How to Transfer Photos From Android to Android via Bluetooth

Joel Mason

Android, Tutorials

Transferring photos from one Android device to another can be a hassle, especially if you don’t have an internet connection or a USB cable handy. In such cases, Bluetooth comes to the rescue! In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of transferring photos from one Android device to another using Bluetooth.

Step 1: Enable Bluetooth

The first step is to ensure that Bluetooth is enabled on both devices. To do this, swipe down from the top of the screen to open the notification panel and tap on the Bluetooth icon.

Alternatively, you can go to Settings and toggle the Bluetooth switch. Make sure that both devices are visible to each other by enabling the “Visible” or “Discoverable” option.

Step 2: Pairing Devices

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

The device will start scanning for nearby devices. Once your other device appears in the list, tap on it to initiate pairing. You may need to confirm a passkey or PIN on both devices for successful pairing.

Step 3: Choose Photos

Now that your devices are paired, it’s time to select and prepare the photos for transfer. Open your Gallery app or any file manager app that contains the photos you want to transfer. Long-press on a photo until it is selected, then continue selecting all the photos you want to transfer.

Step 4: Share via Bluetooth

After selecting your desired photos, tap on the Share icon (usually represented by three dots connected by lines) or an option similar to “Share” or “Send.” From the sharing options that appear, select “Bluetooth.” This will open a list of paired devices.

Step 5: Transfer Photos

On the list of paired devices, choose the device you want to transfer your photos to. A progress bar or notification will appear on both devices indicating the transfer status. The time taken for the transfer will depend on the number and size of the photos being transferred.


  • Make sure both devices have sufficient battery power before starting the transfer.
  • Keep both devices in close proximity to maintain a stable Bluetooth connection.
  • If your device has a limited storage capacity, consider transferring photos in batches to avoid overwhelming the device’s memory.

That’s it! You have successfully transferred photos from one Android device to another using Bluetooth.

Remember that Bluetooth has certain limitations, such as slower transfer speeds compared to other methods like Wi-Fi Direct or USB cable. However, it remains a reliable option when other alternatives are not available.

Now you can easily share your favorite memories with friends and family by wirelessly transferring photos between Android devices. Enjoy!

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