File drag and drop

Applies to: Your Phone appWindows 10

What are the minimum requirements to use file drag and drop?

File drag and drop requires a Samsung device running Link To Windows version or higher. Your phone and PC must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network. A cable connection between devices is not required.

What types of files can I drag and drop?

File drag and drop supports the transfer of all file types except for folders and files backed up to the cloudYou can transfer up to 100 files at a time, of any type. No single file can be larger than 512MB in size.

How do I use file drag and drop?

Whether you're transferring content from your phone to PC, or your PC to phone, you'll first need to open the Your Phone app on your PC and go to Phone screen.

If you drag and drop the same file again, a duplicate copy will be transferred to your device.

If you have an app open that supports receiving files, the app will prompt you where to drop the file(s), and where they will be stored.

I’m having problems dragging files from PC to phone

You may see a red circle when attempting to drag files – this indicates that you can't successfully drag files.

This could happen for several reasons, including:

  • There's already a drag and drop file transfer happening. Right now, you can only complete one drag and drop operation at a time. 
  • The item being transferred is not supported. For example, if even just one of the items you are dragging is a folder and not a file, or you try dragging 100 files, the phone will not allow you to initiate a transfer.

Note: Minimizing the Your Phone app during drag and drop will cancel the transfer process and you’ll have to start over. Keep the app window open while using file drag and drop.