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Transfer Files without WiFi with Samsung’s WiFi Transfer

January 14, 2016 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Ever needed to transfer a file from one device to another? Or you wan to share that awesome selfie you just took with your friends, to your friends without posting it on Instagram or Facebook? Samsung has a solution, and it doesn’t even require network connectivity. Samsung’s WiFi Transfer launched on the Google Play Store today, allowing users to transfer files between devices. This doesn’t just work with Android devices either, you are able to transfer files to your computer from your smartphone as well.

Using WiFi Direct, Samsung WiFi Transfer sets up its own connection with the other device to send files over. Much quicker than connecting via Bluetooth, and even easier than using a WiFi network or mobile network to send these files. Most of all because it won’t use your data. Now the only downside here is that you do need a Samsung device to use Samsung WiFi Transfer. To start the transfer you’ll need a Samsung smartphone or tablet, but the device you are transferring to doesn’t need to be a Samsung device. WiFi Transfer can also backup your data, although there is a limited amount of space for backing up files and such.

If you don’t have a Samsung device, you can use alternatives, there are many other alternatives on the Google Play Store already. In fact, a pretty popular one is AirDroid. Which can send files back and forth between your phone, and another phone, tablet or even a computer. It’s a pretty simple process, but one that is pretty darn handy. Of course, there are also some flash drives that are compatible with USB OTG for smartphones that work pretty well too. Sandisk has a few really good ones available right now, and they go all the way up to 128GB of storage.

Samsung’s WiFi Transfer is available on the Google Play Store now. It’s compatible with some devices, but not all. Of course, Samsung devices are listed as being compatible, but we’re also seeing some others being included. Likely those that have WiFi Direct support. You can pick up the app from the link down below.

Samsung WiFi Transfer