Sync and Transfer Files from ChromeBook and your Mobile
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A large portion of our work is conducted primarily through the use of two electronic devices: a smartphone and a laptop. A straightforward method of transferring files between the Chromebook and a smartphone is therefore required. To help you with your file transfer between Chromebooks and Android/iOS smartphones, we’ve put together a comprehensive guide.
Method 1: USB Cable transfer
This method is only compatible with Android-based devices. As a result, the only option available to iOS users is Method 2. If your phone’s storage is supported by MTP file transfer, this suggests that Chrome OS can treat your phone’s storage as an auxiliary storage device and move files to and from it in a manner similar to that of a pen drive or a hard disc. You can transfer files between your smartphone and Chromebook in the following manner.
Connect your smartphone to your Chromebook with the help of the included USB cable. After connecting your smartphone, you should receive a notification stating that it has been recognised as a media device. Confirm that the Media device (MTP) checkbox is selected by tapping thereon.
Files will automatically appear on your Chromebook, displaying the contents of your phone’s internal storage. You can then navigate through the files on your phone.
Keep an eye out for the XT1068 (the model number of your phone) folder on the left-hand side of the file explorer’s window. These files in the phone’s internal storage will be accessible through this folder. Consider the following scenario: you have an SD card in your phone, which will appear as a separate directory below the interior storage folder on the sidebar of your phone. All of the files that have been saved on your phone will be accessible from within these folders. You’ll copy and paste files from them in the same way that you would if you were using a pen drive.
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Method 2: Using Xender
A large number of mobile applications are being developed in the area of phone data transfer. A number of them are capable of transferring data to and from computers. In particular, the main advantage of such apps is that they do away with the need for USB cables. For the purposes of this tutorial, we will be transferring files between the Chromebook and, consequently, the iOS/Android smartphone. Xender is particularly well-suited for Chromebook users due to the fact that it operates entirely within a browser window, as opposed to other competitors.
If you haven’t already, download and install the Xender app for Android or iOS on your smartphone. Open the app and click on the red rocket button in the bottom-right corner to start the process.
Select PC/Mac from the drop-down menu on the bottom row of the screen’s rock bottom.
The following window will appear on your smartphone after you have completed this action:
Utilizing your Chromebook, navigate to the URL provided within the screen (web.xender.com). On your Chromebook’s screen, there should be a QR code (a recorder with complicated patterns) that you can scan.
From your smartphone, press the orange Scan button, and then point the camera of your phone at the recorder displayed on the screen of your Chromebook.
When the recorder is activated, your phone should automatically detect the device, and the Chrome window will be refreshed to show the contents of your phone.
You can access images, videos, music, and other types of media stored on your phone by selecting them from the appropriate sidebar by clicking on them. Individual files will be highlighted when you hover your cursor over them, and you will be given the option of downloading them to your Chromebook. The file explorer icon is the final icon on the proper sidebar, and it can be found here. Like MTP, it will provide you with access to all or any of the files stored on your phone’s hard drive.
The Upload File button is located in the upper right-hand corner of the screen, and this is where you will select the files that you want to transfer from your Chromebook to your smartphone.
Once the transfer is complete, you can safely disconnect your phone from the Chromebook by pressing the facility button, which is located in the upper right corner of the Xender tab on the Chromebook.
Method 3: Google Apps Sync
Use an Android smartphone, and Google will automatically sync tonnes of information from your smartphone to your Chromebook, even if you don’t do anything. In other words, as long as you use the same Google account on both your smartphone and your Chromebook. By installing the Google apps that are required, you’ll be able to sync and transfer your files from your Android and iOS smartphones to your Chromebook.
Photographs and a calendar
You can schedule a reminder on your smartphone using the Google Calendar app (iOS/Android), and the reminder will appear on your Chromebook automatically as a result. Your Chromebook comes pre-installed with the Calendar application. You’ll be able to get to it via the app launcher.
To search, press the search button on your Chromebook keyboard or click on the search icon in the rock bottom left corner of the screen on your Chromebook screen. The app launcher window will appear on the screen.
Select All Apps from the app launcher’s drop-down menu. Then, in the app drawer, you’ll notice that the Calendar app has already been installed. If you are unable to locate it, you will need to go to calendar.google.com in order to access your Calendar.
Similarly, you will download and install the Google Photos (iOS/Android) application on your smartphone. With this application, you can automatically back up all of the photographs stored on your phone to the cloud, allowing you to access them from any computer, including your Chromebook. Finally, you’ll either open the Google Photos app that has been installed on your Chromebook or go to photos.google.com to gain access to all of the images stored on your smartphone from your Chromebook.
Various Other Documents
Using Google Drive, Google’s cloud storage platform, you can transfer any other file you want from your smartphone to your Chromebook or vice versa, regardless of where you are. Verify that the Drive (iOS/Android) application is installed on your smartphone by going to the App Store or Google Play.
Simply press the blue + button located on the rocker in the bottom right corner of the screen to begin. You can then upload any file or folder on your smartphone to Google Drive from that point on. The files will be accessible through the Files app on your Chromebook once they have been successfully uploaded. Go to the Google Drive folder within the Files app. You should be able to locate the file that you uploaded using your smartphone under My Drive. If you uploaded the file into a specific folder in Google Drive, the file will be available in that folder on your Chromebook if you selected that folder when uploading the file. Alternatively, these files will be available on drive.google.com as well as other locations.
This method may appear to be significantly more time-consuming than other methods. However, the only advantage of transferring data through the cloud is that your data is permanently protected in the cloud, allowing you to access it from any location at any time without difficulty.
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What is the best way to transfer files from ChromeOS to Android?
The downloads on Android files and the downloads on Chromebook files are stored in two separate folders that do not sync with one another. I’m perplexed as to what you’re talking about…
The most efficient method of transferring large or numerous files from a Chromebook to a computer
What is your preferred method of transferring files between Chrome OS and Android devices… how to sync a local folder on your phone with a different folder on Google drive
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You can even recover backups by transferring the files to a different location after installing the application1.
View this page for more information on how to factory reset or powerwash a Chromebook.
Is it possible to back up apps and then restore them to a different device?
If your Chromebook isn’t syncing your apps, double-check your sync settings to see if they need to be changed. If you switch to a new Chromebook, you will be able to transfer your Android app data over.
Why do I keep getting this “Syncing” notification whenever I open a new tab?
When you download a file to your Chromebook’s Google Drive folder, it is saved locally on your computer… with out the hassle of first downloading to a local drive and then uploading from there