1. What is Xender?

"Speedy, Smart, Sharing", Xender is an app for files transfer and sharing quickly and wirelessly.
Xender app belongs to one of the products of Beijing AnQiZhiLian Inc. The company was established in 2011 with a great aim to provide users with a better experience through technology innovation and devotion.
With a rapid development in recent years, Xender has been one of the world's leading apps for files transfer and sharing and gained more than 700 million active users from all over the world. Around 100 million records are transferring and sharing through Xender every day.
Currently, Xender speaks over 30 languages, including English, Arabic, French, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Vietnamese, and so on. It makes global users enjoy using Xender.

The Best Files Transfer App Xender


1.1 Overview on Xender

Name Xender
Type File Transfer
APK Size 13.9 MB
Developed by Xender team
Latest Version Version 4.2.2.Prime
Updated On October 30, 2018
Operating System Android, iPhone, Windows, PC/ Mac
Requirements Android 4.0+, iOS 9.0+, Windows 10/8/7
Languages English and 29 more
Price Free

1.2 Screenshots of Xender


1.3 Xender APK Old Versions
Xender updated its latest version on October 30, 2018. In Xender latest version, the user interface has been optimized and some known bugs have been fixed. Just click the below button and you can download Xender latest APK.

What's New of the Lastest Xender APK?
☆ User interface optimization
☆ Connection optimization
☆ Fixed known bugs

Some users may prefer Xender old versions, which are compatible with their operating system like Xender app 2017. Followings are some Xender old versions for the user to review. In each version, Xender APK is making effort to provide the best service to users.

Xender Old Version: 4.0.0622.Go
Xender Update on: 2018-06-26
What's New:
- Connection with Jio Phone
- Video guide for connecting Jio Phone
- Connection process optimization
- Fixed known bugs

Xender Old Version: 4.0.0522
Xender Update on: 2018-05-22
What's New:
- Removed Ads
- Added Dark Theme
- Can change the language in the app
- Fixed known bugs

Xender Old Version: 3.9.1130
Xender Update on: 2017-11-30
What's New:
- Adaptation for Android 8.0
- Fixed Facebook login error
- UI optimization
- Fixed known bugs


Now, you already have a general concept on what Xender APK/App is. As you read further in this article, you will be deeply attracted by Xender with its amazing features.

2. Features on Xender File Transfer

Though a young app, Xender has gained a great number of fans all around the world. What makes Xender so popular? Awesome features are the key points. Here let me explain that why Xender enjoys immense popularity among global users.

2.1 Transfer Everything

Xender can help users to transfer and share any files in any size and format, like documents, pictures, videos, movies, music, apps and so on. You can almost transfer and share whatever, whenever, and wherever you like.

Xender Transfer Everything


2.2 No Need for NFC

Once download Xender on devices, Files transfer and sharing can be achieved in a near filed without NFC. Users can get rid of worries that they want to transfer and share files to others but don't have NFC on their devices.

2.3 No Need for Network

Xender allows users to transfer and share files under no Wi-Fi, cellular internet connection, and mobile data. You can save a lot of mobile data by using Xender to transfer and share files and don't need to worry about files transfer and sharing in a remote area where the network is weak.

2.4 Extremely Fast

Xender offers an extremely fast transfer speed for all users. Compared with Bluetooth, Xender is 200 times superior and the most noteworthy number of speed can reach 10M/S. Your files transfer and sharing can be done in seconds.

2.5 Convenient and Easy

With Xender, users don't require to have any USB connection and PC software installation for sharing files. You will not be in trouble even though you forget bringing your USB cable or don't have enough disk space to install PC programming. Unlike Airdrop, Xender is much easier to transfer and share files with a few simple clicks.

2.6 Support Cross-Platform

Xender supports Android, iPhone, Windows, PC/Mac cross-platform transferring. Android devices like Samsung, Huawei, HTC, Nokia, Sony, Vivo, Oppo, and so forth all allow transferring files through Xender. Files can be transferred and shared not only between phones and phones but also between phones and computers.

2.7 Group Transfer

Xender allows one user to transfer and share files to multi-users at the same time, up to 5 devices. You just need to create a group and invite your friends to join in. Xender helps you to save a lot of time when you want to transfer and share files between friends and family members.
Engineers of Xender are working hard to develop more functional and user-friendly features.

