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Bluetooth file transfer on Mac

asked 2013-12-30 12:51:06 +0300

Gabir gravatar image

updated 2015-02-17 21:17:53 +0300

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A simple way to transfer files via Bluetooth from a Mac to jolla and from jolla to a Mac is absolutely needed, especially regarding the jolla to a Mac part! I can do that with my N9, so why not with jolla?

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Haven't tried from Jolla 2 Mac, but connection works fine from my Mac to my Jolla.

Youde ( 2013-12-30 12:55:26 +0300 )edit

From a Mac to jolla there are no issues, all works fine, but from jolla to a Mac it's currently impossible to transfer files.

Gabir ( 2013-12-30 14:46:14 +0300 )edit

Why limit only to OSX? Check this.

pnuu ( 2013-12-30 14:48:18 +0300 )edit

Yes, of course I agree. I'm a Mac user, so OS X came to my mind because I don't use windows or Linux.

Gabir ( 2013-12-30 15:35:09 +0300 )edit

@Gabir have you set up bluetooth file sharing on your mac? I've had no problems sending files either way.

fivepointsquare ( 2013-12-30 17:37:45 +0300 )edit

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answered 2015-02-14 12:44:19 +0300

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Gabir gave the right answer here, thanks! I just enabled bluetooth sharing on my mac and with that the Jolla can send files (I tried with a picture) to the Mac. My Mac is in german but you should be able to find it: System Preferences/Setting - Sharing - Bluetooth. Receiving Object: Accept and save Other device access: always allow (they can read this mac folder)

If my karma was >10 I could simply upload the screenshot here...

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answered 2013-12-31 15:48:25 +0300

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Both directions work fine at least from Gallery

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Not on Mac OS X. It is possible to transfer files from a Mac to jolla but not from jolla to a Mac.

Gabir ( 2013-12-31 16:00:28 +0300 )edit

honestly, I just did it with MB Air and Mavericks

Bale ( 2013-12-31 16:24:15 +0300 )edit

I have a MacBook Pro and mavericks, when I try to transfer a file from jolla to the Mac, jolla says "impossible to transfer" and the Mac says "the device hasn't the services" and nothing happens. If I try to transfer a file from the Mac to jolla all works well.

Gabir ( 2013-12-31 16:30:08 +0300 )edit

Seems to be not 100% reproducible then... I was able to transfer from Jolla to Mac. Perhaps the issue title could be rephrased to be more specific, the feature does seem to be supported, but has bugs :)

Bale ( 2013-12-31 17:00:52 +0300 )edit

@Bale My original title and post mentioned specifically the Mac, not generally "a computer" but someone edited my question.

Gabir ( 2013-12-31 17:14:47 +0300 )edit

answered 2013-12-31 17:20:11 +0300

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I think I have to assume that my issue regarding transferring files from jolla to Mac is a bug or something similar to a bug. Hope the Bluetooth support will improve in future updates.

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I must add that, even though it's not possible to browse the device from the Mac, now I can send files from my jolla to my Mac, after I entered the Mac system BT preferences and changed them on my Mac. I didn't do that before, because with my N9 everything worked fine without changing preferences.

Gabir ( 2014-01-03 19:04:48 +0300 )edit

What changes did you do for the Mac BT preferences to allow sending files from jolla to mac?

wisdomlight ( 2014-01-11 01:20:28 +0300 )edit

@wisdomlight I don't have a Mac to check now, but I enabled Bluetooth on sharing preferences under system preferences and then chose "open and accept" from the menu. I'm translating from my italian Mac OS, but I hope this can help you.

Gabir ( 2014-01-15 23:57:12 +0300 )edit

Trying to Browse the Jolla via Bluetooth from MacOSX Mavericks results in “Device does not have the necessary services” message.

Software version Saapunki

lhorga ( 2014-06-20 14:14:38 +0300 )edit

answered 2015-02-14 14:53:26 +0300

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I can send pictures now, Karma sufficient now! :-) This is the german settings screen on the Mac where you would enable Bluetooth Sharing in the Sharing category. With that you can send via BT from Jolla to Mac.

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Note that the transfer rates via BT are of course quite low and you will only get s.th. like 100KB/s, so it's not suitable for large files and mass transfer of data. But it works.

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