Bluetooth File Transfer Not Completed? Quick Fixes Here

Frustrated by incomplete Bluetooth file transfers? Here's how to troubleshoot the issue. This article will help you to fix the Bluetooth file transfer not completed error using 9 effective methods.

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Bluetooth offers file transfer, but it's only sometimes convenient. If your devices are too far apart or if there is interference from other wireless devices, the transfer may fail. One primary reason is the old Bluetooth drivers on your Windows system. In addition, Bluetooth frequency can be difficult to use if you share large files.

If you are facing this issue while sharing via a Windows laptop, consider the best alternative - EaseUS Todo PCTrans for a fast and reliable file transfer experience. The software is specially designed for file transfer, which makes it more convenient than Bluetooth. It ensures error-free transfers with its stable connection and can easily handle large files. Plus, its user-friendly interface simplifies the process.

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This guide from EaseUS will teach you nine easy ways to fix your Bluetooth problems. Before diving in, let's explore the benefits of the specialized tool we suggested you use and learn why it is the best alternative for any Windows user.

The Best Alternative to Bluetooth File Transfer 

When Bluetooth file transfer leaves you frustrated with errors, it's time to turn to an advanced alternative we know as EaseUS Todo PCTrans. This powerful tool makes sharing files between computers straightforward and reliable, so any user can use it easily.

Let this smart file transfer software help you avoid invalid file migration between two devices. It is the easiest and fastest way to share files, even if you are a newbie. It enables you to transfer files without any hassle. Its PC-to-PC file transfer features are specialized to transfer files without the Internet. You can transfer anything from files, photos, programs, and account transfer with high data security. 

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All you need to do is click here to download the tool and follow the steps below:

Step 1. Open EaseUS Todo PCTrans on both of your computers. Choose "PC to PC" to go to the next step.

Step 2. Make sure you have chosen the right transfer direction.

"New" - Move data from old computer to current new computer.

"Old" - Move data from current old n computer to remote new computer.

Transfer files from PC to PC - step 1

Step 3. Connect two PCs via the network by entering the password or verification code of the target PC. Besides, make sure you have chosen the right transfer direction and click "Connect" to continue.

The verification code is on the right top of the "PC to PC" main screen on the target computer.

Transfer files from PC to PC - step 2

Step 4. Then, choose "Files" to select files to transfer. Select the specific files as you want. What's more, you can click the Edit icon to customize the storage path for transferred data.

Transfer files from PC to PC - step 1

Step 5. Now, click "Transfer" to begin to transfer files from PC to PC. The size of the file determines the transfer time. Wait patiently.

Transfer files from PC to PC - step 5

Key Features of EaseUS Todo PCTrans:

  • Experience lightning-fast and reliable file transfers
  • Transfer even the most extensive files with ease
  • Navigate the process with a simple, user-friendly interface
  • Transfer not only files but also programs and user settings
  • Enjoy strong data security for peace of mind

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How to Fix Bluetooth File Transfer Not Completed Error on Windows 10/11 

If you want to fix the Bluetooth file transfer not completed error, you will get complete assistance here. We are going to teach you nine different fixes; let's get started!

Fix 1. Use the Bluetooth Icon on the Taskbar

This is a systematic approach to deal with annoying Bluetooth file transfer challenges. Here's how to do it:

Step 1: Go to the taskbar and right-click the "Bluetooth" icon. You will find it in the bottom right corner.

Step 2: Select the "Recieve a file" option from the list.

Step 3: Share your desired file from your phone. 

The process will start, and you can share anything you want. 

After doing that, the file transfer should start, and your file will be transferred. 

If this method doesn't work, there is a chance of technical errors like outdated drivers, hardware issues, and many more. Let's explore these issues and try to transfer files from laptop to laptop using Bluetooth


Fix 2. Run Hardware and Devices Troubleshooter

Let's try to find the culprits using the built-in troubleshooter feature of the Windows system. It can find and fix the potential errors. Here are the steps to follow:

Step 1: Press the "Windows key" and click the "Settings" icon.

Step 2: Click "System" and scroll down to select "Troubleshoot."

Step 3: Select the "Other Troubleshooter" option.

Step 4: Click "Other" to expand more options. 

Step 5: Find "Bluetooth" and click "Run." Be patient when it may take some time to detect and fix the Bluetooth file transfer stuck error.

Fix 3. Update Bluetooth Driver

Many users use Bluetooth to transfer files from Windows 10 to Windows 11. However, an outdated driver can be the culprit causing the Bluetooth file transfer not completed issue. It can happen if you installed them a while back or if they came with the computer. Let's update the drive and see if it works. 

Step 1: Hit the Windows key and type "Device Manager."

Step 2: Open it and tap Bluetooth from the list. 

Step 3: Right-click the Bluetooth adapter and choose "Update Driver."

uninstall bluetooth adaptor

Step 4: Click "Search Automatically For Drivers" and let Windows begin the process. If there is an update, it will appear. All you need to do is follow the on-screen steps. 

See if the issue is fixed, or we will reinstall the driver.

