How do I access my Synology NAS using a mobile device?

To access your Synology NAS using a mobile device, follow these steps:

Step 1: Install DS file app

1. Open the App Store or Google Play Store on your mobile device.

2. Search for "DS file" and tap on the app icon.

3. Tap on the "Install" or "Get" button to download and install the app on your device.

Step 2: Connect to your Synology NAS

1. Launch the DS file app on your mobile device.

2. Tap on the "Add Synology NAS" button.

3. Enter the IP address or hostname of your Synology NAS.

4. Provide your login credentials (username and password) for the NAS.

5. Tap on the "Connect" button to establish a connection with your Synology NAS.

Step 3: Access files and folders

1. Once connected, you will see a list of shared folders on your Synology NAS.

2. Tap on a folder to browse its contents.

3. To download a file, tap on it and select "Download".

4. To upload files from your mobile device to the NAS, tap on the "+" button and choose "Upload".

5. You can also perform various file management operations such as copy, move, delete, and rename.

Step 4: Enable remote access (optional)

If you want to access your Synology NAS remotely over the internet, you need to set up remote access:

1. Set up QuickConnect

a. Open the DS file app and go to its settings.

b. Enable "QuickConnect" and follow the on-screen instructions to set it up.

c. Once set up, you can use your QuickConnect ID to access your NAS remotely.

2. Set up port forwarding

a. Log in to your router's administration interface.

b. Locate the port forwarding settings.

c. Forward the port 5000 (default) to the internal IP address of your Synology NAS.

d. Save the settings and exit the router's interface.

e. Now you can use your external IP address (or domain name) to access your NAS remotely through the DS file app.

With these steps, you can conveniently access your Synology NAS using a mobile device and manage your files on the go.

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