Download And Use BitTorrent Sync - To Sync Your Computer With Your Phone

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If you are fond of using cloud storage applications, but you are concerned with the security of your files, then you may want to try BitTorrent Sync on your phone. BitTorrent Sync allows you to sync files between your devices and automatically backup photos from your phone to your computer. The files are not stored in cloud storage, but on your PC hard drive, so you won't have to worry about security issues and won't have to deal with the cloud company's terms of use. This article will discuss the following points in three parts:

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    How to install Bittorrent Sync on your Android phone
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    How to install Bittorrent Sync on your Windows computer.
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    How to sync files between your computer and Android device using Bittorrent Sync.
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How to Install BitTorrent Sync to Your Android Phone

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    Download the BitTorrent Sync application for Android
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    You can search on the Play store app for the keywords "Bit Torrent Sync"
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    A list of matches will appear
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    Tap on the first result with the name "BitTorrent Sync".
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    Tap on "Install" to begin the installation process on your phone
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    Install device WINDOWS Supported operating system Download And Use Bittorrent Sync - To Sync Your Computer With Your Phone.PNG
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    After installation, you will now see the BitTorrent icon on your application list
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    You are done installing BitTorrent Sync to your phone.
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How to Install BitTorrent Sync on Your Windows Computer

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    Go to Bittorrent Sync's download page
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    Click on the "Download" button
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    and choose a file based on your OS
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    These are the list of supported operating system:  
    1. WINDOWS Supported operating system Download And Use Bittorrent Sync - To Sync Your Computer With Your Phone.PNG
      Windows XP SP3 or newer
    2. MAC OSX Supported operating system Download And Use Bittorrent Sync - To Sync Your Computer With Your Phone.PNG
      Mac OSX
    3. ANDROID Supported operating system Download And Use Bittorrent Sync - To Sync Your Computer With Your Phone.PNG
      Android
    4. IOS Supported operating system Download And Use Bittorrent Sync - To Sync Your Computer With Your Phone.PNG
      iOS
    5. Linus and NAS Devices: Linux ARM, Linus PowerPC, Linux i386, Linux x64, Linux PPC QorlQ, Linux_i386 (glibc2.36), Linux_x64 (glibc2.36), FreeBSD i386, FreeBSD X64
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    For this tutorial, we will choose Windows
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    Download will start after clicking the Windows icon. Wait for it to finish.
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    After downloading, install the file
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    The next page will ask you for the preferred setup
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    Choose "Standard Setup" and tick on the check box confirming that you agree to their policies and terms.
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    Continue with the installation process until it give you a secret code
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    Take note of it and click on the "Next" button to proceed.
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    You are done installing BitTorrent Sync to your computer.
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How to Sync Files Between Your Computer and Android Using Bittorrent Sync

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    On your computer, open Bittorrent Sync and click the "Add a Sync Folder" button
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    On the "Folder sync" tab, click on the "Generate" button to make an automated pass-code
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    On the "Folder to Sync" tab, click on the "Browse" button to browse for the folder that you want to use for syncing files between devices.
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    Click on "OK" when you are done
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    A folder will be created and will now be visible on the folders tab.
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    Right click on the folder and choose "Connect Mobile Device"
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    A QR Code will appear, telling you to scan the QR code, using your phone to connect to the selected sync folder
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    You can opt to allow the mobile device full access or read-only access to your computer's sync folder.
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    Now go to your phone, and open the BitTorrent Sync application
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    On your phone, tap on the "Add Sync Folder" icon
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    You will now be taken to the BitTorrent Add Sync Folder
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    Tap on the "Choose Folder" button to choose a folder that you'd like to sync with your phone
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    Tap on "Scan QR code" to scan for the QR code generated by your computer on Step 6
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    Your phone will scan for the QR code and will return the secret code of the folder from your computer
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    Tap on the "Done" button.
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    After scanning, files from the selected phone folder will automatically download to the PC
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    Every time a new file is added to that folder, it will automatically sync upload the same file to your PC whenever there is a connection between the two devices.
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    Your phone will also show that there is a synced device online, while your computer will show that a device has been synced
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    Whenever you add files to your computer's sync folder, it will show in your mobile device's sync folder, but will NOT be automatically downloaded, in order to save space on your device
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    From the screenshot below, you can see that files were on the computer and file names are visible. However, those without check marks are not yet saved on your phone. They are just there waiting for your signal to start downloading to your phone.
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    Tap on a file to download it to your phone
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    It should have a checkmark now. You can also tap on the "Download" button on the upper-right part of the screen to automatically download un-synced files from the computer.
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    You have just successfully learned how to sync files between your phone and your computer.
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