It's very easy to send files from an Android phone to a Chromebook thanks to Near Share . In this way we can move documents without the need for cables or cloud storage. Below, we will find a detailed guide of everything we must do to achieve it..
Chromebooks have come a long way since their launch and have been able to perfectly adapt to current times. From reassigning the keyboard, using social networks like TikTok, disabling the touch screen, restricting it to certain users, personalization at a very important level and many more things.
Set Up Near Share
Near Share or Close Share is easy to use on mobile devices like Chrome OS. For this we will have to go to Settings and then in the left sidebar, we will press Connected devices..
In the panel on the right, we will click on Configure next to Near Share.
We will have to enter a name for our Chromebook, it is the one we will use to guide us and connect both devices, once we do, we will click Next..
Next, we are going to have to select visibility on our device. Hidden gives us more privacy, while All Contacts has less chance of errors. Then we click Confirm.
Send files from an Android phone to a Chromebook with Near Share
We are going to click on the time, which is located in the lower right corner of the taskbar of our Chromebook.
Next, we swipe left on the Quick Settings toggles if we can't see Near Share at a glance. Once we see it, we will have to select it.
Once activated, the Chromebook is available to connect with other devices, although we have five minutes to do so.
We go to our mobile and choose the file that we want to send, once we have it open we will click on Share within the app in which we opened it.
Among the options, we select Nearby Share and choose the name that we previously gave our Chromebook.
We return to the Chromebook and a message will appear that we must accept for the files to be sent.
When the transfer is complete, a notification will appear giving us the option to go directly to the Downloads folder, which is where all the downloaded files are stored. If we explicitly turn Near Share visibility on, it will be turned off after receiving the file, so we'll have to turn it back on to transfer other files.
Share multiple files
Google is working to improve this feature and one of the limitations that received the most complaints is that of being able to share one file at a time. We would have to repeat the same process for each file, which is somewhat cumbersome. Luckily, a recent update fixes this problem.
The first thing will be to make sure that Near Share is active on both devices. We open the Files app on the phone and go to the photo or file that we want to share. We will click on the three vertical points that are to the right of the file.
We choose Share and press the Nearby button which is at the top of the sheet to share, here we can select the devices to which we want to send the files.