How Do I Transfer Files From Android to Raspberry Pi?

Android, Android Transfer

Are you looking for a way to transfer files from your Android device to your Raspberry Pi? Look no further! In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process step-by-step.

Step 1: Connect to the same network
To transfer files between your Android device and Raspberry Pi, they need to be connected to the same network. Ensure that both devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

Step 2: Install an SSH app
To connect to your Raspberry Pi, you need to install an SSH app on your Android device. We recommend using JuiceSSH or Termius. Download and install one of these apps from the Google Play Store.

Step 3: Find Raspberry Pi IP address
Next, you need to find out the IP address of your Raspberry Pi. You can do this by opening a terminal window on your Raspberry Pi and typing “ifconfig”. Note down the IP address displayed next to “inet”.

Step 4: Connect via SSH
Open the SSH app on your Android device and create a new connection. Enter the IP address of your Raspberry Pi as the hostname, and use port 22 for SSH connections. Save the connection settings.

Now, connect to your Raspberry Pi by selecting it from the list of saved connections in the SSH app.

Step 5: Transfer files using SCP
SCP (Secure Copy) is a command-line tool used for transferring files between devices over a secure channel. To transfer files from your Android device to Raspberry Pi, use the following command:

scp /path/to/local/file username@hostname:/path/to/remote/folder

Replace “/path/to/local/file” with the path of the file on your Android device that you want to transfer. Replace “username” with your username on Raspberry Pi.

Replace “hostname” with the IP address of your Raspberry Pi. Replace “/path/to/remote/folder” with the path of the folder on your Raspberry Pi where you want to save the transferred file.

Once you enter this command, you will be prompted to enter your Raspberry Pi password. Enter the password and hit enter to start the file transfer.

Step 6: Verify file transfer
To verify that the file has been transferred successfully, navigate to the folder on your Raspberry Pi where you saved the transferred file. You should see the file listed in that folder.

Congratulations! You have successfully transferred files from your Android device to Raspberry Pi using SCP.

  • Tips:
    • If you are transferring multiple files, use wildcards (*) in place of filenames in the SCP command.
    • Make sure that both devices are connected to a stable Wi-Fi network for smooth transfer of files.
    • You can also use SFTP (Secure File Transfer Protocol) instead of SCP for transferring files. SFTP provides a more user-friendly interface compared to SCP.

Conclusion

Transferring files between Android device and Raspberry Pi can be a hassle if you don’t know how to do it. But with this tutorial, you now know how to transfer files using SCP over SSH.

This method is secure and efficient for transferring files between devices over a network. So next time you need to transfer files, just follow these simple steps and get it done in no time!