If you’re looking to transfer files from your Android device – whether it’s internal storage or an external SD card – to your iPad, then you have a number of options. This is as simple as moving the file from your SD card via a wireless or wired connection, and transferring it to your iPad – assuming your device has the space available to store the movie.
The following methods will allow you to transfer your movie file from your Android device to an iPad through the Internet or a wired connection.
Method 1: Use the ShareIt App
The ShareIt app allows users to connect two wireless devices and transfer files. You can use this to send the movie file from your Android device, but you should first check that your iPad has the space available to receive it. Do this using the following method.
- Tap the Settings app on your home screen.
- In the app, click General to take you to general settings.
- On this screen, you should see the Storage and iCloud Usage Tap this tab and you should see two options – your internal storage and your iCloud storage. Next to Used you will see how much storage you have already used, and next to Available you will see how much space you have left. If you have more space available than the size of the movie file, then you will be able to transfer it.
How to use ShareIt
- On your Android device, press the Google Play Store app and in the search bar enter ShareIt. In your results, press SHAREit – Transfer & Share.
- On the screen that follows, press Install and follow the on-screen instructions.
- On your iPad, press the Apple App Store icon and search the same. Choose SHAREit – Transfer & Share.
- The download button should read Press this button and follow on-screen instructions to download the app.
- Going back to your Android device, open the newly-downloaded app and you should see just two buttons – Send and Receive. Choose Send, and you will be prompted to choose the file that you want to send. In the file explorer, locate the movie file on your external SD card and press Next.
- On your iPad, press the
- Your device will use your Wi-Fi network to begin searching for another device using the app on the same network. Make sure your iPad has the app open and is connected to the Internet, and you should see your iPad on the list of nearby devices. Select your iPad from this list.
- The transfer should now begin. Follow on-screen instructions until the transfer is complete.
Method 2: Transfer Using PC
The second method is transferring the file from your Android device to your computer, and then transferring that file to your iPad using iTunes.
- The first step is to connect your Android device to your computer using the USB wire that it came with. Assuming you are using Windows, press the Windows and X keys on your laptop, and choose File Explorer.
- In this window, on the left, click This PC, and underneath Devices and drives, you should see the Android device that you have plugged in. Double click the device.
- In this folder, you should see an icon for an SD card folder, which will vary depending on your Android device. Locate it and you will find all of your media. The movie may be located in a folder entitled Videos or
- When you locate the movie, right click on the file and select Then, go to your desktop, right click again and select Paste. This will copy the file to your computer.
- Now click Start on your taskbar and locate the iTunes app and launch it.
- Connect your iPad to your laptop using the USB wire that was provided with the device.
- When iTunes loads, select File in the top menu and then click Add to Library. You will be presented with a file explorer, where you choose Desktop and select the file you saved there earlier.
- Now locate your iPad from the Devices section, and on the right you will see a Movies Select it, and then choose the movie you just added to your iTunes library and press the Sync Movies button. If you are unable to find your iPad and are using iTunes 11, click View and choose Show Sidebar to ensure that all your options are visible.
- Finally, click Apply on the lower right side of iTunes, and the sync/transfer will begin.