If you want to send files (photos, videos and others) via Bluetooth from your Android phone to a laptop or computer, it is very simple to do this, provided that the Bluetooth adapter on the computer is correctly installed and turned on.
This manual will step by step describe the process of sending files via Bluetooth to a computer with Windows 10, but for Windows 7 and 8.1 the procedure will be approximately the same. See also: How to upload photos from iPhone to computer .
Send files via Bluetooth to a laptop or computer
The steps for sending files via Bluetooth are very simple: you don’t even need to pair devices, it usually works without it:
- Make sure that the Bluetooth adapter is turned on: in Windows 10, you can click on the notification center icon at the bottom right and make sure that the button with the Bluetooth symbol is blue (you may need to click "expand" to see this button). If not, just click on it.
- If it doesn’t turn on even after this action, look to see if there are any keys in the top row with the Bluetooth or Wi-Fi icon on your laptop, if so, try to press this key or it in combination with Fn to turn on the Bluetooth adapter. If this does not help, the instructions may help: Bluetooth does not work on the laptop , Fn key does not work on the laptop .
- The next step is to enable pending file transfers. This can be done by clicking on the Bluetooth icon in the notification area and selecting “Accept file”, or (for example, if the icon is not displayed), press Win + R, enter fsquirt in the run window, press Enter, and then select “Accept files ".
- Now take your Android phone, open any file manager (see. The best file managers for Android ), in my example I use the standard “Files” file manager on the Samsung Galaxy. Select the files you need (usually this can be done by holding the file for a long time) and click the “Share” button.
- Select "Bluetooth".
- Wait a while until the available Bluetooth devices are found. Choose among them the device with the name of your computer.
- File transfer starts, the process is usually displayed on both the phone and the computer.
- Specify the location to save the file on the computer.
Done, the file transfer via Bluetooth is completed and, as mentioned above, usually everything works by default, provided that you have the original drivers installed and you can enable the BT adapter.
Some additional information that may be helpful: