Sharing files from one mobile device to another with both device running same mobile operating system is quite easy and straightforward even if it's a large file. There are lots of apps in the market that makes it easier to transfer files and data between two device with either bluetooth or Wi-Fi connection and some file managing apps i.e ES File Explorer are quite capable of doing the job as well, but what about transferring files on different mobile operating system? That's an entire different case.
There are some operating systems that allows file transfer without any restriction. For instance, sharing files from Java phones to Android phones can be done using bluetooth connection without requiring any additional apps, so likewise from BlackBerry to Android though sharing large files is not encourage. While it's easy on some it is difficult on others, transferring files directly from Android to iOS or vice versa is simply impossible without additional app to fill the gap and that's what i'll be sharing today.
There are two ways i'll be focusing on, both requiring different apps.
Zapya is a cross multi-platform mobile sharing app that doesn't requires internet connection to work. With Zapya, files can be transfer from Android to iOS, Android to PC, iOS to Android, iOS to PC, PC to Android and PC to iOS. It make use of Wi-Fi connection in transferring files and its 128 times faster than bluetooth speed.
To use Zapya, all you need to do is:
Download the app to both device.
Go to app drawer on the Android phone to launch and tap Create Group (make sure Wi-Fi Hotspot is On).
Go to menu (top right) and select Connect To IOS Device.
Turn on Wi-Fi on your iOS device.
Launch Zapya and click search and join in, you should see the Android device name already listed.
Click on it to establish connection, thats all.Download Zapya for AndroidDownload Zapya for iOS
2. Send Anywhere (File Transfer)
Send Anywhere is a P2P (Peer-To-Peer) file sharing app that allows users to share digital contents in real time without cloud storage. While Zapya doesn't requires data connection in sharing file, Send Anywhere requires internet connection and sometimes uses Wi-Fi for short distance transfer.
There are some ways where Send Anywhere might prove more useful than Zapya and that is you can share files to someone at long distance, it also make use of authentication pin for secure file transfer.
Send Anywhere can be use to transfer file virtually on any device, it support Android, Windows Phone, iOS, Mac, PC and even have Chrome extension for smart accessibility. You can send file right from their site without registration and there's no limit to file size you can transfer. Very fast, easy, convenient and secure. Learn more and download Send Anywhere app from here.