These days with the availability of sophisticated handheld mobile devices like iPhones, iPads, Smartphones, or Tablet PCs with built in high resolution picture and video cameras, people take snaps or record videos using their handheld devices all the time.
At the end of the day, many of us would like to transfer the photos or videos taken to the PC or laptop so that they could be preserved, edited, posted on Facebook or YouTube or just used in any other purpose later on. The most convenient way to transfer these files is by using Bluetooth technology, as these days everyone would like to avoid the hassle of plugging in data cables to do the transfers like we used to do few years back.
Establishing a Bluetooth Connection Between Your Laptop and the Mobile Device
You can achieve this by performing the following steps:
1. The first thing to do is check on your Windows “taskbar” as shown in image 1 below that your Bluetooth adapter of your laptop is ON.
2. By right clicking on the Bluetooth icon, you can check it. If it is enabled, you will see an option – “turn the adapter off” in the menu that appears after the right click. If it is disabled, you will see the reverse option – turn the adapter on”.
3. After making sure the adapter is ON, right click again on it and select “Add a device” option from the menu.
4. A new window will appear that will show you all the available Bluetooth devices nearby your laptop as shown in image 2 below.
5. In the image above, you can see there are two Bluetooth Devices detected. In your case there could be more. Select the right device you want to connect to your laptop and then hit next.
6. Another screen will appear as shown in image 3 below with a pairing code appearing both on your handset and in the laptop.
7. Just check your handset that the right code is showing exactly the one on your laptop. Confirm on your handset first with “yes” and then in your laptop, on the below screen hit the next button. This will pair the two devices, and you are all set to transfer files between these two connected nodes.
8. To try and send a file to the laptop, select any file in your handset and then from the option, select “send”.
9. You can send the file in many ways, since we are doing this using Bluetooth, select “via Bluetooth” option. Then you will get several options asking you where to send it to? Just select your laptop from this list. Normally your laptop has a name like “Mitz PC”, go ahead and select the name applicable in your case.
10. At this point, your laptop will generate a small pop-up window on the task bar with permission request as shown in image 4 below.
11. Click on this pop-up window and you will get three options to allow this file transfer. Choose anyone based on your need and allow your laptop to receive this file. Upon receiving your permission, the handset will transfer this file to your laptop.
12. The file will be then saved under “Documents – > and then “Bluetooth folder” by default. In Windows explorer, you can find your documents folder and then inside documents folder, you will get a sub folder called “Bluetooth folder”.
This way you can transfer all your pictures, movies, audio files or documents back and forth between the laptop and the hand set based on your needs, and keep them preserved for further use. Editing images and video files on a PC and then posting them on the internet seems to be lot more convenient than doing it from a hand held device. So it is always better to get all the files transferred and collected inside your laptop; then you can do the editing and posting on Facebook, YouTube or blogs at a later stage based on your needs.