Are you ever curious about how it’s possible to transfer a document or a video from one mobile phone to another? How exactly does the Bluetooth work? Furthermore, is it the only available technology for transferring data across mobile phones? Well, the answer to that question is no. In fact, Bluetooth was an improvement to infrared technology. Don’t even forget Wi-Fi data sharing. All of these three connectivity technologies are quite impressive in transferring information. Care to learn a bit more about them? Keep on reading.
Infrared is one of the earliest technologies of mobile phone data transfer technologies created by man. It’s not that bad. Although this type of technology is a bit out dated, infrared provides enough data transfer capabilities like any other technology. However, it has a number of downsides. For instance, infrared cannot penetrate obstructions and cannot curve. That means that there has to be a clear and straight line of sight between two mobile phones for there to be proper data transfer. That means that you cannot transfer data unless your phones are properly aligned. Apart from that, infrared signals tend to get weaker with more distance. Therefore, your mobile phones have to be a little bit close when dealing with infrared. Unfortunately, infrared can only work between two mobile phones at a time. Nevertheless, it will still serve its purpose of transferring your data correctly. Just as long as you keep your mobile phone steady.
The Bluetooth is probably the most common method of data transfer even with the introduction of Wi-Fi. It allows you to transfer almost anything from music to videos to phone applications. With Bluetooth, you can transfer data of almost any size as long as you have the size. Just like infrared, distance also reduces the strength of a Bluetooth signal but not as much. Moreover, Bluetooth sharing technology enables you to share data in any format.
Unlike infrared technology, Bluetooth doesn’t require the phones to be in a perfect line of sight. So, you can transfer data even if one mobile phone is pointing east and the other is painting north. Another good thing about Bluetooth is that it is enabled on most smartphones today compared to infrared. Moreover, it is not that difficult to even setup. All you need is to search for other devices, pair and start sharing. Lastly, Bluetooth can be used between multiple smartphones simultaneously. Therefore, you can transfer the same data among a variety of people seamlessly within the shortest time period.
The 21st Century has surely seen the introduction of the Wi-Fi revolution. These days, it has become a norm that any institution or organisation has a Wi-Fi router. Besides providing connectivity to the internet as Wi-Fi is commonly known for, it can also be used to share data between mobile phones. In fact, it has now become one of the fastest ways of transferring data between phones. When compared to Bluetooth and infrared, Wi-Fi has the strongest and most reliable signal and can travel for longer distances. Apart from that, it is not affected so much by obstacles like infrared. With Wi-Fi, you could also get connected to more than one mobile phone at the same time. However, one problem with Wi-Fi is the setup process. It is a bit complicated usually because you have to use an application that connects uses Wi-Fi such as Flashshare or Xender. Once you are connected, the data transfer process is speedy and seamless.