You can’t really rely on Bluetooth when sending files, like videos, from an Android phone to an iPhone. Aside from it being as slow as a turtle, an iPhone’s BT feature only works with Apple products. But does this mean there’s no way to send videos from Android to iPhone?
The answer is a big NO! There are many ways to share videos from Android to iPhone. The easiest one is by sending them via Social Media apps like Facebook or Instagram. But if you’re concerned about preserving the quality and clarity of the video, there are wireless and wired methods to do it. And we happen to discuss some of them below. Read on for more details.
Part 1: How to Send Videos from Android to iPhone (Wireless)
Wireless transfer means you don’t have to rely on data cables to do the transfer. Typically, this happens with the use of WIFI, mobile data, or hotspot tethering. We have two ways to send videos from Android to iPhone below. The first one involves the use of Google Drive and the second one uses an app called ShareIt.
Method 1: Share Videos from Android to iPhone via Gdrive
Google Drive, also known as Gdrive, has been a popular pick when it comes to sending large video files from Android to iPhone. It works by uploading the video and then sending a link that people can access on phones and PC web browsers. For this to work, you need to have a Google Account on your Android phone.
Launch the Gallery app on Android and select the videos. Then, tap on the Share button and choose Google Drive. There, choose the target account. Then, hit the Save button in the upper-right corner.
When the uploading is finished, open your Google Drive app and look for the video or folder. Once located, just tap on the 3-dot option and select “Manage Access” Then, set “Anyone with the link”
Go back to the video/folder and click on the 3-dot option again. This time, select “Copy link”. On your iPhone, open the link and the Google Drive folder holding the video/s should appear. There, view or download the videos.
However, this method can fail sometimes, especially if you don’t have reliable WIFI/Mobile Data. The uploading process could be interrupted and restarted. And if the video you are sending is copyrighted, it may get flagged, making it inaccessible or worse– deleted.
Method 2: Send Videos from Android to iPhone with Shareit
There’s a direct Android-to-iPhone sharing method available if you use the mobile app: Shareit. It involves the use of WIFI/hotspot tethering but doesn’t require internet access, unlike the previous method.
All you need to do is install the app on both Android and iPhone. You can find it on Google Play Store or App Store. Then, follow the steps below:
Once installed, just launch the app on both your Android and iPhone. On the main interface, select Send for the Android device and Receive for the iPhone.
Your Android phone will start scanning for nearby devices. Your iPhone should appear on the radar. When it does, click on it to establish the connection. Then, you will be allowed to select the videos and send them. After that, just wait until it’s complete and disconnect both devices.
But if you are sharing multiple large video files, Shareit may consume more battery power than usual, which may interrupt the process or heat up the phone.