I have found this issue with sending files from my smartphone. I wonder if this actually is a bug or a feature
- Pair smartphone (Samsung Galaxy S8) via Bluetooth. PINs are shared, connection fully established.
- (On the smartphone) Select an image file you want to send to Zorin on PC.
- (On the PC running Zorin OS) Close system settings / Bluetooth TAB and view desktop.
- (On the smartphone:) Start file transfer via BT to Zorin on PC.
3. OBSERVED BEHAVIOUR
- (On the smartphone:) File transfer starts, but it is cancelled.
4. EXPECTED BEHAVIOUR
- File is transferred via BT to Download directory on PC running Zorin OS (as stated in system settings / Bluetooth TAB).
- If you open system settings Bluetooth TAB on PC running Zorin OS before starting file transfer the transfer can be started OK on smartphone.
This could be OK as a file transfer to smartphone from Zorin requires system settings / Bluetooth TAB to be open as well, so BT device can be selected for sending file action.
Have you tried Zorin connect or KDE Connect? These applications allow transfers without other applications being accessed.
I use galaxy s20 and have not run into this issue, but i transfer most of my files by cable since it's faster.
No, I haven't tried Zorin connect or KDE connect yet. "... without other applications accessed" - well, I can choose to either involve app Zorin connect or KDE connect, right?
To me it seems that by simply triggering a file transfer via BT from smartphone involves actually no app at all. Just system connectivity that is ongoing in background.
I might try cable connections as wireless transfer via BT is indeed rather slow.
And also worth mentioning: BT file transfer does work OK, as long as you have opened the system settings window / Bluetooth. I could even listen to music via BT headset while a file transfer was done. It is just not what you would expect how the whole procedure works - how would you know that in order to receive a file you have to be in BT settings on your PC?
I sometimes use Zorin-Connect to transfer files to my pc (mostly images that is). But I also have tried BT, it does work but its perhaps 10x slower than the network connection Zorin-Connect uses, especially when it concerned large file.
You know mobile phones these days are equipped with camera's that can produce 4K images, sending them with BT is going at a very slow pace..
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