3. How to Download and Install Xender App?

Xender is a totally free-to-download and the app can be installed on PC, Android, and iPhone smartphone. Over 700 million users from all over the world have downloaded Xender.
Before using Xender to transfer and share files, we should know how to download and install Xender on different devices first. Now, let me share the steps with you to download and install Xender for Android, iPhone devices, and PC.

3.1 Download Xender APK for Android
Nowadays, people prefer storing files on their mobile devices. So when they want to share files with other, they would like a convenient way to achieve the goal. If you dislike using USB cables, try to install Xender on your phones and you will find a big surprise. But, how to install Xender in Samsung? Or other Android devices like Huawei, HTC, Nokia, Sony, Vivo, Oppo? Don't worry, I will break it into steps.
For Android, users can go to the Google Play Store to search "Xender" and click on the "Install" button to start Xender downloading APK. And you can also try an extremely simple way as below.

STEP 1. Click on the "Download APK" button as below.

STEP 2. After downloading, directly tap Xender APK and follow the instructions to install Xender.

If the Xender APK doesn't work, try to enable "Unknown Sources" option in your Android devices. Sometimes, the installation attempt of Xender is blocked because this APK is out of Google Play.
  • Move to "Security" in Settings.
  • Find "Unknown sources" and turn the option on.
  • Choose "OK" on the pop-up window.
Turn on Unknown Sources


Next, you can move to "Downloads" to install the downloaded Xender APK.

3.2 Download Xender App for iPhone
Download Xender app on iPhone is also quite simple. Let's search "Xender" on App Store first and then give some simple clicks.
STEP 1. Click on the "Install" button to start downloading.
STEP 2. Follow the instructions to install Xender app.
And that's all you need. Download Xender on Android/ iPhone is as easy as ABC. Come and have a try!
3.3 Download Xender Software for PC

As Xender supports all the versions of all Android and iPhone devices along with windows, we can enjoy more convenience of transferring files after downloading Xender software for PC. Now, let's learn how to install Xender in PC.
But to download Xender software for PC is a bit different from downloading Xender app for Android/ iPhone Devices. Xender download for PC is an application that will allow the users to install Xender APK for android app and install Xender software on Windows PC 10 / 8.1 / 8 and 7. Thus, we need the third party emulators to enable the android app to run on PCs running Microsoft Windows.
There are quite a lot of android emulators out there on the internet, such as Bluestacks, AmiDuos, ArChon, Bliss and so on. And the BlueStacks is highly advisable one. And here is one of the methods of installing Xender for PC by downloading Bluestacks.

Using Bluestacks
STEP 1. Go to the bluestacksguides.com and click on the download button.
STEP 2. Then from there, you have to download the app and install the app by following all the screen instructions.
STEP 3. Once you are done installing the app. You have to launch Bluestacks, and then you have to sign in using your Gmail.
STEP 4. Then from the Bluestacks dashboard, you have to go to the Play store.
STEP 5. On the Play Store search for the Xender app and install it.
STEP 6. Once installed you are all set to use the app.
If you think the above method is troublesome, you can try the following method to use Xender without downloading anything.

Download Bluestacks


Using Xender Web for PC
STEP 1. Open any browser on your PC
STEP 2. Type "web xender.com" in the search bar. You can see the QR code on the screen of your system.
STEP 3. Now take your Android device. And open the Xender app and scan the code.
STEP 4. Then you can see the Xender opened in your PC. Start sharing files through Xender.

Xender Web for PC


Now as you got to know the process of downloading Xender on Android, iPhone, and PC, you can easily install Xender on devices you like. So what are you waiting for? Follow the simple steps to download the free Xender app and enjoy all the features of Xender.

4. How to Use Xender File Transfer?

Around 100 million files are transferred and shared through Xender every day. Xender does get its own charm. To keep pace with the new fashion of file transfer and sharing, we need to learn how to use Xender basically.
At first, make sure your devices have personal hotspot feature. Although transferring and sharing files requires no data and Internet connection, the hotspot is necessary to be created so that files can be transferred and shared smoothly.

How Xender Works


4.1 Transfer Data from Mobile to Mobile

Tired of using tangled data cables? Growing impatient with slow Bluetooth transfer speed? Would like to save mobile data when transferring files?
If you want to solve out above questions, congratulation, you have come to the right place! Xender can satisfy all your needs and help you transfer files from mobile to mobile. iOS devices like iPhone, Android devices like Samsung, Huawei, HTC, Nokia, Sony, Vivo, Oppo, and so forth are all supported by Xender.
How to use Xender app in Android? How to use Xender in iPhone? Just keep a further reading!

