AirDroid 2 for file transfers and controlling your phone wirelessly!

AirDroid Android Google Play App

AirDroid 2 has tremendously changed from 1st version, it has so many features which normally like samsung kies or any other software (from htc/sony etc) doesn’t have. Who doesn’t want to wirelessly transfer files from your computer to your phone just using wifi?

AirDroid lets you connect your Android device with a desktop PC or laptop where you can then access files, send/recieve SMS, install/uninstall apps, and manage bulks of data in your Android smartphone or tablet. Oh, and it lets you do this wirelessly.

Getting Started With AirDroid

In order to begin using AirDroid, you must ensure your desktop PC or laptop is on the same (wireless) network as your Android device. This is to link up your mobile device with your desktop PC or laptop.

On your Android device, go to Google Play and download and install AirDroid. Run the app.

On your desktop PC or laptop, navigate to web.airdroid.com or key in the IP address shown on your Android device.

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Login To AirDroid

You can login by scanning the QR code or punching in a 6-digit code.

To enter via QR Code scan: tap the camera button in the AirDroid app. Scan the QR code shown on your browser.

To enter via passcode: input the 6-digit passcode you see on your Android device onto your web browser.

airdroid-passcode

Once you have successfully logged in, you’ll see icons, and other relevant information about your device. Your devices are now connected. Let’s get to work.

airdroid-home

What You Can Do With AirDroid

After you have logged in, you can click on any of the icons to start managing and controlling your Android device from your desktop PC.

Here is the list of icons and a short description of what they do:

  • Messages – Create, receive or reply SMS messages.
  • Music – Manage and upload music content to your device.
  • Contacts – Manage and edit contact details.
  • Apps – Manage apps installed on your device or install an app with an APK file from your desktop.
  • Ringtones – Manage and upload phone, notification and alarm ringtones.
  • Frequent Contacts – Shows contacts you frequently communicate with.
  • Files – File explorer similar to exploring files when your device is plugged into your computer.
  • Videos – Manage, view and upload video files.
  • Screenshot – Take screenshots of your Android device (rooted devices only).
  • Call Logs – View or delete details of incoming, outgoing or missed calls.
  • Photos – Manage and upload photos on your Android device.

AirDroid Browser ‘Widgets’

There are more things you can do with widgets found on your browser, widgets like the Clipboardand URL Opener, and the Search Bar.

The clipboard allows you to control the clipboard of your device. This is good for transferring a long string of text or digits you may want to transfer from your computer to your device.

The URL opener opens the copied link on the default browser of your Android device.

And lastly, the Search Bar lets you look for apps on the Play Store or on Quixey.

There are also 5 buttons on the right of the search bar which allow you to:

  1. Enable “multiple desktops” for better multitasking (see below)
  2. Compose a text message
  3. Install apps
  4. Upload files
  5. Return to the AirDroid main page.

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 AirDroid 2 Youtube Video

About Raghav T

is a tech writer, passionate about everything gadgetry in general and loves android devices. When he's not writing about technology or playing with various gadgets (which he's doing most of the time), he enjoys listening to a lot of music and watching movies and going out with friends for a beer.

One comment

  1. Will this app allow me to copy Outlook contacts to my Samsung Android phone? If not do you. Have another recommendation?

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