Disclaimer: MashTips is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission at no extra cost to you.

Home Mobile Android How to Configure Bluetooth File Sharing on Android 6.0?

How to Configure Bluetooth File Sharing on Android 6.0?

When there is a need to quickly share files with Smartphones, the first option we will be trying is the Bluetooth option. Bluetooth facility is very familiar to the smartphone users because of quick setup and initiation of data transfer. However, we might be facing some small issues while trying to initiate data transfer with Android 6.0 marshmallow. Here we will see how to properly transfer files using Bluetooth among Android smartphones that work with Marshmallow.

The basic concept of the Bluetooth data transfer is not yet changed since their introduction. We need to pair the devices before we are initiating data transfer connections. After pairing, we can initiate data transfer easily among the connected devices. In the initial versions of Android, the process was too simple that anybody can set up and transfer data using Bluetooth on their phones.

Related: How to Access Android 6 Marshmallow Files using USB to Windows

From Jellybean version onwards, they have slightly changed the process with some additional setting changes and in Marshmallow, it may create some confusion when the user tries to initiate the connection.

We can start the process by opening the notification bar by swiping down from the top of the phone. We can see quick settings menu where we can enable the Bluetooth quickly by tapping on the Bluetooth icon. Tap on that for enabling Bluetooth or you can choose it from the settings menu.

android marshmallow bluetooth

Now Bluetooth will be enabled on your phone and we need to open the Bluetooth settings menu to find out the other phone and pair it. You can open it by going to Settings->Bluetooth. In previous versions of Android, you might have seen one additional setting that is an option to tick to enable your phone to be identified by the other Bluetooth device for a fixed time.

android marshmallow bluetooth

In Android 6.0 Marshmallow they have removed that setting. Instead of that you just need to open the Bluetooth settings screen to make your phone discoverable by other Bluetooth devices. Now with the Bluetooth settings open in Android smartphone using Marshmallow, you can start to scan on other devices which you need to pair.

Alternatively, you can initiate the search and pairing from the Marshmallow version by tapping on the “Refresh” button on settings of Bluetooth screen. Before doing that please be sure that the other phone is discoverable by ticking the discovery option in older android versions or taking Bluetooth settings in Marshmallow versions.

android marshmallow bluetooth

The other phone will be displayed under the Available devices category where you can initiate pairing by tapping on the device. Pairing will be automatically done and it will prompt with the pairing key for the verification. Now we can tap on Pair to complete the pairing process.

android marshmallow bluetoothOnce the Pairing process is completed, you can initiate the transfer by choosing the “Send via Bluetooth” option which will be appeared when we are taking “Share” button.

android marshmallow bluetooth

Select the file that is to be shared and you can tap on “Share” button that will be available in the “Settings” for the file. It will prompt the available options to share files including the Bluetooth option. Tap on “Send via Bluetooth” or “Bluetooth” option and it will show the available devices already paired to share the files. Now select the required Bluetooth device to initiate the transfer.

Related: Save Your Data!, Best Android OTG (On The Go) Devices to Backup Phone

Once the transfer initiated, it will prompt for confirmation in the receiving device by showing the file name and source device. Once the receiver device confirms the file transfer, then the file transfer will take place. You should note that there will be a timeout delay in the receiver device to confirm the file transfer, else the transfer process will show as failed in the source device.

The file sending and receiving operations are not much changed since the introduction facility other than the speed enhancements. Only the device detection and pairing process are changed among the Android versions which will be better in functioning but may create some confusion among the general users. Now you can get familiar with the pairing process in Android 6.0 Marshmallow and share the files easily using Bluetooth facility quickly.


Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Free Newsletter


How to Sync iPhone Contacts with Android Phone?

When you switch from iPhone to Android, the main challenge is to transfer iPhone contacts to Android without losing any of those contacts. However,...

Best Download Managers for Windows 10

Download managers have become a necessary tool in this era of technology and mass availability of the World Wide Web. Almost every browser does...

A Complete Guide to Protect Mac & Avoid Data Loss.

Sometimes bad things may happen. Be cautious and make sure you took the necessary steps to retrieve your Mac if you lose it. There...

How to Send Large Files by Email for Free?

Did you ever get a message "The attachment size exceeds the allowable limit" when you try to send a large file by email? Sometimes...

8 Best Android Data Saver Browser to Save Data Usage

When you consider data saver browsers, those can compress and deliver the data when you browse the internet. These lightweight Android browsers can save data...

7 Best Lightweight Browsers for Android for Fast Browsing Experience.

As smartphones come with more and more covetable features or applications these days, it becomes difficult to choose what suits the best for your...
%d bloggers like this: