Transfer files between Android and iPhone over WiFi

Today, almost all Android smartphones come with a file manager, file browser or explorer. These file management tools are very helpful. For example, you can use them to copy, move, delete, rename files on mobile phones; some of them can even help users connect to a computer, server, other mobile devices for data transfer. A built-in file manager for iPhone is not available yet. However you can find a lot of third party file explorer or manager on the App Store. FileMaster is one of them. It is designed specifically with file management and transfer in mind. You can not only use it to manage all kinds of files on iPhone but also share files between iPhone and PC, Mac, Android in an easier way. It works like a SD card for iPhone. To transfer data between iPhone and computer or iPhone and Android phones, you firstly have to send files to this file manager app, then forward files from the file manager to iPhone, Android mobile or computers. Imagine if you could send any files from iPhone to Android or from Android to iPhone wirelessly without any USB cord or a computer in the middle. File Master is such an app makes file transfer over Wi-Fi between Android and iPhone never easier before.

In this article, we will describe how you can share files, such as photos, videos, music and more documents between iPhone and Android phones using this free file manager for iPhone. At the lower section of this post, we will also suggest other great file transfer apps that are free, cross-platform, powerful and easy to use.

Transfer files between Android and iPhone over WiFi

Firstly go to download it from App store on to your iPhone from the linked page in the first paragraph above. You do not need to install any app on Android phone for the file exchange. We will use the stock internet explorer or web browser on Android phone as the client to communicate with the iPhone file manager and share data between them.

Run the File manager on iPhone, tap on the More button and choose WiFi Transfer from the pop-up menu, see below screenshot.

iphone filemaster settings options

Slide the toggle to on in the WiFi Transfer screen, so you will get an iPhone file wireless transfer address.

iphone filemaster wifi transfer address

Connect your Android phone to the same Wi-Fi network as your iPhone. Then launch the internet browser on the phone to access the above iPhone Wi-Fi file transfer address, you will then get the access to all kinds of files and folders from the iPhone file manager on your Android device.

transfer files between android and iphone over wifi using filemaster

Here are how you can transfer files between iPhone and Android:

Transfer files from iPhone to Android

  1. You will firstly need to import files from iPhone to the iPhone file manager app;
  2. Then visit iPhone file transfer URL address using the web browser on Android phone. Browse to the folders from iPhone and download files from iPhone to Android.

Transfer files from Android to iPhone

  1. Visit iPhone file transfer URL address using the web browser on Android phone. Click the Upload button to select files you want to upload from Android to iPhone.
  2. The files will be uploaded from Android phone to the iPhone file manager app first. You can then export the files from the file manager to iPhone, open the received files with other compatible apps on iPhone, share the received files from iPhone to others or other devices using compatible tools or apps on your iPhone.
select files to upload from samsung mobile to iphone over wifi using filemaster

Using this wireless transfer utility, you can easily exchange photos, videos, music and more documents between iPhone and Android phones.

FREE & EASIER mobile phone data transfer alternatives

  • SHAREit: It is free and cross-platform. Works with Android, iOS, Mac, Windows. See how you can transfer photos, videos from iPhone to Android. Transfer files of any format and size without internet connection or using your cellular data.
  • Zapya: Another very popular, free, cross-platform, wireless, multilingual, powerful file sharing app. Compatible with phones, computers, tablets, Android, iOS, Windows, Mac.

Exchange files between iPhone and computer

The iPhone file Wi-Fi transfer can also help you back up files from iPhone to computer or send files from computer to iPhone, see this guide to transfer Photos, Videos, Music, and more files between iPhone and computer for FREE.

Get the free file manager app for easy file management and file transfer across mobile phones and platforms now, and share it with your family and friends when it is still a free app in Apple App Store

Update May 2019: this article was originally published in Apr 2016 and has since been updated. In this update, another two free file transfer solutions were added.

4 thoughts on “Transfer files between Android and iPhone over WiFi”

    1. thanks for the message.
      tried the Sunshine app for iOS, Sunshine for Windows and Sunshine for Android. It does not work on Android. Can’t connect Sunshine on iPad with its PC version even if both devices are connected to the same wi-fi network and signed in using the same email account (it requires you to sign up an account in order to use the app).

      1. Adrian Gonzalez

        Hey Matt! I am actually using it on an Android phone myself… I also login with the same accounts in all the devices and when I open the app I go on the left bottom corner to My Devices and there appear my tablet and PC. Not sure what your problem might be. I can see that they have support in the app so maybe you can send them an email…

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