Send files to a Bluetooth device

You can send files to connected Bluetooth devices, such as some mobile phones or other computers. Some types of devices do not allow the transfer of files, or specific types of files. You can send files using the Bluetooth settings window.

Send Files does not work on unsupported devices such as iPhones.

  1. Open the Activities overview and start typing Bluetooth.

  2. Click on Bluetooth to open the panel.

  3. Make sure Bluetooth is enabled: the switch in the titlebar should be set to on.

  4. In the Devices list, select the device to which to send the files. If the desired device is not shown as Connected in the list, you need to connect to it.

    A panel specific to the external device appears.

  5. Click Send Files… and the file chooser will appear.

  6. Choose the file you want to send and click Select.

    To send more than one file in a folder, hold down Ctrl as you select each file.

  7. The owner of the receiving device usually has to press a button to accept the file. The Bluetooth File Transfer dialog will show the progress bar. Click Close when the transfer is complete.