Bluetooth keyboards are currently not supported by the operating system since it lacks the corresponding profile (HID). Refer to this list to see all available profiles: https://www.bluetooth.org/tpg/QLI_viewQDL.cfm?qid=19535
I read that Windows Phone 8 provides developers with the ability to access the Bluetooth stack through an API to enable "App to device"...
Windows Phone doesn't support sharing its connection over Bluetooth, nor connecting to the Internet via a Bluetooth connection.
The closest that is achievable, is that Internet sharing can be started from paired Bluetooth device, and on Windows 8.1, this will show the hotspot as an available WiFi network - this still works as a WiFi network though, so in ...
The Bluetooth name is the name of your device. There are some options to follow, depending on which Windows Phone model you have. But the best one is the easiest.
Connect your phone to the computer and change the name of your device using the Windows Explorer:
On your PC desktop, open Computer (or My Computer).
Your device should appear under ...
You cannot edit a device name that appears on Bluetooth settings through Windows phone. However the Gadgets app by Microsoft can help you solve your problem.
Renaming your device:
Install(Mostly pre-installed) & open the Gadgets app.
Open the device you want to rename. (I suggest you do it carefully by identifying a connected device).
Navigate to ...
I don't believe this is currently supported by the Lumia phones, however it's been announced as coming with their 7.8 update:
Bluetooth file transfer to send media files via Bluetooth from your Lumia device to any other phone
WP8 doesn't seem to grok videos properly, treating them as some kind of picture instead.
When I record one with my wp8 device it winds up under Photos/Albumns/Saved Pictures roll, and not videos.
And when I transfer a video via Bluetooth (using the steps below from gadgethelpline) the video also winds up under Photos/Albumns/Saved Pictures.
Once you've ...
Starting with Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1, internet sharing can be done over Bluetooth, as well as over WiFi. To enable it, simply use the "Share over" dropdown list in the internet sharing settings app.
For more information:
Internet sharing over Bluetooth comes via GDR1 update for Windows Phone
I have a Dell Venue Pro and can confirm that it supports A2DP. All you need to do to enable it is turn on Bluetooth in the settings page and connect an A2DP supported device.
There is one exception, if you are playing video, the audio will not be transmitted through A2DP. This is a limitation known to the engineering team, their reponse to me was that the ...
No, transferring files over bluetooth is not possible. This is requested for as a feature for newer releases of the OS.
If you have an unlocked phone, you can use the DFT BT File Transfer utility to send files over bluetooth.
The easiest way to transfer files from your Windows Phone 8 to your PC is by simply connecting it through USB. You then should see it as a USB device and access photos, music etc.
You can also synchronise your photos through OneDrive and then download them on your Windows 8.1 machine.
If you need to use Bluetooth transfer, try using the "fsquirt" tool.
You can use any Bluetooth LE device that has an "Alert on device when disconnected" feature.
I use the Kensington Alarm Tag for iOS my Lumia 1520, here is the link. Although, because I am a developer, I was able to write an app for the tag to alert me.
If you're not a dev, I recommend @RowlandShaw's suggestion because the Treasure Tag app will let you ...
Bluetooth keyboards are only supported with Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 which will only be released officially on a select set of phones (ie. not all WP8 phones).
Currently, the Lumia 640 and 640 XL come with Update 2.
For most other phones, it is possible to install Update 2 unofficially as part of the Windows 10 for phone preview programme. Phones ...
Bluetooth does not allow you to see all the files that are on another device. You can however send files from your phone to your pc and vice versa.
If you want to see all files USB is currently the only way to go.
Bluetooth is not working in WP 7.5 Mango, It is working in WP 7.8.
You can update the OS in nearest Nokia care.
If you want to update through Internet means, Not possible now. It may be first quarter of this year.
Lumia 920 runs Windows Phone 8, which currently does not support any wireless syncing.
The closest thing you can get is syncing photos/images to OneDrive.
Hopefully this is a feature that will come, together with syncing via WiFi.
Unfortunately WP8 provides very limited support for custom NFC tags. You can use Nokia NFC Writer to create a tag that will take you to the Bluetooth settings screen, but that's about it. You'll still have to manually turn Bluetooth on/off and pair devices.
So you've Enabled Internet sharing from your windows phone using Bluetooth. You have also paired with your laptop.
But, still, no internet. Why not? Have you connected via the Access Point?
When you pair over Bluetooth, you create a "point of access" to use the internet of your windows phone.
If you have the bluetooth icon in your taskbar at ...
You have to accept every file that should be transferred - there is no way around this at the moment. I guess this might have security reasons, but you still can post your question to http://windowsphone.uservoice.com
The transfer will be stopped if you hit ignore and the file(or what has been transferred already) will be discarded. This is not ...
If I understand you correctly, then the answer is no, you cannot. Doing so wouldn't really make sense, since it would make you unable to connect to any devices you removed. It would be like deleting a Wi-Fi network from the list of available networks.
Windows phone stores files like .doc,.docx,.pdf,.txt received using Bluetooth at location :
Phone > Documents
though you have set it to store new files and all apps in SD Card (as SD Card is removable device, for reasons like file(s) being lost, it will save it to phone storage instead SD Card).
Resend them and search again.
If you can't find them, check their format. Is it different from the others? Is their size significant?
Download an app called Files. With this app you can navigate to every folder and file in your mobile phone. If you can't find them using Files they are not in your phone.
Open Storage Sense.
Check the default save location of Photos.
If it is phone go to, Phone->Pictures->Saved Pictures or Phone->Downloads.
If it is in SDcard check the Saved Pictures and Downloads folder in SDcard.
If you canot see it, connect your phone to PC and look in the same folders.
Note : Use the Files app or the built-in File explorer(in case of ...