This trick will save you huge amounts of time, and lots of fiddling with cables.

1. Make sure your phone and computer are connected to the same WiFi network

2. Go to Explorer –> at the bottom screen, FTP –> Start server –> There will be a link on the screen, started with ftp://xx.x.x.x:xxxx.

Super tip: transfer files from computer to Mi device over wifi

3. Go to your PC –> My Computer –> Paste the ftp link in the Computer address bar.

Now you’re all set to transfer file wirelessly from you computer to Mi Device.


  1. Nice article. For the newest version of Miui (so far) 8.2.3 the Ftp icon is directly with the other icons, not below.

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