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My laptop can send but can't recieve files via bluetooth to mobile phone

asked 2013-01-29 00:12:56 -0500

Yzxk gravatar image

updated 2013-06-03 05:37:28 -0500

My laptop can send but can't recieve files via bluetooth to mobile phone (fedora 18).

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answered 2013-01-29 00:35:26 -0500

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I posted similar question. On Fedora, by default in GNOME, you have to install the gnome-user-share package (su -c 'yum install gnome-user-share'), which will create a "Personal File Sharing" main menu entry that provides an option to allow receiving files. However, gnome-user-share depends on the httpd (Apache Web server) package, so it will install that as well if httpd is not installed on your system (my question was about how to avoid this). Alternatively, as suggested by user davidva on my question, you can try a different Bluetooth management program such as Blueman (su -c 'yum install blueman').

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answered 2016-02-24 17:19:48 -0500

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With Fedora 22, gnome-user-share seems to be installed by default. Inserting a USB to Bluetooth adapter in my laptop (that does not have Bluetooth baked in) was enough to be able to see visible devices, pair, and send files with the controls in All Settings » Bluetooth. However, to receive files, that needs to be turned on in sharing

All Settings » Sharing (in system category) Turn on sharing globally, then turn it on for Bluetooth Sharing.

Clicking the "Bluetooth Sharing" line give a couple more configuration options.

After that, I was able to send files from my phone to the laptop.

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answered 2013-12-19 02:00:12 -0500

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updated 2014-02-09 02:18:50 -0500

There are different ways to get pictures off of your cell phone. The easiest way to transfer files is with Bluetooth. This will electronically transfer your iPhone files to your computer. If Bluetooth is not available, you will need a usb cable to transfer data.

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