How to Transfer Files from Laptop to Laptop Using Bluetooth on Windows 10

This post shows you how to transfer files from PC to PC using Bluetooth on Windows 10. You can learn the step-by-step guides. Besides, you can also lean how to transfer files from one laptop to another with PC data transfer software.

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If you need to know how to transfer files from PC to PC using Bluetooth, we can help you understand how to do that.

Bluetooth functions in a variety of ways with a computer, with its main focus being to allow two devices to connect. Bluetooth requires a low-bandwidth transmission, which makes life easier for the users by not interfering with other internet devices. Using a Bluetooth device allows users a hands-free solution when making calls digitally.

Other features include being able to transfer files using Bluetooth, and the ability to sync documents, address books and calendars between two devices. Bluetooth also can pair with a wireless mouse or keyboard, which can give users more freedom.

Being able to send files via Bluetooth is easy and a great tool that you can benefit from. We will show you the steps to take to be able to successfully use Bluetooth's file transfer feature. Additionally, if you encounter issues while transferring files via Bluetooth, we also offer a practical PC data transfer for you as an alternative.

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How to Transfer Files from Laptop to Laptop Using Bluetooth

Using Bluetooth is simple once you know how. We will first show you how to connect two laptops together using the Bluetooth application.

How to Connect Two Laptops using Bluetooth

Step 1. You will need to activate Bluetooth on both computers. You can do this by clicking on the "Action Center" which appears on the right side of your Windows taskbar, and finding the Bluetooth icon.

choose Bluetooth

Step 2. From either laptop, open the "Settings" from your Windows home icon and select "Devices".

windows settings

Step 3. Under "Bluetooth & other devices" you will find the option to select "Add Bluetooth or other devices".

turn on bluetooth

Step 4. It will then open a "Add a device" window where you will need to click the option "Bluetooth".

add bluetooth

Step 5. Your computer will start searching for your other computer, which it should find within a few seconds. When it appears in the device list, select it and a PIN code will appear on both devices. Verify that both PIN codes are the same and select "Connect".

Verify PIN code and Connect

Step 6. On your second computer, a screen will pop up to "Pair Device". Select "Yes" to pair your computers.

Match PIN and select Yes to pair device

Once the pairing is complete, you can then begin the laptop-to-laptop data transfer. If you need to send files via Bluetooth, let the following steps be your guide.

Steps to Transfer Files from One Laptop to Another via Bluetooth

Step 1. With both computers powered on and already paired with Bluetooth, select the "Start" key, then go to your "Settings" to find "Devices". Then select "Bluetooth & other devices".

Go to Windows Settings and then Bluetooth and other devices

Step 2. Scroll down in "Bluetooth & other devices", and select "Send or receive files via Bluetooth".

Select Send or receive files via Bluetooth

Step 3. In "Bluetooth File Transfer", you can then select "Send files" and select the computer that you want to share with, and select "Next".

send files with bluetooth

Step 4. From there, choose the "Browse" option to select the files that you want to share and click on "Open". Then simply hit the "Next" option which will send the selected documents to the other device. You can then hit "Finish" to complete the task.

select Send files

Step 5. On the computer that is receiving the device, scroll down in "Bluetooth & other devices", and select "Send or receive files via Bluetooth" and then select "Receive files" and you will receive and complete the transfer. 

save received files

How to Transfer Files from Laptop to Laptop Using a Free PC Data Transfer Tool

While the Bluetooth file transfer can be useful in many circumstances, it is not without flaws. The downsides to transferring files using Bluetooth are that it does not work if the receiving device is not close by for the Bluetooth to scan to find, and it is unable to transfer applications which can be frustrating.

Luckily, there is a free PC data transfer tool that can automatically send applications, user accounts, and settings between devices. EaseUS Todo PCTrans Free does all this and more, making it the best tool for easy file transfer.  

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If you need to transfer files from PC to PC, here are the simple steps to transfer files from one laptop to another.

Step 1. Install and launch EaseUS Todo PCTrans on both two laptops. On the source laptop, select "PC to PC" to continue.

Step 2. Verify the transfer direction. (New PC or Old PC). 

"New" - Transfer files from old laptop to current new one.

"Old" - Transfer files from current laptop to remote new one.

transfer files from one laptop to another - step 1

Step 3. Then pick options to connect laptops.

One is to enter the destination laptop's password account, and the other is to input the verification code (which you can click and check on the right top of the "PC to PC" mainscreen on the destination laptop, turn on button behind Connection Verification). 

transfer files from one laptop to another - step 2

Step 4. Now, choose "Files" to select files for transfer.

Choose all the files you need to transfer to another laptop. You can click the "Edit" icon to redirect the selected files to a different location on the target PC by changing the target path.

transfer files from one laptop to another - step 1

Step 5. After selection, click "Transfer" to start to transfer files from one laptop to another.

transfer files from one laptop to another - step 5

Users of EaseUS Todo PCTrans get the added benefit of knowing that their files are secure when using the one-click solution to easily transfer files from PC to PC. EaseUS Todo PCTrans also allows you to recover programs, software, and files from a dead computer so that you can migrate them to a new computer.

Follow this video, you will find more effective ways of transferring files from laptop to laptop:


Knowing how to transfer files using Bluetooth can save you time and prevent a frustrating situation. We provided you with all the steps to be able to complete this process easily with any Windows 10 device.

The simplest tool that can transfer files between computers with one click is EaseUS Todo PCTrans. It is the most user-friendly tool for recovering files, documents, applications, and software from an old or dead computer and securing them onto a new PC.

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Bonus Tips: How to Transfer Files Between Android and Windows 10 via Bluetooth

Take the following guides to transfer files between Android device and Windows computer through Bluetooth.

Step 1. On your Android device, go to "Settings" then under "Connections" select "Bluetooth" and turn it on. Make sure that your Android device is discoverable via Bluetooth.

 turn on Bluetooth on android

Step 2. On your Windows 10 device, go to "Start" then select "Settings". Then under "Bluetooth and other devices" make sure that Bluetooth is turned on and discoverable.

 turn on Bluetooth on windows

Step 3. Your Android device should appear in the list of available Bluetooth devices. Select your Android device and "Connect".  

Verify PIN and Connect your Android

Step 4. Your Android device will get a notification to pair with your Windows device. Verify that the passkey code is the same and select "Pair".

Pair your Android device

Step 5. On your Windows device, select "Send or receive files via Bluetooth".

Select Send or receive files via Bluetooth

Step 6. Select "Send files", then choose "Next" to confirm which device you want them sent to. Browse to find the documents you wish to transfer and press "OK".

send files with bluetooth

Step 7. Your Android device will get a File Transfer notification. Select "Accept" to complete your transfer.

Accept the transfer of files

About the Author

Updated by Tracy King

Tracy became a member of the EaseUS content team in 2013. Being a technical writer for over 10 years, she is enthusiastic about sharing tips to assist readers in resolving complex issues in disk management, file transfer, PC & Mac performance optimization, etc., like an expert.

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Written by Cedric

Cedric Grantham is a senior editor and data recovery specialist of EaseUS. He mainly writes articles and how-to tips about data recovery on PC and Mac. He has handled 10,000+ data recovery cases and is good at data recovery of NTFS, FAT (FAT32 and ExFAT) file systems, and RAID structure reorganization.

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