How to Use Bluetooth to Copy Files From a Mac to an Amazon Fire

This guide will take you step by step through the process of using Bluetooth to transfer files from your Mac to an Amazon Fire tablet.

  1. Tap the Settings icon on the home screen of your Fire tablet.
  2. Select the Connected devices menu item.
  3. Tap the Bluetooth section.
  4. From here, toggle the Bluetooth setting to ON
  5. Once it’s turned on, it’ll start to discover nearby devices (if there are any).
  6. Switch over to your Mac. Open the System Preferences by selecting the Apple button from the menu bar and then System Preferences… from the drop-down list. Once they’re open, locate and click the Bluetooth icon.
  7. If Bluetooth isn’t already turned on, click the Turn Bluetooth On button.
  8. In the list of devices, locate the one named Fire Tablet and click the Connect button next to it.
  9. A message window will appear and contain a verification code.
  10. Switch back to your Fire tablet and there will be a message waiting for you that should include that same code. Tap the PAIR link.
  11. Wait a moment and your Mac will appear in the PAIRED DEVICES list.
  12. Yet again switch back to your Mac. Right-click anywhere in the Fire Tablet field and select Send File to Device. Note: do not worry if the status of your Fire Tablet is Not Connected, it’s a bit misleading and should be ignored.
  13. Navigate to the file you want to copy to your Amazon Fire, select it and then click the Send button.
  14. A status window will pop up and let you know it’s waiting for a response on the tablet. So…
  15. Switch back to the Fire and tap the ACCEPT link in the Accept incoming file? window.
  16. The file will now copy from your Mac over to your Fire.
  17. Once the transfer has been completed, your Fire will notify you.
  18. You can find your newly transfered file in the bluetooth folder on your device (you can access it via the Docs App).
  19. If you’re going to send files to your Amazon Fire fairly often you may want to make it a bit easier on yourself and make Bluetooth available via your menu bar. Place a check in the Show Bluetooth in menu bar box located in the Bluetooth settings section of the System Preferences.
  20. Now when you want to send a file to your Amazon Fire you can just click the Bluetooth icon in your menu bar, select Fire Tablet from the list of Devices, and then Send file to device…

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