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Xender app-easily transfer data/music from Android to iPhone or iPad (iOS) devices | Transfer data/music from iPhone to Android devices too!


There are very few or limited options when it comes to transferring data from Android devices to iPhone/iPad , most take the route of using WhatsApp/Dropbox to transfer data from Android to iPhone . Not only it consumes data but is also less speedy, and results in compression/loss of data(as in case of WhatsApp) . Xender for iOS / Android is an awesome app which will solve all your worries! It transfers data from Android to iPhone/iPad using Wi-Fi network but without consuming data!. All you require is to have both the devices connected in a group (i.e have the same Wi-Fi connection) , In-this tutorial We will see transferring data/files/music from Android to iPhone , and transferring data/music from iPhone to android too.

Note – If you want to transfer data between to and from iPhone/iPad to iPhone/iPad, please refer this article , Also if you’re looking to transfer video/movie to your iPad/iPhone please refer this article to be able to play mkv,avi and other video formats.

Tutorial to use Xender App for transferring data/music from Android to iPhone and iPhone to Android.

After tapping on more select the “Connect iPhone” option

  • First of all download and install Xender app on your devices –Click here to Download Xender app from Google Play Store. (Android)

    Click here to Download Xender app from Apple iTunes Store
    . ( iOS ) works on iPad Air 2 , iPad mini too
  • Now , we need to create a group in order to transfer between iPhone and Android so as we can start the transfer, Open the Xender app on Android and select or tap on “more” option. (Its located on the bottom left hand side as shown in alongside image).
  • After tapping on more select the “Connect iPhone” option from the menu .
  • Now , On your iPhone/iPad , Navigate to Settings – > WLAN and connect to the WiFi network starting with “ADY etc….”.
  • Once your iPhone or iOS device gets connected, Open Xender app on your iPhone/iPad and click on the “Connect Phone” Option.
  • That’s it! now just select the data which you want to send , on either of the device Android or on the iPhone, and tap on “Send” . (Check the second image for details)
  • Woah! your music/data will be transferred within seconds! and this is perhaps the only way you can transfer songs/music from Music library of iPhone to Android!

Note / Update – Many users asked us for method to import songs/music from Xender app to Music library , please read this article to import music/songs from Xender / ShareIt app to default Music player library of iPhone/iPod/iPad.


Here’s another image which will explain the procedure in a simple way . If you have any doubts/encounter any problems feel free to comment ,and ya Xender app is Free for iOS as well as Android .

Xender App Android to iPhone music/data transfer


  1. Pranav February 20, 2015

    I transferred music from android to ios but i want to import music from xender to music lbrary…. Tis is nt wrkng

    1. Chaitanya February 20, 2015

      Hello Pranav, actually inorder to import into music library you must use iTunes, but i wonder why will you want to do that, because Xender itself comes built-in with a great music player with shuffle support, and integrates your songs from music library as well as those received from android mobile phone!

  2. Priya February 20, 2015

    I sent an app from android to ios but my ipad is not supporting it… Tell me some app with which i can open those apps…

    1. Chaitanya February 20, 2015

      Hello Priya, iPad runs on iOS , which is different from android, so Android apps won’t run on iOS devices 🙁

  3. Abhi February 24, 2015

    I transfered a movie from android to ios. But it does not support it. What to do?

    1. Chaitanya February 24, 2015

      Abhi you can install my player on your iOS device hopefully it will be able to play it 🙂

      1. Suketu May 22, 2015

        Late in the day but, I would like to play the xender transferred .mkv file on VLC (on my iPad Air 2) how do I go about it?

        1. Chaitanya May 22, 2015

          Hello suketu, you can do it as follows – open xender app and navigate to the file which you want to open in vlc, now long tap on the file name.. You’ll be presented with an option to open in.. Here in the bottom row select open in other app and choose vlc from the list 🙂

          1. jadesola July 16, 2015

            When I press open in nothing happens.

  4. Aastik February 24, 2015

    Where to find the music files in the iphone that are in xende

    1. Chaitanya February 25, 2015

      Hello Aastik, you can find them right inside the music section in the Xender app!

  5. Pratham Agarwal March 5, 2015

    I sent app from my android phone to my I pad mini…but it isn’t opening

  6. Danish Jameel March 7, 2015

    how to transfer files from xender to pc?

  7. samikshya April 4, 2015

    I cant find da music i transferred thru xender in my htc music library..i transferred from sony xperia.let me noe soon.

  8. Amit April 9, 2015

    I sent a movie from htc to iphone but am not able to play it .. I recieved it successfully but i am unable to play it

    1. Chaitanya April 9, 2015

      Hello Amit, you will need to copy it to vlc or infuse for iOS for it to play 🙂

  9. shan April 18, 2015

    I sent android phone to 5s.but not work mkv,avi,3gp files .please help me

    1. Chaitanya April 20, 2015

      Hello shan, please check out the tutorial to play mkv,avi files on iPhone linked in the above article 🙂

  10. Subhranta Mishra April 26, 2015

    How will the music files in my ipad will show in the music library if i transferred them using xender
    I want them to be shown in my music library, please help me.

