One of the fastest ways to transfer data between two smartphones is Wi-Fi Direct. This method uses the W-Lan connection to exchange data between your Huawei P20 Pro and another smartphone such as a Samsung Galaxy.
Now you may want to send data from a Samsung Galaxy or another Android smartphone via Wi-Fi Direct to the Huawei P20 Pro, but it has problems receiving the data.
If your Huawei P20 Pro also has problems receiving data such as pictures, videos, etc. via Wi-Fi Direct, please use the following tip to fix the problem:
1. Before you can send a file to the Huawei P20 Pro from another smartphone, you must first send a file from your Huawei P20 Pro to the device. Sounds strange, but that's how it sounds.
2. Simply send a photo of your Huawei P20 Pro to the device, which would like to send you a file afterwards. Open the gallery and then the photo you want to send. Then select "Share" and "Wifi Direct". Done!
The other smartphone, for example a Samsung Galaxy must accept now only this file. Done!
3. This has now caused that your Huawei P20 Pro can finally receive files from this other smartphone.
Now send the data from your Samsung Galaxy via Wi-Fi Direct to the Huawei P20 Pro.
Note: It can take up to 20 seconds for the Wi-Fi Direct acceptance message to appear on your Huawei P20 Pro.
Now you know what to do if your Huawei P20 Pro cannot receive files via Wi-Fi Direct.