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    How to transfer audio & other data directly from a smartphone to an external hard drive?

    Having a query about transferring data from smartphone to external hard drive directly? On this page find responses to your query from experts.

    I have made some audio recordings on my smartphone, which is a Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. I understood how to save it in Google Drive as a backup. Now I would like to save it on my external hard drive. Instead of downloading it on my laptop and then into the external hard drive, is it possible to directly connect the smartphone to the external hard drive and thus transfer it?

    Same with photos which are saved on Google photos and docs in Google drive which are on the smartphone. Can they be transferred directly to the external hard drive?
  • #140911
    Here are the steps that you need to follow.

    1. Connect your external hard drive to PC or laptop.
    2. Download shareit app on your pc or laptop, assuming it is Windows.
    3. Download shareit on your Android phone.
    4. Send the files through device to your computer.
    5. Then copy the files from the pc to the external hard drive.

    Shareit seems to be one application that you can use if you are in Wifi range. So use the Wifi around you to transfer the files through shareit app. You have to download the shareit for PC. And then setup your PC name. This way when you try to connect with the app, you'd be able to find it.It works pretty slick. It makes use of the wifi for sending the files and it can send the content rather fast.

    Another option is using Google drive or Dropbox. I have tried these two options and they do work but they are slow. Shareit seems to be lot quicker for this type of tasks.

  • #140935
    Xiaomi has support of OTG i.e. On-the-go. So, you connect your External Hard disk directly to your smartphone through OTG cable, if you have. The content of your external hard disk will be displayed automatically in your smartphone. And here, you can easily copy and paste the content from your smartphone to the external hard disk. Also, the photos could be easily transferred without connecting and third device in between.
    With regards,
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  • #140944
    There are various mobile to external hard drive connector in market. Visit nearby cellphone store and ask them if they have. Or check in amazon or flipkart. These connector directly allows to save your online or storage items to external drive. Before buying connector make sure it is for your cellphone compatible.
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  • #140957
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    It is highly suggested to transfer files from Android phone to external hard drive as a backup. Then you can't miss this" Coolmuster Android Assistant "(Windows), or Coolmuster Android Assistant for Mac software, which allows you to transfer the maximum amount of files from Android phone to external hard drive with the minimum time. This software is compatible with all types of Android files as well as all brands of Android phones. As to the safety, you can be fully guaranteed. It is able to safely transfer files between Android phones and external hard drive without bringing any potential dangers.

    Step 1. Get Android Phone Connected to Computer
    Open the installed software on the computer, then link your Android phone to the computer via the USB cord. You may then be required to enable USB debugging on your Android device, just follow the below steps:
    1) For Android 2.3 or earlier: Enter "Settings" < Click "Applications" < Click "Development" < Check "USB debugging".
    2) For Android 3.0 to 4.1: Enter "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging".
    3) For Android 4.2 or newer: Enter "Settings" < Click "About Phone" < Tap "Build number" for several times until getting a note "You are under developer mode" < Back to "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging".
    Step 2. Preview & Transfer Files as Wanted
    Now, you will see the interface where all file folders are arranged on the left panel. Enter the corresponding file folder to choose the files you want to transfer from Android phone to external hard drive.
    After that, trace the external hard drive and set it as the output location. Then click on the Export option to export the wanted files from Android phone to the external hard drive as you wanted and needed.

  • #141605
    Technology has grown so much and there is technology for everything now (actually for almost everything). In your situation, the following ways can be considered.
    1. The most convenient method is to transfer via OTG Cable. Your phone, Redmi Note 3 support OTG and therefore you are clear to go. Get an OTG Cable, connect your phone and hard disk, transfer. It's done.
    But if the hard disk is new, it may be having NTFS, and there are chance that the phone may not support it. So you will have to go to the next option.
    2. Transfer the audio to your laptop via the USB Cable of the phone, and again to the hard disk from the lap. The job is done. This method is now more traditional, we may always go for it.

    Additionally, I have heard an app in the Google Play called'STICKmount', which you can use to mount NTFS based drives to your phone. You may also check this at the first step.

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