Saturday, 10 March 2018

How to Transfer Files From Xiaomi Mi A1 to your Laptop/PC

If you are new user of Xiaomi Mi A1 you might find this problem too as I was really struggling to find out how to transfer videos and pictures from Xiaomi Mi A1 to my laptop. Although it was an easy and simple setting but I couldn't find it, and wasted quite lot of time. But in this post you will find out withing few seconds. So let's start.

Step1: When you plug into the laptop it will show you a blank window like the picture below. This means the phone is on charging mode.

Step2: To see the files or pictures you need to tap+hold+drag from the top of your screen then you will see an option called "USB charging this device". As you can see in the picture below.

Step3: Click on the "USB charging this device" option and you see 4 more options.
  1. Charge this device.
  2. Transfer files.
  3. Transfer photos (PTP)
  4. Use device as MIDI
Choose options number 3 if you just want to transfer video and pictures from your phone. And if you want to dig deeper into more folders then choose options number 2.

If you choose option number 3 then a window will pop up and you will see "Internal shared storage" like the picture below. Now you can go into that folder and look for your picture and videos and then transfer them to your laptop/PC. I hope you've found this helpful. Thanks for your time.

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2 comments:

  1. Thank you SO much for this, it's been bugging me for ages - wish i'd seen your instructions sooner! Thank you.

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  2. EXACTLY! It's not at all intuitive. Thanks for your easy and straight-to-the-point instructions.

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