Most modern laptops and mobile devices come with Bluetooth capability built in. To many people, Bluetooth is just a standard that lets them use phone headsets wirelessly. You can do a great deal more with Bluetooth, though.
While Wi-Fi does allow wireless file transfers, it can be a complicated to deal with. Wi-Fi is also usually only available on smartphones – not on feature phones.
Bluetooth is far more convenient. When you have two devices with Bluetooth, you only need to complete an easy pairing process to begin sending files back and forth. The setup process tends to be minimal. Unlike Wi-Fi, Bluetooth is a standard that’s available on low-tech feature phones as well as on smartphones. When you need to wirelessly transfer files between two devices, Bluetooth is usually the only choice that you can be sure you have.
Bluetooth can do more than to allow the transfer of files between mobile devices. It can help simplify file transfers between computers, too. When both computers involved in a file transfer have Bluetooth, you simply need to pair them and use the Bluetooth file transfer wizard. Bluetooth is the simpler transfer protocol to use for file transfers on computers, too.
Use a number of different kinds of Bluetooth-enabled peripheral
Bluetooth headsets are the quintessential Bluetooth peripheral – to many people, their introduction to Bluetooth was through these devices. These headsets can do more than help you make phone calls, though. You can use them on computers and music players, too. Bluetooth technology powers a number of other wireless peripherals, in addition to headsets.
Bluetooth speakers : Small, battery-powered speakers with Bluetooth wireless connectivity are a popular kind of mobile accessory today. These devices are able to wirelessly connect to Bluetooth-enabled devices to help you play music that you have on your device out loud.
Keyboards and mice : Long before smartphones and tablets existed, computer users used Bluetooth for reliable wireless connections on their keyboards and mice. Today, though, phones and tablets are seen as the primary application for these Bluetooth peripherals. When you need to type a large amount of text into a document on a phone or tablet, a keyboard and mouse can be very convenient. While keyboards allow easy typing, mice allow precise text and image selection.
Printers : Sending print work wirelessly to a printer is far easier with Bluetooth than with Wi-Fi. While Wi-Fi-enabled printers are only able to accept print orders from computers, Bluetooth-enabled printers can access print orders from smartphones and tablets, as well. Bluetooth printers are rare, though. Most printer manufacturers don’t add Bluetooth support.
Use Bluetooth to connect your computer to the Internet
When you aren’t in a Wi-Fi hotspot, sometimes, your only connection to the Internet can be the one on your smartphone. If you need to connect to the Internet in such circumstances, you can tether your laptop to your smartphone for its Internet connection. While tethering over Wi-Fi is easy, it tends to drain your battery very quickly. Tethering to the Internet connection on your smartphone over Bluetooth, though, can be far more economical.