With Bluetooth, your Galaxy S4 can pair with other devices for file sharing. Here’s how:
Note: In this tutorial, a Nexus 10 is used as the pairing device for illustration purpose. If you’re using a different type of device, you should adjust some of the steps accordingly.
- Turn on Bluetooth on the pairing device, in my case, it’s the Nexus 10 and set it visible to other devices.
- On your Galaxy S4, go to home Settings > Connections > Bluetooth and slide the Bluetooth switch to the right. By default, it will immediately start scanning for nearby Bluetooth devices. (If not, you can initiate the scanning by tapping Scan at the bottom of the screen)
- If the Nexus 10 is closed by (within 10m), your Galaxy S4 should be able to detect and list it in the Available devices section. Now, tap the Nexus 10 icon to see a prompt of 6-digit passkey on the devices. Make sure both numbers appear to be the same.
- Now, tap Ok on both devices to establish the pairing. A successfully paired device will appear in Paired devices section on your Galaxy S4.
- Once your Galaxy S4 has successful paired with a device, you can start sharing file. For example, if you want to send a photo across, open the photo on the Gallery, and then select the option for sending data via the Bluetooth.
- If you want to send a video or music file across, just play the file on either the pre-loaded music or video player, hit the Menu button and select Via Bluetooth.