How to Transfer Data from Android to Android?
STEP 1. Open the Xender app, tap the "Send" button on one android device. Now a hotspot will be formed to create the group.

Tap Send Button and Form Hotspot


STEP 2. Open the Xender app on the other Android device, click on the "Receive" button.
STEP 3. The receiver device can see the hotspot name of the sender device. Click on the Sender's Name to join the group.

Tap Receive Button


STEP 4. After both sender device and receiver device are connected, the sender can select any files in any sizes and click on the "send" button. The receiver device will receive files in seconds.

Receive File on Xender


How to Transfer Data from Android to iPhone?
STEP 1. On the Android device click on "send" button. Now a hotspot will be formed.
STEP 2. Come to iPhone device, connect to the Wi-Fi network created by the android device.
STEP 3. Open Xender on iPhone device and tap the "Receive" button.
STEP 4. In a new popup interface, receiver with iPhone device clicks the android icon to get connected.
STEP 5. Tap the files you like and share them.

Make Android and iPhone at the Same WiFi


How to Transfer Data from iPhone to iPhone?
STEP 1. Make both iPhone devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
STEP 2. Open Xender on iPhone devices, one taps the "Send" button and the other taps "Receive" button.
STEP 3. Sender clicks the receiver device icon to get connected.
STEP 4. Selects files and transfer them.

Search Another iPhone


4.2 Transfer Files from Android/iPhone to PC

We just have learned how to use Xender in Android and how to use Xender in iPhone. But how to use Xender in PC? Xender supports all the versions of all Android and iPhone devices along with windows. There are two methods of transferring files from Android/Phone to PC, the first one creates a connection by using external Wi-Fi while the second one by using Personal Hotspot. But don't worry, neither uses any data. I will introduce them in detail and you just choose your favorite one.

How to Transfer Data from Android to PC
First method:
STEP 1. Open Xender on your Android device, click on the top left profile and then tap the "Connect to PC" on a pop-up interface.
STEP 2. Open the web address, http://web.xender.com in your PC and then scan the QR code.
STEP 3. Select any files in any sizes and click on the bottom "send" again.

Connect to PC Xender


Second method:
STEP 1. Open Xender on your Android device, click on the top left profile and then tap the "Connect to PC" on a pop-up interface.
STEP 2. Click on the hotspot symbol by the side of your screen.
STEP 3. Search for the Wi-Fi network created by Android on PC and connect it.
STEP 4. Now open a browser on PC, enter this web address
STEP 5. After opening the address, you will see a pop-up message on your phone prompting you to accept the process. Your Android should now be successfully synchronized with your PC.

Connect to PC Xender


How to Transfer Data from iPhone to PC
The method of files transfer from iPhone to PC is almost the same as files transfer from Android to PC. Let's check them out.
First way:
STEP 1. Open Xender on your iPhone, tap the "Connect to PC" on a popup interface after clicking on the top left profile.
STEP 2. Enter "http://web.xender.com" on your PC browser and then scan the QR code.
STEP 3. Select any files in any sizes and click on the bottom "send" again.

Second way:
STEP 1. Open Xender on your iPhone, click on the top left profile and then tap the "Connect to PC" on a popup interface.
STEP 2. Make both iPhone and PC are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
STEP 3. Now open a browser on PC, enter this web address
STEP 4. Then you will see a pop-up message on your phone prompting you to accept the process. Your iPhone should now be successfully synchronized with your PC.

iPhone Connect to PC Xender


4.3 Phone Replicate

If you buy a new phone and don't want to lose data of your old phone, Xender application can help you out with just a few simple clicks. Your data can be replicated in seconds. Just follow the below steps.
STEP 1. Open the navigation drawer and choose "Phone replicate"
STEP 2. Please choose the "NEW" option to import data and vice versa.
STEP 3. Choose the system of your phone.
STEP 4. Import the data you want for your new phone.

Phone Replicate

5. Settings on Xender for Android

Want to know where your files are received? Or want to manage your received files better by yourself? Just open the navigation drawer on Xender app and click on "setting", you will find Xender also provide more functional services here.
Xender' settings divided into four parts, General, Connect Phone, Connecting to PC, Hind. Before you send or receive files, you can come here to customize your own Xander's Setting.

5.1 General

The general section offers basic settings. If you want a special profile on the top left, tap the "Theme" and change it. Tap the "Clear transfer history" can help you keep your Xander's interface clean and tidy and you will not be confused with the new files and old ones.

