How to Transfer Data From Android to Android via Bluetooth

Charlotte Daniels

Android, Tutorials

Transferring data from one Android device to another can be a hassle, especially when you don’t have access to Wi-Fi or a stable internet connection. However, with the help of Bluetooth, you can easily transfer files, photos, videos, and more between two Android devices. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the step-by-step process of transferring data from Android to Android via Bluetooth.

Step 1: Enable Bluetooth

To begin the transfer process, make sure that the Bluetooth feature is enabled on both Android devices. Open the Settings app on each device and navigate to the Bluetooth settings. Toggle the switch to turn on Bluetooth.

Step 2: Pairing Devices

Next, you need to pair the two Android devices together. On one of the devices, go to Bluetooth settings and tap on “Pair new device.”

The other device should then appear in the list of available devices. Tap on it to initiate pairing.

Note: Make sure that both devices are discoverable during this process.

Option 1: Entering Passkey or PIN

If prompted, enter a passkey or PIN on one of the devices and then enter the same code on the other device. This will complete the pairing process.

Option 2: Confirm Pairing Codes

In some cases, both devices will display a pairing code that needs to be confirmed. Ensure that both codes match before proceeding with the pairing process.

Step 3: Select Files for Transfer

Once your devices are paired successfully, it’s time to select and prepare the files you want to transfer. You can transfer various types of data such as photos, videos, documents, music files, and more.

  • Photos and Videos: Open the Gallery app on the sending device, select the desired files by long-pressing on them, and tap on the share icon. Choose Bluetooth as the sharing method.
  • Documents: Open the File Manager app, navigate to the location of your documents, long-press on them to select multiple files, tap on the share icon, and choose Bluetooth.
  • Music Files: Use your preferred music player app to select songs or albums. Tap on the share icon and choose Bluetooth.

Step 4: Send Files via Bluetooth

After selecting the files you want to transfer, a list of nearby Bluetooth devices will appear. Tap on the name of the receiving device to initiate the transfer process.

Note: Ensure that Bluetooth is enabled and discoverable on both devices throughout this process.

Awaiting Confirmation

The receiving device will display a prompt requesting confirmation for incoming files. Accept or confirm this prompt to proceed with the transfer.

Transfer in Progress

You will then see a progress bar indicating the status of each file being transferred. The time taken will depend on the size of each file and the Bluetooth connection speed between both devices.

Step 5: Verify Successful Transfer

Once all files have been transferred successfully, you can verify their presence on the receiving device. Open respective apps such as Gallery, File Manager, or Music Player to ensure that all transferred data is accessible.

Congratulations! You have successfully transferred data from one Android device to another using Bluetooth. Remember to disable Bluetooth when you no longer need it to conserve battery life.

With Bluetooth, you can quickly and wirelessly transfer files between Android devices without the need for an internet connection. It’s a convenient feature that can come in handy when you’re on the go or in situations where Wi-Fi is unavailable. Now you can easily share your favorite photos, videos, and files with friends and family effortlessly.

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