By default, the Nearby sharing feature remains turn off, and you need to turn it on. The Nearby Sharing functionality of Windows 11 enables you to share documents, photos links to websites, and more with nearby devices by using Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. However, you can transfer files from one PC to another by uploading the same to a web server. But, it will cost your bandwidth. If you want to share some data with other PCs near you, there is no need to upload a document to a webserver to transfer it to another PC.
If Wi-Fi or Bluetooth is available on both PCs, you can transfer the documents, photos, etc., without using any other media, for example, a USB drive. This feature is handy if you have to move a lot of files from one PC to another.
In this gearupwindows article, we will guide you on different ways to enable nearby sharing on Windows 11. For your information, this feature is much similar to Apple’s AirDrop.
How to Turn on Nearby Sharing via Quick Settings on Windows 11?
Step 1. Open Quick Settings by pressing
Step 2. Now, click the
How to Enable Nearby Sharing via Settings App?
Step 1. Open the Settings app by pressing the keyboard shortcut
Step 2. In Windows Settings, click on the
Step 3. On the right side pane of System, click on the
Step 4. Finally, click on the
How to Turn on Nearby Sharing via File Explorer’s Context Menu?
Step 1. Open File Explorer by pressing
Step 2. Now, right-click any file and select the
Step 3. Click on the
Step 4. On the pop-up window that appears, select the