Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/167344/how-to-easily-transfer-files-between-nearby-smartphones/
Transferring photos and other files between nearby smartphones should be simple, but it’s not. There are a variety of different ways you can do this, and which is best depends on which types of smartphones you’re transferring files between.
Or you can swap microSD cards. Another one which doesn't support iPhone...
I am using 'my ftp server' and 'AndFTP' for transferring files between nearby android devices. Next, configure the ftp server with username, password and port number. Then, turn on WiFi hotspot and start the ftp server(my ftp server) on device which has the file to be sent. On the receiving device,turn on the WiFi, start the ftp client(AndFTP) with the same configuration as that of ftp server and then connect to the sending device.
This method is useful for devices which do not have WiFi Direct.
I started using an App called Bump, for Android w/o HFC. I'm still testing it out but it looks promising.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.majedev.superbeamBecause it's free and transfers files via WiFi direct or NFC easily.
how do I do it with a windows phone... no one else in the world it seems has a WP8 and it has no apps (other than games) in its market place, it has NFC and Bluetooth but so far it cant do anything other than vibrate and make a ping when in contact with another NFC device.
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