Wi-Fi Direct: Transfer Files From One Android Device To Another At High Speed.

Mohammed Naser

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Wi-Fi Direct

Do you want to transfer a large video or a game backup (or any file) from your friend’s android device to your android device at high speeds? Then you are at the right place. Today, I am going to share a method by which you can transfer files from one android device to another at speeds more than 20 Mbps. Yes, you read it right, more than 20 Mbps. As you know, Bluetooth is the most common way of transferring files from and to any device. But the transfer speeds of Bluetooth is pathetic and you need to wait for long for the transfer process to be completed.

But android smartphone owners need not wait for long, cause Wi-Fi Direct is at their rescue. It allows transfer of data at speeds more than 20 Mbps. Using this service is really easy. All you need to have is an android device (ICS or higher) which supports Wi-Fi Direct.

How to enable Wi-Fi Direct?

It’s pretty simple, follow the instructions below:

  1. Go to Settings > Wireless
    and networks and click on Wi-Fi.
  2. Enable Wi-Fi on your device for the Wi-Fi Direct option to be activated.
  3. Click on Wi-Fi Direct.
  4. Click on Scan at the bottom to search available devices for connection. You can also change your device’s name by tapping the submenu softkey on your device.

How to transfer files using Wi-Fi Direct?

It’s pretty simple, follow the instructions below to connect devices for transferring large data at high speeds:

  1. Select the file to be transferred (Hold the file for 2 seconds for selection)
  2. Click on the share icon above.
  3. Scroll down until you find Wi-Fi Direct option. Click on it.
  4. Select the device to which the file is to be transferred from the list of available devices.
  5. Your file will be transferred in seconds (or minutes if it is a real big file :D )

Thanks for allotting your valuable time in reading this article. Please let me know if you have any doubts. I will be happy to help you….


  1. umer hafeez says:

    Damn valuable advice bro, feel I want to know it asap!

    Dude, out of the context can you guide how to upload videos on YouTube if it is banned in your country? Any solution?

  2. Twitter:
    Well, I find this method to be more powerful then the bluetooth, really!
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  3. Twitter:
    Thanks Muhammad for sharing this great tip. I’ll try this soon.
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  4. This method is as simple as the flash share. and i must confess that you did explained it very well. Thanks
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  5. Twitter:
    Hi Mohammed,

    Great sharing, I think not many people would aware of this feature in android. From now on I’ll use this option to transfer files. :)
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  6. Twitter:
    Hi Mohammed,
    Very useful guide! recently i purchased new android based phone and your tips give lot of boost to my phone. Thank you for sharing!

  7. Wow !! Files transfer at the speed of 20 Mbps ?! Amazing speed . I have heard about this first time and will surly try this . Thanks for sharing this information with us . Keep updating us with the latest things :)
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  8. Twitter:
    Wi-fi direct is amazing. I always transfer movies from my friend smartphone else we have to copy and paste it from PC or laptop. But with help of Wi-Fi Direct it is really easy and fast to transfer movies and large files in few seconds or minutes. Love it! :)
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  9. Twitter:
    I could not see this option with my phone. As soon as I turn my Wi-Fi on it is directly connected to the nearby Wi-Fi router. Though if it is possible with some other smartphones then also its a good thing. Nice artcile Naser. Keep sharing this kind of valuable information.
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  10. Twitter:
    Hi Naser,
    Thanks for sharing this interesting tips with us. I will definitely try this.
    Thank You
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  11. Awesome bro , i was looking a way like this, usually i used memory card for transfers.

  12. It is good tip. I was using Bluetooth till now to transfer my files and it takes more time. I will surely try wi-fi direct from now onward.

