How to Send Large Videos from Android to iPhone Without Losing Quality

"My friend has a Samsung Galaxy phone and I have an iPhone 7. Recently, we encountered some challenges to send some videos she took in the holiday to my iPhone. How to transfer videos from Android to iPhone? Please help."

It is simple to transfer videos from smartphone to computer. But when it comes to sending videos from Android to iPhone, it is another story. Apple has released several ways to transfer data between iOS devices, iCloud, iTunes and AirDrop. Unfortunately, these services are not available to Android devices.

Does that means you cannot send videos from Android to iPhone or transfer videos from iPhone to Android?


Send Videos from Android to iPhone

In this tutorial, we are going to show you 6 easy ways to do it easily, like email, cloud service, etc. What you need to do is to follow our guides to transfer videos between iPhone and Android step by step.

If you are ready, let's start.

Part 1. How to Send Videos from Android to iPhone with MobieTrans (Without Losing Quality)

Considering the different resolution, the videos shoot in different devices vary. Moreover, the different format compatibility on iPhone and Android, the video quality may be changed when sending from Android to iPhone.

For sharing Android videos to iPhone without losing quality, you are recommended to use Apeaksoft MobieTrans.


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Transfer videos, music, photos, etc. from Android to iPhone directly.

Backup videos between iOS devices, Android phone and computer.

Manage videos like delete, edit, etc. to make phone orderly.

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Step 1Connect iPhone and Android to computer

Free download and install MobieTrans on your computer from the following download link.

Connect your Android phone and iPhone to computer. After that, the program will automatically analyze your device.

Connect both iPhone deviceStep 2Select high quality

Click "Preferences" from the drop-down list of the menu (three-dot) at the top-right corner. Navigate the "Video" tab to tick the box before "High Quality". Here, you are optional to keep the original date information when moving videos from Android to iPhone.

Select High QualityStep 3Select videos

Click "Videos" from the left sidebar, and view all the videos on the right window. You can checkmark the video files that you want to move.

Select VideosStep 4Move videos from Android to iPhone

Click "Export to Device" to select your Android phone and start transferring the selected videos from Android to iPhone. After that, you can view the videos on your iPhone.

It's quite simple to transfer videos from Android phone to computer, if you select "Export to PC".

Besiders transferring videos, MobieTrans allows you to transfer photos, contacts, music, and messages easily. You can also manage your phone files to make your phone clear and orderly.

Part 2. How to Move Large Videos from Android to iPhone with Phone Transfer (in One Click)

The second way of sending large videos in one click from Android to iPhone is using Phone Transfer.

Apeaksoft Phone Transfer is the one-click videos movement tool. You can share videos from iPhone to iPhone, Android to iPhone, iPhone to Android, or Android to Android simply. Moreover, it will keep both the existing movies and sent videos on iPhone safely.

Phone Transfer

It is the one-click data transfer software between iPhone and Android, which transfers videos, contacts, photos, and other media files using the USB cable (including iPhone 14 Pro Max/14 Pro/14 Plus/14/13/12 Pro Max, 12 Pro, 12 mini, 12, 11 Pro Max, 11 Pro, 11, XS, XR, X, 8, 7, SE, 6S, 6, Samsung Galaxy S10, LG, HTC, Google, Sony, etc.)

In a word, it is the best option to transfer videos from Android to iPhone simply and quickly.

Step 1 Connect both Android and iPhone to Phone Transfer

There is one version of Phone Transfer for Windows PCs and the other for Mac OS. Download the right version based on the operating system, and follow the onscreen assistant to install it on your computer.

Connect both the Android and iPhone to your computer with the USB cables.

Phone Transfer

Note: To avoid data loss, you'd better use the original USB cables or the products authenticated by Apple and Samsung.

Step 2 Settings for sending videos

Launch Phone Transfer, and it will detect the two devices automatically. Make sure the Android phone appears in the "Source Device" box and iPhone shows up in the "Target Device" area. Otherwise, click the "Switch" button to correct it.

Check the box in front of the "Media" option. And if the iPhone does not have enough storage, you can tick the checkbox said "Remove the chosen data on Target Device before copy" to free up space.

Settings for Sending VideosStep 3Transfer videos from Android to iPhone

After setting, locate to the bottom of the window and click the "Start to copy" button to activate the process. When it finished, Phone Transfer will tell you. Then quit the application and remove the Android phone and iPhone from your computer. Now, you can view the videos on iPhone.

Getting rid of Wi-Fi network and limit of file size, you can use it to transfer large videos and movies between Android and iPhone.

Part 3. How to Transfer Movies from Android to iPhone by WhatsApp (up to 16MB)

WhatsApp, for example, is one of the most popular instant message apps around the world. It allows people to send videos to contacts as attachments. Plus, the video transfer from using WhatsApp can be performed between any mobile phones with WhatsApp installed.

Step 1 Open the WhatsApp client on the Android phone, such as Samsung Galaxy S8. Navigate to the chats window and select the contact associated on the target iPhone.

Step 2Tap the "attach" menu with a paper-clip icon in the upper right corner, and choose Gallery on the popup menu. Here you can select the desired video saved in your Gallery.

Transfer Files WhatsApp

Step 3Add a caption for the video if you like. Tap the "Send" button at bottom. A few seconds later, you can receive the video in WhatsApp on iPhone. And you can download the video to the Photos app.

After that, you can watch the videos on iPhone easily. Do not forget to turn on landscape mode on iPhone to enjoy the big visions.

Tip If you send an existing video from Android to iPhone, it is limited to 16MB (about 90 seconds to three minutes of video).

