How To Share Files Wirelessly Between Windows 10 And Your Samsung Phone

The latest Windows 10 Insider build now supports wireless file transfers between the Samsung Link to Windows app and Microsoft’s Your Phone app for Windows 10. This should make sending photos and other files between your PC and your Galaxy smartphones much easier, provided you meet all the requirements.

For now, the feature is only live for Windows 10 Insiders, but its presence in the newest test build means it should be coming to general users soon. Similarly, wireless file transfers only work on Samsung devices that can run the “Link to Windows” app version 1.5 or higher. The Galaxy S10, S20, and Note 10 should all be fine, but users with older devices will need to check which version of the app they’re using.

And those aren’t the only caveats: only 100 files can be transferred at a time via Link to Windows; each individual file must be 512MB or less; and both devices must be connected to the same wifi network in order for the process to work (obviously).

If you clear all those requirements, here’s how to wirelessly share files between your PC and Samsung smartphone.

Setup

  1. Make sure your smartphone and PC are connected to the same wireless network, then follow these instructions to pair your devices.

  2. Open the “Link to Windows” app on your phone and make sure the Link to Windows option is turned on.

To send files from your Samsung phone to your PC

  1. Use “My Files” or “Gallery” to find the file(s) on your phone that you want to send.

  2. Long-press a file until a check mark appears, and then select any other files you wish to transfer.

  3. Long-press again, then drag the files to your desired location on your PC.

  4. Wait for the transfers to complete.

Send files from your Windows PC to your Samsung phone

  1. Open the “Your Phone” app on your PC.

  2. Drag and drop the file(s) to the “Your Phone” windows.

  3. Wait for the files to transfer. Note: closing or minimising “Your Phone” before the files have been copied over will stop the transfer.

  4. Transferred files are sent to your phone’s “Downloads” folder.


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