Enable Bluetooth for simple Windows 8 transfer

Want to copy data from your friend’s laptop? The options for you are transferring it with a removable storage, like, CDs, DVDs, or Pen drives, sharing it through the network, or just transferring the data via Bluetooth enabled on your system. Bluetooth would be a familiar technology for you as there are hardly any mobile users these days without the support for Bluetooth in it. If you still doesn’t know, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard used to exchange data over short distances from fixed or mobile devices, thus creating a highly secured Personal Area Network.

You would probably know that there is a built-in Bluetooth hardware in most of the laptop PCs nowadays which you can enable or disable according to your requirements. Depending on the individual hardware which is integrated in your laptop, configuration of Bluetooth will vary.  However, if you are using Windows 8 operating system on your PC, you can send and receive files very easily and quickly if you have enabled the hardware device of your laptop.

The following instructions will make it easier for you to send or receive files via Bluetooth in your laptop, once you have switched on the Bluetooth hardware device.

Support instructions to enable Bluetooth for simple Windows 8 transfer

  • Log onto your Windows 8 computer. It is advised to log in with the administrator account.
  • Move your mouse pointer to the bottom left corner of the screen and on the menu that appears, click on “search” option.
  • On the right side of the desktop, a bar appears, here, click on “Apps” icon.
  • In the list of options available, click on “Bluetooth File Transfer”
  • Click on “Send files or Receive files” on “Transfer files using Bluetooth” box to send or receive the files respectively via Bluetooth.
  • Decide where to send your files and on “Where to send your files” box, click on the device from the list of Bluetooth enabled devices that appear on your screen to transfer the files and click on “Next” button.
  • Click on Browse button on “select the files to send” box and locate a file that you want to transfer.
  • To start the sending process, click on Next button.

That’s how easy it is to transfer files via Bluetooth in Windows 8.