Can I backUp and consolidate several smartphones in one go with DriveSpan App and Wifi+Transfer?

Yes indeed, with the latest version of WiFi+Transfer you can simply connect your mobile device running WiFi+Transfer App with your other mobile device running DriveSpan App.

Then add one or more smartphones and tablets into your wireless consolidation with DriveSpan App and finally access all your content on one central storage location free of duplicates.

Simply free your smartphones from unnecessary ballast.

Check out this video to see how it works.

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Use WiFi+Transfer App and add one or more mobile devices for wireless consolidation with DriveSpan App!

Overflow of data and media on your mobile devices? Want to consolidate data from different smartphones and tablets free of duplicates?

With free WiFi+Transfer app you have no restrictions and can install it on numerous devices.

Simply connect your mobile device running WiFi+Transfer App with your other mobile device running DriveSpan App and integrate one or more smartphones and tablets into your wireless consolidation with DriveSpan App. Then access all your content on one central storage location free of duplicates.

Super easy transfer and media consolidation from one or more mobile devices!

  • Install WiFi+Transfer App on one or more of your mobile devices
  • Make sure all your devices are connected to the same WiFi network
  • Start DriveSpan App on a different mobile device to control and trigger your consolidation. This your master app for controlling all devices
  • Start WiFi+Transfer on your mobile device that you want to add to consolidation
  • Turn on synchronization
  • Your device will now appear in DriveSpan App and you can select it as source for consolidation


  • Please note that you must have DriveSpan running on your other mobile device which triggers the wireless consolidation
  • Please install DriveSpan App via Google Play (Android) or App Store (iOS)

Also check the video

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I get an Error Message in ‘DriveSpan App’, what can I do?

Via DriveSpan App for iOS and Android you can easily merge and consolidate all of your  media and data located on a PC and attached external hard discs / storage drives, mobile devices, or on your cloud storage to one central storage location (e.g. a PC, an external hard disc or the cloud). All included devices for consolidation – your sources and the target – are controlled wireless via ‘DriveSpan App’ within the same WiFi network.


Before starting the consolidation, you should check your configuration and your use case for enabling a smooth and error-less consolidation. For details on setting up your devices for consolidation, also check Nero KnowHow 00144. For a demo video of DriveSpan App check Nero KnowHow 00154.

Check your configuration and use cases based on below factors:

  • the number and types of used devices
  • the size of your data to be consolidated
  • the capacity (free space) on your target device
  • the bandwidth of your network
  • etc.


During the consolidation, DriveSpan App will identify issues and if possible will provide clear text solutions via the info box on the home screen. In most cases this will help you to resolve the issue. For example: the above message shows that external drive E is not responding. In this case you should check the proper physical connection and also the power supply of your drive (if the latter applies for your case).

After the consolidation is finished, respective errors will be documented in ‘Overview’ > ‘Error Report’. The ‘Error Report’ lists all given issues during a consolidation with related error codes, and a description of the issue. If you did not manage to fix your issue based on the proposed solution in the info box, please check the ‘Error Report’ and report your issue including the given error code.

If no errors occurred during your consolidation, the ‘Overview’ will not show an ‘Error Report’.

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What is ‘WiFi+Transfer’ for the Mac and how does it work in connection with ‘DriveSpan App’?

‘DriveSpan App’ on your mobile device is the central control unit for connecting sources and a target wireless to your consolidation scenario, and for executing the consolidation.

If you are making use of a Mac including internal and attached external storage, ‘WiFi+Transfer’ is in charge of connecting and exchanging data between your Mac (wireless or via LAN) to DriveSpan App running on your mobile device.

Before using a Mac

  • Install ‘DriveSpan’ from Google Play or Apple App Store to your mobile device
  • Make sure to buy the function of integrating your Mac into consolidation via ‘DriveSpan In-App-Purchase’
  • Download the free ‘WiFi+Transfer’ tool from Apple Mac Store and install it on your Mac

Selecting a Mac and available external storage

Make sure your Mac is switched on and uses the same network as the mobile device, on which  ‘DriveSpan App’ is running. Press on the add source symbol on DriveSpan home screen and in the device selection window, select your Mac.

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Press on the Mac name listed here. If the permission to connect to this Mac was not set so far, ‘DriveSpan App’ will send a 6-digit access code to your Mac. Type the given PIN into the interface showing at ‘DriveSpan App’ and press ‘Access’. Your Mac is set for connecting with ‘DriveSpan’, now. If you are using the same Mac ever so often in connection with ‘DriveSpan App’ on the same mobile device, you will not have to enter the PIN, again.PC Access

Allow access to internal/external Drives

If you want to select internal partitions or attached drives in your Mac for consolidation with DriveSpan App, WiFi+Transfer needs to grant permission for your Mac system, so that you can add the respective drives as a source or target for consolidation in a second step within DriveSpan App.

1. Click on ‘WiFi+Transfer’ tool showing up at the top of your Mac Desktop. WiFi+Transfer will list available internal or external drives. Click ‘Grant Access’ to the device that you want to use for consolidation – in our example we selected the personal Mac folder ‘april’ .

1_drive listed2. The Mac Finder will open with the prior selected drive auto listed. Click ‘Grant Access’ again to finally approve the selection.

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3. WiFi+Transfer tool will show you the approved device for consolidation, now.


Within Drive Span App on your mobile device you can now add the granted drives as a source or target for your consolidation.

If you do not change the drive setup in your Mac, next time you integrate your Mac into the consolidation with DriveSpan App, no further action is required.

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