How to share files between Android/iOS and computer without software

Currently, the need to share files and data between different machines is not small. If you use 3rd party software, sometimes there will be some inconvenience. So in this article, I will show you how to share files between your phone and computer without using 3rd party software.

How to share files between Android/iOS and computer without software

Create a new user on the computer

Step 1: First, open Computer Management, then select Local Users and Groups -> Users, right-click an empty space and select “New User“.

How to share files between Android/iOS and computer without software

Step 2: Set the user name and password and then uncheck the box “User must change password at next logon“. Then click “Create”.

How to share files between Android/iOS and computer without software

So you have created a new user on the computer already. We will move on to the next step of sharing the folder you want.

Share files on computer with phone

Step 1: Right-click the folder you want to share and select “Properties”.

How to share files between Android/iOS and computer without software

Step 2: Switch to the Sharing tab and select “Advanced Sharing”.

How to share files between Android/iOS and computer without software

Step 3: Select “Share this folder” and click “Permissions”.

How to share files between Android/iOS and computer without software

Step 4: Select “Add“.

How to share files between Android/iOS and computer without software

Step 5: Enter the username you just created and click “Check Names” and then select OK.

How to share files between Android/iOS and computer without software

Step 6: Select the user you just created, turn on all permissions including Full Control, Change, Read and then click Apply.

How to share files between Android/iOS and computer without software

So you have successfully shared the file you want. Next I will guide you to access the shared folder on iOS and Android.

But first, you need to know what the computer’s ip address is. To see the ip address, you just need to open cmd and enter the ipconfig command. The IPv4 Address line is the address of your computer. The address of my device is 192.168.1.3.

How to share files between Android/iOS and computer without software

Another note is that devices that want to access the folder shared by the computer must connect to the network (wifi or LAN) with the computer network to use.

Access shared folders on iPhone/iPad

Step 1: Open the Files app on your iPhone and then click on the three-dot menu at the top right and select “Connect to Server”.

How to share files between Android/iOS and computer without software

Step 2: Next, enter the ip address of the device. At that time, I already had a connection, so it will show up.

How to share files between Android/iOS and computer without software

Step 3: Here, enter the user and password you just created and then click Next.

How to share files between Android/iOS and computer without software

So you have successfully connected to the shared folder on your computer.

How to share files between Android/iOS and computer without software

Access shared folders on Android

On Android it’s a bit different. You will need to install file management software with smb connection feature. If you don’t have one, you can download it here.

Step 1: After the download is complete, open the Mi File Manager application and click on the menu at the top left and select “Control“.

Step 2: You choose LAN.

Step 3: You wait a moment for the application to scan for the shared computer. Once you’ve found your computer, just select it.

Step 4: Enter the account and password you created and then click OK.

So that’s it then. You can now access the folders shared by your computer on your phone.

Good luck. So you can share files between your phone and computer without installing additional software.