Android phones have bigger and bigger storage nowadays and more people are using their phones to store a large amount of data. Sometimes people want to use their phone to store important that later can be transferred to another device.
The good news is, it’s so easy to transfer big files from Android phone to other devices thanks to apps that are designed specifically to help users transfer their files. We’ve picked some of the best apps that can help you transfer files small or big easily.
WeTransfer has two version that you can use, web or app. It allows you to transfer 2GB of files for free and if you want more the premium plan allows you to transfer up to 20GB.
The reason why you might want to use the web version is to save space and cut installation time. Simply put in your email address, recipient’s email and add your files.
If you have a Gmail account, there is no reason to not use Google Drive or GD. The desktop version of Gmail is integrated with GD and allows you to transfer big files up to 10GB files.
With Android sadly there is no integration feature like in desktop but you can still upload your file via GD. Choose the file you want to upload, add recipient’s email address or select Send a copy to allow them to get their own copy.
Android Beam has been included in every Android release since version 4.0 and it’s one of the most underrated features. With Android Beam you can send file between two Android phones instantly without hassle.
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Android Beam uses technology called NFC or Near Field Communication, you need to allow NFC in the menu setting before you can use it. Once activated, select the file you want to transfer, and put two phones’ chip against each other. You can’t use Android Beam to transfer file to an iPhone or PC.
Send Anywhere is a really popular and powerful app for people who want to transfer big files from their Android device. The app allows you to upload up to 50GB files and create a link for 1TB files. Send Anywhere uses Wi-Fi to share your files and it’s a very efficient and fast way to transfer file.
Your files will retain its original quality, so you don’t need to worry of data loss or compression. To make the transfer more secure, you will need to enter a 6-digit key to make the connection for file transfer. Remember that sometimes, video files are not displayed properly in the gallery and the app needs a lot of permission to work effectively.
Last but not least is Dropbox. You can easily share files and sync folders with Dropbox. You can use it for free and receive 2GB of storage. The user interface is simple and easy to use and the app works without any problems at all.
2GB of storage might not be enough for some people, and it is much smaller compared to Google Drive. If you need more storage, then you’ll have to pay for a premium plan.