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Send a copy of your photos and videos in your Android Phone to Raspberry Pi using Bluetooth

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Introduction

This instructable built upon an earlier instructable "Turn Raspberry Pi into a Bluetooth Device" that I created.

The photos and videos on my Android phone are backed up automatically to Google+ Photo cloud. However, I want to store a copy in my own computer, close to me. I was looking for a way to copy them to my Linux-Debian computer or "Raspbian OS Raspberry Pi". I learned that I could use Bluetooth.

The good thing about using Bluetooth is that it does not require any cable. Besides, I already owned a Bluetooth Radio USB Adaptor and I already paid for the damn bluetooth radio that's built into the Android phone. So let's put these to useful work.

Target Readers

This instructable will mostly benefit Linux users, especially Debian and its derivatives like Raspberry Pi running Raspbian OS.

System Environment

Raspberry Pi with the following specification:

  • Model B
  • Debian 7.6
  • Bluetooth Radio USB Adaptor
  • Mains-Powered USB Hub

Android Phone with the following specification:

  • Bluetooth interface
  • Running KitKat
  • Google Photos App

Step 1: Turn the Raspberry Pi into a Bluetooth Device

Complete the steps of my earlier Turn the Raspberry Pi into a Bluetooth Device instructable to complete this step.

SaimanoharU3 years ago

How to push a file from raspberry pi to other remote device.

Thanks

mirza irwan osman (author)  SaimanoharU3 years ago
NabeelLass4 years ago

Thank you for reply, yes it is working.

What about streaming video from pi to android or PC? do you have any idea?

NabeelLass4 years ago

Hello,

Can we send from R.pi to Android?

Thanks

mirza irwan osman (author)  NabeelLass4 years ago
Yes
NabeelLass4 years ago

Nice and clear tutorail

I have a question; is that possible to send photo/video from raspberry pi to the mobile or PC via Bluetooth?

Thanks

seamster4 years ago

Great tutorial, thanks!