The two smartphone operating systems that continue with a great battle among them are Android and iOS. Still, the number of Android users is more than iOS users. The main reason behind this is that the Android operating system is used by different smartphone maker companies but iOS can only be used by Apple itself. Anyways, today I’m going to discuss sharing files between Android and iOS. So, is that happened anytime when you needed to make a transfer between an Android phone and an iOS device? I will tell you the 3 easiest ways to transfer files between Android and iOS.
However, transferring files between two Android phones or iPhones may be easier and handy but what if you’re managing an Android phone and iPhone? It may be a bit difficult to transfer photos, media, and other files between Android and iOS.
If you’re thinking to transfer files between Android and iOS using Bluetooth, it is impossible to connect both devices via Bluetooth because of Apple’s own restrictions. But, don’t worry, there are plenty of ways to transfer your data or files between these two different mobile operating systems, and here I’ve some effective tips to do so.
How to Transfer Files Between Android & iOS
Here’re 3 easiest ways to transfer files between Android and iOS in which first method obeys for manual transfer of files using Windows PC, second method will give one or more file sharing app, and if the Android phone and iOS are at distance of hundreds of kilometers, then third method can be used to transfer files between them.
1. Transfer Manually Using Windows PC
Transferring files between two devices manually using data cable is one of the easiest task. Have you connected your Android phone with your Windows PC anytime for taking some photos or media files? I hope it would be a usual task for you.
So, if you want to transfer files between Android and iOS device, this method will be suitable for you. In case of mine I always connect both Android and iOS devices with the PC through different data cables simultaneously and drag and drop the photos, songs etc from one device to another. Isn’t it a very easy task guys!
Alternatively, if you want to transfer files from iPhone to Android, first you can connect iPhone to your computer and import the photos or other files into PC. After that, remove the iPhone and connect your Android phone to computer and copy the imported data into your Android phone.
But, in case of manual transferring files between Android and iOS, I always prefers the first drag and drop method in which both devices are connected at the same time to transfer the selected files easily.
2. Transfer Files Between iOS and Android Using File Sharing Apps
In case you don’t have any USB cable to connect your smartphone with computer, you won’t be able to use the above method. But still I’ve another way that can help you in that condition. In fact, there are numerous file sharing apps available on the web to transfer files between Android and iOS wirelessly.
Here’s few of them that may be useful for you:
Zapya can transfer photo, music, video, and other file types from one device to another device without the aid of mobile network nor Wi-Fi routers. The content is duplicated directly from phone to phone at 128 times Bluetooth speed!
It’s another free file sharing app for many platforms such as Android, iOS, MAC and Windows. It makes sharing files very easier because you don’t need to register for Instashare account, there is no file type limits and more features that make file sharing easier.
Instashare also works without Internet connection, in fact you don’t need to be connected with Internet to transfer files. It also guarantees your security that files are transferred only between your devices, without making copy somewhere in cloud. Visit its official website to download it in different devices.
Also keep in mind, if you want to transfer files between two devices, it is mandatory to have your selected app in the both devices for successful transfer.
3. Using Cloud-Based Applications to Transfer from Anywhere
Now, the third and most sophisticated method to transfer files is could-based transfer. For an instance, you’re at kilometers of distance than iPhone and wanna transfer some data from your Android device, than there are several cloud-based application available to help you.
Everybody has an email account. For example you have an Gmail account, you can transfer file to your friend ID by attaching the file into Gmail. Isn’t it very easy?
As we know that some emails have a size limit problem and don’t allow to send bigger files via email. So, in this condition, Dropbox will be the best choice to transfer your file from one device to another. For this just upload your file to you Dropbox account and download that in other device by logging into the Dropbox account with same credentials.
READ BEFORE YOU GO:
- How to Transfer Files & Folders Between Android & Mac
- Transfer Contacts Between Android, iOS and BlackBerry
If the person to whom you’re sending file is very reliable, it will be a best method to send files using Dropbox when both devices are at very long distance. Despite this, if both of the devices are in your hand, it will be a great idea to transfer files using the first method, i.e, by manually connecting both Android and iOS devices to PC via USB cable. Mostly the people who don’t wanna install any file sharing app, first method of transferring files between Android and iOS will be perfect for them.