[5 Ways] Transfer Files from Android to iPhone via WiFi

Do you know how to transfer files from Android to iPhone via WiFi? This passage provides you 5 effective ways to transfer files from Android to iPhone via WiFi using apps or cloud service.


By Demi / Updated on May 31, 2024

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Transfer data from Android to iPhone

I currently have a Samsung J7 phone which has run out of space. I have purchased an iPhone 14 to start using. Does anyone know if I can transfer data from Android to iPhone via WiFi or a PC? Is there a software you would suggest me getting to perform this transfer? Thanks for any help you can give me.

- Question from AT&T Community

After using an Android phone for a long time, you may want to buy an iPhone. Due to different operating systems, on the one hand, you can enjoy something new that an Android phone cannot provide you. On the other hand, it may be difficult for you to transfer files from Android to iPhone.

Transfer From Android To iPhone

To transfer files from Android to iPhone via WiFi, this guide offers 5 effective ways which include apps and cloud service to make it.

Part 1. Transfer files from Android to iPhone via WiFi using apps

To answer the question “Can I transfer files from Android to iPhone? ”, there are 3 apps you can choose from. You may need to download them on both of your phones or just on computer, then transfer files with a few steps.

Tool 1. Move to iOS

To provide you with more professional service, Apple has released an official app named Move to iOS for its users to transfer files from Android to iPhone. It is suggested to try Move to iOS before you activate and setup your new iPhone.

Some preparations before all the steps

• If you have set up your iPhone, you may need to either try other tools in this guide or 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 your iPhone and restore it later.  

• Move to iOS provides you a way to transfer files from Android to iPhone via WiFi. Therefore, make sure you have turned on WiFi on your Android.

• Plug both your Android phone and iPhone into power to make sure they won’t be power-off during the process.

Steps to transfer files from Android to iPhone by Move to iOS

Step 1. Set up iPad until you see the App & Data screen > Choose Move data from Android.

Step 2. On your Android device, Download and open Move to iOS app > Tap Continue > Tap Agree when you are shown terms and conditions> Tap Next in the top-right corner of the Find Your Code screen.

Step 3. On your iPhone, Tap Continue on the Move from Android screen > A ten-digit or six-digit code will appear.

Move Data From Android

Step 4. On your Android phone, Enter the code that appears on iPhone > Wait for the Transfer Data screen to appear > Choose the content you want to transfer and tap Next.

The duration depends on the number of contents you’d like to transfer. Wait patiently until you see the loading bar on iPhone, tap Done, and complete the setup process.

▶ You can only transfer all files in apps like Messages or Camera Roll from Android to iPhone, which means you cannot select the specific files you’d like to transfer.
▶ Make sure that the Move to iOS app still stays onscreen on your Android phone. Any operations or phone calls will break off the process.
▶ On your Android phone, the WiFi condition and an enabled cellular data connection may influence the process.

Tool 2. SHAREit

Besides Move to iOS, there are many other apps you can choose from, and SHAREit is one of them. Here are tutorials about how to transfer files from Android to iPhone via WiFi using SHAREit.

Step 1. Download SHAREit for Android and for iPhone, and open it on both Android phone and iPhone.

Step 2. On your Android phone, tap Send > Select photos, videos, apps, and music you want to transfer, and tap SEND.

Step 3. Tap CONNECT TO iOS/WP when there is a blue screen on Android phone, then a mobile hotspot name and password will show up.

SHAREit From Android

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

▶ You can transfer individual files or files in an entire folder. However, it is reported that when you transfer the entire folder, the transfer speed will slow down correspondingly.
▶ Many users who complain that the ads in SHAREit annoy them too much. Therefore, if you mind the ads, you can try other tools in this guide.

Tool 3. FoneTool

To some degree, FoneTool is an AirDrop-like tool, enabling you to AirDrop from Android to iPhone, and vice versa. What makes FoneTool different is that you don't need to spend much time connecting Android and iPhone. Instead, it helps you connect two devices and finish the transfer task in minutes.

