I don't use it a lot, but I just tried after months of probably never touching bluetooth on either device and I got this:. You need to enable Bluetooth Sharing.
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I don't use it a lot, but I just tried after months of probably never touching bluetooth on either device and I got this: Here's my preference pane: Hope you can double-check your settings. For reference: Here's my Firewall Screen app list blurred by me: Martin Marconcini Martin Marconcini Join , subscribers and get a daily digest of news, geek trivia, and our feature articles. With the Sharing preferences open, you should make sure Bluetooth sharing is enabled.
Enabling Bluetooth Sharing is only the first part of configuring it. You should also decide on what to do with received files and decide on your Bluetooth browsing policy. For example, what do want your Mac to do when a device shares a file via Bluetooth?
There are lots of ways to move your files between a Mac and Android device. The easiest way is using Bluetooth File Exchange right from the. Also, you can choose whether you want to allow devices to browse you computer , like traditional Transferring Files from Mac to Android.
You also want to select a place for accepted items to go. Again, you can choose a browse folder, which can be as expansive or limited as you want.
Just remember that whatever folder you do choose to allow Bluetooth browsing, all of its subfolders will be browsable too. On Android all screenshots appear from Android 5 Lollipop but the process will be the same in earlier versions , you want to open your Bluetooth settings.
You can view all the recent inbound transfers and act on each one accordingly. In any event, files sent via Bluetooth, at least on Android 5 devices should end up in the Bluetooth folder on your SD card storage.
On the other hand, we already know where files end up on our Mac because we specified as such when we configured our Bluetooth Sharing. To initiate a transfer from an Android device, first select the file or files you want to send. We long-press on an image to select and thus enter select mode.