What Does SHAREit Interface Look Like?
The PC or Mac end SHAREit interface is very simple. After scanning the QR code shown on the interface, you can establish a connection between your phone and the computer and start to transfer files.
However, when you turn to the Android SHAREit app, you will find it a bit more like Google Play Store than a file transfer app. The Android SHAREit interface is filled with recommended games and other apps that you probably don’t need and displays annoying ads now and then, which makes it confused and deviated from its core functions.
What’s more, the music and video players also seem to be unnecessary for a data-sharing app. However, it offers you a necessary radar-like interface indicating other devices with SHAREit installed.
Meanwhile, the interface for iOS SHAREit is much simpler than that for Android. The iOS developers get rid of the extra music and video players, games, and other recommended apps to download. Nevertheless, the ads will still pop up on the iOS SHAREit interface.
How to use SHAREit to Transfer Data between Phones?
As listed in our SHAREit review that the most common use of the app is to transfer data between different devices. Therefore, if you also wish to move your files from one phone to another, then you can use SHAREit in the following way.
Step 1: Download the SHAREit app
To begin with, just go to the Play Store or App Store on your Android/iOS device and look for the SHAREit app. Once you find the app, simply install it on your device and grant it the needed permission.
Afterward, make sure that both the devices are nearby and that their WiFi and Bluetooth options are turned on.
Step 2: Send Data from the Source Device
To start the transfer, you can launch SHAREit on your source device and tap on the “Send” feature. This will take you to your phone storage so that you can select what you wish to transfer and start sending these items.
Step 3: Receive your data on the Target Device
Similarly, you can launch the SHAREit app on your target device and tap on the “Receive” option instead. This will search for the source phone that would be placed nearby. You can tap on its icon and confirm the connection to start receiving files on your target phone.
By following this simple drill in this SHAREit app review, you can easily use it to transfer your data between different devices.
Is SHAREit Safe to Use?
According to Trend Micro, an American-Japanese data security software company, SHAREit has severe vulnerabilities that will lead to sensitive data disclosure and remote code execution. Well, in our discovery, we find that the app doesn’t encrypt the transferred data.
Also, it asks for permissions to the camera (to scan the QR code), location, storage, contacts, and microphone. Some permissions may be necessary, but others are not essential for a data transfer app, like location. If you don’t authorize the required permissions, you cannot use SHAREit.
What’s worse, the hotspot you create to connect both devices is also a potential threat. While playing an important role in connection and file transfer, the hotspot will also let other users receive and send files to your device if they decode the hotspot.
Still, suppose you don’t put the installation files to protected storage during the key installing period. In that case, hackers will have a chance to interrupt and replace the installation files with malware and steal your privacy.
Therefore, for the sake of security, you’d better not install SHAREit on your device.
What Is the SHAREit Price?
SHAREit is free of charge on Android, Windows PC, and Mac and offers free and premium versions on iOS devices. The premium version on iOS devices will cost you $2.99 to remove ads. Aside from ad-block, there is no difference in features between free and premium versions.
How Does the SHAREit App Work?
If you don’t know how the SHAREit app works exactly, you may refer to the following instructions. Note that this guide only works for phone-to-phone transfer, and the operations may be different if you handle the computer-to-phone transfer.
How to use the SHAREit app?
1. Install SHAREit from Google Play Store on Android or App Store on iPhone. Then grant necessary permissions and place both devices nearby with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enabled.
2. Open SHAREit on the source phone, choose the Send option and select the other device as the Android or iOS. Next, launch the app on the target phone and click the Receive button. After making a successful connection between both devices, you can select the files you wish to send and hit Next to start sending them.
3. Receive the files on your target device.