How to Send Large Files Quickly

Published on Jun. 29, 2016 Last updated on Aug. 20, 2018

Need to transfer large files between your PC or laptop and your phone but there is no data cable around? Want to share a large media file to your colleagues or your friends nearby but worry about data usage? Worry about the file is too large to send via email? If you're bothered by these problems, this post will be your savior.

Actually, large file transfer can be done by many methods. We will show you the simplest and most effective methods in this post. Here is how to send large files quickly.

Method 1. Upload the large files to a cloud storage service

To transfer large files online or between different devices, uploading them to a cloud storage service may be the most popular option. You just need to upload the large files to a secure cloud storage service and tell your target recipient to download them there.

Regarding the cloud storage service, Google Drive and Microsoft’s OneDrive should be the most competitive ones. Both of them offer some free storage space and allow you to share large files, such as photos and videos, in just a few clicks. You can get one that suits your needs.

However, when you need larger storage space like 50GB on these cloud storage services, you need to upgrade them to the paid version. That's probably their disadvantages. If you don’t want to pay anything, the following method may be more suitable for you.

Method 2. Send the large files via AirTrans

This is the completely free, simplest and most effective method to transfer large files.

AirTrans, a professional and user-friendly file transfer utility, is created to make file transfer and sharing much easier and faster. With it, you can share photos and videos with your friends nearby in a flash without data usage. No matter which platform you want to transfer to or how large the file is, AirTrans can help you achieve it. No cable is required. Transfer without size restriction and image quality loss.

AirTrans is completely free and compatible with iOS, Android, Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 / XP / Vista, and Windows Server. It supports cross-platform transfer and backup. To get it, you can visit its official website. Now, let’s see how to send large files via AirTrans.

First of all, you need to install the AirTrans on both of the devices which will send the files and receive the files. Then connect them to the same Wi-Fi network and follow the guide below.

1. Send large files from computer to phone

Step 1. Launch the AirTrans on the computer and the phone. Then use the AirTrans on the phone to scan the QR code in the AirTrans on the computer to bind them.


Step 2. Click on “Send to Phone” in the AirTrans on computer, and then click Add from Local to select the large files to transfer.


Step 3. Click the Send button in the bottom-right corner to send the files.


2. Send large files from phone to computer

Step 1. Launch the AirTrans on the computer and the phone. Then use the AirTrans on the phone to scan the QR code in the AirTrans on the computer to bind them.

Step 2. After the connection, you can see the Camera Roll on your phone. Check the files you want to send and click the upload button below to transfer them.


That’s all. Now have you got how to send large files quickly? If you have any questions, leave comments below to let us know. We will try our best to help you.


A free file transfer and backup tool for Windows, Android and iOS devices.