available only for their devices. But now they made it possible for other Android phones to install the app from Play Store. The speed transfer is much better than the one used through Bluetooth, but it is required an Internet connection for both devices.
Let’s see how you can use this great app, but first, if you don’t have a Xiaomi device, hit the Play Store to download and install Mi Drop. What are the steps for transferring files from the phone to the PC?
First step: make sure that your smartphone and your PC are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. If your network computer is hardwired, you will need to swap the Wi-Fi network. You can do this manually.
Second step: enter the Mi Drop app and select the Options Menu. If you don’t find it, look for three vertical dots on the right corner. From there choose Connect to Computer from the list.
Third step: you have to select the file that you want to transfer, so tap the start button where you can choose the location from where the data will be transferred.
Fourth step: after selecting your file, you will receive an FTP address which you will use it on your computer to find your phone. This FTP address will be typed from your computer on the Windows Explorer window into the bar. Take note that we are talking about the Windows Explorer window, not Internet Explorer.
Fifth step: after the previous step is done, you can access your phone’s files. You can do what you want: copy, paste, or delete data. When you are finished, press the stop button to end the connectivity.
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