Bluetooth has changed the way files are transferred between devices. File transfer which used to take a lot of time earlier, can be now done within minutes. This wireless technology helps in making data transfers over a short distance, fast and reliable. If you are a Windows 8 user, you should know that, like the previous operating system, Windows 8 also supports Bluetooth in its portable devices.
Windows 8 operating system installed in laptops or tablets can use this feature for data transfer. Most of the laptops and tablet devices come with built-in Bluetooth facility.
Windows 8 isn’t any different. Bluetooth connectivity will be preferred by users for data transfers rather than Wi-Fi Direct, and NFC, as it needs only less energy. If you have the Bluetooth hardware in your laptop, PC or any other computing device, this feature can be used for file transfer.
Procedures by Windows 8 support for enabling Bluetooth
Configuring Bluetooth is dependent on the individual integrated hardware of the device. However, once enabled, the wireless technology can be used any time. Follow the steps by Windows 8 support for file transfer after switching on the Bluetooth device.
- Log onto the Windows 8 computer with administrator privileges.
- Move mouse pointer to the Start button on the bottom corner of the screen.
- Click on Search option from the displayed menu.
- A menu bar will appear on the right side of the desktop. Click on the Apps icon.
- From the list of options, click on Bluetooth File Transfer.
- Click on Send files or Receive files on the Transfer files using Bluetooth box to send or receive the files respectively via Bluetooth.
- Click on the name of the device to which you want to transfer the files from Select where to send your files box.
- Click the Next button.
- Click on Browse button near the Select the files to send box.
- Locate a file that you want to transfer.
- Click on the Next button to start the process.
Once the process is done, you will get an intimation that the file was sent to the corresponding device. For more information on Windows 8 drivers, check out the articles below. Ciao!