How to access my mobile device at Windows wirelessly?

From WiFi+Transfer iOS v.1.2.5/Android v.1.3.6, when you turn on WiFi+Transfer,  whether you’re using an Android or an Apple device, you are able to map it as network drive on your Windows system.

  1. How to map my mobile as a network drive automatically?
  2. How to map my mobile as a network drive manually?
  3. My mobile device is not listed in my PC Windows Explorer, what should I do?
  4. When I try to click ‘Network’ in Explorer, I got ‘network discovery is turned off’ warning. What shall I do?

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My mobile phone is not listed in WiFi+Transfer, what should I do?

WiFi+Transfer 2.0 allows you transfer files across platforms through a variety of connection methods.

Transfer in same WiFi network
If you are in a place has WiFi network, then ‘WiFi’ is the stable and secure way to create the connection.

  1. Please make sure your mobile phone and your friend’s mobile phone are connected in the same WiFi network.
  2. Please start WiFi+Transfer at both of mobile phones and keep it active.
  3. After a while, your phone will be listed in your friend’s WiFi+Transfer app, and you will see your friend’s phone in your WiFi+Transfer.

Then, the one who want to send or share the file can click “Send Files” to select the files to send.

If you want to share some files with your friends, but currently there is no Wi-Fi or Internet available, or the signal is very poor, it doesn’t matter, WiFi+Transfer makes offline transfer possible!

Transfer offline
Let’s explain this according to different mobile platforms:

  • If you and your friend are both using Android devices

On Android devices, you can quickly setup a connection by scanning the QR code. You or your friend, any one shows the QR code and the other scans the QR code.

Show and QR code_WiFi+Transfer

After a while, your mobile phone will be listed in the other one’s WiFi+Transfer. The transfer channel is created.

  • If you and your friend, one uses Android device and the other uses Apple device

Please ask the one using Android device to show the QR code, and the one using Apple device to scan the QR code. After a while, your mobile phone will be listed in the other one’s WiFi+Transfer. The transfer channel is created.

As a short summary, Android device is the one to show QR code to prepare for the connection.

scan QR code

  • How about the case if you and your friend are both using Apple device

It is even easier. Please turn on WLAN on both devices – that’s all, no need to connect to any WiFi networks. Just wait for a while and your Apple device will be listed in the other one’s WiFi+Transfer. Of course, two iOS devices are best to be closer, not too far away.

turn on WLAN

Now you can share files with your friends anytime, anywhere.

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How to access my mobile device at MAC wirelessly?

From WiFi+Transfer iOS v.1.2.5/Android v.1.3.6, when you turn on WiFi+Transfer,  whether you’re using an Android or an Apple device, you are able to open it directly on your Mac system.

First of all, please make sure that:
1. you are using the right version: WiFi+Transfer iOS v.1.2.5 and higher / Android v.1.3.6 and higher.
2. your mobile device and your Wi-Fi enabled Mac are on the same Wi-Fi network.
3. please switch on WiFi+Transfer and keep it in the foreground.

Then, follow the steps:
1. In Mac Finder, Go > Connect to Server
connect to server
2. Enter the URL listed in WiFi+Transfer in the ‘Connect to Server’ dialog. Click ‘Connect’.
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3. You may get a system message – ‘Unsecured Connection’. But actually WiFi+Transfer will NOT send or get any name and password from your system. Please click ‘Connect’.
connect_unsecured connection
4. You will then be asked to enter your name and password. Whether you are connected as ‘Guest’ or ‘Registered User’, simply leave it empty and click ‘Connect’.
enter name
5. At this moment, your Mac is connecting your mobile device. You need to allow the access of this Mac in the ‘WiFi+Transfer’ of your mobile device.
allow access_combined

Once you agree, you will see that your mobile device has been successfully listed in the form of an IP address in your Finder > Shared.
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When I try to click ‘Network’ in Explorer, I got ‘network discovery is turned off’ warning. What shall I do?

From WiFi+Transfer iOS v.1.2.5/Android v.1.3.6, when you turn on WiFi+Transfer, your mobile device will be listed in ‘Windows Explorer > Other Devices’ as follows:
network_other devices

If this is the first time you’ve tried to discover your mobile device on your network, when you click ‘Network’ in Windows Explorer, you may see a warning because of your system settings:
network discovery turned off

1. When this warning pops up, you will find a prompt bar above Windows Explorer.
not visible_change option
2. Click this yellow bar to list its menu. Click the first item ‘Turn on network discovery and file sharing’
turn on option
3. If you see the following dialog box from the system, we recommend that you open only the network discovery and file sharing for the private network.
turn on for private network

Your network discovery is now turned on.

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My mobile device is not listed in my PC Windows Explorer, what should I do?

From WiFi+Transfer iOS v.1.2.5 / Android v.1.3.6, you are able to access your mobile device in Windows Explorer directly and even map it as a network drive.
But sometimes, because of the instability of the network connection or the use of communication channels by other apps, your mobile device is not listed in your Windows Explorer correctly.

First of all, please make sure that:
1. you are using the right version: iOS v.1.2.5 and higher / Android v.1.3.6 and higher.
2. your mobile device and your Wi-Fi enabled PC are on the same Wi-Fi network.
3. Please switch on WiFi+Transfer and keep it in the foreground.

You can try to:
1. In your Windows Explorer, Please select Network and refresh
fresh network_if no device list
2. Please turn off the apps on your PC and mobile device that might be communicating with each other wirelessly now.
3. Restart WiFi+Transfer. Restart your PC.

If the mobile device is still not listed, you also can manually map your device.
Please follow the steps listed at https://neroknowhow.com/2019/04/08/how-to-map-my-mobile-as-a-network-drive-manually/

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