Share files over Bluetooth


Send files over Bluetooth

Share a photo, video, or other kind of file with a friend who has a phone, laptop, or tablet.

  • Make sure the other device you want to share with is paired with your PC, turned on, and ready to receive files. Learn how to pair.

  • On your PC, select Start  > Settings  > Devices > Bluetooth & other devices.

  • In Bluetooth & other devices settings, select Send or receive files via Bluetooth.

  • In Bluetooth File Transfer, select Send files > choose the device you want to share to > Next.

  • Select Browse > the file or files to share > Open > Next to send it > Finish.

  • On the receiving device, have your friend accept the file.

Receive files over Bluetooth

Receive photos, videos, or other kinds of files that you or a friend shares from another device, such as a phone, laptop, or tablet.

  • On your PC, select Start  > Settings  > Devices > Bluetooth & other devices. Learn how to pair.
  • Make sure the device that files will be sent from appears and shows as Paired.

  • In Bluetooth & other devices settings, select Send or receive files via Bluetooth > Receive files.

  • Have your friend send the files from their device.

  • On your PC, on Save the received file screen in Bluetooth File Transfer, select the location to save the file or files to > Finish.