  11. aki May 17, 2015

    I transferred music from android where could i hear the music

    1. Chaitanya May 17, 2015

      Hello Aki, now open the xender app navigate to the “files” option which is the fourth one in the bottom bar, in the files section you’ll see your transferred music, just click on it to play them 🙂

  12. Prince May 17, 2015

    but if you play songs via xxener in iphone, you need to open every song which i dont want. I want to add it to music library. Ca anyone suggest how can i do that?

  13. Varnika May 20, 2015

    Is der not a way to transfer all music files from xender to your actual music library. Openin each file in xender is soo tacky..

    1. Chaitanya May 20, 2015

      Hello Varnika, there is a way to do that but it will require a pc access to the device is the access available?

  14. This is so perfect. i tried it and it’s working well. Thanks !

    1. Chaitanya May 20, 2015

      You’re welcome Stella 🙂 glad that it worked for you

  15. Pradeep May 20, 2015

    I have transferred music files from android to i phone and i want to import that using pc,what is the procedure plz plz tell me becoz xsender files itself i was unable find on pc,plz explain cause everyone wanna know this only

    1. Chaitanya May 21, 2015

      Hello Pradeep, for browsing files present in xender on pc use an application called as itools for pc, we’ve already posted about it, it Will help you to transfer them to pc

      1. Pradeep May 21, 2015

        Thanx buddy:)

        1. Chaitanya May 21, 2015

          You’re welcome

  16. Kamal June 8, 2015

    How do I view my music files inside xender app ? I have tried in this way ” File-> Media/Files ” but why it showing empty even I have some musics in my library ? Kindly help me

  17. Kamal June 10, 2015

    Any one pls help ;-

  18. Ri June 10, 2015

    I got some music and video in Xender.I wanna listen song or video usual even if I dont open that Xender application.How to do that?

  19. Mo June 17, 2015

    Hii, does it only work over wifi, can I use cellular data on my iPad

  20. smachizo June 25, 2015

    I still have iPhone 3GS, can this app work on my iPhone ?
    Thanks for the post

  21. joice June 25, 2015

    Not getting files to gallery on my android phone

  22. Asik July 2, 2015

    I want to use whatsapp in my iPad., can I transfer my whatsapp database to iPad and start using whatsapp in iPad?

    1. Chaitanya July 2, 2015

      Hello Asia, yes you can give it a try 🙂 else you can easily install whatsapp ipa in your iPad and follow the normal registration instructions for registering on whatsapp even without sim card

  23. Juili July 11, 2015

    I received songs from a friends phone (htc) via xender and these songs aren’t really coming into my music player list …I have samsung note 3 neo

  24. Naina July 28, 2015

    I transferred some songs frm my android to my ipod. I can listen to the songs in xender, but i baady want it in my music library. Some say that we can do it through itunes…. How can we do it? help please!!!

  25. Shiva August 4, 2015

    After updating to iOS 9 .. I m not able to connect android with my iPad… In xender

  26. Sunny Patel August 16, 2015

    Hello sir. I was transferring few of my pictures from my iphone to my friend’s android phone. But when both phone connected, a message was displayed in android whether all my photoes have to be transferred or not. I accidentally clicked yes and the transfering process began. I have more than 2200+ pics among which i wanted to transfer only 50. But i am worried that whether all my pics had transferred or only 50 of them which i selected. I have many private pics which i don’t want to share with anyone. I stopped xender in about 3-4 minutes after the transfering process began. Sir pls tell me whether all the pics can be transferred in 3-4 minutes or not. I hope not. When i stopped xender it was showing transmission error in my friend’s mobile. But still I’m worried thinking about the issue. Pls help me answering my question. Is it possible to transfer 2200 pics in 5 mins or so?

    1. Chaitanya August 16, 2015

      Hello Sunny not to worry 🙂 only the selected pictures would be transferred anyways it’s not possible to transmit even 1000 pictures in 3,4 minutes 🙂

      1. Milan patel October 2, 2015

        Hello sir i have iphone 3gs so xender supported on this device?

  27. Kenneth August 17, 2015

    I want to send music files from ipad to android phone. However, although i have a lot of music on my ipad, xender says there is none in the ipad media folder. What now?

  28. Divya August 23, 2015

    If the wi fi can’t start with ADY so what can i do??

    1. Chaitanya August 23, 2015

      Hello Divya, sorry I didn’t get ‘ADY’ what does it mean :(, if the wifi doesn’t start with the app you can manually enable it from the settings gs and then open the app 🙂

  29. Shahul August 27, 2015

    Hello dear ,

    I just downloaded xender in my iphone and tried transfering few of my icture from iphone to my android. But none of them was recieved on my android and it was showing “transmission error” on my android phone. I tried with one of my friends android phone also . But still getting the same error and could not transfer any images. But when i imported album from iphone to android all my videos transferred to succesfully to android phone. May I know what was the issue with picture transmission. Please help me if you have any resolution for this error.

