Turn Android Phone or Tablet into a Server: Step-by-Step Guide for 2023

The value of electronic devices decreases as time passes. It’s an undeniable fact that even smartphones and tablets share the same fate. An $800 Android smartphone today will surely have its value decreased by half in just a year.

Because of this, we tend to look for newer and better devices. If you have your old Android smartphone lying around collecting dust, we recommend making use of it.

In this post, we’ll show you how you can turn your old Android phone into a server with help from an app called “Servers Ultimate.”

Must Read: 9 Ways to Make an Old Android Phone Useful Again

What is a Server?

If you don’t know much about computers and servers, then you probably think that servers are huge PCs used for complicated stuff in offices. Actually, a server is any device that can be used by other devices to request different types of information.

Types of Android Phone Servers

Servers Ultimate is one of the most popular server apps available on the Google Play Store that lets you use about 60 different types of servers including FTP, proxy, web, CVS, HTTP snoop, Email, TFTP, VNC, RTMP, DNS and torrent tracker.

How to use your Android Phone/Tablet as a server?

There are about more than 10 different types of server apps available from the Google Play store. However, we prefer to use the Servers Ultimate app.

The Servers Ultimate app is an excellent tool in turning any Android phone or tablet into a server.

The app is really easy to use and rooting is not required. To start, simply follow the steps below in order to successfully turn your old Android device into a server.

Note: The app can be used for free for a certain amount of time. After that, you’ll need to purchase the app.

Step 1: Download & Install The App


Download and install the Servers Ultimate app on your old Android device. You can get the app using the Google Play button below.

Step 2: Launch App & Configure Server

Next step is to launch the app and set up a server by adding a configured one.

Tap on the Plus icon on the top in order to add a new server and select your desired server type from the list.

You’ll now see different options. Edit all the options according to your preferences such as name and port. Tap on the Save icon once you’re done configuring the server.

Step 3: Start & Connect The Server

To start all the servers, tap on the Play button on the top. To start an individual server, tap on the server’s name and select Start.

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The last step is to tap on the server’s name and select Information. You’ll now see all the information such as connection details. You can now connect other devices to the server using the connection details. That’s it!

Make Old Android Phone/Tablet Into A Server

Android smartphones and tablets can be used for various useful things. You can use them to create things like baby monitors and security cameras. If you just got your new Android device or are looking to get one, then we would recommend keeping your old one as you can do so much with it.

Make sure that you follow all the instructions properly for it to work. If you have any questions, feel free to ask them in the comments area below.

You can also check out our guides on using an old Android device as a baby monitor, an MP3 player, and a WiFi-only device.

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  1. Hi Guys, when configured the https server pn my android phone, i can login, browse and download files, but cannot upload any files back to sever. Browser throwing error ‘The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified.’
    Would you give me a hint what did i forget here?
    Thank you

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