Flash Share is a mobile app for Android smartphones which allows users transfer files to and from multiple devices, it is very fast and easy to use. Android phone owners can transfer all types of files using Flash share ranging from pictures, songs, contacts, documents, videos and apps.
Flash share is similar to the Apple Airdrop app and requires Wi-Fi to function, it does not use Bluetooth or an internet connection and it provides a file transfer speed of up to 40 times the speed of Bluetooth. Flash share is usually pre-installed on some Android smartphones such as Tecno and Infinix but for phones which do not have it pre-installed, users can download the app from the Google Playstore where it is named Xender.
Flash Share app is free to download and also free to use and is the best option for sending and receiving large files that would take several minutes or hours using Bluetooth. Flash Share also helps you save data because instead of downloading apps, videos and music, you can simply find someone who has them already and send using the app.
Multiple files can be sent simultaneously using Flashshare, the app will queue the files and send them accordingly till the transfer is complete. Flash Share can also connect to iPhone for file transfers, the software can also display your memory usage and traffic statistics and enables you share your mobile data with other people.
How to Download Flash Share & Install It
There are several ways to download and install the Flash share app on your Android smartphone, they are:
- Using Bluetooth
This method works if you have a friend with the Flash share APK file on his/her phone. With this method, you need to put on the Bluetooth on your phone and ensure it is visible to other devices, then pair with your friend who will then send the flashshare.apk or xender.apk file to you. Once you receive the file, go to the Bluetooth folder, select it and click the install button, follow the next steps and the app will be installed on your device. This method is best if you don’t want to waste your internet data.
- Downloading Flash Share from APK websites
You can easily download the Flash Share or Xender app from websites that host Android APK files such as Mobomarket. To install the .apk file from APK download websites, you have to go to your phone settings and enable “Install from unknown sources”. Then download the Flash Share.apk file and install it by opening the .apk file. This method is not recommended because installing apps from unknown sources is risky as those apps may contain malware and viruses which can steal your private information and slow down your phone.
- Download Xender from Google PlayStore
You can go to the Google Playstore on your Android phone and search for ”Xender”, click on install and the app will be downloaded and installed on your device. You will need to sign in to your Google account if you are not logged in on Playstore in order to download Xender and any other app.
- Using a PC & APK Desktop Installer
You can install Flash Share from your personal computer to your Android smartphone using APK desktop installer application. This method will install the app on your phone directly without the need to enable “installation from unknown sources” on your phone. Simply download the APK installer for PC app, connect your phone to the PC, enable debugging through the developer options settings on your phone, select your phone on the APK PC installer app, click OK, click install then open APK, select the Flash Share app and click install.
How to Send & Receive Files Using Flash Share (Xender)
Sending and receiving files with Flash Share is very easy, simply follow these steps
- Install the Flash Share App
- Create a username and password when you open the app
- Select “Send” icon to send or “Receive” icon to receive
- It will begin to scan for devices nearby
- Select the device you want to send to or receive from when you see it, if you don’t see it try again
- Connect to the device and select the apps you want to send or receive
- Click “Go” or just shake the phone
- The files will be sent or received
- You can find the received files in the Xender folder on your phone memory in File Manager