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Full Guide to Send Files from Android to iPhone Efficiently

"I just got my new iPhone X and the performance is better than my old Android phone; however, I don't know how to transfer files from Android to iPhone, please help."

It used to be a big pain to switch from Android to iPhone, because iPhone adopts the closed system and reject data from Android phone.

However, there is a will, there is well.

For moving data smoothly from Android to iPhone, the third-party apps that are compatible with both Android and iPhone are enough.

This page collects the best 3 ways to help you transfer files from Android to iPhone with SHAREit, cloud service and Phone Transfer. Data like text messages, contacts, photos, music, and other files are supported.

Transfer Files from Android to iPhone

Part 1: How to transfer files from Android to iPhone via WiFi using SHAREit (Wirelessly)

SHAREit is a free application that lets you share files and folders among smartphones, tablets, and personal computers.

It is compatible with iOS, Android, Windows and Mac.

For using it, you just need to run this app on both devices, and connect the same local Wi-Fi on both devices.

Now, let's check how it works for you to transfer data from Android to iPhone.

Data supported: Any documents, photos, music, videos, and apps.

Step 1. Download SHAREit on iPhone and Android

Go to App Store and Google Play to download this app on both devices separately. Or just visit its official page, https://www.ushareit.com/, to download this app, install and run it immediately.

Step 2. Send data from Android

Enable the same Wi-Fi connection on both devices. On your Android phone, press "Send" to select the file types you want to transfer and "Next" to see a radar like screen to find your iPhone name.

Send data from Android

Step 3. Receive data on iPhone

On your iPhone, press "Receive" on your iPhone screen to save data on your iPhone.

Receive data on iPhone

Get the details to send Android photos to iPhone.

Then you will find the received files store on "My files" folder on the home screen of this app. They are arranged in different folders based on their file type.

Note:

1. You need to reconnect Internet for new transfer.

2. The transferring speed is based on Wi-Fi environment, distance between two phones, the reading speed of memory card or the operation state of the phone.

Part 2: How to send files from Android to iPhone via cloud service (without computer)

Another option to move files from Android to iPhone is cloud service. You need to backup data from Android phone to the cloud services, and sync Google backup to iPhone.

Among, Google Drive is the powerful one.

It supports Android 4.1 or above and iOS 8 or later, and keep the same Google account on your Android phone and iPhone to migrate the files.

Data supported: Photos, audio, videos and documents.

Step 1. Download the Google Drive app from Google Play and install it on your old Android phone. Sign in your Google account, tap the "Menu" button with a three-dot icon at upper right corner and then select "New" option.

Google Setup

Step 2. Tap Upload on the menu list, Google Drive will open the file manager and allow you to browse desired data to transfer.

For example, if you want to transfer photos, go to the Gallery app. Rename the file or keep the original one, and tap "OK" to upload the file to Google Drive.

Upload Photos Android

Step 3. Next, unlock your iPhone, open the Google Drive app after installed from App Store, log in the Google account that you used to upload files on Android phone. Now, you can go to the folders and browse Android data on iPhone.

Google Drive

Step 4. To download photos and videos from Google Drive to iPhone, find the desired one, tap on the three-dot icon underneath the image, select "Send a copy" and then hit "Save Image". Then the photo will go to your Camera Roll.

Note:

1. Google has the file size limit for data storage, 15GB free storage for each account.

2. When you sync Google data to iPhone, the existing data will be replaced with the Google backup.

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Part 3: How to transfer files from Android to iPhone at once (without Internet)

If you want to get a fast speed for transferring and keep data on iPhone safe, just use the last method, using iPhone Transfer.

It helps you transfer data from Android phone and put the received files on iPhone orderly.

Data supported: Photos, contacts, videos and audio.

Phone Transfer

4,000,000+ Downloads

Move data from Android to iPhone in one click.

Do not interrupt existing data on iPhone.

Transfer files between Android and iPhone quickly.

Works for iPhone XS/XR/X/8/7/6, Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony, Google, etc.

Great, right? Just check the steps to send files from Android to iPhone.

Step 1. Run Phone Transfer

Download and install the right version of the best phone transferring application to your computer based on the operating system. Plug both your Android phone and iPhone to your computer with the original USB cords. Launch Phone Transfer to let it detect your devices.

Interface

Step 2. Select contacts

Make sure your iPhone is detected as the "Target Device" and Android phone appears in the "Source Device" area. If not, hit the "Switch" button to make it right. There are three options, "Contacts", "Photos" and "Media". Check all of them or desired data types. And uncheck "Remove the chosen data on Target Device before copy" to protect existing data on iPhone.

Settings

Step 3. Move from Android to iPhone

If you are ready, click the "Start to copy" button to start moving data from Android to iPhone. Then disconnect both smartphones from the computer when it is complete.

Note:

1. This tool does not transfer apps. You can refer to this page to transfer apps from Android to iPhone.

Conclusion

In this tutorial, we have share best 3 ways to transfer files from Android to iPhone. You can use SHAREit to send photos, videos, music, apps and document from Android to iPhone; you are able to move media and documents with Google Drive; still, you could use Phone Transfer to copy media, contacts and photos from Android to iPhone. For the latter two ways, you need to bear the slow speed and data overwrite, and the last one is the better one, because it carries a quick and safe transfer from Android to iPhone. Pick up your favorite one and get what you want.

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