How to Transfer Apps between Android Mobiles via Bluetooth

Android, How to
July 7, 2015
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There are two types of Android smartphones or tablets. The one which comes with a file manager application preinstalled, and the other one, which doesn’t. In either case, in order to transfer apps between Android mobiles via Bluetooth, you need to have a file manager application installed.

Once a file manager application is installed, then half of the work is already done. Coming at the main topic now, yes it is possible to share Android applications via Bluetooth and the process involved in order to do this thing, is very SIMPLE.

You don’t need to root your device or have to learn how Android operating system works. You don’t need any technical knowledge too. You are already using an Android device pretty well and that’s what requires. If you are still not familiar on how to use a smartphone then that’s a thing you need to learn before getting started over here.

How to Transfer Apps between Android mobiles via Bluetooth

Whether you are having an Android mobile phone or a tablet device, this process will work exactly as I am writing down here.


There are certain things you need to be aware of, before getting started.

First – Android applications are in APK format. APK is the installer format of a file which works on Android. During the main process, if you encounter this term, then don’t panic because you are on the right path.

Second – The two devices between the file transfer is going to take place, needs to have Bluetooth connection. Bluetooth should be activated and both devices should be paired with each other.

Third – The Android OS version should be Gingerbread 2.3 or higher. If a device is being used with older OS version than 2.3, then chances of finding yourself unsuccessful are high.

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If you are ready with these three requirements, then you are ready to proceed ahead. Following are the steps you need to go through in order to get done with this special app sharing requirement of yours.

  1. Pick the mobile phone from which you want to share the application to other. You need to get into Google play store application i.e. launch it.
  2. Now find ‘ES File Explorer’ and once you find it, install this application. You can use any other file manager application of your choice, but ES File Explorer is mine favorite. I am sure you will love it too.
  3. After the application is installed, start it. Now, you will see folders and certain files.
  4. Swipe from right or tap on the upper menu launcher icon and you will see Application Manager option over there. Tap on the same.
  5. Now you will have a list of every application installed on your system. Simply select the one you wish to share.
  6. Turn on the Bluetooth connection of both the devices and get them paired before you begin with this file sharing the process. The pairing can be done during the process as well, but its better if you get ready with it earlier.
  7. After making the selection, tap on Share icon/button and choose the Bluetooth option from the options you see in a list.
  8. Proceed with the instructions on your screen which comes next, select the other device’s Bluetooth connection by tapping on its name and see the app getting transferred for free.

Done! This is how simple it was to transfer Android application between two mobile phones. Agree, huh?
If you face any issues, which is unlikely, then write it down in the discussion section so that I can come up with a better and dedicated solution to help you at the best. Peace.

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  • Reply r8choice July 8, 2015 at 5:04 am

    it’s really nice blog. now i know how to transfer data.

  • Reply AB Associates July 8, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    Thanks for suggesting this trick. This is a helpful trick for all android user. Keep on writing.

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