Background / use case

I photographed 24 paper documents with my Android phone. Each photo is around 8MB (I am planning to resize them later).

I marked all of them in my gallery app and used "share -> bluetooth" to send them to my Linux (Ubuntu Mate) computer.

I think the tool on Linux side is "blueman".


On my Linux machine:

  • I have to click "Accept" for each file separately.
  • I have to wait until one file transaction is complete, before I can accept the next file.
  • If I take too much time to accept one of the files, the entire operation fails.

This is a huge waste of time and attention.


Is there a way to automatically accept all files from a specific device, or from the same transaction?

My system

Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS (bionic)
Distro: Ubuntu Mate
Desktop: Mate
No virtualization


Set the device to trusted. Then in a terminal run blueman-services. A window should open, here you can select "Transfers" -> "Accept incoming files from trusted devices".

  • 1
    Great, this works! Btw I found that the same dialog can be found in system tray icon "Local Services...". – donquixote Feb 26 '20 at 2:38

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