How To Send Android Apps Via Bluetooth

How To Send Android Apps Via Bluetooth
How To Send Android Apps Via Bluetooth

There are many times when you want to share your files with others, but you don’t have any data connection or Wi-Fi connection. This is the time where you can use Bluetooth to send your files.

We’ve already covered how to share any file from your Android device to any other, and one of the methods we discussed was Bluetooth. Now, this is all well and good, but what if you want to use Bluetooth to send an app (APK file) to a friend? Well, it turns out that this is actually possible.

This might seem like an odd thing to do, but perhaps your friend doesn’t have access to Wi-Fi where they are and so cannot download the app using the Play Store. Well now you can share it with them via Bluetooth.

How To Send Android Apps Via Bluetooth with 5 simple steps

Step 1:

First, select the app that you want to send via Bluetooth.

Step 2:

Now, open the app drawer on your phone and tap on “Share” button from there.

Step 3:

After that, you will see a lot of sharing options there. From there, choose “Bluetooth” option and proceed.

Step 4:

Now, you will see a list of available devices there. Just select the device which you want to share this app with.

Step 5:

That’s all! The app will be transferred to your desired device in seconds.

Alternative Method:

If you want to share your android apps via Bluetooth, then follow these steps:

  • 1. Go to the Play Store and search for “Bluetooth App Sender” and download it.
  • 2. After downloading and installing, tap Open button.
  • 3. Now, a list of all the apps installed on your device will be displayed. Tap on the app which you want to share with others.
  • 4. A window will open up asking if you want to send it via Bluetooth or other apps such as Gmail, WhatsApp, Google Drive, Dropbox etc. Choose Bluetooth and tap OK button.
  • 5. Enable your Bluetooth on the other device by navigating it through Settings > Wireless & networks > Bluetooth settings > Turn On Bluetooth.
  • 6. Now go back to your device’s screen and check if both devices are connected or not by tapping on “Search for devices” option after tapping on the 3 dots in the top right corner of the screen.
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In the end, it’s up to you if you want to risk your phone or tablet security by sending your friend an APK file via Bluetooth. The only real benefit is that you don’t need to send a PDF of the app alongside. But remember, things can always go wrong, there’s always a chance of your phone being hijacked, and all it takes is for one person to get his or her hands on your phone for this method to become useless. So proceed with caution.

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Fawad Malik

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