bluetoothin pics from andriod to surface

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  1. sean_scouser

    sean_scouser Member

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    I had Bluetooth on my old Sony Vaio what my surface replaced

    I am trying to send pics of my timesheets in work from a Samsung galaxy s4 to my surface

    With my old laptop it wasn't a problem pics videos what ever bluetoothed straight across

    My surface sees my phone and pairs with it but when I click send to surface on my phone nothing happens on the surface , on my laptop I get the message do you want to receive file

    Just get a message on my phone send failed

    I did find a way round it using one drive but when am at work I can't do this as internets rubbish
     
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    Others may chime in here, but I believe the Bluetooth on the SP3, at the moment, is somewhat buggy. I have had issues connecting to devices, that I don't have on other laptops besides my SP3.

    One option might be, could you plug in the phone to the SP3 with a USB cable? Then hopefully you would be able to see your phone's Pictures folder, and get the timesheet pics from out of there?
     
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    Ye I can plug the phone it but then its looking through folders etc Bluetooth is just handy like , owe well hopefully further updates will improve the Bluetooth , with everything that's so good with the surface I can deal with this minor problem
     
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    Go to desktop and check the notification area for the bluetooth icon. Press it and you will see options to send or receive a file. Press receive to download the file from your phone.
     
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    Thanks very much for that info appreciate it
     
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    Honestly, I can't remember the last time I sent a file over bluetooth. It must have been like 5 years ago.

    I would recommend just putting files into OneDrive and syncing that way if possible.
     
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    Ye that was the solution to my problem one drive , but I mentioned in first post WiFi is rubbish on the ship I work so usually Bluetooth the timesheets to me laptop
     
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    Or you could just plug it in via cable. Ok, not as much fun as bluetooth, but just about as fast.

    PS: I can't vouch for anyone else, but since the last update my bluetooth is FINALLY rock solid. prior, my Bluetooth headset would constantly connect/disconnect, hasn't done it ONCE since that last update.
     

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