Do you have really important files on your Android Smartphone that you want to send to your friend’s Windows Phone but you are unable to because the internet is slow and you just don’t wanna spend your data pack? What do you do to send these files There are two ways to solve this issue. The first one is easy, the second one is a bit more difficult.
The easier solution would be to use a computer. Just connect both phones to it and simply copy and paste the files from one device to another. Both phones will be shown as removable drives on the computer. This is very simple and it is the same procedure when you copy files from one flash drive to another.
Once you have finished copying the files, it may be a bit difficult to access them on your Windows Phone in case the device is still operating on Windows Phone 8. However, on Windows Phone 8.1 there is a file management system that allows you to easily access the files once you have finished copying them. Updating to Windows 8.1 is making progress steadily so this should not be a long term issue.
If you are unable to use a computer then you will have to go with the second method which requires using an app for sharing files known as Feem.
Android users have more choices however for Windows Phone users it is recommended that they use Feem app.
How Share Files By Feem App on Android and Windows Phone
- First of all download Feem on both the Windows Phone and the Android phone.
- Make sure that both devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
- Start Feem on both phones.
- Wait until the app scans for peers. Both devices will be shown in a list.
- Tap on the right arrow which is on the left side.
- You will be shown a list of folder to the right. Select the files you want to transfer from the folders.
- On your Android device you should be able to see and send any file you want. However, the Windows users are limited to sending only photos. According to Feem’s developers they are currently working on updating the app which will enable full file sharing on Windows 8.1. Still, for now, from Windows Phone you can only receive files.
- Press on the right arrow which is above the ad at the bottom
- Select your device from the list of peers. Feem will now begin sending files
Remember that the Feem app cannot be run in the background on Windows Phone and it will start showing a permanent notification instead that will ask you to open the app.
Also See this information if need to you: How to Install Apps on Android, Windows and Mac.
Another problem with the free version of Feem is the large number of ads in the app. However, considering the fact that you would be using the app for free, I am sure you can cope with this.
If you have knowledge about a different app which can enable you to share files from Android and Windows Phone please let us know in the comments.