Now Drag & Drop Files Between Galaxy Phones and Windows 10 PCs

Microsoft recently announced that users of Samsung’s smartphone can now Drag and Drop files from their mobile to Windows 10 PCs cable less.

The new feature works on selecting Samsung Galaxy devices running the current Windows 10 PC Connect To Windows app linked to your Mobile computer. Connect to Windows is simply Samsung phones’s Your Phone app under another name.

Furthermore, Drag and Drop support is limited to creating Windows Insider only right now. ‘Your Phone’ is a Microsoft-developed mobile app for Windows 10 that connects Android devices.

All types of files are supported but Microsoft says some limitations remain. No more than 100 files can be transferred in one go, and the maximum size of each file may be 512 MB.

How Drag and Drop works?

Samsung users must first open the Your phone program on a PC and go to the phone screen to use drag-and-drop feature, according to Microsoft. Microsoft also warned that users would drag files on the phone from the Gallery app, or even from the Samsung My Files app.

  • If the users of the Your Phone app open the phone screen, they can search the My Files app or the Gallery app to find the files they want to pass.
  • Click and hold a file until a checkmark appears, then click again to allow drag-and-drop functionality.
  • Upon appearance of a thumbnail, users will drag and drop the files to the desired position within the file system of their Computer.

This app is currently only available in select markets on the following Android phones:

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 9
  • Samsung Galaxy S9
  • Samsung Galaxy S9+
  • Samsung Galaxy Note10
  • Samsung Galaxy Note10+
  • Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
  • Samsung Galaxy Fold
  • Samsung Galaxy S10
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
  • Samsung Galaxy S10e
  • Samsung Galaxy A30s
  • Samsung Galaxy A40
  • Samsung Galaxy A50
  • Samsung Galaxy A50s
  • Samsung Galaxy A51
  • Samsung Galaxy A70
  • Samsung Galaxy A70s
  • Samsung Galaxy A80
  • Samsung Galaxy A90 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy S20
  • Samsung Galaxy S20+
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
  • Samsung Galaxy Fold
  • Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip

While the feature would be a welcome addition, some limitations exist for drag-and-drop file transfers. For example, Galaxy owners can only drag files from the Gallery app on the phone or the Samsung My Files app, and can’t make transfers of more than 100 files at a time.

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