Shareit is a very popular free wireless file transfer app on Microsoft Store, Apple App Store, Google Play. It lets you transfer files from different devices like mobile phones, tablets, and computers. From the user reviews we find some users have trouble connecting phone with PC or connecting two phones for data exchange. In fact, you can also make use of its WebShare feature on the other computer or mobile phone. It is very straightforward and trouble-free. Sometimes when the one you like to share files with does not have this app installed on his/her phone, you can also use the WebShare functionality as a workaround.
Share files on mobile phones using Shareit WebShare – video demo
Here is how the Shareit WebShare works:
1. Sender: select files and share via web page
On the sender’s phone, run Shareit app, tap the avatar to show the side menu.
Select WebShare from above menu. If it is the first time you use this tool, you will get the instructions to use it. Confirm that to get started. The file share app will then take you to the file selection screen. Now you have the chance to pick up any files you like to share with other people, could they be photos, videos, PDF doc, music, apps, and so on.
Click the Send button after you complete the file selection, you will be taken to a screen with steps to access these selected files from another phone.
2. Receiver: connect to sender’s Hotspot, then open internet browser to visit the shared web page
The receiver doesn’t need to install Shareit app on the phone, he/she can use any web browser or internet browser on the phone to download files from sender’s phone. Before that however you need to go to Settings on your phone, go to Wi-Fi, then find and connect to the sender’s hotspot as provided on the sender’s WebShare screen. If you like to share files from mobile phone to a PC or Mac, you need to connect the computer to the sender’s hotspot.
3. Receiver: browse shared files in Browser app and download
Open a web browser on your PC or Mac, or the browser or internet app on Android, Windows phone, iPhone iPad, then type in the Shareit WebShare URL in the browser address and visit, you will then see the Shareit WebShare files download page on an Android phone like below.
You can also share files from phone to computer via WebShare. The Shareit WebShare download page can be access using a desktop browser. You can then browse, select and download files from phone to PC or Mac via Shareit WebShare. See below figure.
Share files on mobile phones using Shareit app
Although the Shareit WebShare can help you send files from phone to other phones or computers without Shareit app installed on them. This installation-free file sharing solution has its own drawbacks. For example, this would be one-way file transfer, you can send files to other devices but not receive files from them. To freely exchange data and documents back and forth, we highly recommend both users to download this free file sharing app on their mobile phones, tablets and computers. We also have some made-ready step-by-step tutorials to get you covered. Using an iOS device? See these steps to send photos from Android to iPhone to find out how this free file transfer app can help. If you need to off load heavy media files on the phone to reclaim more space, or need to transfer some photos from phone to PC and edit it using a photo editor, do not miss out this tutorial to send photos from mobile phone to PC using Shareit app for free.