Although it’s not likely all Android users need a third party file manager, as almost all Android mobile phones come with a stock file manager app. If you are looking for a new file manager that is more capable, ES File Manager is your best choice. It has many appealing features and offers a lot of useful tools. Personally I have installed it on all my Android devices. One of my favorite features is the wireless FTP file transfer between Android and PC. This is a built-in tool within the file manager called Remote Manager or View on PC. You can turn on this feature to instantly turn your mobile phone into a FTP server. After that you can access your phone storage from a computer or device via a web browser or FTP client for file exchange. Today, we will introduce a new tool for file sharing between mobiles phones, the ES Sender.
How to share files between Android phones using ES Sender?
Make sure you are using a recent version of ES File Manager app on the phone, that has this ES Sender built in. Also make sure to connect both phones to the same LAN through Wi-Fi or hotspot. If a Wi-Fi network is available, connect both phones to the same Wi-fi. If you can’t access Wi-Fi network, you can activate the portable Wi-Fi network or personal hotspot on the phone, then connect the other phone to this hotspot. We have this issue covered in some articles before. For instance, you can refer to this guide to configure portable hotspot on Samsung mobile and following instructions to setup Wi-Fi hotspot on Xiaomi phones.
Open this app, you can find Sender from its home screen, tap on it, you will see the home screen of the ES Sender as below.
ES Sender has made file transfer a piece of cake. Tap on the Send button from its home screen, the Choose Files to Send screen opens. Here you can choose files you want to share with other Android phone users, including apps, images, music, movies, documents, and so on. If you want to send photos to other phones, jump into the Images tab, preview and touch to select any pictures you like to share, then touch the Send button at the bottom.
The ES Sender can automatically find any phones connected to the same LAN. Tap to choose the recipient, a confirm dialogue pops up on the recipient’s phone screen.
To receive your files, the recipient has to touch the OK button, then the files will be saved to the esShare folder which is the default path to save files received via ES Sender. You can also go back to the home screen of Sender, tap on Menu (three vertical dots) from the top right corner, then choose Sender settings and change file save path from there.
Mobile phone file sharing alternatives
SHAREit is one of the most popular cross platform file transfer app for PC & Mac computers, iOS, Android, Windows phone. Check out these steps to send files between mobile phones, computers without using your mobile data or cable. And best of all, it is totally free.