How can I use my laptop’s Bluetooth to connect with my cellphone?

Mishaal February 20, 2013
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I have a Dell Latitude E4300. It has a Bluetooth sign on it and it is always in “on” state.

If I use my cellphone Bluetooth to search for it, it shows my laptop in its search for new devices list. However, I could never connect my cellphone with it (pairing Failed) to transfer small amounts of data, like audio songs etc.

I think it would be a lot easier to transfer small data by using Bluetooth, for example when I don’t have my cellphone’s data cable. :P

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  1. Jesse Manalansan
    February 21, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    You can do it otherwise, use the laptop to search for your phone's bluetooth device while setting your phone to "Listen for devices" this works if you're phone is somewhat a BlackBerry, or maybe iPhone and Samsung.

  2. Junil Maharjan
    February 21, 2013 at 5:22 am

    update your bluetooth driver

  3. Dhaval Patel
    February 20, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    instead of trying to pair your pc from phone...try to pair your phone from your pc... to do that just right click on Bluetooth icon and select add a device....

  4. Anish Parameshwaran
    February 20, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    Perhaps you could try updating the bluetooth driver since it may be outdated?

    • Mishaal Fatima
      February 21, 2013 at 4:21 pm

      thanks it worked

  5. ha14
    February 20, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    Dell Latitude E6400 Bluetooth woes
    http://davidvielmetter.com/tricks/dell-latitude-e6400-bluetooth-woes/
    the generic Windows driver is incompatible and you’ll notice this when you try to pair a BT device with your computer.

    • Mishaal Fatima
      February 21, 2013 at 4:23 pm

      thanks ha14, it worked

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