How to send and receive files using Wi-Fi Direct

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Mel Khamlichi
Mel Khamlichihttp://www.osradar.com
Founder of Osradar, from Amsterdam Netherlands

Hi, how are you? Today we’re going to talk a little about Wi-Fi Direct technology. This is a technology designed for direct communication between devices. That is, it is a protocol with which users can exchange files wirelessly. This replaces Bluetooth and offers speeds 10 times faster. In addition, it is not necessary to be connected to the Internet, but to the same local network. Also, this protocol can be used for other functions such as printing a file from your laptop or mobile phone on a wireless printer compatible with this technology. Additionally, you can also play files on the TV screen or pass the photos from a camera. But this time, we’ll focus on data transfer. So look at how to send and receive files using Wi-Fi Direct.

How to send and receive files between Android 10 using Wi-Fi Direct

Instant messaging apps are an option for exchanging files. Email is also used for that. We have even shown you how to send large files using your web browser. But today we will see how to take advantage of Wi-Fi direct technology to send and receive files. In fact, this protocol is faster than Bluetooth and does not consume connection data. On the other hand, this functionality is present since Android 4.0. Consequently, it is very likely that your smartphone has it. As a negative point, you have to resort to third party applications to take advantage of all the capacity. In the first place, you have to download and install the app from this link. Once permissions have been granted, please activate the pin to enable Wi-Fi Direct.

Activate Wi-Fi direct in the app.

The operation of the app is very intuitive. Since the moment of sending a file, a code written and in QR format is generated. It is enough that the other device with the app installed, enters the generated code. Immediately the file will be sent.

Generates the code to be copied to the other Android device.
Generates the code to be copied to the other Android device.

Below we detail the process in the reception device. In the first place, enter the generated code.

Add the generated code.
Add the generated code.

Please wait while the devices couple.

Wait a moment while the connection between devices is made.
Wait a moment while the connection between devices is made.

After a few moments, depending on the size of the file, the transfer will be completed.

Successful file transfer.
Successful file transfer.

Send and receive files between Android and Windows 10

If you have a desktop device, then you can use Send Anywhere to send and receive files. Indeed, this transfer can be done using the desktop app for Windows 10. Similarly, the transfer can be made directly from the web browser. With this intention, enter this web address. Once there, write down the generated code or generate your own code as you send or receive files.

Send or receive files directly from your web browser.
Send or receive files directly from your web browser.

From here on, the procedure is identical to the one described in the previous section.

Conclusion

At the end of the day, we saw how to send and receive files using Wi-Fi Direct. This technology allows for faster transfer than Bluetooth. Also, no internet connection is required. Consequently, it does not generate connection costs. Moreover, it is multi-platform since it is only necessary that the devices are connected to the same network. Bye!

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