How to Manage and Transfer Photos/Files From Your Android Phone to PC Without Connecting USB Cable

You want to transfer some photos from your Android phone to your computer to upload it online, or may be you need to update the music library on the Android with the latest tracks you have on your desktop. The snag you encounter here is that you are not able to recall where you kept your USB data cable last time after using it. Transferring files via Bluetooth will take ages, and thus you end up frustrated, consequently postponing the process.

Do you find yourself in the aforementioned situation often enough? If your answer is yes, we have just the right thing (actually an Android app) to bring a smile to your face.

AirDroid is a nifty Android app that lets you manage and control your Android device from a web browser “over-the-air”, meaning without connecting USB cable.

Cool Tip: Indeed, you need a Wi-Fi connection to connect your computer with your phone, but even if you don’t have a router at your home, you could create a Virtual Access Point on your Windows 7 laptop and let the phone share the connection wirelessly.

To get started, download and install AirDroid from the Market. Once you run the application you will be given an IP address and a self-generated password. Both of these will help you connect to your Android using your computer.

air droid on android

Note: Please make sure, both your phone and your computer are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

Now open your browser on the desktop  and enter the IP address along with the port number you see on the AirDroid main screen in the URL field, and press enter. Your browser will communicate with AirDroid application running on your mobile and open the password authentication screen.

connect

Enter the password AirDroid has generated for you and voila! you get a wonderful dashboard from where you can view and control almost any gamut of your Android smartphone.

By default, on the right-hand side you can see the details of the phone you have connected, on top there’s a search app tool and on the left-hand side are the icons to control contacts, messages, files, etc on your Android.

welcome screen

All the elements on the main screen can be dragged and dropped, and thus you can customize it as per your needs. The application gives you the power to manage files, wield messages and contacts, view and transfer photos, listen and manage music, install and uninstall applications. You can even change your ringtone quickly and easily!!

All the modules are very impressive, and at the same time, they are easy to work on. The file manager, for example, resembles the Windows explorer quite a bit. The application manager makes installing, uninstalling and exporting (backup) of the applications a cakewalk. Downloading and playing media file was never so easy.

file mamager

applicaition manager

You can control your SMS and Contacts, and that’s not all, if you are feeling lazy to write SMS using your Android keyboard, you can compose and send a text using AirDroid running on your browser.

SMS

Impressive huh? So go on, install and use it today, it’s free!!

Conclusion

The application impressed me to the core and to be frank, there’s nothing I didn’t like about the application. I am sure you too will love it.

Don’t forget to share with us what you think about the app and remember, we are always a comment away if you face any difficulty while working on it.

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