At some point in time, you must have struggled with transferring files from your Mobile to PC or Mobile to Mobile.
While the conventional method and the most commonly used method to transfer a file from one device to another is Bluetooth, people still find it frustrating when they are transferring large files over Bluetooth which takes hours to transfer. While transferring the data over USB can be a relief, it’s not always possible.
Lenovo has released a free app called as ‘SHAREit’, which makes file sharing an easy job. It is available for Windows, Windows Phone, Android and iOS and works on all Wi-Fi compatible devices.
Let’s dig the matter in detail!
What is SHAREit app?
SHAREit is a file sharing app to share all types of files without the internet connection and data usage. It is one of the top downloaded apps on Google Play Store in 24 countries that supports Mac devices as well.
You can move the data faster and easier with no restriction and group sharing is also possible. SHAREit file transfer for PC is also available.
How do SHAREit works?
SHAREit works on the concept of Wi-Fi Direct method for file transfer. All you need to have is a device which is Wi-Fi Compatible.
However, at least one of the device should have the ability of Wi-Fi tethering. SHAREit transfers all the files through Wi-Fi without losing or compressing any data.
What Kind Of Files Can Be Transferred Through SHAREIt?
The biggest advantage of this app is, the user can transfer almost any type of file from one device to another. Be it a small document to a large sized movie file. The App also supports transferring the APK file from one device to another using the already installed apps.
How Secured is the File Transfer?
Since SHAREit uses Wi-Fi to transfer data from one device to another, your files are completely secured and can only be read by the two connected devices. Both the Sender and Receiver should have this App Installed on their device to complete the data transfer. Hence, chances are almost zero for your data to reach the wrong device.
How Fast Can This App Transfer My Data?
You must have realized that transferring a small file of size around 100MB through Bluetooth can take approximately 10-15 minutes. This is even slower than a normal 4Mbps Broadband Connection transfer speed.
However, through Direct Wi-Fi transfer, you can reach the speed with no limits. SHAREit has the capability to transfer the files with minimum 10 M/s speed which is almost 200 times faster than Bluetooth file transfer speed or even than NFC transfer speed.
Yes, the file remains original without any loss of data.
How Much Battery Does It Consume While Moving The Data?
This is a huge concern for the users who are into transferring files from one device to another frequently. As we all know, transferring files over Bluetooth is not only slow but can consume a lot of battery. Some people face the overheating issues while transferring the files over Bluetooth.
However, with SHAREit, you don’t need to worry much about the Battery. This app can transfer files in the background while your mobile is on standby. Since it takes less time to transfer the files, your battery isn’t much affected.
I did a small test to draw a quick comparison between the performance of file transfer over Bluetooth and SHAREit App.
- Sender Device – Redmi 3S Prime (Bluetooth 4.0, 4100 mAh Battery, Android 6)
- Receiving Device – Moto G
- File Type – MP4
- File Size – 70MB
- Total Time Taken through Bluetooth – 6 Minutes to 7 Minutes
- Total Time Taken through SHAREit – 15 Seconds (approx)
- Battery % Reduced (through SHAREit App) – 0%
These results can vary from Device to Device.
Can this App slow down my Device?
SHAREit may or may not run in the background of your device as per the settings. However, the memory consumption and management are pretty good and it doesn’t slow down the device at all.
If you are using any App Hibernating application, SHAREit can easily be hibernated and restored whenever required.
Even during file transfers, it doesn’t cause any noticeable lags. However, this can vary from device to device and their hardware specifications.
Does It Support The File Transfer from one Platform to Other (like Smartphone to PC)?
Since this App is available for Windows PC, Windows Mobile, Android, and iOS, it supports cross-platform file transfer.
Users can transfer a file from one platform to another without any issues or file restrictions. However, there might be few restrictions while transferring unsupported files to iOS due to the security issues.
How To Use SHAREit App?
The method of file sharing is almost similar for all the platform. Since Android is one of the most popular platforms, here are the steps to use this App on your Android device:
- Open SHAREit App.
- Tap on the “Send” button.
- Select all the files you want to transfer.
- Click on the “Next” option.
- You need to make sure that SHAREit App is installed on the receiving device and currently opened.
- You can see the receiving device’s name on your Sending Device’s SHAREit App nearby device list.
- Select the desired device (receiving device).
- Your file transfer will begin.
NOTE: You need to Install the SHAREit Application on your Windows PC if you are transferring files between PC and Smartphone. In this case, your smartphone should be the tethering device.
What Are The Additional Features of SHAREit App?
SHAREit comes with another interesting feature which is an inbuilt cloning App. This inbuilt feature can replicate contacts, SMS Messages, MMS Messages, Installed Apps, videos, songs and other data from your old smartphone to your new smartphone with ease.
This is a useful feature for those who are switching to a new phone and finding it difficult to transfer all the data from their old phone to their new phone. Apart from this, you can also view your images, videos through this App and it has got an inbuilt media viewer.
I hope that you have learned how to use SHAREit app and recognized its features. If you download this application, then the file transferring between the devices will be a piece of cake for you!
There are many other Apps which can do the same job like SHAREit such as, ESFileExplorer, Xender, etc. but among them, SHAREit has the simplest user-friendly interface. Since it is a part of Lenovo, it comes pre-installed with all the Lenovo devices.
This file sharing app has received a rating of 4.6/5 (most of the reviews are 5-star rating) on Google Play store and 4+ rating on iTunes. If you have any further suggestions or queries regarding this app, you can post it in the comments section below.