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Nokia N95 8GB, Sony Ericsson w580i, Bluetooth & Sharing Ring Tones

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

We happen to have a few cell phones laying around the house. Of course I have my new nokia n95 8gb, we also have the Sony Ericsson w580i, and we have a blackberry pearl that Summer uses. I have been messing around with the n95 and the w580i. I wanted to be able to transfer some ring tones I have been making from the n95 to the w580i. I have never messed with bluetooth before so this was all new to me. I have basically been living in the 1980’s as far as cell phone technology goes for the last 5 or so years.

Getting it going

So first on the Nokia

  • menu
  • tools
  • bluetooth

From the Bluetooth menu:

  • Set bluetooth on
  • My phone’s visibility set to show to all
  • My phones name I set to Mike (since thats my name you can pick any name you wish)
  • Remote SIM mode I have set to off

Next on the w580i open the menu and select settings, then scroll left until you get to Connectivity:

  • Select Bluetooth
  • Turn On
  • Visibility
  • Show Phone
  • My Devices
    • Select Add new device
    • Make sure your n95 is close enough and bluetooth is on
    • Click on “Mike”
    • Passcode: 00000

Now a dialog will open on your n95 asking to allow the connection and to enter the passcode. Enter 00000 and hit OK. Now the 2 devices are connected. In my case I wanted to transfer a ring tone from the n95 to the w580i. So now we need to grab the n95 and open the menu and go to tools, and then file manager. Find the file you want to send. Scroll to the file and click options then send, send via bluetooth, and then select the w580i (which by default is named W580i). Thats it.. super simple. Now you can use this file as a ring tone or text alert or what ever.