Fix 4. Reinstall Bluetooth Driver

Suppose you are using a faulty Bluetooth driver, which is causing file transfer problems. Let's reinstall it and see if you can use Bluetooth on your system:

Step 1: Open "Device Manager" using "Windows + X" keys.

Step 2: Find and right-click "Bluetooth adapter" from the list. 

Step 3: Select "Uninstall device" and click "Uninstall."

Step 4: Once the driver is removed, it's time to reinstall it.

Step 5: Select the "Scan for hardware changes" option. 

scan or hard drive changes

It will find the right driver and install it automatically. Once done, click to move forward. 

Fix 5. Set a COM Port for PC

Bluetooth devices, even wireless devices, require a virtual COM port to talk to your computer. This COM port allows you to send files to and receive files back from your computer's Bluetooth device. If you have Bluetooth file transfer problems, check if you have a COM port setup. You may need to set one. Let's see how to do it: 

Step 1: Select "Bluetooth" from settings (Described in earlier methods).

Step 2: Expand "Bluetooth Settings."

Step 3: Click "COM Ports" to proceed.

Step 4: Select the "Add" button to choose "Incoming (the device initiates the connection).

Check if you can receive or send files. If yes, share this article with people you can benefit from this information. In case, the problem persists, we have more solutions to share, let's move forward.


Fix 6. Ensure Bluetooth Service Is Running

Sometimes, when the Bluetooth Services are not working properly, file-sharing errors occur. Let's check if it's running or not.

Step 1: Press the "Windows + R" to open the "Run" utility. 

Step 2: In the run search bar, type "services.msc" and hit the Enter key.

Step 3: Navigate "Bluetooth service," right-click it and select "Properties."

Step 4: Select "Start" and click "OK" to save changes. 

In addition, you can make changes to the Bluetooth Support services. To do so, please follow these steps:

Step 1: Find and select "Bluetooth Support Service" and double-click it.

Step 2: Select "This account" and click "Log On."

Step 3: Delete the current password and select "Confirm Password." Hit the "OK" button.

Step 4: Now, right-click the "Bluetooth Support service" and click "Start."

Check if the issue is fixed.

Fix 7. Enable File Sharing for Devices Using 40- or 56-bit Encryption

The problem might occur because you need to enable essential file-sharing features. Let's enable them by following the steps below:

Step 1: Use "Win + S" to open the search bar, type "control panel, and click to expand the options.

Step 2: Browse and select the "Network and Sharing Center" option from the list. 

Step 3: Now, navigate and select the "Change advanced sharing settings" option from the left panel.

change advanced sharing settings

Step 4: Explore "All Networks" and click "Enable file sharing for devices that use 40- or 56-bit encryption." 

Step 5: Select "Save Changes, and restart your system. Once it turns on, check if you can transfer your files without any hassle. 

Fix 8. Run fsquirt Command

Let's try the file sharing using this manual approach:

Step 1: Press "Win + R" and type the following command, then hit the "Enter" key.


Step 2: Choose "Receive files" from the menu and send files from your phone. 

receive files

Fix 9. Install Latest Windows Updates

If you've tried other fixes and the problem persists. Check if your computer has the latest Windows updates installed.

Step 1: Press the "Win" key and select settings.

Step 2: Select "Update & Security" from the left menu.

Step 3: Click the "Check for updates" button. If the latest version is available, please update your Windows. 

Now, you can try the Bluetooth file transfer again.


Bluetooth file transfer can work, but it has limitations. When Bluetooth issues occur, you still have more reliable options. So, EaseUS Todo PCtrans provides a fast, secure, and user-friendly way to transfer files between computers. If you still want to troubleshoot Bluetooth issues, we have included nine effective ways to fix the "Bluetooth file transfer not completed" error. No matter which method you choose, you can transfer your important files efficiently.

Bluetooth File Transfer Failed FAQs

1 Why does my Bluetooth file transfer fail?

Here are some reasons for Bluetooth transfer failure:

Distance: Bluetooth has a limited range, so devices must be close enough for a strong connection.

Interference: Other wireless devices near your device may interfere with the signal.

Outdated Drivers: Bluetooth drivers need to be up to date.

File Size: Bluetooth struggles with large files, making them prone to errors when transferring.

2. Why does Bluetooth file transfer take so long?
It is usual for the process to take time if you are transferring a lot of data via Bluetooth. The reason Bluetooth is not designed for super-fast transfers is that it may take a while or fail with large files. Therefore, consider alternatives like a USB drive or dedicated file transfer tools for faster results.
3. Is there any limit to Bluetooth file share?
Although no strict limits exist, Bluetooth is not ideal for large files. Large transfers can be significantly slower and are more likely to fail. Consider a faster and more reliable option if you need to carry substantial amounts of data.
4. How to Fix Bluetooth File Transfer Not Completing on Windows 10?
First, make sure the Bluetooth service is running. Find "Services" in the Start menu and check if it's "Running". If your drivers are updated but the problem persists, there may be other factors involved. Don't worry; we'll cover more solutions in the article!

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Updated by Sherly

Sherly joined EaseUS in 2022 and she has always loved writing articles and enjoys the fun they bring. She receives professional training here, focusing on product performance and other relative knowledge. She has written over 200 articles to help people overcome computing issues.

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