Today, people are not only wondering where they have stored their files but also on which device. Turns out that one nice photo is on the PC but not on the smartphone that you have on hand. Bales! But it is not at all difficult to ensure that files end up on all devices: make use of online storage services. We put various options together.
You install a program on the PC, laptop or Mac and an app on the tablet and smartphone. The program and the app ensure that the files are on all devices. The files end up in the so-called cloud, ie on the internet.
iCloud is an Apple service. Ideal for those who have both a Mac and an iPad or iPhone. iCloud is installed on those devices by default. Sharing data between Apple devices via iCloud? Read the article ” Exchange data between Apple devices with iCloud .” Sharing data between Windows PC and an iPad or iPhone via iCloud?
OneDrive is Microsoft’s free online storage service. The program can be downloaded and on Windows 10 it is installed as standard on the computer. You can get started immediately. Separate apps from OneDrive are required for other devices. In the article, we explain how the program works and where the apps for all devices can be found.
Google also has its own free online storage service. Useful for Android users: Google Drive is already installed on many devices. The article discusses the online service. The separate apps for all devices can be found here:
Another popular cloud service is Dropbox. A program for the computer is also available for this service. The program puts a special folder in the Explorer that regulates all exchanges. This folder works exactly like all other folders in the Explorer. The article describes the program and how to install it on Windows. Furthermore, apps for the other devices are needed:
Data are well protected and protected through the above services, but not everyone thinks it’s a pleasant idea that their files are online. If you do not want to use programs that store things in the cloud, two options remain:
- Manually place files on all devices. Most tablets and smartphones can be connected to a PC. After which you can manually put files on it. Exactly as you would with a USB stick.
- Use a network drive. This is an external hard drive that you can access via an internet connection. So even if you are not at home you can use files that are there.
But using the cloud is by far the most convenient. The same version of the files is automatically stored on each device. And changes are automatically implemented on all devices.