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. Other than that, you can also download it from this link. This is a cross platform file sharing app for Android, iOS, Windows phone, Windows PC.

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

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. 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 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 pc home screen

Share files between mobile and PC using SHAREit – Video demo

You can connect the phone and PC in different ways as below. If you find one method does not work for you, try another.

  • 1). connect via Hotspot on PC;
    when you run SHAREit on computer, you will get the hotspot name from its home screen. You can click your PC name at the bottom left corner to find out the password for the Hotspot on PC. On your mobile phone, connect your phone to the Hotspot on PC first; then launch SHAREit app on the phone, tap to open the main menu, choose Connect to PC, the SHAREit will automatically search your PC and establish connection between the phone and PC.
  • 2). connect via Hotspot on phone.
    run SHAREit on the phone, go to its main menu, choose Connect to PC, then touch PC Search Mobile at the bottom right corner, this will automatically turn on Hotspot on your phone. On the PC end, click Search Hotspot of Mobile from the home screen of SHAREit, then the SHAREit app for Windows should automatically detect your mobile phone, click the searched avatar to connect. Make sure to keep your phone screen awake, not timed out or locked, otherwise the SHAREit for PC may not detect or connect to your phone. You can refer to this step-by-step guide to send photos from Android to PC and this free file transfer can help you send photos videos from Android to iPhone and other phones as well.
  • 3). connect via LAN;
    connect both phone and PC to the same Wi-Fi network, run SHAREit on the phone to scan the QR code displayed in SHAREit on PC.

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.

1 Click Phone Transfer

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. If you want to back up your Lenovo phone however you can refer to this solution to back up and restore Lenovo mobile phone or this guide to transfer data from Samsung phone to Lenovo phone in a batch mode.

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. See this guide to convert movies and videos to Lenovo phone using a media converter on computer.