Our smartphone has many applications that we do not know of, just like most apps that are kept hidden until we meet someone who is very curious and can decode them to make the smartphone function better or to make the smartphone more useful. There are hidden features in our smartphones, a very clear example are the hidden menus that enable us to view the imei, configure networks and even hide other menus on our phones. At no point in time will we find any tutorial on our smartphone that demonstrates their existence to us, what we have discovered has been because we encountered a problem and found a way to solve it or we simply got the information from the internet.
Wi-Fi connection point
We can use our smartphone as a Wi-Fi connection point and transmit internet signals to those who are within this network. This feature is quite hidden in the smartphone because it is a feature that is not higlighted, it has always been present as an alternative in case we do not have an internet connection, however it is a great tool if we want to share an internet connection.
- Enter in to your smartphone settings
- Access network & wireless networks
- Move to the Portable Wi-Fi Zone option
- Configure the access Point Key and Name
- Activate the Wi-Fi Zone
- Ready! You can begin sharing signals
We know that a free Wi-Fi connection can be accessed by whosoever is within the network range, however if we are a little bit knowledgeable about networks we know that this leaves us vulnerable to cyber attacks. The range is not very broad, it will always depend on the quality of the Wi-Fi signal on our smartphone.
There are many games which you can play in LAN mode if you are on the same network, this is the perfect excuse to use our smartphone as an access point to establish the same network between several devices and enjoy a LAN game. It’s like being in a cybercafe and playing Counter-Strike among several players, they are all within the same network so you enjoy it without any deceleration of the internet connection.
As mentioned in one of our previous articles we can transfer files on the same network between PC and smartphone, but it can also be done from smartphone to smartphone as long as they have an application like ES File Explorer that offers them this capability and are connected to the same network. If your bluetooth is not working you can activate the access point and transfer files on LAN.
Since file transfer has become very common among devices many have dedicated years to perfect it because files grow in size annually, some images are heavier than others depending on the quality of the camera we use, heavier files need to be transferred with greater speed without losing quality. Technology has helped to improve many methods of file transfer, If you remember, we once used to transfer files through infrared and the method involved us placing two phones side by side with their infrared screens facing each other, a method which looked kind of outdated but worked.
With the arrival of Bluetooth, file transfer between phones has become more advanced, it is no longer necessary to keep phones stuck to each other, we only need to have them within a certain range and the files will be transferred. This technology has also been implemented in other devices today, Wearables are the best example of how Bluetooth can be used to connect to a smartphone or other devices. Intelligent watches connect via Bluetooth to receive notifications and display them on their screens, Bluetooth enabled headsets are connected to smartphones to receive music that is being played and they can also be used to connect to video game consoles to enable players to communicate with each other.
Transferring files between SmartPhone/PC
The easiest way to transfer files between your smartphone and a PC is via USB cable, however there are many other techniques which do not involve the use of a cable, If you have a very fast internet connection you can transfer files via Wi- Fi in a simpler way, with a more pleasant graphical interface and without the need to close other applications on your smartphone in order to receive them. Here In Vofeel we will show you some of the platforms you can use to send files between these devices:
Air Droid (Android)
If you want a complete platform there exists AirDroid, It is available only for Android devices and it enables files to be transferred via Wi-Fi without the need for a cable. The only requirement is that the computer and smartphone are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
- Download, install and launch the AirDroid app.
- Press enter or skip this step if you do not have an account.
- Copy the IP address displayed in the introduction of AirDroid
- On the PC, start a web browser and enter the IP address that was
displayed in the AirDroid application
The Air Droid interface
In the AirDroid interface we can view text messages, transfer files using the Files option, review contacts, images and even take screen captures. An excellent tool that we can enjoy just by having a web browser on our PC and a smartphone with Android operating system, It is as simple as entering the IP address and begin transferring files.