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3 Tips on How to Transfer PDF to Android

[Ask:] I have many pages of PDF and I plan to transfer these PDF files to my Android phone so as to read them on the go. But how to do that? Do you have any good and easy solution to move these PDF documents to my Android?

[Answer:] PDF is one of the popular file formats that allows users to download them from a computer or transfer them from one device to another in order to keep up with the rapid life pace and huge workload. The independence of PDF enables you to freely transfer them from computer to Android device so as to achieve flexibility and ease of use. There are many different ways for you to transfer PDF to your Android device. This article discusses how to achieve that easily.

Way 1: Transfer PDF to Android Device via SD Card
Way 2: Transfer PDF from Android to Android Using ES File Explorer
Way 3: Transfer PDF Documents to Android with Dropbox
Way 4: Transfer PDF to Android via Google Drive

Way 1: Transfer PDF to Android Device via SD Card

You can use a SD card to transfer PDF files that you saved in your computer or tablet or other device, to your Android phone by following the steps in the below:

Step 1. Use a USB cable to connect your Android device to your computer, where you have your PDF files stored.

Step 2. Wait until your computer detects your Android phone and display a window recognizing your SD card in your Android device.

Step 3: Create a new folder on your Android SD card memory or choose one of the existing place that you would like to use to store the PDF files.

Step 4: Turn to your computer to find the PDF files you want to transfer and drag-n-drop them into your created folder on your Android SD card.

Step 5: When the transfer complete, you can eject your Android phone from the computer and your PDF files will now be in your Android SD card. Just install a PDF reader app on your Android to read these PDF files.

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Way 2: Transfer PDF from Android to Android Using ES File Explorer

If you want to transfer PDF document from Android to another Android phone, you can draw support from ES File Explorer, which is an important tool for especially large PDF files transfer between two Android device. Follow the given steps below:

Step 1: Open your source Android phone, go to open Settings > Wireless and Network settings > More options. On the Tethering and portable hotspot give your network an SSID and set a password.

Step 2: Open your destinate Android phone and activate Wi-Fi option. Connect to the setup network you have done in step 1.

Step 3: Launch ES File Explorer on both Android devices.

Step 4: Go to your source Android phone to choose the PDF files that you want to transfer and tap on the 3-dot menu to get more options. Then, press on the Send button and your destinate Android device will receive the transferred PDF files.

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Way 3: Transfer PDF Documents to Android with Dropbox

Android users must know Dropbox, which is a powerful application that can help you transfer files for Android device. Once you have the two devices installed Dropbox, the program can help you transfer PDF to Android easily.

Step 1. On the Android device that contains the PDF file you want to transfer, install and launch Dropbox. To transfer a file, you should hold on it until you get a list of options. Just choose "Share".

Step 2. Here, you can choose whether to share a link or file with other devices.

Step 3: As long as you have selected to share this file, there will be a window pop-up, asking you to choose a delivery mail and upload that file.

Step 4: When the uploading process begins, the other Android device will get the PDF file from the mail and now you can download it and use it on this Android phone.

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Way 4: Transfer PDF to Android via Google Drive

Finally, you can also use Google Drive to transfer your PDF document to your Android device. It is extremely simple to achieve the transfer process by using Google Drive. Here are the simple steps.

Step 1: Go to visit drive.google.com. Click the button of "New" and browse for the PDF files you want to transfer.

Step 2: Select the PDF file you need and upload it to Google Drive.

Step 3: Open Google Drive on your Android device and download the uploaded PDF to your Android device.

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