So you are here because you want to know how to get all of your images, music, or videos off of your phone using bluetooth technology… Actually the bluetooth connection makes it really easy to put images / video and music back onto your phone as well.
Well here are some simple instructions.
- Windows 7
- Cell Phone with Bluetooth Connection
- Computer with Bluetooth Connection
Ok so let’s get started!
Step 1: Power up the bluetooth connection on your phone. On many verizon phones, the process goes something like this. MENU – > Settings & Tools -> Bluetooth Menu -> TURN ON … Which will activate the bluetooth connection if it isn’t already on. All phones are slightly different but that is how it is done on my LG Env2 cell phone.
Step 2: Turn on the Bluetooth connection on your computer. On my Sony Vaio Laptop, the process is as easy as clicking the green things to open the SmartWi Utility and then clicking the bluetooth toggle switch to turn its power on (Picture below). I’m not sure if this is native to windows 7 installations that have multiple wireless cards (Such as wifi and bluetooth), or if its Sony Software… But if your computer came with bluetooth there should be an equally easy way to turn it on.
Step 3: Turn on Bluetooth Discovery mode on your cell phone. This will allow your computer to search for your phone so that it can make the connection.
Step 4: Once Bluetooth Discovery mode has been activated on your cell phone (remember it will only stay activated for a couple of minutes for security reasons)… It’s time to search for your phone from your Windows 7 Bluetooth Enabled Laptop or Desktop Computer.
To do this go to START -> Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Devices and Printers -> and then click “add a device”
If your phone is still in discoverable mode, the computer should find it and this window will appear. Select the phone you want to add and click next.
When you click next a passkey will appear and a screen on your phone will prompt you to enter the code (this is a security feature). Once you enter the code onto your phone, your devices will pair. After they have paired, for the first time only, you may need to wait a few minutes while windows searches for and installs drivers that are particular to your phone.
Step 5: Now that you have waited for drivers to finish installing your bluetooth phone is ready for exploring through Windows 7. You will see that your phone is now available through the Devices and Printers window we were at earlier in Step 4.
You can now double click on the phone to access it. Once you have done that a new window will open with multiple options for what you can now do with your phone, depending on your phones capabilities. For now select “Browse Files On Your Phone”.
Selecting “Browse Files on your Phone” will open a new window which will show you folders that are on your phone. One of them will have your pictures, another will have your videos, etc. You can now easily download images and video’s from your cell phone via Bluetooth on Windows 7… Surprisingly easily! Before windows 7 this could be quite a difficult task!
Did these instructions work out for you? Let me know!