  30. rizwan September 20, 2015

    i want to transfer applications from android to iphone 5s.but in share it i cant transfer application.only photos and videos move

  31. Zauri October 30, 2015

    How to import all contacts to an iphone from android as iphone shows no code and android xender asks for it

    1. Chaitanya October 30, 2015

      Hi Zauri for transferring contacts to an iPhone from Android please use the “Phoneswappr” app 🙂 I have given it a try and it works flawlessly

  32. neelam December 22, 2015

    I transferred movie frm iphone to my samsung A3 through xender but it’s not playing

  33. chetan meherkhamb January 9, 2016

    When i select “sd card” as storage on xender i get transmission error while receiving file….

  34. Farah Arina January 29, 2016

    My photos are in icloud so it won’t show in xender app. How am I supposed to try pictures from my iPhone to my android?

  35. Rishikesh February 11, 2016

    I had transferred an video from android to iphone by ahareit app but i m unable to play that video
    i had also downloaded vlc player but it is of no use
    Which app should I download to play the videos

    1. Chaitanya February 12, 2016

      Hi Rishikesh, the vlc media player should be able to play that file.. Could you tell us what error vlc is giving so that we can assist you better or you can even try wifi transfer by infuse 3 app

  36. Arpita February 20, 2016

    I want to send music files from iphone to android phone. However, although i have a lot of music on my iphone, xender says there is none in the iphone media folder. What now?Please help.

    1. Chaitanya February 20, 2016

      Hi Arpita, its because it’s saved to iTunes music library. Hence they aren’t showing up in xender, for transferring those songs they need to be externally transferred via itools

  37. Sly February 23, 2016

    Please how can i transfer videos and music from an idroid to my ipad through xender?

  38. Sly February 23, 2016

    I cant see a wlan network on my ipad……i dont know how to send videos and pictures from an android to my ipad using xender….plz i need help

    1. Chaitanya February 23, 2016

      Hello Sly, well first open xender on Android and select the videos you want to send and click on send. Now it will create a hotshot of your Android. In your iPad look for the wlan network created by xender and connect to it. Now open the xender app on iPad and click on receive. It will be done 🙂

  39. Sly February 24, 2016

    Tanx……did dat and it works!! But dont know why i dnt see d videos and music i recieved through xender on my ipad videos nd music

  40. Sushree March 2, 2016

    i dont get the songs i hv in my music in the audio section of xender…so hw cn i send those songs?using iphone 6s

    1. Chaitanya March 2, 2016

      Hi Sushree to get the songs which are in your audio folder of xender we will have to copy them into music library by using iTools

  41. Sujith March 30, 2016

    Can i transfer whatsapp conversations from iphone to android using xender?

    1. Chaitanya March 30, 2016

      Hi Sujith, sorry to say but currently this isn’t possible as whatsapp data on iPhone can be accessed only by whatsapp due to the latest iOS update

  42. Manish June 21, 2016

    I have 3gb space in my iPhone but I couldn’t tranfer a 1 gb movie from xender. Showing no space

  43. Imongin July 10, 2016

    Can send apps from one iPhone to the other using xender

  44. Jordyn July 24, 2016

    I’m trying to transfer my iTunes music to android and my iTunes music won’t even show up in the app on my iphone. What can I do?

  45. vikas jain July 29, 2016

    Iam not able to save my contacts in my android phone. I sent my contacts from iPhone to android phone

  46. Riyazahmed July 29, 2016

    I have i phone 5 s i import contact and photos on xender from samsung mobile but where go this import file

    1. bilal September 2, 2016

      I send contact to android phone from iso mobile it will not working•••••

  47. Yuri Ribera March 17, 2017

    I have been using Xender for a few months and have noticed that I cannot “see” neither transfer older files that are on my Iphone, the app only lets me see and transfer newer files? is that a bug? or what? I can’t find a workaround to this.

    1. Chaitanya March 17, 2017

      Actually Xender has stopped sharing its documents folder publicly hence they aren’t visible anymore since the 9.3.3 ios update they do not show up 🙁

  48. Divya May 8, 2017

    hi, i just installed xender but while the initial configuration i said no to allow xender to access my gallery. i want to store the videos and songs in my gallary now but it says i need to change in the settings but the settings is very minimal with no option to select that i want xender to access my gallary, can you pls guide me?

  49. Monarch June 21, 2017

    If the iPhone is unsble to connect to the android phone? What do u do?

  50. Bhavika Fudani February 12, 2018

    Hello. I got transferred imgs from iPhone to Android phone.. but in my Android phone, the imgs aren’t getting opened..it’s just loading up. Help please.


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