Files By Google, SHAREit, Xender, and Zapya are the most popular Android apps for transferring and sharing files. You can easily share videos, audios, photos, and files with your friends. It’s a faster way to share data compared to Bluetooth, which takes much longer. When you transfer the same data using WiFi, it can be up to 10 times faster. That’s why these file-sharing apps are used more than Bluetooth.
How Files By Google, SHAREit, Xender, and Zapya file sharing apps transfer the data?
These apps use WiFi and WiFi Hotspot connections on smartphones and laptops or PCs to transfer data at the fastest speed. For example, when sending a file to your friend’s smartphone, your app shares data via WiFi hotspot, and your friend’s smartphone app receives data via WiFi.
- Share or transfer files from one device to another without WIFI and Bluetooth.
- Send-receive files from one device to another if the friend is not near to you.
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SHAREit, Xender, and Zapya connection problem?
These are the best file transfer apps for iPhone, Android, and Laptop-PC (Windows, iOS), and connecting two devices for file sharing is easy. However, sometimes the file-sharing app doesn’t connect to the other device, and the connection remains stuck. You might think your phone is the problem, but it’s not.
If Files By Google, SHAREit, Xender, and Zapya file transfer connections are stuck after many attempts, and devices are not connecting, it might be due to the following reasons:
- Use the same app on both devices. If you’re sharing data via the SHAREit File transfer app, make sure both devices have SHAREit. Keep in mind that one file-sharing app will not work with another.
- If you want to receive any file from your friend’s mobile, double-check your mobile storage or Micro SD card storage to ensure there is sufficient space. If your phone doesn’t have enough space for the required file size, the file won’t be transferred.
- Before using these apps, disable your mobile data connection, WiFi, and WiFi hotspot. After that, start these apps; otherwise, your app file-sharing connection will not work.
- Most smartphones today come with dual-band WiFi technology, making it easy to connect and share data between devices that support dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies. If one mobile supports 5GHz and the other supports 2.4GHz, they can’t be connected and won’t be discoverable to each other. Therefore, always check that both smartphones you’re connecting via Shareit, Zapya, Xender, or Files by Google are running on the same frequency.
- Both devices you are pairing must have the same version. If you are using Xender 452, ensure the other mobile also has Xender 452. It doesn’t always create a problem, but it’s worth checking if nothing else is working for you.
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Disable Mobile data, WiFi (WLAN), WiFi Hotspot:
- Disable Cellular Data (Internet Data Connection): Check if your internet connection is disabled. If it’s enabled, disable it by going to Smartphone Settings >> Data Usage >> Cellular data.
- Disable WiFi (WLAN): Go to Smartphone Settings >> WiFi or WLAN.
- Disable WiFi hotspot: Go to Smartphone Settings >> More >> Tethering and Portable devices >> WiFi hotspot.
- Alternatively, you can check mobile data, WiFi, and hotspot status via the Quick Access widget shortcut bar.
Note: Must check the app has permission to use WiFi
This is the most important thing, and the latest Android version comes with advanced security that may prevent unauthorized access to all permissions. If, by mistake, you disallowed any permission that Shareit, Zapya, Xender, or Files by Google had asked for and pressed the ‘NO’ button, it simply will never connect to another smartphone. So, check that the file-sharing app has the necessary permission to share data with the other phone. Learn more: How to Manage App Permissions on Android.
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Why should I use file-sharing apps like SHAREit, Xender, Files By Google, and Zapya?
These apps make it easy to share videos, photos, and files with friends. They’re faster than Bluetooth, up to 10 times quicker when using WiFi.
How do these apps transfer data?
They use WiFi and WiFi Hotspot connections on smartphones and PCs for speedy transfers. For instance, when sending a file, the app shares data via WiFi hotspot, and the recipient’s app gets it through WiFi.
What if I encounter connection problems with SHAREit, Xender, or Zapya?
If connections are stuck, ensure you’re using the same app on both devices. Check available storage, disable data connections before using the apps, and confirm both devices have the same WiFi frequencies and app versions.
How do I disable Mobile data, WiFi, and WiFi Hotspot on my smartphone?
Disable them in your phone settings: Mobile data at Data Usage, WiFi at WiFi settings, and WiFi hotspot at Tethering settings. Use the Quick Access widget bar for a quicker check.