Transfer Files from Your PC to an Android Device Using Qr Codes

Edited by Michael J., Lynn, Dougie, casiago and 2 others

If you happen to regularly transfer files from your PC to your Android device through WiFi, then the qrSend application could make your life a little bit easier. This new app comes in two versions, one for PC and one for an Android-based mobile device. The PC version is designed to allow you to translate computer files into their corresponding QR code representation. The mobile version lets you scan that QR code using your mobile device's camera in order to start the file transfer from PC to the mobile device.

Was this helpful? Yes | No | I need help

This tool will save you from the hassle of the drag-and-drop method, which is the common process for transferring files between PC and mobile devices. It is seamless and easy. And here are the steps to do it.

Was this helpful? Yes | No | I need help
Transfer Files from Your PC to an Android Device Using Qr Codes 75992.jpg

Ad

Steps

  1. 1
    Download the qrSend app from the Google Play store and install it on your Android device.[1]
    Advertisement
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help
  2. 2
    Download the qrSend app for Windows and install it on your PC [2]
    .
    The app is also available for OSX and Linux-based computers. The qrSend application does not have any graphical user interface. Once the installation is finished, the qrSend just adds a new shell extension to the right-click context menu of your Windows operating system.
    Advertisement
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help
  3. 3
    Right-click on the file you wish to send to your Android device.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help
  4. 4
    Click the "Send with qrSend" option
    .
    A QR code should be generated and displayed on your computer screen.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help
  5. 5
    Open the qrSend app on your Android device.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help
  6. 6
    Tap the "Upload" button located at the top of the screen
    .
    If the app prompts you to install barcode scanner, tap 'Yes" and the app will automatically download it.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help
  7. 7
    Scan the QR code of the computer file by using your Android device's camera.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help
  8. 8
    That's it, the file transfer should now automatically begin.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help
  9. 9
    You can access the file directly from the qrSend interface on your Android device by tapping the eye button next to the file.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help
  10. 10
    You can also set a different download folder for the transferred files by tapping the wrench icon on the upper-right portion of the qrSend interface.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help
  11. 11

Questions and Answers

Sports teams are using mobile entry more and more?

I would like to know if there is a way to transfer QR codes from phone to computer back to phone for tickets to games. I have tried: Nothing. I think it was caused by: Not sure

Yes, you can. There are numerous ways to do that. Let us list the top three.

Option 1.

  1. 1
    Scan the QR code with your mobile device.
    Advertisement
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help
  2. 2
    Copy the link from your browser and send an email with it to your computer.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help
  3. 3
    Send the email back to your mobile device when needed.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

Option 2.

  1. 1
    Scan the QR code with your mobile device.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help
  2. 2
    Take a picture of the QR code.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help
  3. 3
    Send the image to your computer (via email or USB).
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help
  4. 4
    Scan the QR code by uploading it online to Online QR Code Decoder
    .
    You can also just show the URL to that service on your PC.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help
  5. 5
    You can send the QR code back by sending the picture back to the smartphone.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help
  6. 6
    Than, you can scan your QR-code image on your Android smartphone by using QR Droid Code Scanner.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

Option 3.

  1. 1
    Scan the QR code on your computer by using a Web camera
    .
    You can use any QR recognition software like ScanQR Chrome plug-in.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help
  2. 2
    You can take a picture with the Web camera to send it to the smartphone.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help
    Advertisement

Referencing this Article

If you need to reference this article in your work, you can copy-paste the following depending on your required format:

APA (American Psychological Association)
Transfer Files from Your PC to an Android Device Using Qr Codes. (2017). In VisiHow. Retrieved May 24, 2017, from http://visihow.com/Transfer_Files_from_Your_PC_to_an_Android_Device_Using_Qr_Codes

Was this helpful? Yes | No | I need help

MLA (Modern Language Association) "Transfer Files from Your PC to an Android Device Using Qr Codes." VisiHow, visihow.com/Transfer_Files_from_Your_PC_to_an_Android_Device_Using_Qr_Codes Accessed 24 May 2017.

Was this helpful? Yes | No | I need help

Chicago / Turabian VisiHow.com. "Transfer Files from Your PC to an Android Device Using Qr Codes." Accessed May 24, 2017. http://visihow.com/Transfer_Files_from_Your_PC_to_an_Android_Device_Using_Qr_Codes.

Was this helpful? Yes | No | I need help

If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.

Comments

VisiHow welcomes all comments. If you do not want to be anonymous, register or log in. It is free.

Article Info

Categories : General Android Mobiles & Tablets

Recent edits by: VisiHow, casiago, Dougie

Share this Article:

Thanks to all authors for creating a page that has been read 3,454 times.

Do you have a question not answered in this article?
Click here to ask one of the writers of this article
x

Thank Our Volunteer Authors.

Would you like to give back to the community by fixing a spelling mistake? Yes | No