Sharing files using Bluetooth looks so old school nowadays, especially when the files that are shared are no longer just a few MBs. Thanks to decreasing space complexity, even an HD music video is about a quarter of a GB. And you don’t need an expert to tell you that Bluetooth is not an ideal mode of communication in such a scenario. In that case, it can take ages to transfer files between devices.
The best mode of transfer here would be to use Wi-Fi and we have already covered how to transfer big files between devices when it comes to iPhone and Android. But a Windows phone was always left out of the discussion, as it lacked the necessary features to join the party. Now, things have changed and thanks to an app called Feem, Windows Phone users can share media to other devices on the same Wi-Fi network seamlessly.
Let’s have a look at how to use the app to transfer files to and from a Windows device over Wi-Fi. Before we continue, just make sure you download and install Feem on both devices that will be sending and receiving the files. The app is available for almost all major platforms and is totally free to install.
Transferring Files Using Feem
Once you have Feem running on two or more devices that are connected to the same Wi-Fi network, just press the scan button on the app’s home screen. Feem will detect the smartphones on the network that are running the app and will display their names under the Connected Devices section. You will also see the operating system and the model of the connected device, which can be really helpful if you have more than one phone connecting.
Note: If you don’t have a Wi-Fi hotspot around, you can use Android or iOS to create one and then connect to the Windows phone. I have tested it personally so I can guarantee that it will work.
The only thing left now is to send the files. Using Feem, you can either send a bunch of files or an entire folder. All the files that you queue are shown in the sending list. Likewise, a list of receiving files will be updated on the other device. In the settings you can change the default download folder and whether you wish to keep the auto-download option.
There’s an option to chat as well between the connected devices. Simply tap on the chat icon and send a message to any of the connected phones. The smiles next to the messages indicate if they are delivered to the recipient. Feem Lite is ad-supported; you can upgrade to the pro version to get an ad-free interface. But if ads are not a problem, you can continue to use the lite version without any limitations.
So that was how you can use Feem to effortlessly transfer files and media between devices, even Windows Phones. The ability to chat and transfer files can come in handy for college grads, if you know what I mean. But it’s on you to use the app to it’s full productiveness. Do try out the service and share with us your experience while transferring files between devices.