- By Ciprian Rusen
- Sharing a Printer with Computers on Your Home Network
- Sharing a Printer with Your Homegroup
- Stop Sharing the Printer
- Sharing a Removable Disk Drive
- Transferring Files Between Mobile Phones and Your Windows 7 Computer via Bluetooth
- Enabling Bluetooth on Your Computer and Allowing Connections
- Turning On Bluetooth on Your Mobile Phone
- Pairing Your Computer with Your Mobile Phone, Starting from Your Phone
- Pairing Your Computer with Your Mobile Phone, Starting from Your Computer
- Exchanging Files Between Your Computer and Your Mobile Phone
- Exchanging Files Between Your Mobile Phone and Your Computer
- Removing the Pairing Between Your Mobile Phone and Your Computer
- Key Points
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.
Right-click the Bluetooth icon.
The contextual menu appears, containing a list of Bluetooth-related configuration options.
Click Send a File.
The Bluetooth File Transfer Wizard opens and shows you the list of Bluetooth devices with which your computer is paired.
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.
Click Browse, then select the file you want to transfer.
The file transfer process starts.
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.
The file is now transferred to your phone.