Android bluetooth transfer to OSX

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by milo, Sep 4, 2015.

  1. milo macrumors 604

    Sep 23, 2003
    I'm trying to send files from my Nexus 5 (latest Android) to my mac pro via bluetooth. Both see each other, I have bluetooth sharing enabled on the mac with a folder selected. The phone lets me initiate a send but it always fails. The mac does show the three dots on the BT symbol but no other message that something is trying to transfer.

    Has anyone had this working? Any suggestions on what might be going wrong? Thanks.
  2. milo thread starter macrumors 604

    Sep 23, 2003
  3. Stooby Mcdoobie macrumors 6502a

    Stooby Mcdoobie

    Jun 26, 2012
    This is how I have bluetooth sharing set up on my MBP and have no issues sending/receiving to/from my Nexus 6.

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  4. z31fanatic macrumors 6502a


    Mar 7, 2015
    Mukilteo, WA USA
  5. milo thread starter macrumors 604

    Sep 23, 2003
    That's weird. I have it set up like that and both devices see each other and try to start sending, but it just doesn't work. The nexus says that it's sending, no error message but it doesn't happen. And the mac pops up the file exchange box, listing the nexus, but then says "failed to establish connection to device. an error occurred while connecting to the device."

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