Some more points to the credit bag of Windows 8 consumer preview would come with the discussion on its Bluetooth settings. In earlier days, to use the Bluetooth service on your system, you needed to install a 3rd party software or driver that supports the device, whereas, in Microsoft’s new Windows 8 operating system, it has the built-in support for the Bluetooth software. Also in Windows 8, the Bluetooth settings allow you to manage all devices easily from the PC settings by default unlike in Windows 7.
How to enable Bluetooth in Windows 8?
If you are in the desktop view in Windows 8 and if you have turned on the Bluetooth, you will be seeing the Bluetooth icon in the same tray. You can then right click on this icon and to add new files select “Add Bluetooth device”. You can also use the “charms” bar of windows 8 alternatively. For this, click on “settings” and select “More PC Settings”. Regardless of whether you are in the Metro View or Desktop View in Windows 8, the settings will be opened in Metro. From the top of the list, Click “Add New Device” and all available Bluetooth devices in the vicinity will be searched. When the devices are detected, double click on the device that you want to connect to and wait until the connection is established. You will be asked to enter a pass code to start the connection that you must enter or verify as being the same on the other device.
Your device will appear in the list of added devices, once the code has been entered or verified and the connection between the
device and computer will go active. If you want to remove the device, from the list, simply select it and select the tiny ‘minus’ button that appears on the top right of the device name and in the notification that pops up, click “Yes”.
If you are connecting a keyboard, mouse or headset, this will be it! If you connected a phone, then you can start sending files to it. In the system tray, right-click the Bluetooth icon to send files and select Send a File. From the window that opens, select the device to which you want to send the file. Select a device from the list and click next. Also browse the files and select those which you want to send and click “Next”.
So that’s how you use the Bluetooth feature in Windows 8 to send files.