Mi Share: the MIUI 11 offers AirDrop-like file transfer feature and here is how to use it?

BySophia Windsor 2019-11-25 7785

The AirDrop is a very popular cross-device file sharing feature in iOS system, now the latest MIUI 11 brings a similar feature to it, named Mi Share. With the Mi Share, users can wirelessly share or transfer their photos, files and apps between mobile phones at a high speed without network connection or third-party apps. But where is the Mi Share function in MIUI 11? How to use the MIUI Share feature to transfer files? Just check the details in the following guide.

Mi Share in MIUI 11 

What is Mi Share in MIUI 11?

The Mi Share is a part of Xiaomi Mi Work office suites and it is a new system function that MIUI 11 offers. Just like the AirDrop in iPhone, the Mi Share offers us convenient and fast file transfer experience between multiple devices, so we can easily share our files, pictures or apps to other devices wirelessly with no need to install any third-party apps or use USB cables.

Mi Share in MIUI 11 

Compared to the Bluetooth or any other third-party apps, the Mi Share offers higher file transfer speed. And its max transfer speed can reach 82MB/s according to official introduction. In addition, the Mi Share has no limitation to the number of files, file size, or file type, so it’s very convenient to use.

Which phones or devices support Mi Share in MIUI 11?

Presently, the Mi Share only supports Xiaomi phones with the MIUI 11 operating system based on Android 9.0 Pie or later versions. To check if your Xiaomi phones support Mi Share, you should first make sure your Xiaomi phones have been updated to the latest MIUI 11 operating system. If you don’t know how to check the update, just follow this guide: How to check the MIUI 11 update on Redmi K20 (Xiaomi Mi 9T), Redmi 7A, POCO F1, Redmi Note 7 and other Xiaomi phones.

Mi Share in MIUI 11 

Here are a few Xiaomi or Redmi phones that don’t support the Mi Share feature, they include:

● Redmi 6 Pro

● Redmi 6

● Redmi 6A  

● Redmi 7A

● Redmi 7

● Redmi S2

In addition to the Xiaomi phones, the Mi Share function also supports some other brands' devices like OPPO, Realme and Vivo. Later, Xiaomi will invite more manufacturers to join the inter-transfer alliance group.

Does Mi Share support file transfer between phones and laptops?

In addition to the mutual transmission between mobile phones, Xiaomi can also transfer files between different devices, but at present, the mutual transmission with other devices is not perfect. Only the Redmibook 14 Enhanced Edition supports this feature. Xiaomi officials said more devices are in the adaptation.

How to use Mi Share to transfer files?

Before using the Mi Share feature, you need to enable it in your phone’s settings. To do this, just follow the steps below:

Step 1. Please make sure the Wi-Fi or Bluetooth function is enabled on both your Xiaomi phone and other recipient's device.

Step 2. Go to your phone’s "Settings".

Step 3. Click "Connection & sharing".

Step 4. Click "Mi Share".

Step 5. Switch the Mi Share toggle to on and grant storage and location permission to it. Meanwhile, if you don’t want to turn on this feature every time you use it, you can also enable "Turn on Mi Share automatically". Then the Mi Share function will automatically turn on when your phone’s Bluetooth or WiFi are turned on.

How to use Mi Share to transfer files 

Step 6. Once the Mi Share feature is turned on, you can select a file in Mi file manager or a photo in the gallery or apps you want to share, and then tap on "Send".

Step 7. Then Mi Share will search and show the available devices nearby. Choose the device name you want to send files to.

Step 8. After a while, the recipient's device will receive a prompt message of the request acceptance. Just tap on "Accept" to receive the files.

How to use Mi Share to transfer files​ 

Are there any alternative apps for cross-device file transfer?

Yes. If your Xiaomi devices presently don’t support the Mi Share feature, you can also use other third-party apps. The popular cross-device file transfer apps include:

● ShareMe (Mi Drop)

The ShareMe, also known as Mi Drop, is a popular app developed by Xiaomi company. It supports wireless file transfer between multiple devices, including Android phones, iOS devices, and computers.  

● Android File Transfer

The Android File Transfer is one of the most popular and easiest ways to transfer files between Android and Mac. It’s a good app for the Mac users owning an Android device.

● SHAREit

The SHAREit is a popular file-sharing apps on the Android eco-system. Meanwhile, it also supports file transfer between Android devices and Mac.

Does your Xiaomi phones support Mi Share? If so, just enjoy this convenient feature. However, if your Xiaomi phone doesn’t support the Mi Share feature, don’t feel disappointed, you can download and install any third-party apps I mentioned above from Google Play Store to achieve easy file transfer between multiple devices.     


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