Download Pictures from your Cell Phone via Bluetooth

If you have a bluetooth enabled laptop and a bluetooth enabled cellphone you may be able to download the pictures from your phone to your laptop via bluetooth... EVEN if your cell phone provider says it isn't possible (as in my case).

Perhaps they direct you to use their picture place service and to message your phone's images to that picture place. The down-side of this approach is that you loose resolution, it takes forever, and it costs a fortune!

This weekend I discovered a nifty free application that allows me to download my picutures from my camera phone faster, wireless via bluetooth, without loosing picture resolution - and for FREE!

Here's what you need to do:

  1. Pair your phone to your laptop via bluetooth. (instructions for vista)

  2. Download and install the bitpim exe from

  3. Once Installed start it up.  You should now see a screen like:

BitPim Setup

You can walk through the wizard to setup your phone. For my model phone - I found that the images were downloaded as part of the "wallpaper" download.

In addition - you can find (or create) ringtones and upload them to your phone via bluetooth, wireless and for FREE.

This is a great little jem of a find.

Bitpim after

Comments (3)

  1. Anonymous says:

    There are different ways to get pictures off of your cell phone. The easiest way to transfer pictures is with Bluetooth. This will electronically transfer your pictures to your computer. If Bluetooth is not available, you will need a usb cable to transfer pictures.

  2. skip spinik says:

    i hope it works. i do not have good luck when tech say its easy and simple. it usually is the opposite for me.

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