How to Transfer Files and Apps from One Android to Another Over Wi-Fi

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tap wifi file sharingWhen you are living with fellow Android users under the same roof, often you could find yourself in situations when you need to transfer files (music, photo, videos) and apps from one device to another. If there are only one or two files or apps, we can use Bluetooth to accomplish the task. But if there are more than just a couple of files and apps, transferring them using Bluetooth can take forever.

Using computer as a middleware is an option and can take care of the transfer in a short time but why use it when there’s something more convenient available? Today we will see how we can transfer these files and apps from one Android device to another over Wi-Fi without using any other device in the middle. We will use TapPouch Wi-Fi File Transfer, a simple, free Android app, for the task.

Using TapPouch Wi-Fi File Transfer on Android

Step 1: Download and install TapPouch Wi-Fi File Transfer for Phone on both the Android devices you are planning to use for the file transfer. The app works on all the devices running on Android version 2.2 or above. Also make sure that both the devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

Step 2: Now launch the app on both of them. The app will open in Share mode by default. To share some files, tap the option Share Files/Folder on the sender device and select the files, media, or apps you would like to share. When you are done, tap the share button to get started.

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On the receiving device, tap the button Get Files/Folders once the transfer on the sender device starts.

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Step 3: The sender device will generate a unique 6-digit PIN which you will have to enter in the receiving device to authenticate yourself.

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Step 4: Once the authentication is successful, the transfer will start and the files will be saved to the receiving device memory card. You can see all the transferred files through Manage Mode—>ViewPouch.

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The app comes with a fairly decent file manager using which you can perform simple operations on the files. You can also transfer content of a folder on the whole by selecting the folder and transferring it using the file manager.

Conclusion

TapPouch Wi-Fi File Transfer is a must have app if you find yourself in such file transfer situations often. If you don’t have a router, here’s a simple trick using which you can create a Wi-Fi hotspot using your laptop.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/jacob.banner.754 Jacob Banner

    thnx for this post. i have read about this app in a different forum but they gave bad link and wrong name of app. this post made it very simple thnx for putting it together

  • http://www.facebook.com/joanne.westwood Joanne Westwood

    I recently opened a Google apps account. Now the apps I had on my old gmail account are not registered with this account, and not uploading on to my phone. Is there a way to transfer those purchased apps to a different email account?

    • Arjun Chetna

      Currently, no. You cannot transfer apps.

  • sach

    hi.. this is an amazing you have built.
    if you can, please give me the code for this app

    • Gauti

      yeah can you provide a little snippet also it will be helpful for us…

  • j

    i’m currently using this app since i shattered the screen off my old htc one x and dreaded downloaindg my apps again. it works like a charm. it transferred 135 apps fairly quickly, and i highly recommend it

  • http://nethungama.blogspot.com/ KHUSHPREET SINGH

    another app for Transfer Files and Apps from One Android to Another Over Wi-Fi
    APP: “FLASH TRANSFER”

    http://nethungama.blogspot.in/2013/09/flash-transfer-apk.html