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How to Transfer Apps From Android Phone to a Laptop, Windows 11/10 PC

Last Updated on September 27, 2023 by Bestusefultips

Do you want to share an app from your phone to a laptop or PC? Here’s how to transfer apps from Android phone to a laptop. You can transfer files from Android to PC using a USB cable and different Android apps such as Nearby Share, Google Drive, Xender, DropBox, AirDroid, SHAREit, and others. Also, move games, music, videos, documents, images, and other files from an Android phone to a Laptop or PC device. The different devices have different settings to transfer files from Android to PC.

You can use a Wi-Fi network, Bluetooth, or a mobile hotspot to connect your PC and transfer apps from your phone to your laptop. This tutorial will show seven methods to fast transfer or move Android apps to a computer or laptop device.

7 Methods to Transfer Files From Android to PC or Laptop

Check out the below-given methods to share apps from Android to laptop using a USB cable.

1st Way: Transfer Files From Android to PC using a USB cable

Step 1: Connect your Android phone to the computer using a USB data cable.

Make sure your phone is unlocked.

Step 2: Open drives on your PC and select your device from left-side drive options.

Step 3: Select apps, games, and other files to transfer the phone to a PC.

Transfer data adnroid to PC via USB cable

You can copy & paste files or drag & drop files on your PC. After completing the transfer files, unplug the USB cable.

2nd Way: Use AirDroid

AirDroid app helps transfer files between phones, PCs, and the web. Also, quick transfer between Android and iOS devices with a Nearby function. Also, remove control of your Android device.

Step 1: Download the AirDroid app on your device and open it.

Step 2: Sign in or Sign up with your Account.

Step 3: Tap the My Devices.

Use AirDroid to Transfer Apps From Android Phone to Laptop

Step 4: Choose from AirDroid Web, My Computer, or Add device.

You can connect your phone and computer with a QR code or IP address. Transfer files using AirDroid to your PC like apps, photos, music, videos, Docs, larger files, etc.

3rd Way: Use Nearby Share on Android to Android iPhone

You can use the nearby share feature to share data with anyone when they’re near you. Ensure to turn on Bluetooth and location on both devices to move an app from phone to phone.

4th Way: Use Nearby Share to Transfer Files Between Android to Windows 11/Windows 10 PC

Nearby Share uses Bluetooth scanning to find nearby devices. Ensure to turn on Bluetooth on both devices.

Also, use Nearby Share for Windows to wirelessly share apps from Android to Laptop (Windows 11/Windows 10). With Nearby Share, you can quickly transfer videos, photos, documents, and audio files or enter folders between your Windows desktop & laptops and Android devices.

Note: Ensure your Windows is running a 64-bit version of Windows 10 or later. ARM devices are not supported.

Step 1: Download the App on your PC, then install it on your Windows laptop.

Step 2: Tap the Get Started button on your Windows PC and allow permission to install it.

Step 3: Sign in with your account and set the Device visibility to select who can share data with you.

Use Nearby Share for Windows 11 or Windows 10 PC to Transfer Files

Step 4: Connect your Windows PC with your Android device.

5th Way: Use Google Drive to Transfer Files from Android to PC

Step 1: Sign in to your Google Account on the Android or PC.

Step 2: Tap the Google Drive app on your phone.

Use Google Drive to transfer files between Android phone to PC

Step 3: Tap the + icon at the bottom right corner.

Use Nearby Share to Transfer Files Between Android to Windows 11 or Windows 10

Step 4: Tap the Upload.

Step 5: Select the images, audio, videos, docs, and other data you want to send.

Step 6: Sign in to your Google Drive on your PC with the same account you use on your phone to view all uploaded files.

6th Way: Move Apps From Android Phone to PC or Laptop using Xender

Step 1: Open the Xender app on your device.

Step 2: Tap on Three horizontal lines at the top right corner.

Step 3: Tap the Connect PC.

Now, your device finds a network to connect, if not connected to the internet.

Connect Xender using Wi-Fi device

Step 4: Tap on Wi-Fi Settings/ Mobile hotspot.

Now, turn on the Wi-Fi on your device. You can see the screen below on your phone.

Connect Xender using Wi-Fi device

Step 5: Now open on your desktop or laptop device.

Step 6: Click on Scan on the phone.

Scan QR code on PC device

Step 7: Scan the QR code on your PC webpage.

Now, your Android phone is connected to a PC.

Transfer apps android to PC using Xender

Step 8: Tap on Apps from the left side menu.

You can view a list of installed apps on your phone.

move apps android to computer

Step 9:  Tap the Down Arrow icon to download the app to your PC or Laptop.

Also, transfer video, music files, PDF files, photos, videos, and other data.

7th Way: Transfer Apps From Android to Computer Using Dropbox

Step 1: Open the Dropbox app on your phone.

Tap on plus icon in Dropbox app

Step 2: Tap the + icon below the right-side corner.

upload files from PC to dropbox

Step 3: Tap on Upload files.

You can see below the screen on your phone.

Step 4: Tap Three horizontal lines from the top left-side corner.

tap on File manager on dropbox to upload app

Step 5: Touch File Manager.

Step 6: Tap Apps.

Step 7: Tap on the app to directly upload Dropbox or Tap & hold the app to select more apps.

Step 8: After selecting the app, tap on More.

Share files dropbox to PC

Step 9: Touch Share.

Step 10: Tap on Add to Dropbox.

Step 11: Log in to Dropbox on your PC or laptop.

Step 12: Tap files from the left side menu and open uploaded files on your PC.

You can view APK files on your computer.

Transfer app from dropbox to PC

Step 13: Click Download to download the app to the PC or laptop device.

That’s all. I hope the above-given tricks help move Android apps to computer or laptop devices. If you know another simple solution to transfer files from Android to PC, please share it with us.

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