Read This Post To Learn How To Fix Common Shareit Errors. The Popular File Sharing App Has Some Minor Problems; However, You Can Easily Fix Them.
SHAREit is a utility app that allows users to transfer files from one device to another. SHAREit is cross platform, and thus users can send and receive files from mobile devices and computers. Officially the app supports Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and Computers. SHAREit is developed by Lenovo which is a major company with experienced individuals, but that doesn’t mean that the app is flawless. The app has minor problems here and there, and they have been fixed slowly with each new update. Here are some common problems faced by users and how to fix them.
Most of the users face this issue. The SHAREit app for PC is still under development, and so a lot of user’s computers get hung up while connecting to SHAREit on PC. SHAREit for PC is slow while starting and while this is being fixed in regular updates, the crashing has not yet been fully fixed.
If SHAREit is not getting connected over Wi-Fi, here are some things you can try:
Step 1. Go to Windows Defender and switch it off. Also, turn off any other firewalls or anti-virus programs that may be running in the background.
Step 2. If you don’t want to do the above option, then make an exception for SHAREit in the antivirus. It is a complicated procedure, so it is better to simply turn off the antivirus while you are using SHAREit and then turn it on later.
Users have also noticed that if you’re trying to connect to SHAREit on PC using the hotspot created by your laptop or notebook, it does not connect quickly. It is better to use the mobile hotspot on your phone instead. To do this, follow these steps:
Step 1: On your phone, launch SHAREit app. Open the navigation drawer by clicking on the top left corner and select the Connect To PC option.
Step 2: Now you will see the option “PC Search Mobile”; select it. This will start the mobile hotspot.
Step 3: Disconnect from the Wi-Fi you are currently connected to on your PC or laptop (Do not disable Wi-Fi).
Step 4: Launch SHAREit app on your PC. A popup will appear asking if you want to connect to the mobile device. Select confirm, and you will be able to send and receive files now.
Users have also observed that simply turning Wi-Fi on your laptop or PC off and then on again also helps frequently.
#2. Fix Unable to Send or Receive Files using SHAREit app
If you fail to send or receive any file, then you might have restricted background data usage for SHAREit. Our phone calculates all the data sent and received by the SHAREit app and will consider it as mobile data if you are using mobile data. If you have limited data usage, then go to settings>mobile data and over there disable the limit you have set. If this does not fix it, then go to “Restrict background data” and make sure that your phone is not restricting background data for SHAREit.
#3. Unable to send files larger than 100mb on Windows phones
This problem can be fixed by updating the app to the latest version. It was a bug in the testing version of the app and has now been fixed. If it still doesn’t work for you then take a look at the solution of the above problem; that solution might help you.
#4. Change in hotspot name
SHAREit changes the name of the hotspot and also removes the password so that you don’t have to enter the hotspot password and the process of sending files is easier but after the files have been sent, it does not revert to the old settings, and the name stays with the password removed. If you have been experiencing this bug, then update your app to the latest version.
These were some of the problems frequently encountered by users. These were the fixes which you can use to solve your problems. If we have missed a bug and its fix, please let us know in the comments section below.