Sharing files in Android is something everyone knows. We all share files from our phone and also receive files from other people’s devices. In this article, we are going to learn how to use Flash Share application on Android to share files.
Flash Share is a free Android app for sharing data between phones and to your computer. The app was developed by the “Xender” group and is pre-installed in Techno and Infinix devices as “Flashshare”. Meanwhile, the app can be installed on other Android phones as Xender from the Playstore.
Flash Share can be used to share all kinds of data wirelessly from one phone to another at high speed. The app creates a Wi-Fi hotspot on the sending smartphone that the receiving phone connects to.
The downside to this is that the wireless hotspot is unprotected as there is no password protection for the connection exposing your device to security risks. Always disconnect Flash Share when you are done connecting.
Share files between smartphones
As mentioned before, Flash Share is a really powerful application to share files wirelessly from your smartphone to another phone or PC. The app uses Wi-Fi by default, but you can switch to traditional slower Bluetooth wireless technology to share files.
Below are the steps to follow to share apps between phones with Flash Share;
- Click Connect Phone: Open the Flash Share app and tap the “connect phone” option from the bottom menu. To share files, one person must create a group that the others can join.
- Create a group: Now tap “create group” in the second view. Your phone starts waiting for other phones to join the newly created group. The app waits for the second phone, presumably from a friend, to connect. If no connection is established between 1-2 minutes, the app will prompt you to disconnect. This is a security measure as the app creates an unsecured wireless hotspot.
- Grab a second phone and tap connect phone: Open the Flash Share app on the second phone and tap “connect phone” then tap join group. The app will show you the available device you can connect to. Just tap the sending phone connection. The two phones are now connected.
- Start sharing data: now the hard part is done. It’s time to transfer the data between the two phones.
To share an app. Tap an app on the app home screen displayed on the Flash Share home screen. A menu will appear. Now tap send and the app will be sent to the receiving phone.
Not just apps, but you can also send other kind of data including music, videos, pdf and a lot.
Transferring files is super fast compared to the good old way of peer-peer Bluetooth file transfer. For example, we were able to transfer a 100MB file in 30 seconds.
This means that a large file size of 500MB plus takes less than 5 minutes to transfer.
Gone are the days when it will take forever to transfer large files between smartphones. With Flash Share, you are only minutes away to transfer data. In this article, I have shared the steps to follow to transfer data on your Android using the Flash Share app.