Part 4. How to Send Videos from Android to iPhone via Gmail (up to 25MB)

According to the recent survey, majority of emails are opened on smartphones. Almost all email providers have released mobile apps for both iPhone and Android devices. That makes email a simple way to transfer videos from Android to iPhone. For example, Gmail is one of the most popular email providers and Google has released Gmail for iOS long ago.

Step 1If you have Gmail app on your devices, skip to the next step directly. To transfer videos between Android and iPhone, you have to set up Gmail account on the devices first.

On iPhone, go to "Settings" > "Mail" > "Accounts" and tap "Add Account", select "Google" on the list and enter your Gmail username and password. On Android, head to "Settings" > "Account", tap "Add Account", select Google and follow the onscreen assistant to fill in your Gmail address.

Add Account

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Step 2Open the Gallery app on your Android phone and find the video you want to send to iPhone. Tap on the video and then hit "Share" to activate the share menu. If you have set up Gmail in Settings, choose "Email". And if you have the Gmail app on your phone, select "Gmail".

Step 3When you are taken to the new email screen, input your Gmail address in the "To" box and tap the "Send" icon to send video from Android to iPhone. Then you can access your Gmail account on iPhone and download the video attachment at any time.

Share Video Gmail
Tip This way is available to transfer videos from iPhone to Android. But similar to instant message apps, email providers usually have limitations on the size of attachment. For example, Gmail allows people to send an attachment less than 25MB.

Part 5: How to Copy Videos from Android to iPhone (Dropbox) (2GB Free Storage)

Today, people are increasingly embracing the advanced technologies, for example, many people save their photos and videos to cloud services, like Dropbox. That permits you to access these contents at any devices, and also makes sending videos from Android to iPhone possible.

Step 1Install Dropbox app on both iPhone and Android phone. It is available in App Store and Play Store. Open the Dropbox app on Android phone and sign in your account. If you do not have, you can sign up a new one within the app.

Step 2Tap the "Add file" menu with a plus icon on the bottom right corner and choose the "Upload photos or videos" option. When redirect to gallery, you can check the boxes on the videos you want to send to iPhone. Once tap on the "Upload" button at bottom of the screen, the videos will be uploaded to your Dropbox account in minutes.

Step 3Next, turn on your iPhone and start the Dropbox app. Sign in the same account and go to the photo folder. By default, Dropbox will save all photos and videos in the photo folder. If you want to send videos from Android to iPhone's Camera Roll, select the videos, tap the "Share" icon at top of screen and then hit "Save Videos".

Share Video Dropbox
Tip Dropbox gives 2GB free storage to each account; however, you have to perform video uploading and downloading when sending videos from Android to iPhone. And if the Wi-Fi network is not good, transferring videos with Dropbox could be a disaster.

Part 6. Send Videos from Android to iPhone via Wi-Fi Transfers (Slow Speed)

Besides message app and email, there are several Wi-Fi transfers on the market compatible with both iPhone and Android. A Wi-Fi transferring application is able to send videos from Android to iPhone in real time, but the prerequisite is that the two devices must connect to the same Wi-Fi network. We use Zapya as the example to show you how to transfer videos from Android to iPhone.

Step 1 Open the Wi-Fi transferring app on both your Android phone and iPhone, when you want to transfer videos. Make sure that your Android phone and iPhone connect to the same Wi-Fi network.

Step 2On Android phone, tap the "Create Group" option on the pop-up dialog and then hit the menu icon with three horizontal lines at the top right corner of the screen. Then choose "Connect to iOS Device" on the menu list.

Step 3Turn to your iPhone, tap on "Search and Join" on the pop-up dialog. Then select the Android phone on the list to connect two devices.

Step 4After the connection is successful, back to the Android phone, choose video as the data type on bottom. To send a video, tap on it and hit "Send". If you want to send multiple videos, tap "Multi" and touch each desired video, tap "Send" to transfer them to iPhone.

Wi-Fi Transfer
Tip Wi-Fi transferring apps usually have limitations on file size and number for free trial. And the transferring speed is very slow, especially on videos, and similar apps are AnyTrans, Smart Switch, etc.

Part 7. FAQs of Sending Videos from Android to iPhone

Why can't I send videos from Android to iPhone?

It decides the way that you are using it. Usually, it may be caused by a faulty network connection or insufficient space on the phone.

Can I use AirDrop between iPhone and Android?

No. AirDrop only supports converting files on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Mac. It cannot work with Android phones.

Why is my video message failing to send iPhone?

There are some potential reasons. 1. The video size is too large. 2. The internet connection is unstable. 3. The iMessage is not working.

Why do videos from iPhone to Android look blurry?

On most Android devices, the density is around 720p or 480p, while on the iPhone, it's about 1080p. So, when you send videos from one system to another, the quality is likely to deteriorate, and your videos may appear blurry.

Can I use Bluetooth to send videos from Android to iPhone?

No. Android and iPhone do not have Bluetooth file transfer compatibility. And the file transfer protocols of Bluetooth differ between Android and iPhone.


In this tutorial, we have shared multiple ways to send videos from Android to iPhone. Now, you should understand that these methods have unique benefits and advantages. WhatsApp, for example, is easy to use when send a single video clip between Android and iPhone. Email allows you to send and receive the videos separately. Dropbox is a web-based service, which needs a good Wi-Fi network. If you want to send videos from Android to iPhone in one click, Apeaksoft Phone Transfer is the best option. You can free download it and give a try. We wish that our guides and suggestions are helpful to you.

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