How to use Ubidrop on Android

Ubidrop is the simplest way to transfer files such as photos, music and videos across your Android and Mac devices.

The files are shared wirelessly over your personal WiFi network or Hot Spot without the need for an Internet access.

Before you beging

Download and install Ubidrop on both your Android and your Mac by (clicking here.

Transfer files from Android to Desktop

  • Open your favorite gallery or file manager app and find the file you would like to transfer.
  • Click the share icon and share it with Ubidrop.
  • In the list of nearby devices, pick the Mac you would like to transfer the file to.

Receive files from Mac to Android

  • Open Ubidrop on your Android device.
  • On your Mac, click on the Ubidrop icon in the system tray and click 'Send to nearby'.
  • Choose the file you would like to share and select the Android device you would like to transfer the file to.

Can't find your Mac via the Android app?

Here is what to do if your Mac does not appear in the list of nearby devices:

  • Make sure Ubidrop is running on your Mac.
  • Check that both devices are connected to the same WiFi network or Hot Spot. To make sure if both devices are on the same network, make sure that the emojis displayed in the Android app and the Mac's system tray are identical. If not, the devices are not connected in the same network.
  • If your device is using a VPN, proxy or firewall, the devices might not be able to find one another. Disable them temporarily and try again.
  • Your Mac will not appear if your trial is over and you have not activated a license. Click here to purchase a license.

Can't find Ubidrop when clicking the Share icon?

Make sure you open Ubidrop on Android at least once before attempting to share a file. This is because of Android's security measurements which only allows apps to integrate with the system after their first launch.

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