Android smartphones may have come a long way in helping users sync and share data from PCs to their smartphones, but sharing data directly from the web browser on the PC to the Android device has not been that easy. If you have an Android running 2.2 and above, you can now transfer phone numbers, text, maps, web links and more using the Google Chrome to Phone extension. In this tutorial, lets see how to share data from your PC to your Android device using your Chrome browser and your Android device.
Note: This tutorial works on Google Chrome web browser and Android 2.2. The Google Chrome to Phone Android app may not be available in all countries.
Install Google Chrome to Phone to Share Data from Your PC to your Android
1. Install the Google Chrome to Phone Extension on your Google Chrome browser.
2. The Chrome to Phone button is now displayed to the right of the Address bar. Click the button and then click Sign in.
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3. Sign in to your Google account and grant access to the extension.
5. On your smartphone, select your Google account. You can then select how the links should be opened when it is sent to your phone. Then click Finish.
6. On your computer, open the Chrome browser, find a website you want to view on your phone and click the Chrome to Phone button. A link to the web page will automatically be sent to your Android device. If you send a Google Maps link, the Google Maps app on the Android will be launched. Similarly, if you send a YouTube link, the YouTube application on Android will be launched. If you send a phone number it will automatically launch the dialer with the number populated.
What do you think about the Google to Chrome extension and app? Will you use it to share data from your PC to your Android device.