Do you know SHAREit? I bet you have heard about SHAREit thousand times already, since most of us nowadays use smartphones. And today, sharing file is not the same as before. But if you happened to know SHAREit just now, I will tell you what it is and how you can use this on your PC.
Years ago, people rely on a file sharing platform that takes like forever to send a single file such as image or song. I am sure you know what I’m talking about. Yeah – the Bluetooth (alone). Bluetooth became our best-friend when all the file-sharing applications are not yet existing. The fact that we can share a song to our friends and family members is satisfying already. Not worrying about the time it consumes just to send or receive that particular file. Only when SHAREit was developed and introduced to us.
What is SHAREit
SHAREit is one of the most popular file-sharing apps in the market today. With all the benefits you can get from it, you can consider it as the best. Developed by Paradox on 2015, it already gained millions of downloads in three years time. It comes with a lightning speed that allows the users to transfer files in a matter of seconds. And not only images or audio files can be sent through SHAREit, sending folders and applications from one device to another is also possible.
Now, what makes SHAREit popular that people are choosing it out of many file-sharing apps in the market? Maybe because it is free, or, it is packed with different useful features. As a user myself, there is one thing about SHAREit that I admire the most. That is the capability of this application to run on different device, not just only smartphones but also on PC. Since smartphones have very small storage compared to computers, we sometimes consider transferring our files to PC which can support up to 1 or more TB of files.
What we typically do is to use a cable to connect the two devices and start transferring. But it is a hassle at some point, when you can’t find the phone’s cable you misplaced and you can’t do anything about it. That is the reason why SHAREit for PC existed.
Some of you might think and ask, how can SHAREit run on PC? That is what I am going to show you today. So, keep on reading and learn from the guide below.
How to Use SHAREit on PC (Desktop/Laptop)
This is the step-by-step guide on how you can use SHAREit on your PC as your newest favorite file-sharing app.
Step 1. The very first thing you need to do is to download SHAREit form both devices; smartphone to PC or computer to computer. You can get it from the App Store if you will download it for your mobile. If you are downloading for PC, then go to this site (insert site here / clickable link).
Step 2. After downloading, install SHAREit. Just click the file and it will initiate the installation process. Follow the on-screen instructions until installed completely.
Using SHAREit: Smartphone to PC
Step 1. Open the SHAREit on both devices. On your smartphone, click Send button and tick all the files you want to be sent to your PC.
Step 2. After hitting the Send button click Connect PC. SHAREit will automatically find the other device. Once the SHAREit on your PC appeared on your mobile phone, click the icon and the two devices will be connecting and sending transferring will start.
Another way of transferring is by using the QR Code.
Step 1. Choose the file you want to send and click the Send button.
Step 2. On your smartphone, tap the Connect to PC > Scan to Connect. On your PC, click the Show QR Code. Scan the code on your mobile device. Connecting and transferring will start automatically.
Using SHAREit: PC to PC
You can also use SHAREit and transfer files between computers. Follow the steps below.
Step 1. Turn on the WiFi and connect both devices on the same WiFi network.
Note: Sometimes, you cannot find the WiFi network so you need to create a hotspot on one of the computers and connect the other computer to it.
Step 2. Launch SHAREit on both PCs and hit the menu icon located on the upper right corner (three horizontal lines)
Step 3. Click Connect to PC. SHAREit will automatically begin searching for the other device running SHAREit on same network.
Step 4. When the name of the receiving computer appeared on the sending device, click on it and the two devices will be connected via SHAREit.
Step 5. On the receiving PC, there will be a dialog box that will pop-up on the screen. It is the confirmation to accepting the access. Just click the Accept button. You may also check the box that says “Set as trusted device” so the next time you use these computers on transferring files, you do not need to confirm the access.
Step 6. To transfer the files, drag and drop the chosen files to the SHAREit window. Or, you may click the Select files button, choose the files you want to be sent and click Open to start the transfer.
While the transfer is in process, you can see the files information such as file name , file size and transfer speed. Once transferring is finished, click the Disconnect button.
To view the files, click again the menu button and select File Received to open the window for the received files.
SHAREit is one of the best file-sharing applications you can get for your PC. Aside from it runs on cross-platforms, it transfer files in a lightning speed which makes it very good for your large files.
If you have queries and concerns on using SHAREit to your PC, please drop them down in the comment box below. We’ll be glad to assist you.