How to Send a File from a PC to a Galaxy Tab Using Bluetooth - dummies

How to Send a File from a PC to a Galaxy Tab Using Bluetooth

By Dan Gookin

Here’s a great way to give yourself a headache: Use the Bluetooth networking system to copy a file between your Galaxy Tab and a Bluetooth-enabled computer. It’s slow and painful, but it works.

Get started by pairing the Galaxy Tab with the Bluetooth computer. When your Tab and PC are paired and connected, follow these steps to copy a file to the Galaxy Tab:

  1. Right-click the Bluetooth icon in the Notification Area.


    The icon looks like the Bluetooth logo, shown in the margin. The Notification Area dwells on the far-right end of the taskbar.

  2. Choose Send a File from the pop-up menu.

  3. Choose the Galaxy Tab from the list of Bluetooth devices.

    If you don’t see the Tab listed, ensure that the Bluetooth radio is on for both devices and that they’re paired.

  4. Click the Next button.

  5. Click the Browse button to locate files to send to the Tab.

  6. Use the Browse dialog box to locate and select one or more files.

  7. Click the Open button to choose the file(s).

  8. Click the Next button.

  9. On the Galaxy Tab, touch the Accept button to receive the file.

    The Tab may play a notification alert, which lets you know that the file is coming over.

  10. On the PC, touch the Finish button.

    The transfer is complete.

  • Images sent to the Galaxy Tab from a PC can be found in the Gallery app, in the Bluetooth album.

  • Not all PCs are equipped with Bluetooth. To add Bluetooth to a PC, you need a Bluetooth adapter. Inexpensive USB Bluetooth adapters are available at most computer and office supply stores.