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How to send file from android to ipad using bluetooth?

Postby chickenessence » Sat, 09 Apr 2016 4:08 pm

Hi,
anyone know how can we transfer a file, lets say pdf from andriod phone to ipad without a computer, without using internet data (wifi or mobile data.)
Is there any way to transfer the file using offline method like using bluetooth?

Thanks.

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Re: How to send file from android to ipad using bluetooth?

Postby x9200 » Sat, 09 Apr 2016 4:32 pm

chickenessence wrote:Hi,
anyone know how can we transfer a file, lets say pdf from andriod phone to ipad without a computer, without using internet data (wifi or mobile data.)
Is there any way to transfer the file using offline method like using bluetooth?

Thanks.

Open the file in acrobat reader, open the menu, open send file, and you will see the bluetooth in the list.
Later follow the instruction on both of the devices.

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Re: RE: Re: How to send file from android to ipad using bluetooth?

Postby ecureilx » Sat, 09 Apr 2016 8:27 pm

x9200 wrote:
chickenessence wrote:Hi,
anyone know how can we transfer a file, lets say pdf from andriod phone to ipad without a computer, without using internet data (wifi or mobile data.)
Is there any way to transfer the file using offline method like using bluetooth?

Thanks.

Open the file in acrobat reader, open the menu, open send file, and you will see the bluetooth in the list.
Later follow the instruction on both of the devices.

Caveat, it's not always Android likes to talk to iPad/iPhone.

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Re: How to send file from android to ipad using bluetooth?

Postby chickenessence » Sun, 10 Apr 2016 4:29 pm

x9200 wrote:
chickenessence wrote:Hi,
anyone know how can we transfer a file, lets say pdf from andriod phone to ipad without a computer, without using internet data (wifi or mobile data.)
Is there any way to transfer the file using offline method like using bluetooth?

Thanks.

Open the file in acrobat reader, open the menu, open send file, and you will see the bluetooth in the list.
Later follow the instruction on both of the devices.


Tried. But don't seem to work.
Android hardly detect my ipad bluetooth.
When it is successfully detected, i tried to click to send from android phone to ipad but android's acrobat reader just crashed.

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Re: How to send file from android to ipad using bluetooth?

Postby x9200 » Sun, 10 Apr 2016 6:38 pm

Try harder or change your hardware/software. Mine works.

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Re: How to send file from android to ipad using bluetooth?

Postby taxico » Mon, 11 Apr 2016 1:32 am

why not just install dropbox...!
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Re: How to send file from android to ipad using bluetooth?

Postby chickenessence » Mon, 11 Apr 2016 12:29 pm

taxico wrote:why not just install dropbox...!


Hi, imagine that you are travelling but have no or limited data.
My case is that i received a email with pdf that i need to refer. Dropbox or email can solve my problem but i dont wish to waste data by sending this email or download the dropbox myself.
If really cant transfer file using offline method then i guess no choice.

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Re: How to send file from android to ipad using bluetooth?

Postby nakatago » Mon, 11 Apr 2016 12:45 pm

Android isn't fussy when transferring files. From Adobe reader, you can select the file, share then choose Bluetooth.

The caveat is, the receiving device should also support Bluetooth file sharing. From what I gather iOS (and by extension, iPads) won't let you do this, contrary to what squirrel said. It's how Apple likes to allow only certain things on their devices. I don't have access to an iPad right so I can't verify.

That said, x9200 said it works for him. So, question is, which version of iPad do you have and what version of iOS is in it?

Moreover, you can use wifi direct which lets two wifi devices talk to each other directly or have the two devices connect to the same wifi network (or at least have one device act as a wifi hotspot?) These two articles somewhat show you how (caveat emptor: haven't tried them, because no ipad with me at the moment):

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/smartp ... -transfer/
http://www.clickonf5.org/24032/receive- ... i-network/

The idea is you form a network between your devices that don't necessarily connect to the internet.

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Re: RE: Re: How to send file from android to ipad using bluetooth?

