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Unable to find bluetooth device

  1. #1


    Posts : 176
    Windows 8.1 update 1

    Unable to find bluetooth device


    Hi
    I have never used 'Bluetooth' before.
    I want to transfer a file between my laptop and Android tablet.
    I turned Bluetooth 'on' (which I have installed the latest driver) on my W8.1 laptop.
    I turned Bluetooth 'on' on my Android 4.1.1 tablet.
    I had my laptop search for 'Bluetooth' devices, but my tablet is never found.
    Is there something I am doing wrong?
    Thanks

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  2. #2


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    Most times the laptop Blue Tooth is only for Keyboard and mouse. Not for connecting to devices. Just connect via USB cord.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 176
    Windows 8.1 update 1


    oh, ok, I didn't know that.
    I should add, though, that my laptop did find my brother's mobile to pair.
    Thanks
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  4. #4


    Is there "Make device discoverable" or something like that an the tablet's BT menu ?.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 176
    Windows 8.1 update 1


    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Is there "Make device discoverable" or something like that an the tablet's BT menu ?.
    No, I don't see that.
    I was trying to transfer a file by bluetooth because when I first tried to connect (a few months back) my tablet to my laptop for the very first time, the laptop had not started properly (which I did not realize) so the drivers were not installed properly and from then could not get the tablet to connect.
    I have recently updated to 8.1 update 1 and thought I would try connecting the tablet again.
    It worked!
    I will connect by usb from now on.
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