Nearby Share for Windows PC – Now Easily transfer Files from Android to PC

Nearby Share Beta for Windows

Google has finally released its Nearby Share for Windows PCs. Which can be considered as an AirDrop alternative for the Android and Windows users. Nearby Share was already there for Android devices for a long time. But with the new dedicated desktop app, users can now share files seamlessly between Windows PCs and Android devices. Nearby Share by Google provides a fast and simple way to share files across devices and with friends in the range of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Why Nearby Share for Windows?

For a long time, desktop users have struggled to find a reliable app to transfer files between PCs and Android devices wirelessly, while Apple has had the AirDrop app for the Apple ecosystem. Although Windows users had alternatives like ShareIt, ShareMe, and AirDroid for wireless file transfer, these were not very reliable and had connectivity issues.

To solve this issue, Google has released Nearby Share Beta for Windows, which is a revolutionizing moment for wireless file transfer between PCs and Android devices. As Nearby Share is available on almost all Android devices, users don’t need to install the app on their Android phones. You can simply head over to the Google website and download the beta version of Nearby Share Beta for Windows.

Features of Nearby Share for Windows

  • Provides a fast and simple way to share files across devices and with friends in the range of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
  • Available on almost all Android devices, users don’t need to install the app on their Android phones.
  • Users can quickly transfer photos, videos, documents, audio files, or entire folders between their Android device and Windows PC.
  • The data transfer is offline and does not consume your ISP’s data.

System Requirements

  • Your PC must run on Intel or AMD, with an x86 processor running 64-bit Windows.
  • Bluetooth and Wi-Fi need to be built into your system.
  • If you have a desktop PC, you may not have either or both of these. For this, you can use a dongle for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, which is easily available in the market.

Please note that even though Wi-Fi is required for file transfer, Bluetooth is equally important as it is used for finding devices nearby and establishing a connection before actual transfer.

How to use Nearby Share for Windows? 

How to use Nearby Share for Windows ? 

When you have installed the app, you just need to open it and turn on Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Make sure that both your phone and your PC are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

Signing-in to a Gmail account is optional. However, if you sign in with Gmail on both phone and PC, you don’t need to make the device discoverable every time. And you get the convenience of seeing the contacts beforehand and sending them files directly.  

Transfer files from Android to PC wireless

Open the Nearby Share app on your PC and click “receive from anyone” to make your device visible.

On your phone, select the files and click on the Nearby Share option.

The app will show all the nearby devices available, including your PC. Select your PC to send the files over the Wi-Fi network.

You just need to click send, and the files will be sent over the Wi-Fi network. The data transfer is offline and does not consume your ISP’s data. Also the speed will depend on the version of your Wi-Fi. 

Transfer files from PC to Android wirelessly

For this first you need to make your device discoverable by toggling it on “receive from anyone”. This toggle is in the notification drawer quick settings, for most android phones, if not you can search in the settings. 

Now head back to the PC and drop files or Folder to send and the nearby devices will be shown including your PC. Next just click send and enjoy the hassle-free transfer.

Conclusion

Nearby Share for Windows is a reliable and fast way to transfer files wirelessly between your Android device and Windows PC. Although it is still in beta version, it is fully functional and offers a hassle-free experience.

FAQs

What is Nearby Share by Google?

Nearby Share by Google is a fast and simple way to share files across devices and with friends in the range of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Is Nearby Share available for Windows PCs?

Yes, Nearby Share is available for Windows PCs.

What are the benefits of using Nearby Share for file transfer?

Using Nearby Share provides a reliable and easy solution for wireless file transfer between PCs and Android devices, even without signing in.

What are some alternative apps for wireless file transfer?

Some alternative apps for wireless file transfer include ShareIt, ShareMe, and AirDroid.

What are the system requirements for using Nearby Share for Windows PC?

Users need a Windows PC running on Intel or AMD, with an x86 processor running 64-bit Windows. They also need Bluetooth and Wi-Fi built into their system.

Is Bluetooth required for file transfer using Nearby Share?

Yes, Bluetooth is also required along with Wi-Fi, for file transfer using Nearby Share as it is used for establishing a connection.

Is signing in with a Gmail account necessary for using Nearby Share?

No, signing in with a Gmail account is optional.

Does using Nearby Share consume ISP data?

No, using Nearby Share does not consume ISP data.

What could be the possible reasons for slow speeds while using Nearby Share?

As it is still in beta version, users may experience slow speeds at times. The speed also depends on the version of the Wi-Fi being used. For example 5Ghz band will give greater speeds as compared to 2.4Ghz Wi-Fi band.

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