How to move files on Android?

Svetlana
Svetlana
October 8, 2014
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How to move files on Android?

The Android platform (Android) compares favorably with iOS in that it gives much more control over files. In this article we will explain how to transfer files on “Android” through a computer or directly on a smartphone / tablet using third-party applications.

How to transfer files through computer

Plus “Android” is that when connected to a computer, a smartphone / tablet is recognized as a regular flash drive. True, many manufacturers still suggest using their own proprietary utilities to synchronize with a computer, so by default the mode of operation as an external drive can be disabled in Android.

  • To enable it in the “Android” version 2.1-2.3.7, open the “Settings” on your smartphone / tablet, go to the “For Developers” section and check the “USB Debugging” checkbox. Click "OK" in the notification that appears.
  • In “Android” versions 4.0-4.1.2, find the item “More” in “Settings”, and in it - the “USB utilities” section.In the "USB storage device" click "Connect USB-drive."
  • Finally, in “Android” versions 4.2 and higher, open the “About phone / tablet” item in “Settings”, select the most recent item “Build number” in it and repeatedly click on it. After seven clicks, the “Developer options” menu item should appear. Click "OK", go to this section and enable USB debugging.

Now you can connect the device to your computer via USB. After connecting, tap the USB connection icon on your smartphone / tablet and select the “USB connection established” option. In the dialog that opens, click the “Enable USB storage” button and confirm the operation by clicking “OK” in the notification that appears.

After that, the smartphone / tablet will be available in Windows Explorer as a normal external drive. You can drag and drop files onto it, transfer them from folder to folder and generally do anything.

File Transfer Applications

You can move files on the tablet with “Android” without using a computer. Just install one of the file managers widely represented on Google Play on your device.Among the most popular applications of this kind - ASTRO File Manager, ES File Explorer, File Expert and many others. Choose to your taste!

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