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SHAREit adds ConnectPC and scan it feature to Windows 10 Mobile

SHAREit, an app that allows you to easily share and transfer files across local Wi-Fi, has been updated on Windows 10 Mobile to finally add the ability to connect to and share files with a PC using the direct ConnectPC feature. The feature was sorely missing from the design overhaul update the app received earlier this month, so it's good to see it arrive.

To get started, select "ConnectPC" from the hamburger menu on the phone app. You can then use the "Scan to Connect" option to establish a connection with the desktop SHAREit app (the desktop app generates a unique QR code).

SHAREit Screenshots

Once set up, you should then be able to to share, transfer and otherwise view files between the SHAREit mobile app and SHAREit for the desktop while connected to the same Wi-Fi network with both devices. The feature lets you easily share files with the desktop version of the app instead of using the locate option.

SHAREit Desktop

If you do a lot of file transfers, SHAREit could certainly come in handy — especially now that it works on both mobile and desktop Windows platforms. If you're interested in checking the app out, you can grab SHAREit for desktop from the app's website. Meanwhile, SHAREit for Windows 10 Mobile can be had at the Windows Store link below.

Currently, the app is still missing a few features compared to the Android or iOS versions like backup, but this recent update demonstrates that new features are still being added.

Download SHAREit for Windows 10 Mobile (opens in new tab)

Thanks, Pratish, for the tip!

QR: shareit

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the Editor in Chief for Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl. Got a hot tip? Send it to daniel.thorp-lancaster@futurenet.com.

25 Comments
  • Been waiting for this one :-)
  • I am not able to recieve or send anything when the wifi is limited or has no internet access. :/ Posted via Windows Central App for W10M on Lumia 830
  • I m gonna miss this 720 !! :/
  • Doesn't work for me at all. It can't read the QR code So I guess I'll stay with the universal app on my phone and PC too. Posted with the Windows Central app for Windows 10 on HP 250 G1 notebook. It is a scary old monster, I think :D
  • There's a universal app?
  • The one that works on mobile, works on PC too, cause it's a universal app now :D
  • Can we have a roundup of these Wi-Fi file sharing apps like ShareIt and Xender? Do any of them use Wi-Fi Direct? I've been trying to figure out a good way to send files between all kinds of devices (across different platforms) without cables and without needing a Wi-Fi Router/Network or Internet connection.
  • The main missing feature is wifi direct.in our shareit we have to connect manually to another wifi hotspot Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Is it plain impossible for SHAREit developers to use Wi-Fi direct on Windows 10 Mobile like they do on Android? Is it a Windows limitation? Connecting manually everytime is not very convenient.
  • Zapya already supports WiFiDirect, this is not WM10 limitation.
  • No way u have to manually enable it. There is no way to turn on wifi direct manually in windows 10 mobile(without turning on data) Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Microsoft should add there unique inbuild feature to share files between windows phone, just like Airdrop(apple), WiFidirect(Samsung). This feature must needed in WP
  • WTF is this, why not on win 8.1? this is not expected man!!, there are more no. of users of win 8.1 than win10, so they should release the update for both win versions.
  • I'm not able to see this option on my share it app, its build1.1.1.1, i even uninstalled and installed it again. Still the same old app. It this new update region specific??
  • There are 2 shareit apps on store right now SHAREit and SHARE.it the one that is being update is SHARE.it Lumia 640 XL Dual SIM
    Build 10.0.10586.218
  • There are 2 shareit apps on store right now SHAREit and SHARE.it the one that is being update is SHARE.it Lumia 640 XL Dual SIM
    Build 10.0.10586.218
  • With this new update, there is a problem while transferring files to android devices. I was trying to transfer 4-5 mp3 files from file manager using system share via shareit app to my sister's android phone and it transferred first file successfully but rest of the file transfer failed. Are you facing this issue with the latest update?
  • Awesome. Please compare with other similar apps like zapya,easy transfer,etc. Which is the best?
  • On a 950xl: I can't find the QR lens!
  • How to use while sending from one windows phone to other windows phone
  • Plz help me....
  • New update is not working now. Damn
  • Connect to pc isn't working
  • With this new update, there is a problem while transferring files to android devices. I was trying to transfer 4-5 mp3 files from file manager using system share via shareit app to my sister's android phone and it transferred first file successfully but rest of the file transfer failed. Is anyone facing this issue with the latest update?
  • Useless app