So, you use more than one Windows 10 computer or device and need an easy way to share files between different devices. Yes, you can use a syncing service like OneDrive. But if you’ve installed the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, another option is a new feature called Nearby Sharing.
Through Nearby Sharing, you can do all of the following:
- Share files wirelessly using Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
- Share website links
- Share files only with devices using your Microsoft Account or with any nearby devices running the same Windows 10 update.
- Set the location where shared files are deposited. Share a single file or a group of files via File Explorer and other apps.
Let’s go through the steps for sharing files via Nearby Sharing.
First, confirm that you’ve got the Windows 10 April 2018 Update. Open Settings, System, and then About. Scroll to the bottom of the screen. If the Windows version says 1803, you’re set. If not, jump to the Update & security category in Settings. Install the update called “Feature Update to Windows 10, version 1803.” If you don’t see it listed, hop over to Microsoft’s Windows 10 Download page to manually install the April 2018 Update.
Next, you’ll want to enable Nearby Sharing and tweak its options. Open Settings and then System. Click on the category for Shared experiences. Turn on the switch for Nearby Sharing if it’s off.