Due to the popularity of the Samsung E720 review I’ve written almost 3 months ago and the amount of mails I received asking how to connect the phone to your PC, I decided to write this How to connect your Samsung E720 to your PC over Bluetooth.
Why Bluetooth and not the USB serial cable?
Well, first of all, I don’t have a USB cable, but did had bluetooth. Plus the price for a bluetooth dongle isn’t that high and you can use it for other purposes later. There is only one reason, why you should choose the USB cable over Bluetooth and that’s speed. Wireless is slow! For SMS, schedule, call records,… this shouldn’t be a problem. However for tranferring large photos, music or videos it’s too slow.
Installing and configuring Bluetooth
First and foremost, make sure you have Bluetooth on both your PC and phone enabled.
Writing a “how to” on how to install Bluetooth on your PC is hard because, almost every device has different software and a different way to do things. But basically, the process is the same.
(In my example here, I use screenshots from my Dell Portable, which has a Dell Wireless 350 Bluetooth Internal Card with a Toshiba chipset. I succesfully have done this on a Acer Portable and a desktop with MSI Bluetooth dongle.)
- First, install your Bluetooth hardware drivers, that will install the Bluetooth Stack. This process can easily take several minutes, after which you probably have a new Universal Serial Bus Controller device and about 9 or more Communication (COM) ports. Screenshots
- After the installation of the hardware and its drivers. You might need to configure your local services. In case of the Dell used in the screenshots, this wasn’t needed. You then need to discover the Bluetooth devices to which you can connect.
- When your Samsung E720 has been found, you need discover its services. You might need to enter a PIN code to connect to your phone, but this isn’t always required.
- There should be a Serial Port or communications port available as one of the Samsung’s services. Select and configure its properties. Make sure you select manual configuration and select an available COM-port lower than COM 10. Save your changes. The device pairing (also known as connection registration) is now complete.
- When you open this connection you just saved, you should have a normal serial connection between your PC and your Samsung E720, just as you would when connecting with a Serial or USB cable.
- Now the only thing that remains is configuring the Samsung PC studio II. Go to the File menu, then select Setup. You should see a screen similar to that of the screenshot. Specify the COM port you used in step 4. Then save your settings, restart the Samsung PC Studio II and you can start uploading data to your Samsung E720.