How to Transfer Files from iPad to Android

Take lots of photos with your iPad and want to transfer files from iPad to Android. Store multiple songs and videos on your iPad and can't wait to switch to your Android device for enjoying on the go? Whatever forces you, one thing you must care about is how to make the switch. Here are the solutions I recommend to you about how to transfer files from iPad to Android.

Solution 1. Switch from iPad to Android with dr.fone

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Step 1. Connect your iPad and Android device to the computer

In order to transfer files from iPad to Android, you are supposed to run dr.fone on the computer and use USB cables to connect your iPad and Android phone or tablet to the computer too. iTunes should be installed to ensure that dr.fone connects your iPad properly.

Note: dr.fone - Switch works well with multiple Android phones and tablets, including Samsung, Google, HTC, Sony, Motorola, LG, HUAWEI, ZTE, acer, and more.

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Step 2. Copy music/photos/videos/iMessages/calendars/contacts from iPad to Android

As you see, both your Android device and iPad are shown in the primary window. All the contents you can copy are checked. Thus, click Start Copy to begin the transfer.

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Solution 2. Transfer files from iPad to Android Freely

1. Transfer photos from iPad to Android phone or tablet

Among all the files, photos in iPad Camera Roll are easier to transfer. Here go the steps.

  1. Mount your iPad on the computer as an external hard drive by plugging in a USB cable. Open it and find the DCIM folder. All photos you take and download are there.
  2. Connect your Android phone or tablet to the computer with the USB cable. Likewise, navigate to its hard drive.
  3. Open the Android hard drive and find or create a photo folder.
  4. Copy the photos from iPad DCIM folder to your Android photo folder.

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2. Transfer music and videos from iPad to Android

It's clear that iTunes allows you to transfer the purchased music and videos from iPad to it. Thus, you can follow the way when you have multiple music and videos to be transferred.

  1. Use the USB cable to connect your iPad to the computer and run iTunes.
  2. Click Store > Authorize This Computer and input the apple id and password which is used to purchase the music and videos.
  3. When your iPad is detected and shown in the left sidebar, right click your iPad to show the drop-down list. Then, choose Transfer Purchased….
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  5. Go to the iTunes media folder on the computer. By default, it's saved at C:Users/Administrator/Music/iTunes/iTunes Media.
  6. Mount your Android phone or tablet as a usb hard drive and paste the music and videos from the iTunes media folder.
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You may find that some music and videos play well on your iPad, but can't play on your Android phone or tablet, like MOV, M4P, M4R, M4B. In this case, you have to find some audio and video converter to convert them first.

3. Transfer contacts from iPad to Android

To transfer iPad contacts to an Android phone or tablet, Google Sync is a good choice. No matter whether your iPad is running iOS 10/9/8/7 or iOS 5/6, it can do that for you.

When your iPad is running iOS 7, please follow the steps below:

  1. On your iPad, tap Settings > Mails, Contacts, Calendars > Add Account > Google.
  2. Fill in your Google account info: name, user name, password and description
  3. Tap Next and ensure the Contacts icon is turned on.
  4. Tap Save and the contact sync.
  5. Go to your Android phone or tablet and tap Setting.
  6. Choose Account & sync and fill in the account info and then tap Sync Contacts.
  7. Tap Sync Now to sync Google contacts to your Android phone or tablet.

When your iPad is with iOS 5 or iOS 6, try the following:

  1. Tap Settings on your iPad.
  2. Tap Mails, Contacts, Calendars > Add Account.
  3. Choose Other > Add CardDAV Account.
  4. Enter your account info: Service, user name, password and description.
  5. Tap Next on the top right corner and turn on Contacts.
  6. On your Android phone or tablet, tap Setting > Accounts & sync.
  7. Enter your Google account and tap Sync Contacts > Sync Now.

Note: Here are more details about syncing your iPad with the Google account.

However, what may disappoint you is that not all Android phones and tablet allows you to sync Google accounts. That is to say, you may can't use Google sync.

4. Transfer apps from iPad to Android

Don't want to lose your favorite apps after switching from iPad to Android? Don't worry. The Google Play comes for you. It's the biggest Android app download center, which lets you quickly find what you want.

As for the apps you have paid, you can try to get touch with the app developer or the app store to see whether you can change the .ipa, .pxl, etc version to .apk version at a small cost.

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Comparison of different iPad to Android transfer solutions

Free Solution Paid Solution - dr.fone Switch
Photos
  • Photos in the Camera Roll: Mount the iPad as an external hard drive;
  • Photos in Photo Library and iPhoto: no way available
  • Music/videos
  • Sync the purchased music/videos to iTunes and to the Android device
  • Contacts
  • Sync contacts via Google
  • Apps
  • Download the same apps from Google Play
  • Not support
  • Pros & Cons
    Pros
  • Free of charge
  • Need a few minutes
  • One click to transfer all videos, photos, music and contacts
  • Extract and transfer texts from iMessages
  • Cons
  • Takes lots of time to search the solutions
  • Transfer the files one by one
  • After the transfer, the music or video may fail to play
  • Not free
  • Fail to transfer apps from iPad to Android
  • Phone Transfer

    1 Transfer From Android
    2. Transfer From iOS
    3. Transfer From WinPhone
    4. Others

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