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How to Transfer Large Files Between Two Android Devices with Files by Google

There are lots of ways to transfer large files. If you want to transfer a large file — such as a movie — from an Android device to another one, you can try using Files by Google.

In case you haven’t heard, Files by Google is a file manager app for Android developed by Google. In addition to its main function to manage your Android files, Files by Google also comes with supporting features, including file transfer feature. You can use the file transfer feature of Files by Google to send a large file to a nearby Android device.

In order to be able to transfer files between two Android devices, you need to connect both devices to the same Wi-Fi hotspot since Files by Google will transfer your files via Wi-Fi. Files by Google — according to its official documentation — uses an encrypted connection to protect your private data. Files by Google also requires you to turn on the Bluetooth on your Android devices, which is used to scan the nearby devices.

How to use Files by Google to transfer files

First and foremost, you definitely need to install the Files by Google app on your devices first. You can get it on Google Play.

  • On the sender device

Launch the Files by Google app on the device you want to transfer the files from. Tap the Share menu followed by the Send button.

On the first use, Files by Google will ask for permissions. Tap Allow to continue and follow the on-screen instructions.

  • On the recipient device

Launch the Files by Google app on the device you want to transfer the files to. Tap the Share menu followed by the Receive button.

On the first use, Files by Google will ask for permissions. Tap Allow to continue and follow the on-screen instructions.

  • Start transferring

Return to the sender device. You should now see the recipient device on the nearby devices list. Select the device you want to transfer the files to from the list.

Files by Google will connect the sender device with the selected device (the recipient device). Confirm by tapping the Connect button on the recipient device.

On the sender device, select the files you want to transfer and tap the Send button.

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