How to transfer files from Android to iPad mini ?

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  1. Maga

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    I have a iPad mini and an android mobile phone
    I intend to transfer a video that is on Google Drive to the iPad but I have no option available on the iPad;
    on the other way, PC has the option to download.
    What can I do to overcome this?
    Thank you very much
     
  2. Brian 244

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    There is a google drive app for iOS. That should solve your problem.
     
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    Or use Superbeam. There is both an Android Superbeam app and an iOS Superbeam app. It works for my Galaxy S4 and iPad mini2.
     
  4. Maga

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    I have the google drive app on my iPad, I can access the files but there is no option available to download them to the iPad
     
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    Try sending them to yourself (to the built in Mail app), and from there it should be possible to save them to the iPad.
     
  6. Maga

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    That's what I was thinking, to use something like yousendit; anyway it's a bit strange to use the 'old fashioned way' just because of an IOS/Windows/Andoid incompatibility.
    I'll keep checking, maybe there's some good news.
    Thank you very much!
     
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    You're welcome.
     
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    In Google Drive, tap-hold on the video until it is selected. In the little floating bar that shows up tap on the tree dot icon, choose Share, then Save Video. This should save the video to your Photos app. You can also try the Open In option. If you have a compatible third party app it may show up there.

    The Save Video option may not appear if the video format is not compatible with Photos.

    For some reason none of this is currently working on my iPad Pro. Hopefully it is not broken on your iPad Mini.
     
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    In my Google Drive app, it's not "Share", but "Send a copy" that shows Save Video afterwards.
     
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    You're right. That's what I get for not double checking the menus.

    It looks like Google Drive is waiting for files to download locally before it will act on a Save Image or Open In action. When I tried a smaller file, it worked (after a short a pause). I'm guessing I did not have the patience to wait out the video file when I tested I tested it. Still, if it's going to do this, some kind of download indicator would be comforting. Especially since the entire app freezes until it does it's thing.

    Or is your's behaving better?
     

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