How to fix Bluetooth Problems on an Android Device

I recently have been having problems transferring items from my computer to my Android device via Bluetooth, and, after stumbling upon a solution, thought I would write this article to help those who are in the same predicament.  If you are wondering, I have a Windows computer and a Google Nexus 7 2013 (LTE) tablet. I know, the tablet is somewhat dated but, that’s really not my fault. For one reason or the other, Google never got around to releasing a new version of the tablet. So, how do you fix Bluetooth problems on an Android Device?

Android Version

My computer is on Windows 10, while my tablet is on Android 6.0.1. The Nexus 7 has been jail-broken, and runs on CyanogenMod Version 13.0-20160418-SNAPSHOT-ZNH0EAO2NN-deb.

The Problem

Problems sending files to computer

As mentioned, I have been having problems transferring some files between my Android Device and my computer. Each time that I encountered this problem, I would be forced to use my trusted cable to move the files.

Unfortunately, the said trusted cable is no longer trustworthy, and, more often than not, I would find myself unable to send that amazing picture that I have on my computer to my tablet, for onward transmission to my unfortunate hoard of friends, foes and relatives. Quite fortunate, they would likely say, but that is not the object of this write-up.

Solution to Bluetooth Problems on an Android Device

So, how do you fix Bluetooth problems on an Android Device? Well, all that you need to do is the following;

  1. Click on “Settings,” on your Android Device
  2. Click on Bluetooth
  3. You will be taken to a window that shows all your connected devices.
  4. To the top right corner of your screen, you will see three vertical dots.
  5. Click on these to bring up more options.
  6. The last option on my tablet reads “Accept all file types.”
  7. Click on the checkbox in front of this option and you will be good to go.
  8. Now you will be able to receive all types of files from whatever device (including malware, so be careful).
That’s it!

Okay, that’s it. If your problems are like mine, you should now be able to send files from any Bluetooth device to your Android device. 

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