Can I transfer photos between iPhone – Android via Bluetooth?

It’s easy to transfer data from iPhone to Android or vice-versa if you have an Internet connection. But what if you cannot connect to a Wi-Fi network or cellular data is not available? Is it possible to transfer data between iPhone/iPad and Android wirelessly via Bluetooth in this case?

Question:

Can I Transfer photos from my iPhone/iPad to my friend’s Android phone via Bluetooth?

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Answer: 

You cannot connect an Android phone to an iPhone over Bluetooth, therefore, you cannot transfer data between the two devices this way. On iOS, Bluetooth is only used as a conduit to establish the connection between AirDrop devices, or for connecting peripherals such as keyboards, mice, and speaker. It’s not used for mass transferring data.

However, if you’re interested in sharing data between iPhone and Android wirelessly without using the Internet, you still can do it.

Zapya is a cross-platform application that lets you share files across devices like Android, iPhone, iPad, PC in an instant. It works by utilizing the Wi-Fi connection (not the Internet connection) to transfer data. Here’s how it works.

Step 1: Install Zapya on both of your iPhone and Android phone.

Step 2: Turn on Cellular Data and Personal Hotspot on the iPhone. Then on the Android phone, join the Wi-Fi network you just created using the iPhone.

Zapya only leverages your Wi-Fi tethering to transfer data and won’t cost any of your mobile data.

Step 3: Connect two devices in the Zapya app. Once both devices are connected, you can start sending data between the two devices. Not only can you transfer photos and videos, but you can also transfer any file type as Zapya will handle the files for you.

Also read: How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Computer

As I mentioned, Zapya won’t use your mobile data at all. So it’s a great solution if you’re looking for a method to transfer photos/videos from iPhone to Android wirelessly. Using Zapya even offers much better transmission speed than Bluetooth as you can transfer up to 10 MB per second.

Apart from Zapya, you can also try other apps like Xender, ShareIt,… which provide the similar feature.

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