Consumers will soon be able to transfer files wirelessly between the Samsung’s Link to Windows app and Microsoft’s Your Phone app for Windows 10. Sending files and photos from your PC to your Galaxy phone or visa-versa is about to become much quicker and simpler, provided your devices meet all of the requirements. Though the feature is only live for Windows 10 Insiders at the moment, the fact that it was included in the newest test build means general consumers should soon get their hands on this update.
Wireless file transfers will only work on Samsung devices that can run the Link to Windows app version 1.5 or higher. Devices that have been greenlit for this version are the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S20, and Note 10. Any users using devices older than these will need to make sure their device supports Windows app 1.5 or newer.
At this time, only 100 files can be transferred at a time via Link to Windows–not to mention each individual file must be 512MB or less. In order for this process to work, both devices must be connected to the same WiFi network.
Do your devices meet all of these requirements? Finally, here’s how you can wirelessly share files between your PC and Samsung smartphone.
Before you are ready to share files, you need to:
- Make sure your PC and smartphone are connected to the same wireless network.
- Open the Link to Windows app on your smartphone and make sure the Link to Windows option is turned on.
Send Files from your Samsung Galaxy to your Windows PC
Now that your devices are ready, here are instructions for sending files from your Samsung phone to your PC:
- Use My Files or Gallery to find the file(s) on your phone that you want to transfer.
- Press and hold the file you want until a checkmark appears–now you can select any other files you wish to transfer at this time.
- Long-press again, then drag the files you selected to the desired location on your PC.
- Wait until the transfers complete.
Send Files from your Windows PC to your Samsung smartphone
If you’re looking to send files in the other direction, here are instructions for sending files from your PC to your Samsung smartphone:
- Open the Your Phone app on your PC.
- Drag and drop the file(s) you wish to transfer to the Your Phone window.
- Wait for the files to transfer. (Note: Minimizing or closing the Your Phone window before the files have been copied will stop the transfer.
Transferred files are sent to your Samsung smartphone’s Downloads folder.
Originally published on LifeHacker.
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