Alternative Methods for File Sharing when WiFi and Bluetooth Fail

Thanks to modern smartphone technology, transferring files between devices has never been easier. With features like WiFi (Hotspot, WiFi Direct) and Bluetooth, you can now transfer data at lightning-fast speeds. WiFi is the most popular method for file sharing due to its reliability and speed, followed closely by Bluetooth.

However, there may be times when these two methods are not available or don’t work on your device. In such cases, it’s good to know about alternative file sharing methods, such as using file sharing apps or cloud storage services. These options can offer convenient and reliable solutions for transferring files between devices, regardless of your location or device compatibility.

WiFi-Bluetooth not working then how-to share files?:

We use WiFi and Bluetooth to share our favorite music, videos, movies, and document files. There are also plenty of applications available on Android’s Google Play Store and iPhone’s iTunes store that make file sharing easy. However, if WiFi and Bluetooth are not working on your smartphone or device, there are other alternative methods you can use to transfer files:

USB Cable:

A USB cable always comes with your Smartphone, USB cable helps you to charge your device and along with this, you can connect your device to PC-Laptop. So it will also help you to transfer your device data files to PC-Laptop and after that those file can be transferred to another device by using same Copy-paste command.

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Memory or SD card:

Today mostly Smartphone offers memory card or SD card slots. If your files are stored on the SD card then you can remove the SD card from your phone and insert into another phone, after that all the files can be copied to another phone internal memory.

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USB Device + OTG:

OTG (On The Go) is a feature, comes in the most Android phones. If the feature is available on your phone then a USB device or USB flash drive can be connected to the phone using OTG cable. Once you connect all the phone saved data can be copied to the USB Device.

NFC (Near Field Communication):

NFC (Near Field Communication) is a short-range communication technology, It has the ability to exchange data between two devices under the 10 cm distance. An NFC-powered device can exchange the data from one Smartphone to another NFC-enabled device. So you can transfer your Phone data, can make digital transactions such as bills and Credit card-Debit card payments at a higher grade security.


This method works great when someone is not near to you. If the device is not near then you can use your Internet data such as 3G, 4G LTE or if you are on PC-Laptop then your Broadband Internet can be used for file transferring.

For transferring any type of media or document file you can use Instant messaging app that supports file transferring features such as WhatsApp and Hike messenger, Email service, and social media platform. If you’re sending a big file that can’t be sent via an instant messenger or email then you can upload it on file-sharing site or on your Google Drive and Dropbox account. And later then you can share your uploaded file link to other peoples.


Although not as popular as WiFi or Bluetooth, some smartphones still have infrared (IR) technology that can be used to transfer files. You will need to check if your device has an IR blaster and download an IR file transfer app from the app store.

In addition to WiFi and Bluetooth, you can also use the Send Anywhere app, which is available for both Android and iPhone, to transfer files quickly and easily using your Internet data. With this app, all you have to do is share a link with your friend, and they can download the file directly from their PC or Android browser, without needing to install the app on their device. This makes it a convenient option for transferring files, especially for those who are not comfortable with installing new apps on their devices.

Let share with me, which method you’re using to transfer data from one device to another device.

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I'm Pramod Yadav, the person who owns and leads PCMobitech. I really love technology, and I know a lot about the digital world. This passion pushes me to create interesting content. I mainly write about Windows, Android, iOS, VPNs, and keeping things secure online. I make helpful articles, guides, and share tips & tricks to help you understand and use these things better.

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  1. I have 50gb of data, files, pictures to transfer from Android phone (64gb) to Android phone (128 gb). Problem is I have NO WIFI, NO BLUETOOTH, NO COMPUTER/LAPTOP… Is there any app or website that can do this, has to be located in USA?


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