To connect or “pair” a Bluetooth device and share files on your Redmi phone, follow these steps :
Note: In this tutorial, I’m using the Galaxy S4 as the pairing device for illustration purpose. If you have a different device, you should adjust some of the steps accordingly.
- Turn on Bluetooth on the pairing device, in my case, it’s the Galaxy S4 and set it visible to other devices.
- On your Redmi, go to Settings > Bluetooth and slide the Bluetooth switch to the right. By default, it will start scanning for nearby Bluetooth devices immediately.
- If the pairing device (Galaxy S4) is close by (within 10m), your Redmi should be able to detect and list it in the Available devices section. Now, tap the Galaxy S4 icon to see the same 6-digit passkeys on both the devices.
- Tap OK/Pair on both devices to establish the pairing. A successfully paired device will appear in the Paired devices section on your Redmi.
- Now, you can start sharing any files such as photos, music, videos, contacts, document and etc. For tutorial, I’ll take sharing photo as an example. Open the photo using the Gallery, tap the Send button and then select Bluetooth.
- On the Bluetooth device chooser screen, select the recipient device to start sending the photo over.
Tip : The Send button is available on the Contacts, Music, Explorer, Gallery and etc. apps for your to share files via Bluetooth.
Note: The steps here were written for Android 4.2.2 on a Redmi (HM1W). If you’re having a different model of Redmi or other version of Android, there’s a possibility that the steps and screenshots will be different.