In this guide, we will see how to easily transfer files between any Android device and a Linux desktop over a wireless connection without using a wired USB connection. We will use WiFi File Transfer app on your Android device so that it allows us to access the device wirelessly.

WiFi File Transfer allows:

• Upload/download multiple files at once
• Delete, copy, rename any archive files via your Linux file manager interface
• Runs as a background service
• View photos directly in a web browser

You can install WiFi File Transfer on your device from here. After installing it, run it and copy the provided ftp address:

To access your device files via your default file manager, select File >> Connect to Server:

In the window that shows up, type your ftp address as shown on your Android device and click Connect:

In the next window, keep Connect AS Anonymous selected and click Connect:

You can now browse your files via your built-in file manager. You can also manage your files via an FTP client like FileZilla. You can install it under Ubuntu 16.04 or older using these commands:

sudo apt update 
sudo apt install filezilla

Then paste the ftp address on the Host field and click the Quickconnect button:

If the connection is successful you can start download/upload your files from your computer to/from your phone.

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