By Demi / Last update October 24, 2022

Transfer data from Android to iPad

Hello, I bought a new iPad, so I want to send my data like photos from my former Android phone to my iPad. Please help me.

- Question from Apple Community

iPad must be the first choice when you want to buy a tablet because it’s one of the most fantastic tablets in the world. However, if you have both an Android device and an iPad, it may be difficult for you to transfer data like photos from Android to iPhone or iPad.

Transfer From Android To Iphone

In this passage, you will get the top 3 tools about how to transfer photos from Android to iPad without computer. Alternatively, a professional tool is also introduced to help you transfer photos from Android to iPad with computer.

Tool 1. Transfer photos from Android to iPad via Move to iOS

If you just got a new iOS device, Apple provides you an official tool to switch to a new iPad or iPhone, which is named Move to iOS. However, please note that besides photos, everything will be transferred from Android to iPad via Move to iOS.

Before trying this app, there are some preparations you need to do:
If you have set up your iPad, you need to erase it and start over by going to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Contents and Settings. If there is something you don’t want to lose, backup iPad and restore it later.
Make sure you have turned on the Wi-Fi on the Android device, and download Move to iOS from Google Play Store on Android in advance.
Plug both your Android device and iPad into power to make sure they won’t be power-off during the process.

Now, follow the steps below to transfer photos from Android to iPad via Move to iOS.
Step 1. Power on your iPad, and follow the setup to choose language, region, and Network.

Step 2. When you see the App & Data screen, choose Move data from Android.

Step 3. On your Android device: Open Move to iOS app > Tap Continue > Read the terms and conditions that appear and tap Agree > Tap Next in the top-right corner of the Find Your Code screen.

Step 4. On your iPad: Tap Continue on the Move from Android screen > Wait for a ten-digit or six-digit code to appear.

Move Data From Android

Step 5. On your Android device: Enter the code that appears on iPad > Wait for the Transfer Data screen to appear > Choose the content you want to transfer and tap Next.

How much time the process takes depends on the amount of your contents, so if you have a lot of data on your Android device, please wait patiently. When you can see the loading bar on iPad, tap Done, and complete the setup process.

• On your Android device, the Move to iOS app should stay onscreen the whole time, which means any operations or phone calls will break off the process.
• The Wi-Fi condition and an enabled cellular data connection may influence the process.

Tool 2. Transfer photos from Android to iPad with Send Anywhere

If you have once used iOS devices, you must be familiar with AirDrop. Send Anywhere are seen as one of the best AirDrop alternatives for Windows, Android, and iOS device. What makes it different is that Send Anywhere allows you to transfer files without the limitation of distance.

Step 1. Download Send Anywhere for Android and for iOS > Open Send Anywhere on both Android device and iPad.

Step 2. On the Android device, go to the Photos tap to choose photos as you like > Tap Send. Now, Send Anywhere will show you a 6-digit code, a QR code, and a Share Link on Android device.

Send Anywhere Android

Step 3. On your iPad, tap Receive > Choose to input the key, scan the QR code, etc. to receive photos.

• If you choose to input the 6-digit key to transfer photos, you need to be noted that the key can only be used within 10 minutes.
• Send Anywhere provides you 10 GB of storage space for free, which may be enough for most users. However, if you ask for more space to transfer more files, you may need to pay $5.99 monthly. After paying for the bill, you may also get faster transfer speed and customizable expiration time, etc.

Tool 3. Transfer photos from Android to iPad by SHAREit

SHAREit is kind of similar to Send Anywhere, which can enable you to transfer photos from Android to iPad wirelessly. You can transfer individual photos or an entire folder to iPad by using SHAREit. However, when you transfer the entire folders, the transfer speed may slow down.

Here are tutorials about how to transfer photos from Android to iPad wirelessly by SHAREit.

Step 1. Download SHAREit for Android and for iPad, and open it on both Android device and iPad.

Step 2. On your Android device, tap Send > Select the photos you want to transfer and tap SEND.

Step 3. Tap CONNECT TO iOS/WP when you be given a blue screen on Android device, then a mobile hotspot name and password will show up.

Shareit Transfer Android

Step 4. On your iPad, connect to the hotspot > Open SHAREit and tap Receive.

There are many users who complain that the ads in SHAREit annoy them too much. Therefore, if you mind the ads, you can try other tools on this passage.

If you want to transfer photos from Android to iPhone wirelessly, the tools above are also suitable.

Bonus: How to transfer photos from Android to iPad with computer

You may be clear that a wireless connection cannot always be as stable as people wish. Actually, there is a much professional transfer tool - FoneTool - for you to transfer photos from Android to iPad with computer quickly and selectively.

What you can get in FoneTool
✓ Fast transfer speed. For example, you can finish transferring 100 photos in 2 seconds.
✓ Multiple functions. Besides transferring, you can also backup the data on your iOS devices to avoid data loss, and you can restore it at any time with FoneTool.
✓ Wide compatibility. FoneTool supports kinds of models of iPad, iPhone, and iPod. Besides, it also works well with different versions of iPadOS and iOS.

To transfer photos from Android to iPad, you need to transfer photos from Android to computer >> transfer photos from computer to iPad.

To transfer photos from Android device to computer
Step 1. Connect your Android device to computer with USB.

Step 2. Open File Explorer > Locate and tap DCIM > Camera. Select the photos or folders you want to transfer to iPad, and save them to another position on computer.

Make sure you have transferred all photos you want to computer. If you want to transfer other files like contacts, music, videos, and messages to iPad, you can also transfer them to computer first. Then, disconnect Android device.

To transfer photos from computer to iPad
Step 1. Download and install FoneTool > Connect your iPad to computer with a USB cable.

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Step 2. Launch FoneTool > Select PC to iPhone on the bottom of the home screen.

Transfer To Iphone

Step 3. Click the + icon to preview and select the photos and click OK > Click Start Transfer to send photos to iPad.


If you transfer photos from Android to iPad for the sake of  editing, the new function - Photo Duplication in FoneTool can help you quicky delete duplicate photos on iPhone and iPad.


There are 3 apps about how to transfer photos from Android to iPad without computer in this passage. As you can see in the passage, the 3 tools all have their merits and demerits. Therefore, I’m inclined to choose FoneTool to transfer photos and other useful data from Android to iPad with computer. If this guide helps you, share it with more people.


FoneTool Runs Perfectly on

iOS Versions
  • iOS 16/15/14/13/12/11 and former
  • iPadOS 16/15/14/13/12/11 and former
iOS Devices
  • iPhone 14/14 Pro (Max), 13/13 mini/Pro (Max), iPhone 12/12 mini/Pro (Max), iPhone 11/11 Pro (Max)
  • iPhone X/XR/XS/XS Max, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6/6s/6s Plus
  • iPhone SE (1st, 2nd, 3rd generations)
  • iPod touch 1/2/3/4/5/6/7
  • All models of iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad Pro and iPad