How to access your Android files via Wi-Fi on Ubuntu

Easily access your Android Smartphone files from any Linux distro via Wi-Fi

Today we are going to share a very useful tip for you who are manipulating files from PC to Smartphone, Smartphone to PC without much effort and just using your wireless network.

Transferring files wirelessly

Transferring files easily between Ubuntu and Android

I am always sending files from my computer to my mobile phone and vice versa but it turns out that you don't always have the data cable around or even want to use it, to make your life easier we will teach you how to transform your Android on an FTP server and access data straight from Ubuntu (works on any system actually).

Installing ES File Explorer

O ES File Explorer It is an Android App that allows advanced browsing and manipulation of files on the Smartphone and one of its functions is to have access to the local network. same network, so first we need to install it on your Android Smartphone.

Click to install on your Android

Once you have installed the App, make sure your Smartphone is on the same wifi network as your computer, open the app and tap the top left corner.

In the menu that opens select the "Network" and then click "Remote Manager", on the next screen click"Turn on"as shown in the images above.

After you click on turn on App will show you the FTP address you should access to manipulate the files on your Smartphone, in the example the address shown was:

Remember that this IP should vary according to your network configuration, after FTP server is enabled on your Android comes the easy part, open any folder on your Ubuntu and click "Connect to server"

The window below will open, you must enter the FTP address that the App provided you.

Remember to type the full address, especially the protocol, "ftp: //"at the beginning.

On the next screen you will see something like the image below, just click "To connect"

Now you can access your files normally, and on most devices for example your photos are inside the "DCIM" folder

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