How to Transfer Files from Android to PC Easily

Want to transfer files from Android to PC for a backup but don’t know how? Read on this guide to see how to transfer files from Android to PC via 6 simple yet efficient ways.

By Bella Miller | Posted on: Jan. 26, 2018, Last Updated: Feb. 26, 2019
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Keeping a lot of photos, messages, videos, movies, etc. on your Android phone, and wondering to transfer them to PC for a backup so as not to losing them? Or planning to switch to a new device, want to backup all your files to computer?

How to Transfer Files from Android to PC

How to Transfer Files from Android to PC

No matter what reasons you want to transfer data from Android to PC, you just want a simple, efficient yet reliable way to do so. And Here in the following, we will show you three traditional ways to finish the task. Also, share you another time-saving yet labor-saving way to transfer files from Android to PC all at once & selectively & automatically.

Method 1. How to Transfer Files from Android to PC via AnyTrans for Android

To transfer data from Android to PC, there’s a “multi-function” way that supports 1-click transfer, selectively transfer, and even Wi-Fi transfer. No matter how you want to do your complete the transfer job, it helps you make it easily.  AnyTrans for Android, the #1 Android data transfer tool, has trusted by millions of Android users and highly recommended by these users for Android files transfer. Now, let’s check its incomparable features on transferring data from Android to PC.

Part 1. How to Transfer Files from Android to PC All at Once

Step 1. Connect your Android to PC.

Download AnyTrans for Android and install it on your PC > Connect your Android phone to the computer via USB cable.

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Step 2. Choose transfer mode.

Click on Content to PC mode to go to the categories page.

How to Transfer Files from Android to PC All at Once – Step 2

How to Transfer Files from Android to PC All at Once – Step 2

Step 3. Transfer data from Android to PC.

Check the categories you want to transfer to your PC > Select the export path > Click on Right Arrow to start the transferring process.

How to Transfer Files from Android to PC All at Once – Step 3

How to Transfer Files from Android to PC All at Once – Step 3

Part 2. How to Transfer Files from Android to PC Automatically [Wi-Fi]

This is the most efficient and labor-saving way to do Android files transfer. All you need to do is scan a QR code, and select the files you want to transfer to your PC, then the selected files on your Android phone will be transferred to PC instantly.

Step 1. Run AnyTrans on your PC.

Free Download AnyTrans for Android on your PC > Run it.

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Step 2. Scan QR code to transfer.

Make sure that your Android phone and PC are connected to the same network > Scan the QR code on the screen of AnyTrans.

Step 3. Transfer data from Android to PC via Wi-Fi.

Select the file types you want to transfer > Click the Next button to start the process.

Part 3. How to Transfer Files from Android to PC Selectively

For this part, it offers you the way that allows you to preview and select the files on your Android phone before transferring to PC. In other words, you can choose the items you prefer most to move to your PC. In addition, if you have the needs of data management (such as delete some unwanted items) on your device, this part is also helpful to you.

Step 1. Connect your Android phone to PC.

Download AnyTrans for Android and install it on your PC > Connect your Android phone to the computer via USB cable.

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* 100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

Step 2. Check the file types to transfer.

Scroll down to go to the categories page > Choose the category you want to transfer to your PC. Here we take Photo Library for an example.

How to Transfer Files from Android to PC Selectively – Step 2

How to Transfer Files from Android to PC Selectively – Step 2

Step 3. Preview and select the files to transfer.

Preview and select the photos you prefer > Click To Computer button on the upper right corner to move the selected photos to your PC now.

How to Transfer Files from Android to PC Selectively – Step 3

How to Transfer Files from Android to PC Selectively – Step 3

Step 4. Transfer files from Android to PC.

After the transferring process completes, you can check them on your computer by clicking view files.

How to Transfer Files from Android to PC Selectively – Step 4

How to Transfer Files from Android to PC Selectively – Step 4

Method 2. Transfer Files from Android to PC via Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a traditional way for Android users to transfer data from Android to PC. But it is quite time-consuming, especially when you have a large amount of files need to be transferred. If you prefer a quick way to make it, just refer to Method 1.

Step 1 Go to Settings on your Android phone > Choose Bluetooth and turn Bluetooth on. Ensure your Android phone is set to be discoverable via Bluetooth.

Step 2 Go to Start on your PC > Settings > Bluetooth > When your Android device show in the list of devices, click on the Pair button next to it.

Step 3 Enter the passcode on both your PC and Android device > Tap OK on the Android device, and Yes on PC.

Step 4 Select Send or receive files via Bluetooth from your PC > Click on Receive files to receive the files from your Android phone.

Step 5 Choose Share option for the files on your Android device > Tap on Bluetooth option > Select your PC as the destination on the Android device.

Method 3. How to Transfer Files from Android to PC via Google Drive

If you have installed Google Drive app on both your PC and Android phone, then you can take advantage of this way to transfer files from Android to PC. But you have to meet one condition: log in with the same user account on your Android device and PC.

Step 1 Download and install Google Drive app on your Android phone > Open it > Tap on + button.

Step 2 Choose Upload option > Tap and hold on the folder or files you want to upload to Google Drive > Tap on Options symbol > Choose Send file option > Select Drive to send files to Google Drive.

Step 3 Download and install Google Drive on your PC > Run it and log in the same account you used on your Android device (If you have installed Google drive in your PC, you will have Google drive folder) > Open the Google Drive folder and you will see the files you just sent.

The Bottom Line

You may have succeeded in transferring files from Android to PC (Windows 7/8/10/Vista/XP) with above 6 different ways. As you can see, AnyTrans for Android is the most labor-saving and time-saving way to help you transfer files from Android to laptop. In addition, if you will want to transfer files from PC to Android, from Android to Android, it can also be your good helper. If you find this guide useful, just share it to help more Android users who want to transfer files to PC.

Bella Miller

A senior editor, an Apple fan at iMobie Inc.. I love both dancing and helping users to solve iOS & Android related issues by writing various types of tutorials.