The PC/Laptop pairing with mobile phone, it goes back with the Nokia Era. Those PC Suite installation and issues, we all have those vivid memories. But Nokia has gone from the foray, bluetooth is no more shiny, now its Android time.. 🙂
There are already PC/Laptop suits for various mobile phones, yet there is one awesome Phone-PC pairing app for the Linux word. Its called KDE Connect. This cute app is a marvellous one at its functionality. Lets dig into details.
First, you need to install KDE Connect google app to your Android Phone, the app is available in Google Play Store. So as in your Linux OS( whichever DIstro you use – ) , open the KDE Connect application. Now, the mobile phone can the PC/Laptop should be connect on the same network ( Wifi, hotspot ) so that the KDE Connect App can recognize and list out the PC/Laptops connected to same network. We can see the list, pair to the one we need.
In my case, my phone is Redmi and Laptop – Samsung. So I connect both to same network, I opened the KDE Connect in Redmi, it lists out the PC/Laptop which is my Samsung and I paired. Tadaa.. ! They are in sync now. There are a lot of activities you can do after this such as whether you want to transfer files, check battery life; send SMS messages from your Linux desktop, or use your Android phone as touchpad, etc etc . You can see those Android Notifications on the Desktop, so you never miss any SMS, whatsapp, etc while you are at work or watching movie or playing games. It is very easy PC/Laptop to Android Phone File Transfer, you can browse Android folders from PC/Laptop and Vice versa. There is a feature for Find My Phone : – Its cool, na ? if you the phone is sync with PC/Laptop and you forgot the place you put phone, you can simply ring to your phone from the PC/Laptop.. 🙂
So thats it for the KDE Connect – an awesome KDE App for the Linux world. Check it out …