Your phone lets you receive various files with Bluetooth, including photos, music tracks, contact info, calendar events, and documents such as PDFs.
Important: Refer to the other device’s documentation for instructions on sending information over Bluetooth.
- Swipe down from the status bar and tap > Bluetooth.
- Tap your phone’s Bluetooth name near the top of the screen to make your phone visible to nearby Bluetooth devices.
- On the sending device, send one or more files to your phone.
- If asked, accept the pairing request on your phone and on the sending device.
You may also be prompted to enter the same passcode or confirm the auto-generated passcode on both devices. You’ll then get a Bluetooth authorization request.
- Tap Pair.
- When your phone receives a file transfer request notification, slide the notification panel down, tap the incoming file notification, and then tap Accept.
- When a file is transferred, a download notification is displayed. Slide the notification panel down, and then tap the relevant notification to view the file.
Tip: You can also tap > Show received files to view files received via Bluetooth.
When you open a received file, what happens next depends on the file type:
- Media files and documents are usually opened directly in a compatible application. For example, if you open a music track, it starts playing in the Music app.
- For a vCalendar file, select the calendar where you want to save the event, and then tap Import. The vCalendar is added to your Calendar events. (For more information, see Google Calendar.)
- For a vCard contact file, you can choose to import one, several, or all of those contacts to your contacts list.