How to receive Bluetooth files on Ubuntu

With all the power and features of our smartphones these days, we want to connect them with other devices like laptops, and send files via Bluetooth. But, If you connected your smartphone with Ubuntu, notice that you can send files from Ubuntu to mobile phone, but the other way around… not. Most of the time, you get messages like “Unable to connect”, “File sending failed” or something like that.

Solution for this problem is fairly simple as this is hidden and disabled as a security measure. To solve that, you have to do next:

1. Open Dash Home and search for Personal File Sharing

2. Click icon and you can see Personal file sharing preferences screen. Tick Receive files in downloads folder over bluetooth and that’s it. If you what notification for every received file, also tick Notify about received files.

How to receive bluetooth files on Ubuntu