Use Wi-Fi Direct on Huawei phone

Almost all Huawei mobile phones have the Wi-Fi Direct feature included natively. You can use Wi-Fi Direct on Huawei phone without any third-party apps. WiFi Direct allows us to connect two compatible devices wirelessly without internet connection, and quickly transfer files without the hassle of cables. It is like Bluetooth. But Wi-Fi Direct is easier to use, we don’t need to pair two devices together. Best of all, the Wi-Fi range and transfer speeds are significantly higher than those of Bluetooth. It is the perfect solution when you need to share big files between mobile phones, such as those heavy apps, movies, zip files.

We use a Huawei Nova in the demo. The user interfaces might vary across different phone models. If you use other Android phones, such as Samsung, Huawei, Lenovo, ZTE, Nexus, Xiaomi, refer to this guide to use Wi-Fi Direct to share files on Android phones.

How to set up Wi-Fi Direct on Huawei phone?

To turn on Wi-Fi Direct on Huawei phone, go to Settings > Wireless & networks > Wi-Fi. Tap the toggle to turn on Wi-Fi first. It doesn’t matter if no Wi-Fi network available, you don’t have to connect to any Wi-Fi network in order to use Wi-Fi Direct on Huawei phone. Once the Wi-Fi is turned on, you can find the Wi-Fi Direct button below the Wi-fi networks list at the screen bottom.

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Touch Wi-Fi Direct button to start searching all nearby devices. Any available devices will be found and listed, mobile phones, computers. Tap a device in the list, a connection request will be sent to the other device. Tap Accept or Connect in the Wi-Fi Direct configuration screen on the other phone to connect both phones via Wi-Fi Direct.

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Send files via Wi-Fi Direct from Huawei phone

To transfer photos, videos from Huawei phone to other Android phones, open the Gallery app on your phone, select the photos and/or videos, tap Share > Wi-Fi Direct, the Choose Wi-Fi Direct device screen pops up where you can tap on a connected phone to send the selected files to.

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To share more files via Wi-Fi direct on Huawei phone, go into the Files app, you can then select and transfer not only images, but also audios, music, videos, documents, Office documents, archives, apps and even more through Wi-Fi Direct.

On the receiving Huawei phone, go to enable Wi-Fi from the Wi-Fi settings screen, touch Wi-Fi Direct to enable detection. When you receive an incoming file prompt, touch Accept to begin the transfer. The received file will be saved under Files in the Wi-Fi Direct folder by default.

If you want to send files from Huawei to other phones, like Samsung, Xiaomi, Nexus, Tecno mobile, or the other way around, you need to use a third-party file transfer or manager app. You may refer to this guide to setup and use Wi-Fi Direct on Android phone for more details.

3 thoughts on “Use Wi-Fi Direct on Huawei phone”

  1. When I try to throw foto (from Gallery) to my smart TV I get comment :
    “only Huawei devices are supported”
    Smart TV is a Sony Bravia
    smartphone is Huawei Mate 20 lite
    Please help

  2. I have the exact same problem … unacceptable. My device is a Huawei P30
    Mobile… Samsung and Apple … only.

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