Preparing the FTP server

Please provide your own FTP server.

Installing MFT

Install MFT on your smartphone. You can download MFT from the Google Play or App Stores.

  • Android users in countries or regions that cannot install MFT from the Google Play Store can install it from
  • Users with smartphones that can install MFT should visit either the Google Play Store, the App Store, or

Transfer settings

Configure the transfer settings after installing MFT.

  1. Launch MFT.

  2. Tap the top right of the screen.

  3. Tap [Transfer destination settings].

  4. Select the FTP mode (FTP/FTPS/SFTP).

  5. Configure detailed settings.



Refer to one of the following for how to transfer images.

  • Transferring images over wireless connections ()
  • Transferring images over wired connections ()
Item Function
Setting destination name Displays the currently set destination name.
Server name Specifies the IP address or URL for the FTP/FTPS/SFTP server.

Specifies the port number.
Turning [Default] to ON will set the protocol default values.

  • FTP: 21
  • FTPS: normal = 21, with [Implicit] set to ON = 990
  • SFTP: 22
Destination Folder Specifies the folder name on the FTP/FTPS/SFTP server where the transferred images are saved.
Turning [Create folder] to ON will create a folder automatically (requires folder creation permissions).
Username Specifies the user name used to log in to the FTP/FTPS/SFTP server. Turning [Anonymous] to ON will log in anonymously.
Password Specifies the password used to log in to the FTP/FTPS/SFTP server.

Turning this to ON will overwrite any files with the same name that already exist in the destination folder.

Turning this to OFF will change the file name (by adding the time and date of the transfer to the original file name) and save the file in the destination folder.

Implicit (FTPS) When this is ON, the connection to the server will be in implicit mode.
When this is OFF, the connection to the server will be in explicit mode.
Passive Specifies passive mode.
Private key (SFTP)

When this is ON, you can use secret keys (locked files). Tap [Settings] and select the locked file already saved in the MFT folder.
Use the following operations to save locked files.

Android smartphones

  1. Launch the file management application and select the destination save folder for the locked file.
  2. Save the locked file in a folder like the [Downloads] folder.

iOS smartphones

  1. Launch the file app.
  2. Tap [On My iPhone] → [Mobile File Transfer].
  3. Save the locked file in the MFT folder.


  • We recommend using either FTP or SFTP for the communication protocol. When using FTP, content may be intercepted or the device may connect to an unintended server and presents a possibility of your user name, password, and file data leaking.