5.2 Connect Phone

Turn on "Sound effects" and "Shake device to send" so that you can hear and feel when files are transferring. If you don't want to be disturb, just turn off them. You can also make a private connection by turning on "Set connection password" button.

5.3 Connecting to PC
Only one function is here, "Alert when using mobile data". Generally, the button is turned off because we rarely using mobile data to have a connection with PC.

5.4 Hide
You can turn on the buttons to view hidden files or turn them off to hide files.
Above are some functions on Xander's settings, not all. It's your turn to click on Xander's settings to experience its all-around services!
6. FAQs about Xender

6.1 Is Xender Free to download and use?
Yes. Xender app is completely free to download and use. You can enjoy Xender without paying anything.

6.2 Where are the received files? How do I change the storage location?
By default, the files will be stored on your phone in the categories of files they belong to while PC saves files in their categories.
If you want to change inside Xender, go to Android Settings on Xender and then choose "Download location" where you have two options "Phone" and "SD card". Or go to iPhone Settings on Xender and find "Saving picture" where you can choose "Save according to transmission date" or "Save according to creation date".

6.3 Does Xender consume Mobile Data to transfer files/Apps?
No. Xender makes use of your phone's Wi-fi hotspot feature for file transfer and will definitely not use your mobile data.

6.4 What technology does the Xender app uses to transfer files? What makes it so fast?
It is called WiFi Direct. It uses your phones WiFi card to communicate with another phone's WiFi card. By setting up a private radio transmission with no interference that does not depend on the speed of the internet.

6.5 Why sometimes the transferring speed is slow?
Sending and receiving speed usually depends on the environment in which phones are being used.

It may be slower if:
  • There are many Wi-fi networks nearby. (The environment is "Wi-Fi congested".)
  • Devices are far away from each other.
  • There is not enough RAM memory (The phone is too slow.)
It may also depend on:
  • Wi-fi technology (hardware) that phones are using.
  • The type of connection – if you connect using a separated Wi-Fi network, or a tether Hotspot or using your mobile data (Cloud mode with your PC) transfer speed may vary. Cloud mode can only transfer files which aren't bigger than 10MB.
6.6 Why transfer interrupted or failed?
The distance will affect the transmission, we recommend you put both devices closer to avoid transfer interruption.
Or unstable Wi-Fi or hotspot connection will also influence transfer, please reboot your phone and try again.

6.7 What are the differences between Direct Mode and Cloud Mode?

Direct Mode: Both devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi/Internet network and there will be no data transfer limitation.
Cloud Mode: One of the devices is not connected to the same Wi-Fi/Internet network and there will be data transfer limitation of 10MB.

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7. More Alternatives like Xender

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SHAREit is also one of the most popular file transfer apps. SHAREit help users transfer audios, videos, images, apps and other files, from different devices, like phones, tablets, and computers. The main feature SHAREit is that it allows transfer of huge files at a 40 times faster speed than Bluetooth. Devices which have SHAREit can connect automatically when they are in range. Up to 5 devices can be shared by SHAREit.
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Send Anywhere

Send Anywhere is an app that allows the user to share and transfer the files from one device to another using a 6 digit OTP(One Time Password). One of the most important features of this app is that there is no limit on the type or size of the content. You can send any amount of data without cost. Since cloud storage is not involved in this process, the data remains secure and safe. It is a cross-platform file sharing app and supports iOS, Android and Windows.
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SuperBeam is one of the fastest and easiest file transfer apps which uses Wi-Fi direct to transfer files. The devices can be easily paired by using QR code or NFC. The main feature of SuperBeam file transferring app is that it allows sharing with devices that do not have SuperBeam. It can share single or multiple files of any format. If there is no support for Wi-Fi direct, SuperBeam switches to hotspot mode automatically for transferring the files.
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Zapya is used by over 100 million users and is one of the best cross-platform file sharing app. You can transfer the file from any of the devices to any of the device and of any size and format. You can also play the shared audio or video file through Zapya. Without Wi-Fi or mobile network, Zaypa can send data at an amazing 128 times better speed than Bluetooth and it creates its hotspot region to transfer the file.

All these are some of the best file transferring sharing applications like Xender. Owning a lot of features and providing more all-rounded services, Xender still keeps improving itself. Download and use Xender is your smart choice. Let's Xender it!

User Reviews

"This app is amazing and easy to navigate. I was able to transfer music and video files from my 2009 iMac to my new phone. Very quick transfer process. Highly recommend!" --t-raetz
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