How to Transfer Data from Android to iPhone Without WiFi

Read this guide to see how to transfer data from Android to iPhone without WiFi. Whether you want to transfer data via cable or wirelessly, you will find a way to do it here.

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By Kathy / Updated on May 31, 2024

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Want to move data from Android to iPhone without WiFi?

 

How can I transfer data from Android to iPhone without Internet? There is no Wi-Fi where I am now and I’d like to transfer some files instead of everything.

Nowadays, data transfer is no longer a challenge when switching from Android phone to Apple iPhone. You can simply put two devices together and let the Move to iOS app help you transfer everything wirelessly. However, Move to iOS requires a stable Wi-Fi network to work smoothly. What if there is no Wi-Fi connection? Can you transfer data from Android to iPhone without WiFi? Just keep reading to learn more.

Can you transfer files from Android to iPhone without WiFi?

Move to iOS app needs a Wi-Fi connection to work while it’s inconvenient for you. Do you need WiFi to transfer data from Android to iPhone? Well, not exactly. There are ways to help you transfer files from Android to iPhone without Internet.

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If you need a wireless transfer, you can turn to AirDrop-like apps to move data. If you have a computer at hand, you can transfer data from Android to iPhone with cable: first export data from Android phone to computer and then import data to iPhone.

However, please note that these methods can only help you transfer some but not all of the data such as contacts, photos, videos, songs, documents, etc.

How to transfer data from Android to iPhone without WiFi

Let’s start to see how to transfer data from Android to iPhone without WiFi. Go to Way 1 if you want to transfer data wirelessly. Refer to Way 2 or Way 3 if you want to transfer data on a computer.

If you want to transfer data from Android to iPhone using PC, you can follow the steps below to export files from Android phone.

1. Plug in your Android phone > Unlock the device and choose Transfer files option on the pop-up message.

2. Go to This PC > Find your device and open it > Open Internal Storage folder.

3. Find the data you want to transfer > Copy files to your computer.

  • You can go to DCIM > Camera to find your photos and videos.
  • If you want to export contacts, you should first go Contacts app on Android phone > tap More > choose Settings and select Export vCard, then you can go to Internal Storage on computer and type vcf in the search box to find the contacts.

Way 1. How to transfer data from Android to iPhone without WiFi - FoneTool

When you need to move Android data to iPhone without Internet, the mobile app - FoneTool for iOS can help you a lot. This app allows you to easily airdrop files between Android and iOS and doesn't require a WiFi connection or consume any cellular data.

Besides, FoneTool works well with various phone models including iPhone 4 to iPhone 15, Pixel, Samsung, OnePlus, etc. as well as the latest iOS 17/Android 14. 

Now you can scan the code below to download FoneTool on your iPhone and click the button to download it on your Android device. 

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Step 1. Open FoneTool on both your devices, then allow the application to use WLAN. (Just turn on the Wi-Fi option, it doesn't require any Wi-Fi connection.)

Step 2. Tap on Connect Device on Android > Go to Connect to iOS and use your iPhone to scan the code to create a connection.

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Step 3. Select File Transfer on your source Android device > Choose files you want to move > Click Send to begin > Tap Confirm on your iPhone to receive them.

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Once the transfer is complete, you can find all moved files within the Transfer Records.

Way 2. How to transfer data from Android to iPhone without WiFi on PC

If you need to add Android data to iPhone with computer, after you export the files from Android to the PC, you can use the transfer tool to transfer the data to your iPhone. The easy-to-use FoneTool is recommended here.

FoneTool is a professional iOS data management tool for Windows users, which supports data backup and data transfer. It can help you quickly transfer data from computer to iPhone and it will not erase any existing data on the device.

You can click the download button to get FoneTool and follow the steps below to transfer data to your new iPhone.

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  • Run FoneTool > Connect your iPhone to computer via the USB cable.
  • Choose Phone Transfer > Move the mouse to PC to iPhone and click Get Started.

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  • Click Photos, Videos, Music or Contacts icon (eg. click Photos if you want to transfer photos) > Drag the files to the box or you can click anywhere in the box to find the files you need.

Choose files

  • Finally, click Start Transfer.

Start Transfer

With the user-friendly interface, you can complete the transfer in a few clicks. It can be a good choice if you want to transfer files from Android to iPhone without Internet. What's more, you also rely on it later to help you transfer data between your iPhone and computer.

Way 3. How to transfer data from Android to iPhone without WiFi - iTunes

You can also use iTunes to transfer data to iPhone. However, you may lose some important files on your iPhone. iTunes transfers data via sync - it will first erase the existing data and then put new data on the iPhone. If you don't have any data on your iPhone, then you can follow the steps below to transfer data.

  • Get iTunes from Apple website or Microsoft Store.
  • Open iTunes and plug in your iPhone.
  • Click the Device icon after iTunes recognizes your iPhone.
  • Under Settings, select a data type like Photos. (Click Info if you want to sync contacts.)
  • Check Sync Photos > Select the photos from the drop-down menu > Click Apply.

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Although iTunes is complicated to use, it does help you transfer data from Android to iPhone without Internet. However, it’s not a good choice if you have important data on your iPhone.

Final words

That’s all about how to transfer data from Android to iPhone without WiFi. You can use FoneTool's mobile app to airdrop files. Or use FoneTool for Windows or iTunes to transfer data with USB cable. Anyway, you still need an Internet connection to get these transfer tools. You can download the tools in advance at your convenience.

Kathy
Kathy · Editor
Kathy is an editor of FoneTool, who prefers to help more users address a series of iOS-related problems. She likes traveling and being close to nature makes her relax. She is also keen to engage in social activities and spend much free time with her friends.