Postby ecureilx » Mon, 11 Apr 2016 1:12 pm

nakatago wrote:The caveat is, the receiving device should also support Bluetooth file sharing. From what I gather iOS (and by extension, iPads) won't let you do this, contrary to what squirrel said. It's how Apple likes to allow only certain things on their devices. I don't have access to an iPad right so I can't verify.
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Actually I thought I said apple didn't like non iOS devices to connect via Bluetooth. Should have added, they hate each other when sending files across. Music, mouse and key board works fine.

I have iPhone 5c and 4s, both now on 9.31 iOS. I can test it later.

X9200, what's the iOS version you are on ?

Plan b, connect Android via cable to laptop, connect iPhone via blue tooth and transfer from Android disk to iPhone. That "should" work.

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Re: How to send file from android to ipad using bluetooth?

Postby x9200 » Mon, 11 Apr 2016 1:16 pm

Have to check, but I think it was before the visual upgrade I checked last time so already some time ago. Possible, jailbreak has something to do with it?

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Re: How to send file from android to ipad using bluetooth?

Postby nakatago » Mon, 11 Apr 2016 1:29 pm

x9200 wrote:Have to check, but I think it was before the visual upgrade I checked last time so already some time ago. Possible, jailbreak has something to do with it?


Possibly; I wanted to say before that iOS doesn't allow it but you said you've done it and couldn't check for myself.

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Re: RE: Re: How to send file from android to ipad using bluetooth?

Postby nakatago » Mon, 11 Apr 2016 1:31 pm

ecureilx wrote:
nakatago wrote:The caveat is, the receiving device should also support Bluetooth file sharing. From what I gather iOS (and by extension, iPads) won't let you do this, contrary to what squirrel said. It's how Apple likes to allow only certain things on their devices. I don't have access to an iPad right so I can't verify.
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Actually I thought I said apple didn't like non iOS devices to connect via Bluetooth. Should have added, they hate each other when sending files across. Music, mouse and key board works fine.


IIRC, bluetooth has several profiles/layers/stacks for human machine interface devices, for music and for file transfer.

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Re: How to send file from android to ipad using bluetooth?

Postby chickenessence » Mon, 11 Apr 2016 11:07 pm

my iOS version is 9.3.1 which is the latest version i believe.
Sharing using bluetooth in Acrobat reader still doesnt work for me.

Someone introduced an apps called Instashare
This apps supposes to be able to transfer file using bluetooth but the bluetooth doesn't seem to work as two devices unable to detect each other.
However the wifi one works but i am not sure whether they are transferring the files through the internet or "offline".
It works as it can transfer file through wifi at my home. (but yet to test when i am outside without any home wifi / internet connection. Unless it can transfer using wifi direct)

I will update again once i have find out.
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Re: How to send file from android to ipad using bluetooth?

Postby x9200 » Tue, 12 Apr 2016 7:15 am

Mine currently is 8x and sending doesn't work any longer, but pairing - no problem.

OP, having this sort of troubles and dilemmas, why you not instruct you Android mail client to leave the messages(+attachments) on the mail server so you can later access them via www (for example) from the ipad or other device?

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Re: How to send file from android to ipad using bluetooth?

Postby nakatago » Tue, 12 Apr 2016 7:21 am

chickenessence wrote:my iOS version is 9.3.1 which is the latest version i believe.
Sharing using bluetooth in Acrobat reader still doesnt work for me.

Someone introduced an apps called Instashare
This apps supposes to be able to transfer file using bluetooth but the bluetooth doesn't seem to work as two devices unable to detect each other.
However the wifi one works but i am not sure whether they are transferring the files through the internet or "offline".
It works as it can transfer file through wifi at my home. (but yet to test when i am outside without any home wifi / internet connection. Unless it can transfer using wifi direct)

I will update again once i have find out.
:)


One way to find out is to disconnect your router from your phone/cable/fiber line. The router will still have your wifi up but it's not connected to the outside world.

Another solution would be to tether your iPad to your Android phone (e.g. phone is a wifi hotspot) so that your iPad can download the email attachment itself instead of the Android phone downloading the email.

It seems iOS doesn't really support BT file transfers.


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