Hello MIUI Lovers,
I feel a need to create this guide as Xiaomi has stopped supporting Mi PC Suite for now. This guide will help you understanding the function of the app/feature. It covers almost all features of Mi PC Suite.
It is quite unpleasant to say that the Mi PC Suite issue has made your experience unsatisfied. We haven't keep up with the updates for it for a long time due to lack of support. Please do no file in any new bug reports regarding to Mi PC Suite. We will inform you once there are updated info for Mi PC Suite.
AirDroid: Remote access & File
Short Description: AirDroid allows you to access and manage your Android phone or tablet from Windows, Mac or the Web, wirelessly, for free. Calls, SMS, and the app notifications you allowed, mirrored to the large computer screen you are focused on. Type with full physical keyboard and control with a mouse. Transfer things faster without looking for a cable. Better equipment's, better life. Control your Android from computer and use any apps on computer, like WhatsApp, WeChat, and Line. (root NOT required.)
Find phone: locate your phone when it’s lost.
Remote camera: See through the lens of both front and back cameras.
Apps & Media: manage photos, ringtones and videos, upload, install and export apks.
User interface of Airdroid App
PlayStore Link: https://play.google.com/store/ap ... sand.airdroid&hl=en
Modes to Access Your phone
This app will work on any PC without installation as it will work in Browser. You need to access it in PC using any browser.
The App works in 2 Modes, Local Wifi/connection Mode or Using Internet.
1. Local Connection Mode: - The Phone and PC should be on same network. Open the Airdroid app in Phone and now go to pc browser and enter the address as http://192.168.43.1:8888/ (This address is given by app when you open it). Now you need to accept from Phone to establish a Connection.
2. Internet Mode: Open http://web.airdroid.com/ on your PC and sign in using the account with the same account used in App. You will have access to phone.
This is the main interface of page when opened on Browser (I am using Avira Scout Browser), It is neat and clean interface with options on left and right. The selected window opens in center. It supports Notifications, Battery and Signal Information at Right Bottom. Call, Messaging and Search Play Store at Top .
This one is my most favourite feature. Copy text from PC and it gets added to your phone clipboard. I sometimes need to copy from Pc to Phone, I used QQ to do it, but QQ needs to copy from Phone QQ again. Here it is simple Paste in Toolbox and click send, Phone is ready to paste it.
One of the cool features is Screen shot and Screen Casting. Screen casting Working great using Airdroid, I played a Video and worked more than expected. It works both as Live and As Still Image. You can use the Controls at Bottom of window.
Let's take other options one by one and see what this app offers Us
Toolbox, Directly Upload files to phone folder, Drag Drop option also available.
Type URL here, it will open in phone browser. Type anything here, it will open browser in Phone. This is helpful while writing long address or Copy/Paster link from pc to phone.
Toolbox, Drag and Drop apk it will give installation prompt on phone. App Installation can be done using this toolbox option.
Click on the Apps option, the window will open. You can see options like search, user, System, Download and Install Apk. We can easily Backup Apk whether system or User, you can Install apk also. Bulk download is saved as Zip file.
Messaging app can view, write and Delete messages. It also gives flexibility to write messages on PC Keyboard and send them.
File Manager gives all the options used to manage files. You can Copy/Paste/Cut/ Upload/Download. You have an easy access to all files.
Call Log gives all the details needed, duration, Time. All incoming, Outgoing and Missed call log is managed and viewed in better way. Call can be initiated from PC also.
Camera can be accessed easily and has good quality while we see it on PC. It can be used as Spy camera also.
Other Options, Like Music, Video, Photos, Ringtone work as same, can be downloaded, Uploaded and Sorted. Options are same for all but window is different for each format.
You can use Help option for more details and Clarification.
I found this app helpful as Mi PC Suite is not supported as of now. Please share your feedback, does this app help you?
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