Friday, December 21, 2012

Sending SMS from PC to Samsung Galaxy S2 over Bluetooth

I have been a Nokia cellphone user for quite some time and I was fond of Nokia PC suite. Using this, I used to send SMS very quickly from my notebook. The connection between notebook and cellphone was through Bluetooth so I do not have to fiddle around with USB cable to connect / disconnect which will be a pain. Further Nokia PC suite gave all the facilities like, call monitoring (pop up message), contact management etc.

When I switched over Samsung Galaxy S2, I lost such facility. Yes, S2 has Kies & Kies air. Kies, I did not like because of USB cable and it did not support Bluetooth. Kies Air also did not serve the purpose because it called for S2 and Notebook being in the same Wi-Fi network. This also did not work for me as in office I use wired Lan with notebook and that is the networking method provided in office.

My initial search in web & google play gave lot of apps but all were effectively using USB or Wi-Fi. So finally I lost interest and used only the phone touch screen (though the speed is not as that of typing in Notebook keyboard).

Recently I started searching again and I stumbled upon the app "MyphoneExplorer" and finally it gave me the solution I was longing so far. It was not so straightforward and various web sites I searched was not giving a clear message whether it worked or not. So I thought of sharing by experience and wanted to say it works!

The steps I followed
  1. My S2 firmware (just to establish the environment) - IMM76D.XWLPW 
  2. Notebook OS - Windows 7 Ultimate
  3. Enable Bluetooth in Notebook and S2 and pair them (OS will identify some drivers for S2 and still you may get the message driver not found - it is OK . Check in Control Panel as shown in the image below whether S2 is shown or not (ignore the exclamation marks - driver issue??).
  4. Right click on the S2 phone go to properties. You will get a screen as show below. See that In services Tab, Serial port is shown and it is enable with a tick. If not, enable it and apply. Do not worry if your Notebook shows some other COM number instead of COM3, it is ok.
  5. Install "MyPhoneExplorer Client" in S2 - The version I have installed is 1.0.22
  6. Start MyPhoneExplorer Client - See images below. 

  7. Download MyPhoneExplorer, PC side application from . I downloaded version 1.8.4
  8. Install the MyPhoneExplorer (should be straight forward, just couple of mouse clicks)
  9. Start the application, goto File->Connect menu and see the below screen shots.
  10. Select "Phone with Google Android OS" and click OK.
  11. Select Bluetooth and click OK. 
  12. Application will auto-detect the COM port and it is connected see below 
  13. That's it, enjoy. Thanks lot to the developer F.J.Wechselberger (yes, I made very small donation to him).


  1. Samsung kies windows installs quickly and without doubt.Simply download the diligence and you are likely to to share.Access to the mobile device can either be through through an app downloaded on the be with device or simply through a Web browser

  2. Thanks man, it does work perfectly.

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