Bluetooth file transfer is common in daily life that can easily help you transfer your important and urgent files or documents no matter where or when you are. But what should you do if your Bluetooth file transfer not working on Windows 10/11? You can refer to this article on MiniTool Website.
Bluetooth file transfers do bring you a lot of conveniences and help you deal with the condition without internet when you need an urgent transfer. You enjoy this rapid and convenient era where everything can go and come wireless via Bluetooth.
However, something unexpected can happen at any time. So, what are you gonna do when your PC fails to receive or send files via Bluetooth?
Common Bluetooth Problems
Here, you may encounter multiple Bluetooth error messages. For example, Bluetooth file transfer was not completed and Windows was unable to transfer some files; the file was not sent to Bluetooth Windows 10; Bluetooth file transfer was not completed and an invalid argument was supplied, an address incompatible.
Based on these conditions, we will provide you with multiple solutions, you can try them one by one.
Solutions for Failed Bluetooth File Transfer
Run Bluetooth Troubleshooter
You can try the built-in troubleshooter to resolve the problem of failed Bluetooth file transfer.
Step 1: Click Start and then Settings.
Step 2: Open the Troubleshoot in the System section.
Step 3: Click on the Other Troubleshooter option.
Step 4: In the Other section, find Bluetooth and hit the Run button.
After that, the troubleshooter will automatically detect the default and fix it.
Enable File Sharing for Devices that Use Encryption
Windows use 128-bit encryption when sharing files, while some devices may not support it. Therefore, you can enable file sharing for devices that use 40- or 56-bit encryption.
Step 1: Type control panel in the Search box and open it.
Step 2: Click Network and Sharing Center.
Step 3: Select the Change advanced sharing settings option on the left side.
Step 4: Open the All Networks and check the Enable file sharing for devices that use the 40 or 56-bit encryption option under the File sharing connections part.
Now, you can check if the problem persists.
Reinstall Your Bluetooth Drivers
There may be something wrong happening with your Bluetooth drivers if you can’t send or receive files on your PC, so we can try to reinstall it, which can help you resolve the compatibility issue.
Step 1: Press the Windows key and X key at the same time and select Device Manager from the list.
Step 2: Right-click your Bluetooth adapter and click Uninstall device.
Step 3: In the pop-up window please click Uninstall.
Step 4: After you finish the installment, click Scan for hardware changes icon.
After that, the deleted Bluetooth driver will be detected back by your Windows 11 PC and necessary drivers related to it will be installed automatically.
If the problem persists, it is recommended to update your Bluetooth driver.
Ensure the Normal Functioning of Bluetooth
If you find your Bluetooth file transfer not working here, you can check if your Bluetooth function well.
Step 1: Press the Windows and R keys together and input services.msc in the Run. Click OK.
Step 2: Locate the Bluetooth service and double-click it to open its properties.
Step 3: Click the Start button and then OK to save your changes.
Or you can make small adjustments to the Bluetooth Support service.
Step 1: Locate the Bluetooth Support service and double-click it.
Step 2: Switch to the Log On tab, and make sure that This account is selected.
Step 3: Clear the content of the Password and Confirm password. And click OK.
After finishing, right-click the Bluetooth Support service and start it.
Use fsquirt Command
You can manually initialize the file transfer to fix the failed Bluetooth file transfer.
Step 1: Press Windows Key + R and input fsquirt.
Step 2: Select Receive files option in the pop-up window.
You can try to send your files manually here.
Update Your Windows
If all the above proved to be useless, you can try to check if your Windows has been updated to the latest version.
Step 1: Go to the Update & Security section in Settings.
Step 2: Click the Check for updates button, if there is any new version waiting to update, please download and install it.
Then you can try your Bluetooth file transfer again.
As above, we have learned 6 solutions to the failed Bluetooth file transfer on Windows 10/11. You can select one of them based on your condition to finally tackle your problems.