11 Best Bluetooth Apps for Android

The first phones were able to transmit only voice, but over the past decades, they have moved so far ahead in their development that they can now send text, graphics, video and many other types of data to other devices.

Not the least role in this is assigned to the Bluetooth radio module, which today can be found on virtually every mobile phone, as well as in laptops, computers and in the form of separate devices.

Having at hand only a phone and a laptop (or PC) with Bluetooth modules (in many modern laptops it is installed by default), you can quickly transfer any file from one device to another, synchronize organizers, phone books, back up important data, exchange electronic business cards and much more.
Let’s get acquainted with Bluetooth applications for Android.

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Bluetooth File Transfer

Bluetooth File Transfer – is an innovative utility for Android gadgets, which provides high-speed file transfer via Bluetooth. In this case, the operation is performed using the OPP and OBEX FTP protocols. Using the application, you can receive and send contacts, individual files, and entire groups, archived in Zip, RAR and GZip.

In addition, the user can view the integrity of the files before they are unpacked, sort them according to various criteria, and also select several folders at the same time.

Immediately after activating the Bluetooth File Transfer, in the display, the menu appears made in the form of a file manager. After selecting the objects that need to be moved, the user gets access to Flash or a built-in memory of the mobile gadget.

With it, you can send videos, music, text documents, photos, images and even archives.

The app supports the transfer of objects between two gadgets.

To do this, just tick the selected materials for transfer. In addition, the application protects the gadget by blocking unauthorized access to it from the third-party devices. In addition to file transfer, there is the ability to encode and a built-in browser. The application is compatible with devices on Android 1.5 and above.

The main features of the Bluetooth File Transfer:

  1. Use a smartphone as an FTP or OPP server.
  2. Customize the presentation of folders and files.
  3. Delete/move/copy/paste files both in your own smartphone and on a compatible device.
  4. The original widget, allows you to quickly turn on and off the Bluetooth module.
  5. Sort files and folders by various parameters.
  6. Creating folders.
  7. Create a folder shortcut.
  8. List of bookmarks.
  9. Turn off Bluetooth when you turn off the application.
  10. Support for multiple languages.

Among the advantages of this application are the following features:

  • using Bluetooth File Transfer, everyone will be able to connect even to older models of phones with Bluetooth;
  • the option of installing access with a password;
  • the protection of data, and transfer information between identified devices.

However, there are some drawbacks

  • not very attractive interface;
  • the presence of advertising in the app.

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Get it on Google Play

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Bluetooth Remote PC

This is a multifunctional computer manager via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi.
Using the Remote PC application, you can easily manage the desktop and programs on your home or work computer directly from your device’s screen.

With this program, you can manage both the desktop and individual applications – media players (Windows Media Center, Windows Media Player, iTunes, Spotify, VLC, media player classic, VLC Media Player Classic, Zune, Netflix, Hulu, XBMC, etc.), PowerPoint presentations.

The application includes a function of remote mouse and keyboard control: you can move the cursor, click on buttons, drag, and drop, and scale. This application allows you to remotely shut down or restart the computer, turn on sleep mode, turn on/off the monitor.

In the demo version, the control via Bluetooth is available (limited control of the desktop), Wi-Fi is not available.

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Apk Share – Bluetooth Transfer

apk2Apk Share is a transferring tool, which stands out among other similar apps.

On the app, you will see a list of all the other applications you have on your phone. Select the apps you wish to share, and press the “Send” button. Then you will get the option to transfer the apps through email, WhatsApp, Google Drive, or Huawei Share. 

If you have an SD card, you can use Apk Share to transfer apps from your phone storage to the SD. To do so select the apps you need to transfer, and this time press the “Option” button, and then select “Backup”. 

The app is easy to use and has a nice interface, so it is a rather solid share app.

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Bluetooth Auto Connect – Devices Pair & Connect

bluetooth1Bluetooth Auto Correct is a tool of medium quality that will help you transfer apps to other devices.

Press the “Auto Connect” button which will give you a list of commands. Select “Profiles”, where you will choose the files you wish to send.

To connect to another device, choose “Paired devices”. You can prioritize the devices you want to connect with. Choose “Set Last Device” if you wish to connect with the same device as last time.

You can choose the design of your app, and customize it to your liking.

The drawback of this app is that even though the developers say that the app is completely free, to unlock all the features you have to pay for a subscription.

Bluetooth Auto Correct is okay to use if you are fine with dealing with ads but there are better similar tools on the market.

