Sharing and Working with Devices in Your Network

  • 12/23/2010

Exchanging Files Between Your Computer and Your Mobile Phone

Your Bluetooth devices are finally ready to exchange files. You can now send files from your computer to the mobile phone and vice versa.

In this exercise, you will learn how to initiate file transfers from your computer to your mobile phone, via Bluetooth.

  1. Right-click the Bluetooth icon.

    The contextual menu appears, containing a list of Bluetooth-related configuration options.

  2. Click Send a File.

    The Bluetooth File Transfer Wizard opens and shows you the list of Bluetooth devices with which your computer is paired.

  3. Select the phone to which you want to send the file, then click Next.

    You are asked to select the file that you want to send.

  4. Click Browse, then select the file you want to transfer.

  5. Click Next.

    The file transfer process starts.

  6. Depending on your phone and how it is configured, the file transfer starts immediately and without user input, or it stops until you confirm on your phone that you want to allow the transfer. For example, on our Nokia phones, the transfer started immediately, while on our Android-based smartphones, we needed to confirm the transfer before it started.

    Once the file transfer finishes, you are notified of its success.

  7. Click Finish.

    The file is now transferred to your phone.