How Do I Transfer Apps From One Android Phone to Another Using Bluetooth?

Android, Android Transfer

Are you getting a new Android phone and wondering how to transfer your favorite apps from your old device? Look no further!

In this tutorial, we will show you how to use Bluetooth to transfer apps from one Android phone to another. Let’s get started.

Step 1: Enable Bluetooth on Both Devices

First, ensure that Bluetooth is enabled on both your old and new Android phones. To do this, go to the Settings app on each device and look for the Bluetooth option. Tap on it and toggle the switch to turn it on.

Step 2: Pair the Devices

Next, you need to pair the two devices so that they can communicate with each other. On your new Android phone, go to the Bluetooth settings and tap on “Pair a new device”.

Your old phone should appear in the list of available devices. Tap on it to initiate the pairing process.

Note: The steps for pairing may vary slightly depending on your specific Android version and device model.

Step 3: Select Apps for Transfer

Once the devices are paired, go to your old Android phone and open the app drawer. From there, locate and long-press on the app icon that you want to transfer. After a moment, a selection menu will appear with various options.

To select multiple apps at once, simply tap on each app icon or use the checkmark buttons if available.

Step 4: Share Apps via Bluetooth

In the selection menu, choose the option that says “Share” or “Send”. A list of sharing options will be displayed; select Bluetooth from this list.

A dialog box will then prompt you to choose a Target device for sending the apps. Tap on your newly paired Android phone from the available devices list.

Step 5: Accept the Transfer on the New Device

Switch to your new Android phone and wait for a notification to appear, indicating that an incoming app transfer is in progress. Accept the transfer by tapping on the notification or by going to the Bluetooth settings and finding the incoming transfer request.

Note: Make sure that both devices are within Bluetooth range during this process.

Step 6: Complete App Installation

Once you’ve accepted the transfer on your new device, the apps will be sent from your old phone and installed on your new phone. Depending on the number of apps you’re transferring, this process may take some time. Be patient and ensure both devices have enough battery life to complete the installation.

Congratulations! You have successfully transferred apps from one Android phone to another using Bluetooth. Repeat these steps for any additional apps you want to transfer.


  • Make sure both devices have sufficient storage space for installing the transferred apps.
  • If you encounter any issues with Bluetooth connectivity, try restarting both devices and repeating the pairing process.
  • Some system apps or protected apps may not be transferrable due to security restrictions imposed by Android.

We hope this tutorial has been helpful in guiding you through the process of transferring apps between Android phones using Bluetooth. Enjoy your new device with all your favorite apps!