Transfer files between mobile phones and PC using SHAREit

To help mobile phones users easily exchange files and documents, many smartphone manufacturers design file transfer and share tool and provide them for free. SHAREit is the most notable one. You can find this app in almost all Lenovo mobile phones and Lenovo PC. This is a cross platform file sharing app for Android, iOS, Mac and Windows PC.

There are two steps to use this app to send files from computer to mobile phone or the other way around.

  • Step1. Use a desktop browser, like Edge, Google Chrome, Safari, on a Windows PC to access SHAREit Web Share, then run SHAREit on Android to scan the QR code displayed on SHAREit Web Share page to connect.
  • Step 2. Once connected, you can drag files from PC to SHAREit Web Share to send them to mobile phone, or select files on the phone and send them to PC in SHAREit app.

SHAREit Lite

Many people may not know SHAREit provides also a lite version for Android which is Ads free and was firstly released in 2019. You can opt for SHAREit Lite for clean UI, distraction-free experience.

shareit lite for android

SHAREit for Windows VS SHAREit Web Share

With SHAREit app installed on the mobile phone, it is optional whether to install SHAREit client on PC or not. Since you can also access SHAREit Web Share from a desktop browser, could it be Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or else. Then use your web browser on the computer side as the portal to connect and send files.

This is how SHAREit for Windows v4.0 Beta looks like. The screenshot was taken in late 2016.

shareit for Windows pc - home screen

This is SHAREit for Windows version 4.0 which was released in earlier 2017 and still the most recent version up until now Aug 2022.

shareit for windows version 4.0

SHAREit Web Share can be accessed through link using any web browser on your computer. You will be presented with a QR code which you can scan to connect from mobile phone side.

shareit web share qr code browser windows pc

Once connected, you will be taken to the file transfer portal in your desktop browser.

shareit web share browser windows pc

Step 1. Connect up mobile phone and PC

Connect both PC and mobile phone to the same local Wi-FI network.

Run the SHAREit software on computer side, click to display the QR code. Or use a desktop browser to access SHAREit Web Share.

Run SHAREit app on your mobile phone, tap to open the main menu, choose Connect to PC >> Scan to connect, then scan the QR code displayed in SHAREit for Windows or SHAREit Web Share using your mobile phone. Your PC and mobile phone will be connected instantly.

scan to connect mobile phone to pc in shareit

Step 2. Share files between mobile phone and PC

Download and install SHAREit on your computer. Then run it, you will see its home screen like below.

shareit for windows version 4.0

Or use your web browser to connect SHAREit Web Share, then upload or download files through the web interface.

shareit web share interface using a desktop browser windows pc

Connect Android and PC/Mac via hotspot

When Wi-Fi networks are Not available, you can use Hotspot instead. See the following video tutorial to connect Mac to Android via SHAREit hotspot. It is the same to connect a Windows PC to Android via SHAREit hotspot. Basically you need to enable the built-in hotspot in SHAREit app on the mobile first, then connect your computer to this portable hotspot just like how you connect it to regular Wi-Fi network. Only after that, you can access SHAREit web share from computer without Wi-Fi networks.

Send files from mobile to PC via SHAREit

When your phone and PC are connected, you will see the SHAREit screen on mobile phone like this. Tap the Photos or Files to choose photos, videos, music and other files on the phone and send them to PC wirelessly using this wireless file transfer app on the phone.

transfer files between computer and mobile phone using shareit

Send files from PC to phone via SHAREit

The main transfer screen of the wireless file transfer software on PC looks like below. Choose Pictures or Files to select files on computer and send them to connected phone using the SHAREit software.

send files pc to phone using shareit


What type of files can I send using SHAREit?
Any documents, photos, music, videos, and even apps. This app is idea for selective file exchange between different devices and phones.

Where are the received files stored on my mobile and PC?
The received files are usually saved in SD card/Qiezi if you have SD card installed. You can check this in SHAREit->Me->Settings->Common. You can see the transfer record in the Transfer History too.

If you sent files from mobile phone to PC, the files will be saved to your default Downloads folder. For example, it could be C:\Users\username\Downloads\SHAREit. You can check this and optionally change it from SHAREit->Me->Settings->File storage.

Why aren’t my music and video files playing properly?
SHAREit uses the player in the phone to play the received music and videos. So the phone must have the appropriate player to support the media type or format. The best solution is to download an appropriate player or convert the media files.