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Mac OS X Leopard 10.5 Bluetooth send file Failed Fix/Solution November 5, 2007

Posted by asimag in N73, N95, Nokia 6300, Nokia Symbian, OS X Leopard.

In Mac OS X Leopard 10.5 Bluetooth send file will fail from any Handset.

Reason & Resolution:

In OS X Leopard Bluetooth File Sharing is disabled by default. You need to turn it on in Preference -> Sharing Tab

Thanks for the Tip Rafa



1. Alessandro - November 5, 2007

i have a MBpro 2,4 Ghz with an upgraded to Leopard OSX, and work really fine with my n95 from and to file transfer.

2. rafa - November 21, 2007
3. asimag - November 22, 2007

Thanks works great

4. Jackson - November 30, 2007

I would have never guessed that would be in sharing or disabled by default. Thanks so much.

5. applegirl - December 21, 2007

thanks so much for the tip, never would have found it myself, and i dont know if nokia phone support would have either!!

6. nikki - January 20, 2008

I open sharing file and set to accept and save but not working for my mobile phone Ummmmmmmm what i should do ..

7. Abdulaalim - February 10, 2008

thank u

8. oli - February 22, 2008

Thanks a lot. I was blaming my new N95, until I tried with my old 6680, that had been sending files without a problem for ages. I then guessed it had something to do with Leopard. Google returned this page as the first match, and voilà! Thanks again.

9. Anthony - July 11, 2008


I had to check the Bluetooth sharing option in Sharing System Preferences.

10. Simon Rycroft's musings - July 15, 2008

Bluetooth OS X…

Holy cow, this took me far too long to locate. Why is OSX’s ability to receive files via Bluetooth hobbled under the sharing settings?

11. Ederic - July 15, 2008

Will try this when I get home. Thanks a lot. 🙂

12. Paul Hurst - August 7, 2008

Bob ON!

What great log you have here! I’m going to link here from mine!

13. johnwwwatson - August 26, 2008

You are the Mac-Shizzle! I love my Nokia N90 and loved Blue-toothing pics to my Mac “Daily” but the new and awesome Leopard forced me to connect with usb. Just like my initial keyboard challenges, I now see it was I not Apple that stuttered. Thanks!!!

14. name - September 1, 2008


15. Attapon - September 5, 2008

Thanks for you help.

16. Kalu Mba Idika - October 30, 2008

Connect my N6300 to macs os x leopard 10.5 …

17. Kalu Mba Idika - October 30, 2008

I want to always check my emails

18. philip - November 6, 2008

my bluetooth is receiving but it wont let me go on send file.
does anyone know how to fix it?

19. DanBUK - January 19, 2009

Thanks for this, I was getting very confused as to why I couldn’t send files to my Mac Book.

20. xdryanngee - January 23, 2009

Hi! i use a macbook aluminium and i can receive files from other macbook but i can send. When I click send it says – You cant send a file because bluetooth sharing is off. go to bluetooth preferences and turn bluetooth sharing on.’ but when i go to the bluetooth sharing tab it says bluetooth sharing is on. what do i do’

21. 156leaks - May 1, 2009

thanks for that – much appreciated.

22. Jayp - December 12, 2009

Hi done all this and still file transfer fails to my lg viewty…mmm.have looked over the net to find the solution but have found nothing else.can any1 help me please…thanks

23. Francis - March 27, 2013

make sure its connected by going to Set Up Bluetooth Device:)

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