How to transfer data from PC to smartphone or tablet

Photos, documents, programs… Periodically there is a need to transfer a variety of file types from PC to mobile device and back. This can be done in different ways. Let’s look at them briefly, so you can choose the most convenient.

Три основные способа передать данные с компьютера на смартфон или планшет

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1. Data transfer via data cable

Using data cable — the oldest method of information exchange between electronic devices. A direct connection allows you to quickly and simply transfer files of any size from PC to mobile gadget and back.

Every smartphone and tablet today comes with a USB cable, which is very easy to use to connect the device to PC. Often additional adjustments are required, and the process of transfer of information is very similar to work with a normal USB flash drive.

A variation of this method can be considered using a memory card. If your mobile device has this map, can we pull it out, insert into the card reader and put the necessary data.

2. Wireless data transfer

Modern devices support for Bluetooth and/or Wi-Fi that makes it easy to transfer files via these channels. For this work on a PC or laptop, and also mobile device have to install additional software.

Tip: to transfer data to mobile devices with the classical computer, you may need to purchase an additional Bluetooth and/or Wi-Fi. I suggest to buy Wi-Fi because with Wi-Fi more — in addition to file transfer on a tablet or smartphone you will be able to organize a home wireless network, etc.

3. Data transfer via the cloud

Modern cloud services are very convenient for information exchange between devices of the same owner though, because to access important files from virtually anywhere of the globe (if the file put into the cloud in advance). But do not forget about the important disadvantage of this ability is in the «cloud» there is no privacy, so don’t forget to encrypt important data.