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Android and PC file sharing via WiFi Direct

Zapya is a free, cross-platform file transfer solution. It allows two devices to connect through Wi-Fi, hotspot or Wi-fi Direct. When you don’t have access to Wi-Fi network, you can still use it to share files across various devices through personal hotspot or WiFi Direct. Today, we will show you how to share files between Android phone and Windows computer via WiFi Direct using this free app.

Get the file transfer for PC and mobile phone here before we get started. Zapya works with all major Android devices, like Samsung, LG, Huawei, Xiaomi, ZTE, Lenovo, Nexus, and Windows OS, such as Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, etc.

Step 1. Turn on Wi-Fi on both Android and PC

Go to turn on Wi-fi on your mobile phone and computer. You don’t have to connect your Android device or Windows PC to any Wi-fi network.

Step 2. Setup Wi-Fi Direct on Android

Run Zapya app on the mobile phone, tap the Transfer button at the bottom to open the Connect to Share screen like this.

zapya for android phone to connect and share
zapya for android phone to connect and share

Tap Set Wifi options. In the next pop-up dialog, change the WiFi type from WiFi hotspot to WiFi Direct. Touch OK button to save and quit.

zapya for android set option to create group
zapya for android set option to create group

Return to the Connect to Share screen, then tap Create Group to create a WiFi Direct group on your Android phone. You will then get the group name, password and a QR code beneath.

Step 3. Connect PC to Android WiFi Direct

Launch Zapya file transfer program on your computer, click Join Group, the transfer app will automatically search for connectable groups nearby. Wait until it found your mobile phone, click Connect besides the phone name, then type in the group password to connect.

zapya for windows to connect mobile phones
zapya for windows to connect mobile phones

Step 4. Copy files from phone to PC or vice versa

Once the two devices are connected in Zapya, you can easily select and send files from Android phone to Windows computer or the other way around via WiFi Direct. It is very intuitive to use.

Zapya send files from PC to mobile phone
Zapya send files from PC to mobile phone

Android WiFi direct file share

Similarly, you can also use Zapya to transfer files between Android phones through Wi-Fi Direct.

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