How to use Google’s Files Go to transfer files wirelessly?

We all know that even with its minimal approach ‘Files Go‘ by Google is quite a capable file manager. You can also use it to share files wirelessly between two devices. It uses the same method as AirDrop, to transfer files to another phone over a WiFi connection. You can read more about more features of Files Go Files manager, here.

Let us see how you can transfer files wirelessly using Files go file manager.

How to use Google’s Files Go to transfer files wirelessly?

  • In the “Files” pane, you’ll see all your files organized into their respective categories & an option which will transfer your files wirelessly to nearby people.

  • Tap on the ‘SEND‘ on the device from which you want to send a file & at the same time tap on ‘RECEIVE‘ on the other. During the first run, you’ll be welcomed with some mandatory permission, allow them & proceed on both devices.

  • In the next screen, allow the Files Go app to modify system settings.

  • After allowing, give a name to both devices so you can easily recognize both devices while transferring files.

  • After setting names, hit ‘Next‘. Now the sender device will start looking for the Receiving device. This might take some time. Once the receiver’s device in the list, tap on the device name to establish a connection.

  • Establishing a connection will take a few seconds & once the connection is established, you’ll need to tap on the ‘Connect‘ button on the receiving device to allow file sharing.

  • Once connected, you’ll now be able to select the files from their specific categories from the sender’s device & send them to the receiver. Simply select the files that you wanted to send & tap on the ‘SEND‘ button on the top, it will immediately start transferring the files.

  • You can see the progress bar in Yellow color on both devices at the bottom & once the transfer is completed you’ll have a choice to send or receive more files from either of the devices, without reconnecting them again.

  • Or simply go back & hit ‘Disconnect’ to terminate the established connection.

And that’s how you’ll be able to transfer your files between phones wirelessly.

Thank you.


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Anubhav Bhatnagar
Anubhav Bhatnagar
Your friendly neighbor who likes to spend most of his time learning and sharing what he has learned with everyone. A nerd who loves observing, exploring, and critiquing. He fancies good design, and it trying to find his way somewhere in between minimalism and essentialism. You can connect with him @AnooBav on all social platforms.


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