Is there a way to access files of an android device from another android device using wi-fi? I need like a file explorer.
Generally any good file explorer with FTP, SFTP, WebDav, SMB/CIFS capabilities can handle this task with ease or other wi-fi file sharing applications.
For starters you can run through Izzy's list of Filetransfer between two Android devices
For purposes of explanation I chose ES Explorer, it has a lot of functions including remote browser:
You can use the following proceedure to access files in another device:
Install ES explorer in both devices if you haven't already done so.
Switch on portable hotspot and allow both devices to connect.
Using phone A, open ES explorer and go to remote manager and turn on, see below
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Copy the server details from phone A, you will need them in phone B
Using phone B open ES explorer and navigate to Network → FTP
Add a new server using the details you previously copied:
- When setup is completed you can now browse the files of phone A from phone B
See screens from both devices:
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Best app I've found is X-plore. It has a wifi file server and can browse SD card and internal card of another phone on same wifi. Best part is it works both on someone's hotspot, and if you are the hotspot as well.
Looking for WiFi Direct emulator
I visited this link
connect two Android devices without a router via Wifi Direct
from Wi-Fi peer-to-peer overview | Android Developers https://developer.android.com/guide/topics/connectivity/wifip2p
Wi-Fi peer-to-peer (P2P) allows Android 4.0 (API level 14) or later devices with the appropriate hardware to connect directly to each other via Wi-Fi without an intermediate access point (Android's Wi-Fi P2P framework complies with the Wi-Fi Alliance's Wi-Fi Direct™ certification program).
I watched the above video to reproduce the steps, unfortunately, my 4.2.2 Android tablet shows no menu item for WiFi Direct
Asked my friend to check and his Samsung smartphone Android 5.0 shows router option and none for WiFi Direct
All I can select from my tablet's Settings/ WiFi/ other is Hotspot for Internet access sharing / tethering
My interest is to stream video from 1.Android.Tablet to 2.Android.Tablet over WiFi Direct
WiFi Direct specification and manual is about 180-page long
Not sure how to enable WiFi Direct on my tablet.
Anyway I can still connect from my tablet to P2P (WiFi Direct) camera to watch live video feed
So if both of your Android devices support WiFi Direct connection, the above video comes with a solution to your question