How to transfer files from iPhone to Android

In this complete guide we introduce how Android users can migrate their data and files to Apple devices. This time, it's time to talk exactly the opposite way, how to transfer files from iPhone to Android.

Whether you bought a new smartphone, had problems with your iPhone or any other reason, we know that smartphones already store a huge amount of user data and information. Therefore, being able to transfer from one operating system to another is important, although it is not that simple. But rest assured, we will help you, check out our guide!

Preparations before you start

Before performing this type of procedure, we always recommend that you back up your files on iPhone. After all, as unlikely as it may be, there may be a problem during the transfer that ends up corrupting your documents, and in this case it may even be impossible to recover them.

So check out our guide on how to back up iPhone through iTunes, save it to the cloud or one of your computers, and then go back to our guide on how to transfer files from iPhone to Android.

Also, remember to use a secure and stable connection for any procedure, such as your home Wi-Fi or other reliable location. Public connections can be dangerous to this type of transfer as they are usually the most open for hackers and other malicious users to try to steal your documents or files.

Are you ready to transfer files from iPhone to Android? Remember that at the end of the content we will show three applications that can help you to do this more practically, but if you want to do it manually, let's go!

Transferring music

Firstly, transferring music from your Apple smartphone to Android is not at all complicated, even if you bought music on iOS. To do this, just follow the steps below:

Step 1: Open iTunes on your computer (download it from this link if you don't have it installed) and connect your iPhone to the same computer via cable.

Step 2: In iTunes, click Files in the top left menu as shown in the image below. So selectDevices and click onTransfer Purchases / Transfer Purchases.

transfer music from iphone to android

Step 3: Wait for the transfer to complete, disconnect iPhone from your computer, and then connect your Android device.

Step 4: Now just find your music stored in iTunes and drag it to your Android device via file transfer via cable. Normally, the songs will be located in the path " Users user Music". For convenience, hit Windows + R and type in the "music" box, then hit Enter to have the computer open its music library directly.

Any questions about transferring files from iPhone to Android? Check out our detailed guide to learn more about transferring music. Alternatively, you can also choose to use one of the applications we show at the end of the content.

Downloading apps

Unfortunately, there is no way to transfer iPhone apps directly to your Android device, especially since some of them may be unique to the App Store and not available on Google Play. So the best way to do this is simply by running Google Play on Android and manually downloading each app you already used on iPhone.

If any of the apps you were using are not available on Android, be sure to look for alternatives, surely finding something that offers similar or even better functions in some cases.

Fortunately, apps like Gmail, Evernote, Spotify, and the like already automatically sync all your data between devices from the same account access. That way transferring notes, emails and other data will be simple.

Transferring stock photos and images

Among the procedures for transferring files from iPhone to Android, this one is certainly the easiest. To do this, simply connect your iPhone to your computer using a cable and transfer the photos and videos to a folder. So, connect your Android device to the same computer and now copy the files from the computer and put them on the smartphone in the same way by transferring files.

Alternatively, you can also store your images and videos in the cloud, such as Google Drive or Dropbox itself, and then access the service you choose on your Android smartphone and download it back to your smartphone. To do this, simply download apps from Google Drive, Dropbox or other service on Android – only iCloud is not available as iOS exclusive.

Google Drive

Transferring notes, contacts, calendars

Fortunately, there is a very simple way to transfer files from iPhone to Android via Google Drive. To do this, you need to download it on your iOS and Android device (use the links to go straight to App Store and Google Store). Then follow the steps below:

Step 1: Open Google Drive on your iPhone, sign in with your Gmail email address or Google account.

Step 2: In the left corner of the screen, touch the icon with three horizontal lines like this one ().

Step 3: Then tap the optionBackupand then select Start Backup.

Step 4: Wait for the backup to be performed, then open Google Drive on your Android device. Here, sign in with the same account used on iPhone and you will be able to access all documents that have been stored in the cloud through Google Drive. So just download them to Android as you prefer.

IPhone File Transfer Applications for Android

Now that we've taught you how to do these procedures manually, we can introduce you to some applications that can make your life easier when transferring files. However, it is important to mention that, although these three apps below are the most secure available online, the safest way to do any of these procedures locally, manually on your own network.

Even so, these apps have excellent ratings and are really recommended to do so, especially as it holds a major concern for each of them. Check it out and choose one to transfer files from iPhone to Android.

1. SHAREit

Allowing you to do all the transfer completely offline, SHAREit is certainly the safest application among the alternatives. Just download it on both your iPhone and your Android smartphone and then follow an intuitive walkthrough, select which types of documents you want to transfer and you're done!

Certainly much easier than manually, SHAREit is a good choice and has excellent reviews on both the App Store and Google Play. And the best part is that it is completely free.


2. Feem

Feem already takes a different approach to maintaining the privacy of its users. It creates a private online network so you can do the transfer, preventing external users from accessing it to try to steal any file or document.

Another nice differential of Feem is that it can be downloaded not only on iPhone and Android, but also for Windows, Mac, Linux and can be used to facilitate file transfer between any of the devices with these operating systems. Visit the official page to download it wherever you need it.

3. Instashare

As a third alternative for transferring files from iPhone to Android, we introduce Instashare. It is also extremely practical and is available for both Windows and Mac computers if you want to pass files directly from your PC to your smartphone and vice versa.

Instashare is also free and presents a brief explanatory video showing how to use it, very practical and quick to transfer files with the app. Go through the official website link and select which device types you want to install the app on.

Could you transfer files from iPhone to Android?

So, can we help you get your documents, pictures, music, emails, contacts, and other types of files from your Apple smartphone to your Android? Tell us in the comments if you found it more convenient to do this manually or use one of the applications presented or even if you know other ways to do it. Enjoy and meet the Samsung smartphones that will receive Android 10!