For years now, the only way of sharing the files between devices was through the Bluetooth until many other apps like SHAREit, Zapya, and Xender came into the picture. Mi Drop is one such latest app that has been developed with predominant technology that lets you share the files across different platforms.
Apart from transferring the data between the mobile devices, Mi Drop also lets you transfer the data between a PC and the Android devices. Developed by Xiaomi, the smartphone manufacturer, Mi Drop makes the tedious process of data transfer easier and therefore if you’re confused about how to use Mi Drop on Windows, you just got the right software before you. Here, in this post, we will give you a detailed process about how to use Mi Drop for PC. Have a look!
What is Mi Drop?
A file-transfer software as it is, Mi Drop is originally introduced by Xiaomi as a part of MIUI7. This utility tool has gone through several changes and got many upgrades before it is finally introduced to the latest Xiaomi smartphones as the renewed and the re-equipped version. Apart from that, the logo has also been changed and got placed on the home screen as a separate tool, after being moved out of the utility folder.
Xiaomi has also introduced Mi Drop on Google PlayStore and as a result, one can download Mi Drop on all the Android devices without any hassles. Whether you own a Samsung phone, a Moto smartphone or a Redmi phone; you can Mi Drop to transfer the files between two devices and as well as transfer the data from PC to any kind of smartphone.
- Mi Drop allows you to transfer all kinds of files including images, audio files, videos, APKs etc between the devices at a higher speed when compared to other kind utility tools.
- It has a user-friendly interface which makes the transfer easier.
- It also allows you to resume the transfer whenever there’s an interruption and the only requirement to use the Mi Drop is that both the transferring devices should be connected to the same network.
While transferring the data between mobile devices is easy, the question here is to how exactly use Mi Drop on Windows PC. Here’s how:
How to Use Mi Drop on Windows PC?
Unlike the Android devices, there is no Mi Drop available for the windows and as a result, you have to use the FTP source to connect your Mi Drop to PC.
#1. Start with installing the Mi Drop tool on your smartphone by searching it on the Google Play Store. In case if you have a Xiaomi device with MIUI 9+, you don’t have to install as it is already available as a pre-installed tool on your device. In the case of owning other devices, download it effective immediately.
#2. Once you have downloaded it, connect your smartphone and your Windows PC to the same WiFi. It is mandatory that both of the devices are connected to the same network and in cases where they are not, the transfer might not actually take place.
#3. After connecting the devices to the network, open the Mi Drop tool on your Android interface. Go to the home screen and tap on the three dot icon present on the top right corner and select ‘Connect to the Computer’ from the drop-down menu as shown in below image.
#4. On this screen, you will find a ‘Start’ option located at the bottom where you will be asked to choose the storage volume between the SD card storage and the Internal memory. Tap the storage from which you want to transfer the data. By doing this, you will be given an FTP address. Make sure you note this address or keep it in your vicinity as you will require it in the next step.
#5. Now, open your PC and load the Explorer on it. Enter the FTP address that is provided to you on your phone and enters it in the URL bar. Wait for the page to load. As soon as the page loads, you will see the mobile storage on your PC just the way when you connect your phone using a USB cord. Now, you can either copy/cut the data and paste it into the desired folder.
#6. The transfer can be done two ways, either from your Android device to the PC or from PC to the Android device based on your required. After transferring the data, tap on the ‘Stop’ bottom located at the bottom of the Mi Drop app.
#7. In order to secure your connection, you can add a password to your FTP connection. Go to the Settings icon available on the ‘Connect to the Computer’ screen and then turn the ‘Sign in Anonymously’ button by sliding it off. The option turns black as soon as you do it and by tapping on it, you will be asked to enter a username and password. Enter the credentials and tap OK to save them. Remember these credentials as each time you try to connect your device to the PC, you will be asked to enter these details.
How to Use MI Drop App to Transfer Files from Android Devices to PC
The reason MI Drop has been introduced on the Google Play Store is to make the data transfer easier between the Android devices.
#1. Just like the above procedure, install MI Drop on both the smartphones from the Google PlayStore. Connect to the same WiFi network to transfer the files.
#2. Now, open the Mi Drop tool on the device from which you want to send the data and click, ‘Send’ to send the files. As the interface of the files open, select the files that you want to transfer (you can select multiple files in a different format as well).
#3. Open the Mi Drop tool on the second device where you want to receive the files and select, “Receive”. The name of the receiver will pop-up on the first phone and you need to select it in order to send the files. Tap ‘OK’ on the second file when you get a notification if you want to receive the file.
By doing this, you’re successfully transferring the files between two Android devices. If you’re still confused about it, you should know that this is the exact procedure we follow while we are using SHAREit to transfer files between two devices.
How to Change the Destination Folder for Mi Drop on Android?
When you’re transferring the files between two Android devices or from an Android device to PC using MI Drop, the files are usually kept in the same folders. For example, when you transfer a file between two smartphones, the files are sent to Internal Storage/MIUI/MIDrop folder.
#1. At times, you might have your internal storage flooded and therefore receiving files might become difficult for you. Therefore, you can choose to save the files on your SD card (supported by your device) to increase the storage capacity.
#2. While you can’t exactly change the location of the destination folder, you can decide where you want it.
#3. To do so, open the Mi Drop app and select the three dot icon and go to the Destination folder from the drop-down menu.
#4. Select the option and from the pop-up choose External Storage or Internal Storage meeting your comfort.
How to Share MI Drop with Friends?
In most of the cases, one can directly download the tool from the Play store. But if any of your friends don’t have Mi Drop installed on the phone and still want to transfer the files from your Android device, you can simply share the device. To do it, open the Mi Drop tool and click on the three-dot icon. Tap on the option, “Share Mi Drop to your friends”, located at the bottom. By doing it, one can avail multiple options like QR code, Portable hotspot or any third party transfer based on the availability.
How to Uninstall Mi Drop?
If you have installed the Mi Drop tool on a device and are looking forward to uninstalling it, you can easily do it just the way you uninstall other apps.
#1. Open the Google PlayStore.
#2. Go through the installed apps and select the Mi Drop.
#3. Now tap the Uninstall option to get rid of it.
However, if you’re using a Redmi device, the app comes pre-loaded and you can’t disable it because of the system configuration. But you can force stop the app to ensure that it doesn’t run in the background taking your battery levels down.
Concluding, Mi Drop is entirely ad-free and that makes it a hassle-free app to use. With all the data transfer tools available, Mi Drop can be tagged as the best as it supports all kind of files transfers without any errors. Therefore, download the app immediately and get done with the file transfer that you’ve been postponing for a while now.