A Guide to Transferring Files Between Windows 11 and Your Phone Using Drag and Drop

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The article describes how to use the Phone Link app to transfer files between a phone and Windows 11, using Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. The app allows users to access phone apps from a PC, drag and drop files, excluding folders, with a limit of 100 files and a total size of 512 MB. Additionally, OneDrive…

This article explains how to drag and drop files between your phone and Windows 11.

Windows allows users to use the Phone Link app to link their phones and seamlessly communicate and transfer data.

The Phone Link app lets you instantly access your Android or iPhone apps from your PC. Then, using a Wi-Fi connection or Bluetooth connection, browse, play, order, chat, and more — all while using your PC’s larger screen and keyboard.

The Phone Link app also allows users to drag and drop files between their phone and Windows. Users can drag and drop all types of files, excluding folders. Users can transfer up to a hundred files with a 512 MB size limit.

Below are steps that show you how to transfer files and folders between your phone and Windows using the Phone Link app.

Copy and paste files between your phone and Windows

As mentioned above, users can use the Phone Link app to drag and drop files between their phones and Windows.

Here’s how to do that.

First, open your phone screen using the Phone Link app.

With your phone screen visible on your computer screen, open File Explorer on your computer. By default, when you copy files to your phone, it is saved in the Downloads folder.

With both File Explorer and your phone screen visible, select and drag the file you want to copy over and drop it onto your phone.

The file will automatically be saved in your phone’s Files -> Download folder.

Drag and drop files from your phone to Windows

If you want to drag and drop files from your phone to your Windows machine, you select the file from the Download or Gallery folder and drop it onto your computer desktop.

Alternatively, install and set up OneDrive on both your Windows and phone. Then use OneDrive to back up and restore files and folders on your phone and Windows machines.

That should do it!

Conclusion:

Using the Phone Link app, this post showed you how to drag and drop files between your phone and Windows. If you find any errors above or have something to add, please use the comments form below.

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