In this guide, we will show you the steps to fix the issue of Google Nearby Share not working on Windows 11. This file-sharing service from the Silicon Valley giant uses Bluetooth and WiFi to wirelessly transfer files between two devices. It supports all the common file types and the transfer literally takes only a few seconds. However, up until now, it was only limited to Android devices.
Well, that is no longer the case as the app has finally made its way over to the Windows ecosystem as well. However, there have been a few roadblocks in the usage of this service as many users have voiced their concern that Google Nearby Share is not working along the expected lines on their Windows 11 PC. If you are also in the same boat, then this guide shall help you out. Follow along for the fix.
Fix Google Nearby Share not working on Windows 11
- To begin with, download and install Nearby Share from its official site.
- Then enable WiFi and Bluetooth on your PC and device. Make sure that they are on the same WiFi network.
- Now on your device, go to Settings > Connected Devices > Connection Preferences > NFC and select Everyone [just for the one-time setup].
- Then launch Nearby Share on your PC and select Receive from Everyone from the left-hand side [just for the one-time setup].
- Your PC should now be visible on your device. Select it and you’ll get a code on your PC.
- Click on Accept if it is the same code that is visible on your device and the file will be transferred.
- Similarly, you could transfer from your PC to your device. For that, just select your phone in the Nearby Share app on your PC.
- You’ll get a code on your device. Click on Accept if it is the same code that is visible on your PC.
- The file will be transferred onto your device and the issue stands rectified
So these were the steps to fix the issue of Google Nearby Share not working on Windows 11. If you have any queries concerning the aforementioned steps, do let us know in the comments. We will get back to you with a solution at the earliest.
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