[Answered] Can You AirDrop from Android to iPad?

Wondering whether it is possible to airdrop from Android to iPad? You may need this guide to get the answer to this question and how you can “airdrop” from Android to iPad wirelessly.

Demi by Demi Updated December 14, 2023
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AirDrop is a popular feature on Apple devices that allows users to wirelessly transfer files, photos, and more between Apple devices quickly and conveniently. However, AirDrop is limited to Apple devices only, which raises the question: Can you AirDrop from Android to iPad?

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In this article, we will explore this topic and provide you with alternative methods to transfer files from Android to iPad wirelessly. Let's dive in!

Can Android AirDrop to iPad?

In short, you cannot directly AirDrop files from an Android device to an iPad. Since AirDrop is an exclusive feature available only on Apple devices. And it is not compatible with Android devices, including smartphones and tablets.

Fortunately, there are kinds of AirDrop alternatives available to enable you to transfer files from Android to iPad wirelessly. Keep reading to get them.

How to AirDrop from Android to iPad

While direct airdrop from Android to iPad is not possible, there are three alternative tools worth considering for wireless file transfer between the two devices. Take a look at these options and choose the one that best suits your requirements.

Way 1. “Airdrop” from Android to iPad - FoneTool

FoneTool's mobile app offers a wireless file transfer feature that enables you to transfer files from Android to iPad, similar to AirDrop. The key distinction is that FoneTool allows you to transfer a large number of files simultaneously.

Moreover, FoneTool facilitates the wireless transfer of photos, videos, music, contacts, and other data stored in the Files app between Android and iPad. The process does not require a Wi-Fi network connection and does not consume any data.

Steps to airdrop Android to iPhone using FoneTool app
Step 1. Download FoneTool from App Store on both Android phone and iPad.

>> FoneTool for Android download link: www2.aomeisoftware.com/download/ftl/FoneTool_Android.apk
>> FoneTool for iPhone download link: apps.apple.com/us/app/fonetool/id1504211320?platform=iphone

Step 2. Open FoneTool on Android phone and iPad and allow the tool to use WLAN. (No need to connect to a Wi-Fi, just need to turn on the Wi-Fi option.)

Step 3. On your Android phone, go to Connect Device > Tap Connect to iOS and scan the QR code using your iPhone to connect two devices.

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Step 4. On your Android phone, Go to File Transfer > Choose the files you’d like to airdrop to iPad > Click Send to make it.

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Step 5. On your iPad, simply tap Confirm to receive Android files. The transferred photos and contacts will be saved in Photos app and Contacts app. Songs and videos are saved in "Received Music" and "Received Videos" in FoneTool and you can tap to play.

FoneTool also provides you with a desktop version to transfer data from Android to iPhone/iPad. The desktop software requires a physical USB connection to share files among devices, which is more stable than its Wi-Fi counterpart.

The desktop version of FoneTool allows you to transfer data among iOS devices/Android phones and computer. And you are also allowed to backup iOS devices to computer with it. You can download it to your Windows PC to have a try.

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Way 2. “Airdrop” from Android to iPad - SHAREit

SHAREit is a popular cross-platform file-sharing app that allows users to transfer files wirelessly between different devices. It offers a convenient way to share photos, videos, apps, and documents between devices using a Wi-Fi connection.

It excels particularly when it comes to transferring large files, thanks to its impressive speed during the transfer process. If you have a need to transfer substantial files, SHAREit is a reliable option that you'll surely appreciate.

Just for an example, here are tutorials about how to airdrop photos from Android to iPhone by SHAREit.

Step 1. Download SHAREit for Android and for iOS, 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.

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

In addition to its file sharing capabilities, SHAREit provides a range of useful functions. For example, it allows you to remotely access files on a laptop and control PowerPoint presentations on a PC using your iPhone. These additional features make SHAREit a versatile tool that goes beyond simple file sharing.

Way 3. “Airdrop” from Android to iPad - Send Anywhere

Send Anywhere is another popular file-sharing app that supports cross-platform transfers. What makes it different is that Send Anywhere supports transferring files even over Bluetooth range, so that you can utilize it in more scenarios.

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 or other section > Tap to choose files 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.

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

Summary & FAQs

While AirDrop is not compatible with Android devices, there are alternative methods available to “airdrop” from Android to iPad. Apps like FoneTool, SHAREit, and Send Anywhere offer convenient solutions for cross-platform file sharing.

By following the step-by-step instructions provided in this article, you can easily  transfer files from Android to iPad wirelessly without the need for AirDrop. Enjoy seamless file sharing between different platforms!


Q1: How can I ensure the files I transfer from Android to iPad are compatible?
A1: It is important to ensure that the files you transfer are in a format compatible with the iPad. For media files, formats like MP4, MP3, or JPEG should work fine, but if you encounter any issues, you may need to convert the files to a compatible format using appropriate conversion tools.

Q2: Can I use Bluetooth to transfer files from Android to iPad?
A2: Want to transfer contacts from Android to iPad via Bluetooth? Bluetooth is not the most efficient method for transferring large files. It may work for smaller files, but due to slower transfer speeds, it is not recommended for transferring large files from Android to iPad.

Q3: Can I transfer files from Android to iPad using a computer?
A3: Yes, you can connect your Android device to a computer, transfer the files to the computer, and then connect your iPad to the same computer to transfer the files to the iPad using the third-party transfer tool we mentioned in Way 1.

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