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AutoBluetooth

AutoBluetooth is a very handy program for Android that will allow you to control your Bluetooth in accordance with your desires. Set the parameters of Bluetooth for the whole week – continuous or discrete mode of operation at specified intervals.

This means that Bluetooth can work continuously for a certain period of time, or it turns on and off depending on the validity period or rule. In addition, a number of parameters for connecting/disabling work are regulated:

  1. Inclusion when being in a specific area.
  2. Mode operation when the device is connected to a power source.
  3. The operating mode for incoming calls.
  4. Turn on Bluetooth when you are driving, etc.

Set up your Bluetooth for your convenience only.

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Bluetooth Scanner – Bluetooth finder – pairing

blscaner1Bluetooth Scanner is an average app that serves as a tool to pair devices.

Press on “Paired” to see the devices to which your phone is currently connected. The battery level of the paired devices will also be shown there.

A unique feature is that you can find lost devices. Go to “Devices” and pick your device from the list. A new window will pop up which will show you the strength of the signal.

As you get closer to the device the signal strength will increase, so that’s how you find it. If you want your phone to forget another paired device, you will see the option to “Unpair” selected device on “Devices” too.

Except for the interface, which is of rather poor quality, Bluetooth Scanner is a fair app to use.

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Bluetooth & Wi-Fi & USB driver- Connect any device

bl1This app works with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and USB, which is a feature that not many sharing apps have.

If you have trouble connecting devices, this tool will find the necessary drivers for you. First, pick a preferred type of connection (Bluetooth, USB, Wi-Fi).

Then, select the type of problem. You will get a list of manufacturers from which you will choose yours. Then the app will give you the link to download the required driver.

The interface of this app stands out from all the other similar ones. It is also customizable, you can choose whatever background color you want.

The disadvantage is that there is an annual fee you have to pay.

This tool is one of the best user-friendly apps you will find for Androids.

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Bluetooth File Explorer

This is 3 in 1 application – a file manager, a local file manager and a handy program for transferring applications. In this app, you will find an activity log.

The program supports OBEX FTP, thanks to which you can view other devices via Bluetooth. Also, you will be able to create, delete files or folders on a device that is removed from you. There is a built-in file manager.

  1. Manage files via Bluetooth connection.
  2. Sending and installing various applications.
  3. Access to folders and files.
  4. Working with documents.
  5. Built-in local browser for working with files, including their transfer via email.

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Bluetooth 4.0 Scanner

blscan1This app is a medium-quality tool for finding lost devices through Bluetooth.

Press the “Start Scan” button in the top left corner of the screen. You will then get a list of all the devices nearby.

On the top right corner, you will see “Database” where the information (device name, location, MAC address, and signal strength) on all the found devices is stored.

The interface is of poor quality, some users complain that the app lags a lot.

It will not take up a lot of storage on your device as it only weighs 2.8 Megabytes. 

The last time the app was updated was in 2016, so it may have plenty of bugs and not be up to date.

This app is fine to use but it may be inaccurate or not help you find your device at all.

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LightBlue® — Bluetooth Low Energy

lightblue2LightBlue allows users to quickly connect to BLE devices and easily check the device data.

After downloading the app, it will ask you to enable several permissions.  Thereafter, you will be instantly transferred to the home page containing the following sections:

  • Scan
  • Bonded
  • Learn

In the first section, you will gain access to the extended number of all possible connections. Tap on the Connect button to launch the process. You can also use the integrated search bar where you should insert the required name or address.

The Bonded section shows you the list of all the devices connected before. Thus, you will have quick access to the frequently used devices.

And the last section contains useful content about this app.

Moving on, you can also click on the 3-dots button and pick a Setting section. Here you can adjust an app theme.

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Bluetooth Pair

pair1Bluetooth Pair is a full-featured application that enables users to connect  multiple devices via Bluetooth.

The application works with a great variety of Bluetooth devices – e.g. audio speakers, headphones, car speakers, etc.

Once you have launched the app, it will ask you to enable several permissions. Before you start using this tool, make sure that Bluetooth is enabled on both devices. Otherwise, you can also tap on the Bluetooth icon at the right bottom of the screen.

Users should also disable the Airplane mode if it’s on.

In a few seconds, the app will demonstrate to you the list of devices to connect with. Next to each option, there are two buttons – Unpair and Connect. Tap on the desired one to launch the process.

Besides, users can also enable an auto connection option to any desired device.

The application features a quite straightforward interface and 5 theme colors to choose from.

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Iren Dmitrieva

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