  13. Twitter:
    Great article friend and am surely now gonna to try Wi-Fi Direct on my Canvas 2 and see how it works and how fast it is.Thanks for all.
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  14. Twitter:
    I’m new to this, but you make it looks easy to do. Thanks for this post, enjoy it.
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  15. Twitter:
    I am also using it and its a much faster than any other method at this time…Also there is no need to do any setup as most of the android phone comes with NFC these days…just tap and send the file…
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  16. yes Yeah, Bluetooth is old now. It takes 1-2 minutes to transfer a 5 MB file, but from Wi-Fi direct, it takes just seconds. From what I tried, it took 1 minute to transfer 250 MB file and that is awesome… Thanks for share Keep it

  17. Didn’t know what WiFi Direct does. Always seen the icon but never realise it is used for file sharing at high speed. Thanks Mohammed.

  18. Kate Simson says:

    Got to heard Something new. Thank for sharing. It will save our seconds and minutes.

  19. hey, i m using HTC Explorer but i cant such option can you help me out with it so that is easy for me too transfer data at high speed will wait for the reply..
    Thank u admin

  20. Wow, only if I found this blog post earlier, I would have saved tons of useful time transferring files. I have just tested out your steps and it worked like a charm within seconds. Great post :)
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  21. Twitter:
    I agree with this point “transfer speeds of Bluetooth is pathetic”. Ha Ha Ha its true and scary :D
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  22. Twitter:
    Naser, I’ m using iPhone and I researched a lot on ‘How to transfer my files to another phone?’, but I didn’t found any working tips. Do you know how to transfer files from iPhone?
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  23. Twitter:
    After using Wi-Fi direct i noticed that it has high speed transfer than even bluetooth and even less chances of any failure in transfer.

    Thank you .Keep up the good work. :D
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  24. That was what I have been searching for. I am not going back to Bluetooth again.
    Thank you very very much.

  25. Twitter:
    thanks chetan, very great tips, finally i get method that more powerful then the bluetooth, thanks a lot for share :D

  26. Twitter:
    You can also use MyPhoneExplorer to transfer files between PC and your mobile phone. It can also be done via Wi-Fi
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  27. Twitter:
    Before that I used to knew about Bluetooth transfer only ! Thanks a lot :)
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  28. Twitter:
    Flash Transfer is a such a program that does the process to transfer files using the wifi on the android smartphones. It has saved about 2 GB data for me till now.! good tool!
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  29. Deyan Gergov says:

    This is a better and definitely faster way to transfer files compared to using Bluetooth technology. Mostly everything is wireless in our days. Even at home I stream movies wirelessly to my TV. Its awesome.

  30. Twitter:
    I like android because it makes the work easier. Sometimes back this used to be costly since you could be charged from your air time. Now anyone can transfer files without worried. Nice post
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  31. Twitter:
    Nice one, but some one seldom uses it now a days as there are various file explorers available which can do the job + offer a lot more functionalities.
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  32. Twitter:
    I read the article as it was interesting however I have one question-how to know if our device has WiFi direct or not becasue i dont see it in setting. I have Sony Xperia Z Ultra but I dont see this option anywhere.
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  33. Twitter:
    please can you tell me this service is available in old android devices or no i searched every where but no new
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  34. Twitter:
    Hey Naser,
    Thanks for sharing this with us. it seems very interesting and helpful as compared to Bluetooth and also saves a lot of time by sending our files very fast. I am surely gonna use it.
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  35. great i have 2 android devices and i was always looking for something like this to transfer files without using bluetooth.

    Thanks again

  36. great article, im using it on my android device
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  37. Twitter:
    Really Nice Post, By using wifi direct apps like superbean is really amazing app to transfer data like apk, mp3,etc easily. Very Helpful post
    Thanks for sharing !
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  38. Twitter:
    WiFi deirect is a great feature as sending files via bluetooth is too slow. you can use wifi direct for fast transfers. Shareit app is another app which uses wifi
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  39. Twitter:
    Wow..I didnt know about this feature cz I use an outdated samsung galaxy duos..which does not have this feature but soon I am planning to buy a kitkat device..
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