Bluetooth Share

With Bluetooth Share, you can send and receive image and audio files between your compatible devices wirelessly. You can send or receive files only if the Bluetooth is switched on in both devices. To send or receive files, open Bluetooth Share. 

How do I pair my Lumia device with another device? 

  1. In Bluetooth Share, swipe to Received, and tap the text to access paired devices list, then tap Others to pair a new device.

  2. Make sure that Bluetooth is switched on in both devices.

  3. Your device finds compatible devices automatically.

  4. Tap the device you want. You may need to type in a passcode.

  5. To receive pairing prompts from other compatible devices, make sure Bluetooth is switched on and you are in Bluetooth settings view. To pair your device, simply accept the pairing prompt

  6. If the pairing succeeds, “not connected” appears under the name of the device in the device list.

  7. When you have paired your device, go to Bluetooth Share app to start sharing files. 

How do I send files?

  1. Make sure the other device is paired with your device. To check the list of paired devices, swipe to Received, and tap the screen on top of the received files list.
  2. Open Bluetooth Share.
  3. Swipe to Share.
  4. Tap the category you want, and select the content you want to send.
  5. Tap the device you want. All paired devices are listed. If you don’t see the device in the list, tap Others to pair your device. 

How do I receive files?

  1. Make sure the other device is paired with your device. To check the list of paired devices, swipe to Received, and tap the screen on top of the received files list.

  2. Open Bluetooth Share.

  3. Swipe to Received to see your received files.

  4. To start receiving files, keep Bluetooth Share open and wait for the transfer to begin. 

What types of files can I send and receive?

Supported file types are JPG, BMP, PNG, and MP3. BMP/PNG/GIF files are converted to JPG before saving.

I can’t send files after syncing them with Zune.

MP3 files with empty or unknown tag data cannot be sent after syncing with Zune PC client.

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