I have Android (Samsung) based smart phone. The phone can transfer files to other smart phone using at least two ways: Bluetooth and WiFi connection. Is there a way to make my Linux PC be able to receive files (photos and video) similarly?

  • without intermediate web site you mean without a router/LAN?
    – Tom Yan
    Sep 28, 2019 at 6:59
  • @TomYan No, I mean without using, e.g., Dropbox to transfer the files.
    – wilx
    Sep 28, 2019 at 7:01

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yup tons, just some options:

  • FTP if you install an ftp app on the phone.

  • smb if you install an smb app on the phone

  • bluetooth if you get a bluetooth usb dongle for the pc

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    Good answer. Another option is ssh.
    – John1024
    Sep 28, 2019 at 7:00
  • +1 for FTP. FTPS or even SFTP are decent options if you care about security. Sep 28, 2019 at 10:14
  • ADB is Android specific way. Sep 28, 2019 at 12:48

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