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Qfile Pro 4.x

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Configuring automatic file uploads (Android)

  1. Open Qfile Pro on your Android device.
  2. Tap .

    The File Transfer window appears. If automatic uploads were previously configured, the configured settings appear under the Auto Upload Tasks category. You can tap to edit the automatic upload settings.

  3. Select one of the following upload types.

    Automatic Upload Type


    Auto upload
    1. Tap Auto upload.

      The Select source window appears.

    2. Tap one of the following upload sources:

      • All photos and videos: All photos from Photo Gallery

      • DCIM folders: Photos from all DCIM folders.

      • Custom: Select files and folders from Photo Gallery.

    3. Tap Done.

    Auto upload from selected folders
    1. Tap Auto upload from selected folders.

      The Select source window appears.

    2. Tap a folder to open it.

    3. When the desired folder is selected, tap OK.

      Additional folders can be added in later steps.

    The Select folder window appears. If you are not currently logged into a QNAP device, then the Please select the NAS to upload window appears where you can select the upload destination device.

  4. Select a destination folder.

    Folder Option

    User Action

    A shared folder

    Tap a shared folder to select it as the upload destination.

    Manual folder selection

    1. Tap Manual Setup.

      The Select folder window appears.

    2. Navigate to the desired folder.

    3. Optional: Tap to create a new folder.

    4. Tap OK.

    The Auto Upload Settings window appears.

  5. Optional: Modify the source and destination.
    1. Source: Modify the source.

      If configuring automatic uploads from selected folders, tap Add Source Path to add additional source folders.

    2. Destination: Modify the destination device and folder.
  6. Optional: Configure settings in File Settings.
    1. Tap Upload rules to select an upload rule.
      • Scan and upload: Qfile Pro scans the names of the files in the destination folder and then uploads the files not found in the destination folder. The scan is performed once, and any new files added to Camera Roll after the scan will be automatically uploaded.

      • Upload all: Upload all photos and videos.

      • Upload from: Upload all photos and videos created after the specified date.

    2. Use original filename: When enabled, Qfile Pro uses the original file name when uploading. Because duplicate file name conflicts may occur, QNAP recommends disabling this option.
  7. Optional: Configure general settings in General Settings.

    General settings apply to file synchronization and automatic file uploads.

    • Use cellular data: When enabled, Qfile Pro uses cellular data to transfer files when Wi-Fi is not available.

    • Allow background file transfers: When enabled, background tasks for transferring files are created and controlled by your mobile device's operating system.


      To run file transfer tasks in the background, Qfile Pro requires unrestricted battery usage. Go to Qfile Pro in Android settings to enable unrestricted battery usage.

    • Automatic file transfers only when charging: When enabled, Qfile Pro only transfers files when the mobile device is connected to a power source.

  8. Optional: Configure automatic upload settings in Auto Upload Settings.
    • Duplicate file name: Specify a duplicate file name policy.

      • Skip: If a file with the same name exists in the destination folder, the file is not uploaded.

      • Rename: If a file with the same name exists in the destination folder, the uploaded file is automatically renamed to avoid a file name conflict.

    • Skip all files in the Qfile Pro Download folder: When enabled, files in the Download folder are not uploaded.

    • HEIC file upload: Specify how Qfile Pro handles HEIC files when automatically uploading.

      • JPEG: Convert HEIC files to JPEG when uploading.

      • HEIC: Upload the original HEIC files without converting them.

      • HEIC & JPEG: Upload both the original HEIC files and their converted JPEG copies.

  9. Tap Save.

Qfile Pro enables automatic file uploads and an automatic file upload task will appear in File Transfer > Auto Upload Tasks.