In this modern era of 2018, we can say that we have an app for everything if you simply search them on Google Play Store. Surely, many of us like to download apps for every daily life task but that feature is only limited for those who have high-end devices with huge storage space. If you have a decent smartphone then transferring files couldn’t be easier as you have ShareIt, Xender and other file sharing apps freely available on Google Play Store.
But, if you are rather interested in clean and spotless structures, then there’s a wireless way to transfer files from one Android to another without installing any app or connecting to internet and that’s exactly what we call Bluetooth.
Bluetooth is commonly linked with wireless speakers, mouse/keyboards and even with headsets. However, what most people forgets that Bluetooth consists of protocols that enables two users to exchange data and information. That’s true, now you can transfer various data via Bluetooth all the time and you most probably don’t even know about.
About Transferring files over Bluetooth
Basically, if you wish to transfer files without installing any app then Bluetooth helps to accomplish that task. If you can simply pair both Android devices with Bluetooth then you it will create a bridge connection between both devices that will further help to exchange files over it.
The best thing about Bluetooth is that it is available on all Android devices and not only that, it is also available on other high-end devices like tablets, digital cameras, laptops and even desktop computers. Moreover, it allows you to exchange data between different operating system platforms like Android, Windows, Blackberry, Symbian and so on.
How is Bluetooth better than USB or flash drives or Android apps?
We know Bluetooth is not the fastest way to transfer files between devices but the important thing is that it requires nothing – no USB data cable, no internet, no OTG cable, not even any external app. This means it is more convenient than any other transferring mediums.
It is better than USB data cables because you don’t have to carry the data cable all the time. Just like OTG cables and hard drives. This would be a real pain if you have to carry them all the time. Hence, Bluetooth is more reliable and convenient than these external devices. On other hand, if you thing file transferring apps like ShareIt, Xender and any other app is better then think again, because all of these apps requires both users to install the apps first in order to exchange files and documents over it.
But as we said, Bluetooth requires nothing, just turn on Bluetooth on both devices and you are ready to transfer files between both devices.
What kind of data can be transferred via Bluetooth?
Bluetooth pretty much allows you send any kind of files – from documents, apps, contacts to multimedia files like photos, music and videos. On Bluetooth 4.x and later versions, you can even send PDF, XLM and other office suite related files as well.
How to transfer files between Android via Bluetooth?
The following method is applicable on all Android devices like Samsung, Sony, Motorola, LG, Google Nexus, Samsung Galaxy, tablets, etc. and the procedure is more or less same on all Android versions from Android Gingerbread to Android 9.0 popsicle.
First, turn on the Bluetooth in both Android smartphones and pair them. To perform that, first, go to Settings, then under Wireless & networks, tap on Bluetooth. Toggle on the Bluetooth button and make it is turned on. When the Bluetooth feature is enabled on any Android device, the Bluetooth icon will appear on the notification menu bar.
To exchange files between Android, first open the File Manager from the sender’s smartphone and search the files that you want to send. Please note that File Manager can be called File Explorer, My Files, My Data or any other name in other smartphones. Just open the folder where all the files are available in your phone.
Now, open the folder where you have the data that you wish to send (Pictures are usually located on the DCIM folder). Then, long tap on any single file and you should be able to select all the other files that you want to send. Keep checking all the data that you desire to send and tap on “Share” icon from the top right corner.
Choose “Bluetooth” from the sharing options and if it doesn’t appear then click on “More” and it should show up. Now, your device will find the nearby devices that has turned their Bluetooth on. Find your own device and connect with it.
Next, tap on “Accept” from the receiver’s phone and the transferring process should begin without any problem. Please keep in mind that in many smartphones, they prompt you to setup a Bluetooth password which is then entered on the other smartphone too so that both can be connected securely.
Bluetooth is great for transferring media files. But for content stored in a database, it can’t help anymore. Alternatively, you can give a try on Androidphonesoft Phone Transfer, which is the one-click tool to transfer all kinds of content between two smartphones.
And that’s all. You have successfully transferred files between Android devices via Bluetooth without taking any headache of installing third-party apps or over email/cloud storage or anything. Please make sure that whenever you are transferring files over Bluetooth, all other linked Bluetooth devices must be disconnected like wireless speakers, mouse, keyboards, etc. or else the transferring speed will be low. Make sure that both devices are put nearby so that no connection issue occurs as well.