Bluetooth File Transfer Between macOS and Windows 10 Primer Tutorial

Bluetooth File Transfer Between macOS and Windows 10 Primer Tutorial

Bluetooth File Transfer Between macOS and Windows 10 Primer Tutorial

We’re always on the lookout for “common denominators” when it comes to working amongst hardware that fall into different “camps”. Camp Microsoft and Camp Apple are the hardware contenders today with, respectively …

  • Microsoft Windows 10 desktop computer … and …
  • Apple macOS (Mac OS X) MacBook Pro laptop

… and the “common denominator” is …

  • Bluetooth … both Setup … and
  • Bluetooth File Transfer

… as a means by which you might share file data between these two platforms.

In amongst the modern computer device network terminology two settings that are “giants” are …

  • Wi-Fi

    Wi-Fi (/ˈwaɪfaɪ/)[1] is technology for radio wireless local area networking of devices based on the IEEE 802.11 standards. Wi‑Fi is a trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance, which restricts the use of the term Wi-Fi Certified to products that successfully complete, then after many years of testing the 802.11 committee interoperability certification testing.

  • Bluetooth

    Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard for exchanging data between fixed and mobile devices over short distances using short-wavelength UHF radio waves in the industrial, scientific and medical radio bands, from 2.400 to 2.485 GHz, and building personal area networks (PANs). It was originally conceived as a wireless alternative to RS-232 data cables.

… the latter a functionality built into a lot of modern computer devices. Perhaps you are more familiar with Bluetooth (usage and technology) regarding playing music on computer devices via Bluetooth speaker devices?

Bluetooth works as a software and networking tool that you setup on both sending and receiving devices and which you “Pair” those two devices. Once you do that, you can use a Bluetooth File Transfer application on the Sender to prompt the Receiver for any Bluetooth Connection Pairing Request event, and if accepted, open the necessary communication channels to allow for the transfer of files.

We did this today, sending a file from the MacBook Pro to the Windows 10 Desktop Computer and you can get the gist of us doing this with today’s video presentation as per …

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