File Transfer between PC and Mobile using TeamViewer

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File transfer between PC and mobile may be frustrating to some people. To do so, you need to find the right type of cable to use, or the proper driver to install on the PC. For some transfers, you can open your unit, remove the external card, and use a card reader on the PC. If the Bluetooth connection fails, direct cable connection fails, and everything else fails, then what is next? There's another way to copy files (like pictures, music, videos, exported contacts, etc.) from your mobile to your PC, or vice versa, from your PC to your mobile. TeamViewer is one powerful software and most people think that it is only used for remote access, but it can do more and it can be used as file transfer software.

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Advantages

  1. 1
    It's mobile and it's wireless. No need to connect a cable.
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    The software and the app are free.
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    There's no need to root your mobile to do this.
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    There's no need to configure file and folder sharing on your computer.
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    It does all of your copying needs (from mobile to computer and from computer to mobile).
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    There's no need to install software like Samsung Kies, Nokia PC Suite, or any other phone driver.
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    TeamViewer supports almost all platforms.
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Disadvantages

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    You need to have an internet connection on both mobile and PC.
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    File transfer is slow compared to direct cable connection.
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    File transfer speed depends on your internet connection.
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    Your mobile device must meet the requirements of the TeamViewer app.
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Requirements

For PC or Mac

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    Your computer must a have an internet connection.
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  • For Mobile

    1. 1
      TeamViewer app for your Mobile phone (or Tablet). The app is free on the app store.
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      Your mobile device must have an internet either through a WiFi or 3G/4G data connection.
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    How to connect

    1. 1
      Run the TeamViewer on your PC and take note of the ID and password.
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    2. 2
      Go to your mobile and run the TeamViewer app.
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      Click Files > Remote Files.
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      Enter the ID that you got from step one.
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      Enter the password that you got from step one.
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      Click "OK" and you're connected!
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    How to copy files from Mobile to PC

    1. 1
      Click "My Files"
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      Browse and go to the source folder.
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      Tick the file(s) that you want to copy.
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      Click "Remote Files"
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      Browse and go to the destination folder.
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      Click the floating "clipped paper" and click "Copy selected files here"
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      Wait until all the files are successfully copied.
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    How to copy files from PC to Mobile

    1. 1
      Click "Remote Files"
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      Browse and go to the source folder.
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      Tick the file(s) that you want to copy.
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      Click "My Files"
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      Browse and go to the destination folder.
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      Click the floating "clipped paper" and click "Copy selected files here"
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      Wait until all the files are successfully copied.
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      Files are now copied on your mobile storage device.
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    Tips Tricks & Warnings

    • TeamViewer supports PC, Mac, and Linux. You can use it for free, but make sure to chose "personal/non-commercial use" when you install it.
    • TeamViewer mobile app is free and it is available for Android, iPhone/iPad, and Windows phone.
    • When doing a file transfer, try not to let your phone go to sleep mode because it might delay the process.
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    Questions and Answers

    Is internet used to download those transferred files?

    Am asking if the size of the file transferred will be equal to the amount of bundle used?

    The internet is used to transfer files. Therefore, if you have a particular package bundle, then it will be used if you are transferring files back and forth between devices. However, you can set up Team Viewer from your PC, in which case you will not need to later download the same files to your mobile if you are sharing with others. Since there are many ways to share files from computer to mobile, such as Samsung Kies, you could use a different method to share your own files.

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    That said, in most cases, Team Viewer is intended as an application that lets you share items quickly and easily, and over great distances, such as remotely accessing a PC from an office, or even from a conference on the other side of the country.

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    How fast is 1TB file transfer via Team Viewer?

    With the free download version

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    How can I send files from the external SD card (Mobile phone) via Team Viewer?

    I have loaded Team Viewer on my Android (Samsung S4) and computer, and I am able to send files from the internal storage, but Team Viewer doesn't appear to recognize that I have an external SD card (from which I have the saved images I want to send to the computer). Is it possible to send files from the external storage on the Android device, or only from the internal storage? Thanks

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    Unable to connect to Teamviewer?

    I am unable to connect to my computer from either of my mobile. All the devices are on the same WiFi network

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    How to use Teamviewer apps on Android?

    On which kind of mobile phone this app might be used

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    How do I get the picture from filebox?

    I dropped a picture on my computer into the file box...how do I retrieve it with my iPad?

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    Give me the guidelines and steps to connect my PC and phone please I need the procedure and process?

    The procedure and steps on how to install the software

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