FoneTool has these features and advantages
✓ Fast transfer speed. For example, you can transfer 100 songs within few seconds.
✓ Preview and selective process. With a simple interface and design, FoneTool makes it easier for you to transfer photos, music, videos, and contact from Android to iPhone, and vice versa selectively.
✓ Wide compatibility. FoneTool supports kinds of models of iPhone, iPad, and iPod. It works well with kinds versions of iOS as well.

Steps to transfer files from Android to iPhone via Wi-Fi by FoneTool

 Step 1. Download FoneTool  for Android and FoneTool for iPhone. Open FoneTool on two devices > Allow the tool to use WLAN. (No need to connect to a Wi-Fi, just need to turn on the Wi-Fi option.)

Step 2. On your Android phone, go to Connect Device > Tap Connect to iOS and scan the QR code using your iPhone to connect two devices.

connect to iOS

Step 3. On your Android phone, Go to File Transfer > Tap each file type from the menu bar to preview and select the files you’d like to transfer to iPhone > Click Send to make it.

preview photos and tap send

Step 4. On your iPhone, simply tap Confirm to receive Android files. To check the transferred files,
• The transferred photos and contacts will be saved in Photos app and Contacts app. 
• Songs, videos, and others are saved in "Received Music", "Received Videos", etc. folders in FoneTool and you can tap to browse them.

? Multiple functions. Besides transferring files, you can also try FoneTool's desktop version to backup your iPhone fully or selectively to avoid data loss in the future. Download FoneTool by clicking the icon below and install it to have a try.

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Part 2. Transfer files from Android to iPhone via WiFi using cloud services

There are also some cloud services available to sync files from Android to iPhone via WiFi. But the biggest problem of cloud service is that you may have no idea that how much time it will take to finish the task. If you are not in a hurry, you may try the two tools below.

Tool 4. iCloud

iCloud is the official cloud service provided by Apple. It provides you 5 GB of storage space for free to sync files to your Apple devices. To transfer files from Android to iPhone, upload the files on your Android phone to iCloud, and then these files will be synced to your iPhone. Follow the steps below to make it.

To transfer files from Android to iCloud

Step 1. Connect Android to computer and drag and drop the files to a folder on computer. When it is over, disconnect your Android phone.

Step 2. On your computer, go to iCloud.com and sign in your Apple ID.

Step 3. Click each icon of files to upload files from Android by clicking the Upload icon in the upper-right corner.

iCloud Site

To sync files from iCloud to iPhone

Step 1. On your iPhone, connect it to the Internet > go to Settings > Sign in your Apple ID or tap [your name] > iCloud. Switch on the icons to start syncing.

Message Sync

You can go to certain apps to check whether the files have been synced completely. If they haven’t, make sure your iPhone is in a stable Internet connection and wait patiently.

Tool 5. Google Drive

Google Drive, another popular cloud drive, can help you to achieve file transfer from Android to iPhone. When you’re using Google Drive, make sure you’re connected to a WiFi network. Here is how to do with it.

Step 1. On your Android phone, download Google Drive app > Log in with your account > Upload files like contacts and messages on it.

Step 2. On your iPhone, download Google Drive and log in with the same account > Find the files you need > Tap the Three Dots icon > Tap Send a copy > you can choose to save the files directly and let the app open it.

Save Video From Google Drive


That’s all about transferring files from Android to iPhone via WiFi. There are 5 tools introduced in this guide, including apps and cloud services. Hopefully, you can choose one of the 5 tools to transfer data from Android to iPhone successfully.

Besides, you may need to be noted that it is also necessary to backup the files on your new iPhone via FoneTool to protect your data. If this guide helps you, share it with more people.

Demi · Editor
Demi is an editor of FoneTool group as well as a good advisor in the area of iOS-related issues. She does well in finding solutions to people's problems. She enjoys traveling, gardening, and watching movies. She spends most of her free time with her pet and family.