How to Connect Android Phones Wirelessly with Kies Air - dummies

How to Connect Android Phones Wirelessly with Kies Air

By Dan Gookin

Samsung phones feature an app called Kies Air, which is used to wirelessly connect your Android phone to a computer. As long as both the phone and the computer are on the same Wi-Fi network, the connection is made and files can be transferred with relatively little pain.

Follow these steps to use Kies Air to share files between your Samsung Android phone and a computer:

  1. Ensure that both the phone and the computer are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

  2. Start the Kies Air app on your Samsung phone.

  3. Touch the Start button.

    Kies Air should immediately recognize your Wi-Fi network. It now sits and waits for an incoming request from a computer.

  4. On the computer, open the web browser, such as Internet Explorer or something better.

  5. On the computer, type the URL displayed on the phone’s touchscreen.

    After typing the URL into your computer’s web browser, you’ll see an Access Request prompt on the phone. The prompt should state the network name of the computer requesting access.

  6. In the proper location on the web page shown on the computer, type the PIN listed on the phone touchscreen, and then click the OK button.

    The phone and computer are now connected via the Wi-Fi network.

A web page appears on the computer in the web browser’s window, similar to what’s shown. That web page is being hosted by your phone. It allows access to the device’s resources, as illustrated in the figure.


To download an item, or copy it from the phone to your computer, click to select the item as shown. Then click the Download link. The item is transferred to your computer just like any file you download from the Internet, although the download comes from your Samsung phone.

To send a file to the phone, click one of the Upload links. Click the Choose File button and then use the Upload dialog box to find a file. Click to select that file, and then click the OK button to send it from the computer to the phone.

To end the Kies Air connection, touch the Stop button on the phone’s touchscreen. You can then close the web browser window on your computer.

  • While the connection is active, you can quickly switch to the Kies Air app on the phone by choosing the Kies Air notification.


  • Newer Samsung phones may use the Kies 3 program, which requires a direct phone-to-computer connection.

  • Don’t click the Back button on your computer’s web browser screen when using the Kies Air website. Just use the controls on the web page itself to navigate.