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9th May 2014, 11:57 AM   |  #1  
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since I'm new to Sony Z* I don't actually know, what is the best way to transfer data to my internal/external sd cards?
I would like to not use cables to leave the docks closed.
So Bluetooth or Wifi would be the next options, while Bluetooth might be a bit slow for lage file transfers I guess.
So is there any easy way to transfer data between the Z2 and a pc ofer wifi? The best thing would be, if no third party software on the pc is required.
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Hi guys,

since I'm new to Sony Z* I don't actually know, what is the best way to transfer data to my internal/external sd cards?
I would like to not use cables to leave the docks closed.
So Bluetooth or Wifi would be the next options, while Bluetooth might be a bit slow for lage file transfers I guess.
So is there any easy way to transfer data between the Z2 and a pc ofer wifi? The best thing would be, if no third party software on the pc is required.

Try Airdroid, it's the best app AFAIK.
Note that because of a restriction introduced by Kitkat, wireless data transfer can not be done directly to the external SDcard. The Airdroid team is currently working to try to overcome this issue.
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Hi guys,

since I'm new to Sony Z* I don't actually know, what is the best way to transfer data to my internal/external sd cards?
I would like to not use cables to leave the docks closed.
So Bluetooth or Wifi would be the next options, while Bluetooth might be a bit slow for lage file transfers I guess.
So is there any easy way to transfer data between the Z2 and a pc ofer wifi? The best thing would be, if no third party software on the pc is required.

If you goto settings, Xperia Connectivity, USB Connectivity, you can pair your device with your computer (the phone will give you instructions), once the phone is paired with your computer you can simply goto the same menu, tap the name for your computer, and you will then be able to transfer files as if you had connected by USB in Media Transfer Mode all over wifi.
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If you goto settings, Xperia Connectivity, USB Connectivity, you can pair your device with your computer (the phone will give you instructions), once the phone is paired with your computer you can simply goto the same menu, tap the name for your computer, and you will then be able to transfer files as if you had connected by USB in Media Transfer Mode all over wifi.

I didn't notice this new feature, it works fine
Thanks!!

But a toggle would be great to enable the connection.
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9th May 2014, 07:30 PM   |  #5  
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If you goto settings, Xperia Connectivity, USB Connectivity, you can pair your device with your computer (the phone will give you instructions), once the phone is paired with your computer you can simply goto the same menu, tap the name for your computer, and you will then be able to transfer files as if you had connected by USB in Media Transfer Mode all over wifi.

That sounds very cool. How is the data transferred? Not all of my PCs have Bluetooth, so I'm hoping it's not via bluetooth...

EDIT: woops, should have read the last word...."over wifi"
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If you goto settings, Xperia Connectivity, USB Connectivity, you can pair your device with your computer (the phone will give you instructions), once the phone is paired with your computer you can simply goto the same menu, tap the name for your computer, and you will then be able to transfer files as if you had connected by USB in Media Transfer Mode all over wifi.

Thanks for mentioning. This will work great at my home I guess, but not at my office pc which is connected to a different wifi network.
I would have to open a Wifi Hotspot on my Z2 and let the PC connect to it to make it still work.
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Thanks for mentioning. This will work great at my home I guess, but not at my office pc which is connected to a different wifi network.
I would have to open a Wifi Hotspot on my Z2 and let the PC connect to it to make it still work.

I don't think it matters which network you join, since the pairing is based on the MAC address on each device (An example would be you could still pair with your home computer even if your computer was connected to a different network) unless you're not allowed to have your phone connect to your work's wifi?
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unless you're not allowed to have your phone connect to your work's wifi?

That's the point
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unfortunately this doesn't seem to be working for me =/ it just says "connecting" for a long time, and then tells me it could not connect to the network. this is after the message saying the pairing is a success...
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unfortunately this doesn't seem to be working for me =/ it just says "connecting" for a long time, and then tells me it could not connect to the network. this is after the message saying the pairing is a success...

This has happened to me too but usually happens if the phone has gone to sleep after it has been connected already, I also think stamina mode blocks the connection while the phone is in sleep. Try turning the wifi off (remember to disconnect from the PC first) and back on and then reconnect but ensure the screen stays on/phone stays awake, once you've done your tasks disconnect from the pc, otherwise it'll eventually as I like to say "forget it's connected while still reporting it is connected".

If it's still not working, try re-pairing and after repeating the above tasks and it's still not working, check your router configuration and/or your pc's network connection settings including any firewalls.

Thats about the best information I can offer really so if it doesn't work after all that I'm not sure what else that can be done.

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