With the recent released of iPad 3, I know many have already bought their own. But if you happen to own an Android smartphone and want to test how the videos on your Android gadget looks like on your iPad 3, it will certainly be a headache.
IOS, the one that powers your iPad lacks file system features that support seamless transfer of videos from a third-party device like an Android smartphone or tablet. Evan Kline of 40 Tech posted a solution for those who want to know the method, without having to buy an Apple’s Camera Connection Kit or any connection cable for that matter.
First you need to make sure that the video you are about to transfer from your Android handset is compatible with iPad. IPad specs says that video supported videos are m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats.
Next, you need to download an Android app, as well as iOS app to transfer the files from your android device to iPad.
You need to connect the Android device and iPad on the same Wifi network you have in your residence or elsewhere.
For Android handset and tablet you need to download WiFi File Transfer app. You can find this at Google Play Store for free here. The current version is 1.0.1 compatible for Android devices with OS versions 2.1 up.
You also need the iCab Mobile (Web Browser) for your iPad where you can download at ITunes here. It is compatible for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad that have iOS version 3.1 or later. However it is not free and is sold at $1.99.
After you installed the two applications on your respective device, run the Wifi File Transfer app and it will present you with an IP address to which you need to connect with your browser on your iPad.
Afterwards, take the IP address provided by WiFi File Transfer from your Android device and enter that in your iPad iCab Mobile browser’s address bar. You’ll then be presented with a screen that shows your device’s file structure.
Using iCab Mobile browser find the location of your video from your Android device usually it is in the DCIM of your external memory card and browse the file structure to the video that you wanted to transfer by clicking the “download” link. iCab Mobile will tell you that the video can’t be displayed, and will ask you if you want to download it and that’s it.
You can now edit your saved video on your iPad and share it to the internet.
The WiFi File Transfer app is free with a 4 MB file upload limit but there is an option for an upgrade to WiFi File Transfer Pro which is $1.40 on Google Play Store for unlimited file transfer.
You can easily share videos, photos and other filetypes using the two apps mentioned so try it to see what else can you get.