How to Use Quick Share to Send and Receive Files on Your Android

Veloz Lamma

How to Use Quick Share to Send and Receive Files on Your Android

Google’s Nearby Share is one of the best things that has happened to Android devices and Windows laptops. I had been using it for as long as I can remember, but in the classic Google fashion, the company had to rename it Quick Share. This is funny because Quick Share is already a service that Samsung has been using for the longest time, but it appears that both companies worked together and broke bread to make this happen. If you are new to this file-sharing protocol and want to make your life easy, this tutorial is going to teach you how to use Quick Share to send and receive files on your Android device.

Use Quick Share on Android and make your life a whole lot easier

Now, if you want to use Quick Share, you have to understand that the rollout has not finished. This is why most people might still see it as Nearby Share. But rest assured, the process of using these is the same, aside from an icon change, so you really do not have to worry much about anything.

Step 1: Go to your phone’s Gallery or file manager, select the file you want to send, and tap Share.

Step 2: This will bring up a new window where you will see Quick Share as the default sharing protocol. Simply tap that. Sometimes, it does glitch and does not show up on the first page, and in that case, you will have to look for it.

Step 3: Once you tap the Quick Share button, you will be brought to a new window where your devices will show up. Since my phone and my laptop are the only two connected devices, there are only two names. But this can vary depending on how many devices you have connected.

Step 4: Just tap on the device that shows up in the Send to nearby devices box, and you are good to go. It is worth noting that both devices will need to be unlocked and powered on, or else Quick Share won’t work.

Now, if you are looking to send files to your Android device from your Windows computer, then the process is the same as above, with a few differences. All you have to do is right-click on a file and select Send with Quick Share. Make sure your phone’s unlocked, and it will show up on the screen like this.

Just click on the phone that shows up in the right panel, and you are good to go. Within a few seconds, your transfer will go through because, if you have not noticed or you have not experienced, the file transfer is incredibly fast and works really, really well.

There you have it, folks. You can now use Quick Share without any confusion. I say confusion because a lot of people I know are still confused with this whole rebrand, but the goal here is to make things easier for everyone to understand.

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