Tutorial: File transfer via bluetooth to most phones

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ikermalli, Dec 31, 2008.

  1. ikermalli macrumors 6502a

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    Hey, since no one really knew how to get files from my mac to my Rizr Z3 I thought I'd make a tutorial. It took a little bit of experimenting and common sense to do so, instead of downloading those "phone plugins" which most of the time don't work. I tried many tools to get my Rizr to work on my mac via USB and none worked so I did it through Bluetooth. This works with supported or non supported phones (talking about iSync) but you cannot sync calendars, for that you will need to go to Modmymoto and find the files to do so your self

    1. Turn Bluetooth on in System Settings > Bluetooth > Check "On"

    2. Turn bluetooth on your phone on Settings > Connections > Bluetooth Sharing > "Find me"

    3. Select "Set up device" and go through the set-up wizard

    4. Navigate to System Settings > Bluetooth > Options button (looks like a small gear) > Send file to device

    5. Select a file to send and press OK

    6. Grant access when asked and allow file to be sent when prompted

    7. File will show up, select store then store to phone

    Hope this helps

    Note: The Bluetooth window will say that the phone is paired but not connected, that does not matter.
     
  2. i.shaun macrumors 6502a

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    thats just the bluetooth transfer wizard. If the phone supports it, transferring files should be easy.

    Unfortunately, for me (and others with incompatible phones) it won't work.



    My phone is a Sanyo SCP 7050 and it does NOT work with bluetooth file transfer wizard. I have tried bitpim to unlock it, but unfortunately, it's not able to access this particular phone.

    It is also not compatible with iSync or anything else.
     
  3. jaseone macrumors 65816

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    Plus ironically it will not work with the iPhone...
     
  4. ikermalli thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, the iPhone lacks support of things... from apple.
     

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