Portable Wi-fi hotspot on mobile phones, such as Samsung, LG, Lenovo, iPhone, is very useful. It can help us share internet connection with other mobile phones and even computers. Other than that, sharing files and data between mobile phones and computer through Wi-Fi hotspot is another cool feature smartphone users may like. In this guide, we will show you how to share data and transfer files between computer and Samsung Galaxy phones through Wi-Fi hotspot. You can send a lot of files, such as photos, videos, music, documents, apk files, from computer to Samsung phone or from Samsung mobile to computer through Wi-Fi hotspot wirelessly. No Wi-Fi router required, no USB cable required. It is a direct point-to-point connection and data exchange between Samsung phone and your PC or Mac.
How to transfer data between Samsung phone and computer via Wi-Fi hotspot?
First of all, go to set up the WiFi hotspot on Samsung phone, from Settings >> Tethering and Mobile hotspot, it is easy to follow from there to get the Wi-fi hotspot enabled on Samsung phone. After that, you will get a Network SSID and password of your Wi-Fi hotspot on Samsung Galaxy phone. You can find more details from this guide to configure Wi-Fi hotspot on Samsung phone, or this tutorial to set up WiFi hotspot on Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime.
Secondly, you can go to connect to the Samsung Wi-Fi hotspot from your computer or laptop. It is just like you connect the PC or Mac to a Wi-Fi network.
Lastly you need to use a file transfer software or app on the computer or mobile phone to copy files from computer to Samsung phone or the other way around. We recommend ES file manager for Android. You can follow this tutorial to transfer files between Android and computer through Wi-Fi hotspot using this Android file manager.
Transfer files between mobile phone and computer via Bluetooth
Bluetooth technology also allow us to easily send files between two devices. You can turn on Bluetooth on both Samsung mobile phone and PC, then pair them via Bluetooth and transfer photos, videos, music and more between Samsung and Windows PC through Bluetooth.
Upload or download files from computer to Samsung phone or from Samsung phone to computer via FTP
Another very useful way to batch transfer files from Samsung to computer or the other way around, is to make use of a FTP client on computer to connect Samsung phone and exchange files between them. Firstly connect both computer and Samsung phone to the same Wi-Fi network, download and use a FTP client on the computer to upload files from computer to Samsung through FTP or download files from Samsung phone to computer through FTP. Here is the step-by-step guide to transfer files between Android phones and PC via FTP. This is ideal for media files, such as photos, videos, music, transfer, as FTP transfer is able to help you copy large files between phone and computer at high speed. Also a FTP client on PC or Mac can help you quickly find target files and folders, and initiate the file uploading or downloading much easier, as you have much bigger display of the computer other than the small screen of mobile phones.