How to Transfer Files to an Android Wireless With Windows

Updated August 16, 2017

Files can be added from a Windows computer to an Android device through a variety of methods, but one of the most convenient is by transferring the files wirelessly. The built-in Android Media Share app enables Android users to transfer files from to an Android from Windows wirelessly. Wirelessly transferring files to an Android merely requires connecting to your computer's Wi-Fi network and then correctly configuring Media Share.

Tap the "Settings" icon on your Android device's home screen.

Choose "Wireless & networks." Check the box next to "Wi-Fi" to enable it.

Press "Wi-Fi settings" and tap your wireless network. Enter the password and tap "Join" to connect your Android to the wireless network.

Tap and drag down the "Notifications" bar at the top of the Android device's screen. Choose the "Connection Detected" icon to launch Media Share.

Press "Start." Tap "Computer" on the Android.

Choose "Windows Folder Sharing" to enable it.

Right-click the files you want to transfer to the Android wirelessly with Windows and select "Copy."

Select "Start," and then click "Computer." Choose "Network." Double-click the Android device's icon under "Media Devices."

Right-click within the Android's folder and select "Paste" to transfer files to the Android wirelessly with Windows.

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Catherine Hewson has been writing professionally since 2006, contributing to a variety of websites. She is also a technical writer with extensive experience in Android/iPhone development and PC repair. Hewson holds a Bachelor of Science in computer information systems from the University of Michigan-Flint and works as an IT project manager.