Transfer files to smartphone

23 Oct 2013

Note: This information is provided as a reference and does not imply that Juniper Systems will provide full support for the use of any specific third-party device or software with a Juniper Systems product.

It may be possible to directly transfer files between our rugged handheld computer products and a consumer smartphone or tablet. Some methods are described below.

Most of our rugged handhelds provide an SD(HC) or MicroSD(HC) card slot, through which a card could be exchanged if the consumer device also has an SD or MicroSD card slot as well.

For a consumer device running the Android operating system, connecting it using a USB Client cable (such as what most devices now use for charging) to the USB Host port on our rugged handhelds may allow storage memory of the device to be accessed similar to a USB flash drive on the rugged handheld.

Consumer devices running the Android operating system may be able to transfer files to and from the rugged handheld via Bluetooth using a utility such as "Bluetooth File Transfer" (formerly BlueFTP) from Medieval Software, and the built-in Beam feature of File Explorer.

The Apple iPhone does not support the standard Bluetooth file transfer profiles, as shown at this web page.

So far, the only known method to get Bluetooth OBEX, OPP, or FTP to work on the iPhone has been to “Jail Break” it (not usually recommended) and then load a third-party Bluetooth driver, as is mentioned at the following websites.