Don’t you for a very long time transfer files from Android to Android Smartphone using Bluetooth?
The answer is definitely YES! I too do the same.
Even though our phones have changed from small and compact feature phones to big and better Android Smartphone, we still use Bluetooth to transfer files from Android to Android Smartphone, isn’t it?
It’s the only thing that has stayed constant even after the death of Feature Phones.
Well I too did the same, I used to use Bluetooth to transfer files from Android to Android Smartphone and I was pretty OK with it since I had to transfer only small pictures, music and documents in the range of 1-2 MB.
But things dawned on me for once I had to transfer a 118MB ZIP file to another Android Smartphone.
It took almost 11-12 Minutes to share the file on another Smartphone.
I was really pissed off and definitely not that patient to wait for so long. That’s the time when I desperately needed to search for something that was Quick, Effective and Easily Doable.
My search ended on a technology that could transfer files at 40Mbps.
I found an app that uses Wi-Fi Direct technology to transfer files at such blazing speed.
The app is called as SuperBeam. It’s the perfect choice when one needs to transfer large files between two Android Smartphones.
Using SuperBeam is very straightforward!
I’m going to show how to use SuperBeam to transfer files from Android to Android Smartphone but before that let me give you a quick overview of it, shall I?
What is SuperBeam?
It is an Android App that uses Wi-Fi Direct Technology to transfer large files between two Android Smartphones instantaneously.
The app only requires you to enable Wi-Fi on your Android Device and it does everything for you.
Unlike Bluetooth, two devices can be paired using QR Code, NFC or Manual Key (available in PRO version Only)
SuperBeam uses the 8080 port to transfer all kind of files; enabling you to have more compatibility among restricted Wi-Fi Networks.
Note: This app doesn’t require an active WLAN connection; one just needs to enable Wi-Fi on his device to transfer files. In simple term you do not need Internet Connection to transfer files; Wi-Fi Direct is just like Bluetooth but very quick.
Transfer Files from Android to Android Smartphone using SuperBeam?
Download SuperBeam via Google Play Store; unfortunately it’s not available for iOS and Windows powered smartphones.
Right now I’m going to demonstrate how to transfer files from Android to Android Smartphone using SuperBeam.
Are you Ready? Here we go.
SuperBeam undeniably has a clean interface that is fairly easy to use.
In our demo, I’ll transfer a ZIP file (98.6MB files size) from Micromax Canvas A110 (transferring phone) to Asus Zenfone 5 (receiving phone)
- Step 1: Select the file type you’d like to transfer. In my case, I’ll tap on ‘Files and Folders’ locate and select ‘Demofile.zip’ and tap on ‘Send’ icon (see image).
Note: Videos or images captured via camera will be found in the folder named DCIM.
- Step 2: SuperBeam, on my transferring Smartphone has now generated a QR Code. I now need to scan this QR Code from my receiving phone i.e Asus Zenfone 5.
- Step 3: Tap on ‘Scan QR Code’ on receiving device, this will fire up phone’s camera and scan the QR Code.
- Step 4: In this step, SuperBeam does all the rest as it transfers our demo file at about 40Mbps speed and was able to successfully transfer the ZIP file under 20 seconds.
I transferred the same file later with Bluetooth and it took me almost 10 Minutes to do it. Using SuperBeam I saved 3000% of my time, isn’t that cool?
Truly SuperBeam and Wi-Fi Direct saved huge amount of my time and will definitely do it for you too.
I’d surely recommend this to anyone I know who wastes lot of time to transfer files from Android to Android Smartphone using Bluetooth, won’t you too?
Things to know:
- Bluetooth on or off does not make any difference.
- If your WiFi is on – still it does not consume any GBs of your internet connection.
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