Back in the day, sharing files from Android to iPhone and vice versa was quite challenging. If you are an Android user and all your friends use iPhones, then transferring photos, videos, audio, and other media files was such a pain. But now, sharing files with any device regardless of their operating system is way much easier. Plus, there are numerous ways to do it. Today we will show you four such methods to transfer files from Android to iPhone and vice versa.
Methods to share files between Android and iPhone:
Method 1: Sending files manually with a PC:
Well, this method is very common. If you have two devices, one Android and one iPhone, and want to transfer files between them, you can simply do it by connecting those two devices with your PC. You don’t know how to do all the processes? Then follow the instructions below:
Connect both your devices with your PC using their USB cables.
Open the PC and go to File Explorer.
And then head to My Computer. There you will see two storage folders for your respective devices.
Open both folders in two different Windows.
And then navigate towards the folder where your files have been stored. It could be inside your internal storage or phone storage.
After that, simply select your files by clicking on them and copying them.
Then go to the device window where you want to transfer your files. For instance, if you are transferring iPhone files to Android, select the files from your iPhone window and then go back to your Android window.
After that, right-click on any empty space and paste the files there.
A small window will appear showing the coping process.
Once that is done, close all the windows and disconnect your devices.
However, it’s not a very convincing method if you are outside or far away. In that case, you can try out the next method.
Method 2: Sharing files with Google Drive/Drobox
The best way to transfer files from Android to iPhone and vice versa is to use Google Drive or Dropbox. Google Drive and Dropbox are both cloud storage services where you can store and take a backup of all your files. But you can also share files from one device to another by using them. Here’s how you can share files using Google Drive and Dropbox:
Install Google Drive/Dropbox on both your devices.
Then open the app to sign in with your Google account.
Quick on the plus (+) button and select all the files you want to transfer.
After that, click on the upload option and then wait for the files to upload.
Once that is done, you can simply log into your Google account from your other device and access the files.
However, if you are sharing files with your friends and families, you can simply share the link of your folders with them. Select the files and go to the share option. From there, you can share the link to their respective email addresses.
Method 3: Transferring files using Email
You can also share files via email. Email services like Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook offer a sharing option between the senders and the recipients. However, this method is only ideal for small files. You can only share up to 25 MB files via emails.
Here’s how you can do it:
Open your Email app from your respective devices and log in to your email account.
After that, click on the plus (+) sign to compose a new email.
Then click on the clip sign from the top left corner of your screen.
Select the files you want to share and send them to any iPhone or Android device.
Method 4: Using third-party apps
This is probably the best solution above all. There are countless third-party applications available on your Play Store/ App Store. Just download any third-party apps and start transferring files from Android to iPhone and vice versa. Telegram, Shareit, and Xender are popular file-sharing apps among Android and Apple users.
So here are the four ways in which you can transfer files between an android and an iPhone. Make sure to try them out and let us know whether this article was helpful or not.
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