Android 6.0 introduces a new feature called “Files in Shared” in the Files app. This feature has been described as a way to share files with other users, but the functionality is not only limited to sharing files.
What this means is that you can share your photos or videos, your documents and movies, even your music and pictures with other users of your phone or tablet, who will be able to view your content right in their device’s browser or on their mobile web browser.
However you can also use Files in Shared to share large files instantly without having to wait for them first. Here’s how it works:
1) Share content on a web page
2) When the request is made, Files in Shared will read the file from the web page and send it out to another server that needs downloading before it can be viewed by the user’s browser.
3) This results in an instant download of the file from any device where you are using Files in Shared , like an Android tablet or phone, because it’s done locally over local data connections without requiring any sort of connection between devices (which would require using Wi-Fi).
This feature has a few limitations.
2. What are the best services for sharing large files instantly?
Here’s a good question: how do you know that somebody has shared a large file? Android 6.0 (API level 26) introduced notification for sharing files — and it’s really useful.
But what exactly does it do? It’s an Android-specific feature, so I don’t have much to say about it here. You should check out the official documentation for the feature yourself (at Google Play or at xda-developers).
If you have an Android phone and want to download files larger than 10MB, then you need to enable Notification –> Notifications –> Quick Share. Once enabled, if you press and hold a file in the gallery view while viewing it, a dialog will pop up prompting you to open the file in your default browser (Firefox or Chrome).
If this is not a big enough problem, then there is another option…
What if you want to download something smaller than 10MB but still want to share it with others? It is possible that some users may not be able to see your sharing activity because they only have access to older versions of Chrome (or FireFox).
That is where location aware services come into play…
The Background Process has many other services for sharing files with others; such as File Downloader . But one of its great features is its ability to make use of geolocation information when downloading large files from remote locations. So if you share a large file with someone using his iPhone, iPhone can track his location and mark him as sharing the file from that location — which can be very helpful in case he does not have access to your phone at all or even on the same network as yours or just on another network entirely!
3. How to use notifications in Android 6.0 to know when files have been shared
In the past, I’ve been too lazy to have a quick glance at the files I had downloaded. This has caused me a lot of trouble in the past; I’d get them, but never knew what they were until I checked. This can be very frustrating!
This article tells you how to use notifications in Android 6.0 to know when files have been shared with you. In other words, when a file you downloaded has been shared with you by another user. So, if that user makes an upload of your file (or else downloads it), and then sends him/her some more files via push notification, it is easy to find out that their files have been shared with them (and so on). It is worth noting that this only works for some versions of Android; this is because there are different versions of Android (for example, Android 5.1 and 6.0), which distinguish between different versions of the same device using different names or identifiers (for example, “[email protected]_APPLE_ID=” and “[email protected]_ID=”).
So where does one go to check if someone has shared something with them? Well, there are two ways:
First: If your device is running Android 4 or earlier (an unknown version) go to Settings → Apps → Shared Services → Get Shared Content → Click on the button next to What’s New in this Version → Then select a version from the list (“4”, “5”, etc.). Note that names are case sensitive: for example 4-4-xx would be OK but not 4/4/xx or 4/4/xxx etc.)
Second: If your device is running Android 5 or later go to Settings → Security → Device Administrators → Check if Someone Else Has Shared Something With Me → Then click on Other users under who else has shared something with me and tick all boxes such as “Shareable content”. Note that names are case sensitive: for example [email protected]_APPLE_ID would be OK but not coholive#GOOGLE_APPLE_ID or coholive#[email protected]_ID etc.)
So what does it all mean? Well, it means that in order for you to know when someone else has shared something with you (or download from them), you should always make sure.
4. The benefits of using a file sharing service
If you are a Dropbox user, you might be familiar with the “share” button that appears when you right-click a file and select “Share” in Android 6.0 (and later). For many users, that is enough. However, there are still occasions where you might want to know if someone has shared your file with someone else.
There are two ways to do it:
• You can just swipe down from the top of your screen, and tap on the share button that appears. This will open up the share dialog where you can select which person (or people) have shared your file with by tapping on the first one in the list and then tapping “Share” again.
• You can also use Google Play Search to search for “[name] [share]” to see who has shared your file with (or at least just read what they have shared).
Google Play Search is great for finding out who is using your app or game. But it is not great when it comes to sharing files because Google Play Search doesn’t necessarily find files automatically. Apple provides a built-in File Sharing service through iTunes in App Store. That can be used in addition to Google Play Search when searching for files, but it only works if you already have an iTunes account and already have an Apple ID (iTunes does NOT work if you do not already have one).
The solution here is simple: if you don’t have an iTunes account, create one before downloading any of our apps — otherwise you won’t be able to install our apps from within iTunes (since we link them directly into iTunes). Then download our apps from within iTunes once they are installed. If you already possess an Apple ID and would like us to added yours as well, please email us at [email protected] and we will add you as a collaborator! Also note that all of these recommendations assume that your iOS device(s) are running iOS 6 or later and devestated (as per iOS 7):
If not: make sure that both Developer Program and Debut On Demand Software licenses are activated on both devices (you can check this by going into Settings > General > Software Update) We do recommend turning on iCloud sync for all of our products so everything is stored in iCloud under Your Account; however, we do not support using iCloud backup storage for non-cloud services such as Dropbox.
5. The drawbacks of using a file sharing service
There is a great new feature that is becoming more and more common on Android, and it’s call “notifications”.
If you are using the stock Android 6.0 (or later) version of Google’s mobile operating system, you have access to notifications built right in. These notifications will pop up when certain events occur on your device, including downloading files or uploading new content. And now that it’s possible to share large files almost instantly. They will often be accompanied by a notification letting you know precisely. When they have been share — if you happen to have one of the best file sharing services available: Dropbox.
That means that if you have one of the top 5 or 10 file sharing services available (and about half of them are free). Your notifications will alert you when people have shared your files with others — and this will help ensure that everyone does their part to keep. Your data safe from prying eyes.
This is a pretty simple feature, but it is also very powerful. By having access to so many different file sharing services and services which automatically share large files with others, apps like Dropbox are helping users do their part in keeping our data safe from prying eyes (and there are likely more features like this for other popular file sharing services). It takes just a couple taps to activate notifications for sharing large files, and then quickly check who has shared what Now stay tuned for some further announcements regarding how we might integrate this into our product as soon as possible!
Dropbox is one of the most popular file storage services. In fact, it’s so popular that it has its own dedicated app for Android phones.
Dropbox offers a lot of features. But let’s focus on the most useful: sharing large files from your phone to another device wirelessly. You can receive notifications when a file has been share someone else in the same place. The notification is just like a stock notification, except you can decide how much information will be shown and you can change the color and style of the notification.
The service works with any file manager (like File Explorer). So you do not have to install anything special on your device. Just open one of your file managers and navigate to Dropbox Web or Dropbox Android apps. Then click on “My files” in the top right corner, and select “Send new files” or “Share new files” as seen below:
After this happens. You will see a list of all files that were share recently in that particular location (or tab). Just tap on one of them to share it with someone else. The whole process takes only 2 seconds for each file-sharing session: 1) Your phone vibrates; 2) You see an alert; 3) You choose whether or not to share something (you can always opt out). You can also pop up an alert from your lock screen if someone tries to access. Your account without permission (like if they try to use your camera).