A phone and a computer are two entirely different things, and price has nothing to do with what they can and cannot do.
Anyway, try Rich’s idea and see if it works.
It does and works perfectly, Rich’s advice is spot on. No need for a PC, you can easily copy files from an Android phone / tablet to your SMP
First note though, this really has nothing to do with your WD SMP. It’s simply a matter of you connecting your Android device to a share, one that just happens to be on your SMP. If you can connect and copy a file from a PC to the drive on your SMP, then you can do it on your Android device with the correct tool.
RichUK gave you all the info you need, but since I am just relaxing and watching some football and fiddling around on the laptop, I’ll outline it with some pics for you to make it really easy.
ES File Explorer is simply one of the greatest tools I have ever used for Android. I installed it the first day I got my Nexus 7 based on the amount of positive reviews, and I use it pretty much non-stop to access files. It can do pretty much every file management task you could want to do with your phone or tablet. I am sure there are other great file management tools out there, but ES is the only one I have tried since I have not come across something it doesn’t do that I need.
So…Install ES File Explorer. It’s free and it is a “Must Have” app for Android.
From picture below.
In this example, I am copying a movie from my Nexus 7 to a directory on my WD.
Open the application on your Android device:
1) Open folder that contains file you want to move/copy etc
2) Select the file by pressing down on it for a few seconds. (if you just tap it, it will attempt to open)
3 ) Hit the “more” button on bottom right of screen. A menu will come up where you can select “Copy To”
4) You will be returned to the file manager screen. Navigate to the folder that you want to copy the file to. Can be on your local device, a folder in a share on another machine, or even cloud drive. In your case, choose the WD device.
5) Hit “OK”, and wait for file to be copied to your WD SMP.
That’s it. As above, this is an awesome app. You are encountering one of the things that makes Android great. “Other” pads and phones decide where things are supposed to be, and how you can get to them. Android lets you manage your own file system as long as you have the tools installed. I don’t want my tablet to decide where it’s going to put a song or a document. I’ll handle that myself.