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
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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’.
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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’.
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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.
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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.
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2. Click this yellow bar to list its menu. Click the first item ‘Turn on network discovery and file sharing’
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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.
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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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How to map my mobile as a network drive manually?

After you turned on “WiFi+Transfer*” on your mobile device, you are able to map this mobile device as a network drive on your computer.
You can map network drive manually by following these steps:
1. Keep WiFi+Transfer turned on
2. Open Windows Explorer at your PC. Go to ‘Network ‘ and pop-up right-click menu
3. Select ‘ Map Network drive … ‘
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4. Enter the URL listed in WiFi+Transfer in the ‘ Map Network Drive ‘ dialog.
enter URL to map
If you want the system to automatically re-connect your phone every time, please enable the ‘ Reconnect at sign-in ‘ option
5. At this moment, you need to allow the access of this PC in the ‘WiFi+Transfer’ of your mobile device
allow access_mobile 6. Once you agree, you will see your mobile device has been successfully mapped.
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WiFi+Transfer*: WiFi+Transfer iOS v.1.2.5 and higher, WiFi+Transfer Android v. 1.3.6 and higher

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How to map my mobile as a network drive automatically?

After you turned on “WiFi+Transfer*” on your mobile device, you are able to map this mobile device as a network drive on your computer.

If you are reviewing this FAQ at your mobile side and would like to connect your mobile phone to your PC now, you can switch on WiFi+Transfer and go to your PC. Open file explorer, go to Network > Other Devices.
network_other devices
Double click the device, a web page will be opened:
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Now you can map network drive automatically by following these steps:

1. Download the BAT file and save it to local. This BAT file is created by Nero AG. It will check your system limitation for file transferring and also help you to map your device as network drive automatically. It is safe to use. Based on your system security settings, you may get below system messages. Please select ‘Keep’ or ‘Save’/’Run’.
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2. Run this BAT file.
3. Based on your system security settings, you may get a dialog which told you ‘SmartScreen can’t be reached right now’. Please click ‘Run’.
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4. You will get two system windows. They will check your system maximum allowed file size and map your mobile device as network drive.
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5. After the window at top is closed, please press any key to continue
press any key to continue
6. PC will try to access your mobile and map it as network drive. At your mobile side, please allow the access.
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7. After you allowed the access, you will see your mobile at Windows Explorer.
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WiFi+Transfer*: WiFi+Transfer iOS v.1.2.5 and higher, WiFi+Transfer Android v. 1.3.6 and higher

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