Transfer Files from Galaxy S4 to PC Using Wi-Fi

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You can transfer files via WiFi many different ways. Some of them are exclusive for Samsung-to-Samsung devices using Smart Switch while others are generic for everyone. We will teach you one method that can be applicable to any Android device and any computer or laptop as long as both devices are connected to the same network. Another advantage of this method is that even if your computer does not have WiFi, as long as it is connected to the same network as your phone (LAN), you can still wirelessly transfer files from and to both devices.

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  1. 1
    Download Airdroid.
    You need Airdroid to have control of your device using your computer. You can send and receive SMS, take screenshots, use the camera, and transfer files between your phone and a computer. Follow the procedures below to download Airdroid:
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    1. Go to your Home menu and tap on the Apps icon.
    2. On your application list, tap on Play Store to open it.
    3. On Play Store, search for "Airdroid" and open the first link.
    4. Download and install Airdroid on your device.
    5. Done.
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  2. 2
    Connect both devices (computer and Galaxy S4) to the same network.
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  3. 3
    Transfer data from your phone to your computer.
     
    1. Open Airdroid on your App list. Airdroid will display an IP address. This is your phone's IP address.
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    2. Open the browser on your computer and type in the IP address as shown on your phone.
    3. Your phone will now be connected to your device and you will be ready for transferring files.
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    4. On your computer's browser, choose a folder where the file that you want to transfer is located. For this example, click on Photos.
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    5. From the selected folder, choose a file that you want to transfer to your computer by putting a check mark on the lower-left part of it.
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    6. After selecting your desired files, tap on the Download button to start downloading the selected file to your computer.
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    7. When the transfer is complete, you will see the selected file in your Downloads folder on your computer. If you are using Chrome, the downloaded file/s will be shown on the lower-left part of your browser. Click on the small arrow icon beside the download file and choose Show in folder to go directly to the folder location of the transferred file.
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    8. You will now see that your transferred file in your computer. You are successful with the wireless transfer.
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    Transfer data from your computer to your phone.
     
    1. On your computer's browser, choose a folder where the file that you want to transfer is located. For this example, tap on the "Files" folder.
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    2. Once you are in the folder, tap on the upload button.
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    3. You will now see an "upload page" where you need to drag and drop files from your computer to transfer them to your phone.
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    4. Go to your computer's folder containing the desired file for transfer. Drag and drop it to the "upload tab" on your browser.
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    5. File will now be uploaded to your phone and you will see a "Success" status under Progress once the upload is complete.
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    6. Go to your file explorer and open the location on your phone where you uploaded the file.
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    7. You will now see the transferred file on your phone. Wireless transfer of the file from your computer to your phone is successful.
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Questions and Answers

I have a Samsung S4 and I'm trying to transfer files to and from my PC using WiFi, but I keep getting a notification that I need permission from the server to transfer files.

How do I change the permission on the S4? I am using Windows XP explorer, and have transferred files, and it worked OK?

It sounds like the problems you are having are just the result of needing to update Air Drop, or disconnect and reauthorize your device. The methods we discussed in this article are specific to the Air Drop application, so that should solve your problem.

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That said, there are actually a number of methods you can use to transfer files from the Samsung Galaxy S4 to your PC. If you would like to use other methods to transfer files, you can read about them in our guide on how to transfer files between the Samsung Galaxy S4 and PC.

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If you have additional questions or need more help, just ask. Have a great day.

Connect both devices (computer and Galaxy S4) to the same network?

Connect Galaxy S4 to PC via wireless

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How do I access my cell phone from my laptop?

How do I look at my Galaxy S4 from my laptop?

We have an article on how to do that: Transfer Files from Samsung Galaxy S4 to PC and Vice Versa. You need to install Samsung KIES for your phone. Mac laptops also have a solution called File Transfer, which works with S4. You can try either.

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Transferring files without using data cable?

I want to transfer files from my PC to Samsung S4 without data cable connection. what are the possible ways? The first method is sending an email to yourself from your PC and opening the email messages on the phone to save the contents. This is good to send a couple of pictures to yourself. Alternatively, go to https://www.dropbox.com, register, and start uploading your files from your PC to Dropbox. On your Galaxy S4, install Dropbox and you will be able to open the same shared folders from the phone by using the same log-in name and password.

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The second method involves installing AirDroid. You will be able to open a web page on your computer that is shown on the screen after running AirDroid and enter the passcode from the same application. Then, you can just upload files by using the "Toolbox" section. Other applications that follow the same procedure are Wi-Fi File Explorer PRO (paid) and Wi-Fi File Transfer (free).

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How can I share document from PC to Samsung Galaxy S4?

How can I share a document from PC to Samsung Galaxy S4. I have tried: No. I think it was caused by: I don't know

The easiest method is just sending an email message with the document to yourself. Other most popular methods, besides the one in the article, include:

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Airdroid, have I added it yet, I don't know?

Airdroid, have I added it yet, I don't know!. I have tried: ---. I think it was caused by: ---

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Airdroid app has been installing for hours on my Samsung Galaxy S4. why?

Why is Airdroid app taking so long to be installed on my Samsung Galaxy S4?

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How do I share a file on my home network with my Galaxy S2 Tab and my other computers on my home network?

I would like to use my tablet as a computer to share files on my home network with my other computers. I have tried: I don't know how to look on the tablet for the other devices.

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Where can I find my IP address on my newly installed Android app?

Where can I find my IP address on my newly installed Android app?

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