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How to Transfer Photos, Videos, Music from iPad to Sony Xperia Z3 / Z5 Compact

Let’s first take a look at the latest smartphone market. iPhone 6 has recently come into the public. Many phone manufacturers have also announced its new models to the audience. Sony Xperia Z3 / Xperia Z5 Compact is one of them. As a successor of Sony Xperia Z2, these two devices do even better on the water-proof feature. When you get this device and try to fill it with multiple indispensable files such as contacts and music, only to find that the files are all on your iPad, the problem for you is to how to transfer the files from iPad to Sony Xperia Z3 or Z3 Compact?

In this article, we will show you two methods to work it out. One way is free while another way is to use a professional tool to help you with the One-Click data transfer.

Part 1: Transfer the files from your iPad to Sony Xperia Z3 / Z3 Compact with no cost.

1.How to transfer photos from iPad to Sony Xperia Z3 / Z3 Compact

Let’s talk about the transfer of photos first since photos in the Camera Roll are the most easy-to-transfer files compared with other files.

Step 1. Use a USB cable to connect your iPad to your computer as a hard drive. Click to open it and locate DCIM folder. You will find all the photos in this folder.
Step 2. Connect your Sony Xperia Z3 / Z3 Compact to your computer and open it.
Step 3. Set up a photo folder on your Sony Xperia Z3 or Xperia Z3 Compact and then transfer the files from DCIM folder to the folder you created.

transfer ipad photos to sony xperia z3 compact

2.How to transfer music & videos from iPad to Sony Xperia Z3 / Xperia Z3 Compact

It is authorized to transfer purchased music and videos with iTunes from your iPad to other devices. You can follow the steps below.

Step 1. Get your iPad connected and launch it.
Step 2. In the menu, click Store. Then select the option Authorize This Computer. Here you can type in your Apple ID and password.
Step 3. When iTunes recognize your iPad and show it on the left side. Click it to present all the contents. Select Transfer Purchased….

transfer ipad purchase music to sony xperia z3

Step 4. Open the file folder of iTunes on your computer. Normally, the files are saved at C:\Users\Administrator\Music\iTunes\iTunes Media.
Step 5. Link your Sony Xperia Z3 or Xperia Z3 Compact with a USB cable and paste the media files from iTunes.


It may occur to you that some music and videos are well performance on iPad and incompatible with your Sony Xperia Z3/Z3 Compact. Formats like MOV, M4P, M4R, M4B are the most commonly troublesome formats. Then, you have to convert the files first with some convert transformer tool.

3. How to transfer contacts from iPad to Sony Xperia Z3 / Xperia Z3 Compact

Google Sync is what you need when you need to transfer contacts from your old device to your new Sony Xperia Z3/Z3 Compact. This method can work whatever your iOS system is.

When your iPad is equipped with iOS 7. Follow the steps below:

1. Click Settings, then click Mails, Contacts, Calendars and then go with Add Account and Google.
2. Log in your Google account with name and password.
3. Click Next and make sure you have turned the Contacts on.
4. Go with save and the contact sync
5. Open the settings of your Sony Xperia Z3/Z3 Compact
6. Click Account & sync and then type in the information of accounts. Then, click Sync Contacts
7. Hit the button Sync Now to transfer the contacts to your Sony Xperia Z3/Z3 Compact

When your iPad is equipped with iOS 5 or 6. Follow the steps below:

1. Click Settings on your iPad.
3. Open Mails, Contacts, Calendars and then Add Account.
3. Click other and Add CardDAV Account.
4. Fill in the information needed: user name, Service, password and description
5. Click the button Next and then turn Contacts on
6. Open the Settings of your Sony Xperia Z3/Z3 Compact. And then click Accounts & sync.
7. Get into your Google account and then start to sync the contacts.

Note: For your information, Google accounts are not available for all kinds of Android devices. So you may not be able to use this method.

4.How to transfer apps from iPad to Sony Xperia Z3 / Xperia Z3 Compact

If you don’t want to lose some of the apps you like on your iPad, then you can turn to Google Play to get the app. Google Play is the largest app downloading center where you can easily search for and download apps.


Then what about the apps you paid for? You can try to contact the developer of the app to check the availability of the app, meaning if the app can be changed into apk format at a price.

Part 2: Use dr.fone Switch to transfer all files from iPad to Sony Xperia Z3 / Z4 / Z5 Compact with just 1-click directly

Actually trying free solutions is not as easy as you think. Sometimes when you get unlucky, you may have to try so many times that you want to cut the free method. So we can say it is even better to use a paid but professional third-party tool to help you with the tedious process than you try so hard with no aim at all. A good app can save you from the troubles and enables you to transfer the files with no efforts between the devices.

Get dr.fone – Switch

dr.fone – Switch happens to be your best choice. With it, you can easily transfer files such as contacts, music, videos, calendar, photos and messages from one device to another with one click. Only a few minutes of time, the whole process will come to end.

Now let’s go through the steps together.

Step 1. Connect your Sony Xperia Phone and iPad to your computer respectively.

When you are done downloading and installing the program on your computer, you can launch it immediately. At this moment, use two USB cables to connect your devices to your computer. And please make sure iTunes has been installed already. This is to ensure performance of the program.

Sync Data from iPad to Sony Xperia

Note: Apart from Sony Xperia Z3 / Z4 / Z5 Compact, dr.fone Switch supports numerous kinds of Android devices like HTC, LG, Samsung, Moto, Google, etc.

Step 2. Start to transfer the files from iPad to your Sony Xperia Z3 or Z3 Compact

When the program detect both your iPad and Sony Phone, you will be able to see them in the main interface with all the files checked. Then you can hit the button Start Copy.

iPad to Xperia All Data Transfer

Get dr.fone – Switch

Part 3. Comparison of the two methods.

Free SolutionPaid Solution – dr.fone – Switch
  • Not support
Pros & Cons
  • It is totally free
  • Only a few minutes are required.
  • You can transfer the files with one click.
  • Export the texts from iMessages.
  • It is very time-consuming.
  • You have to transfer the files manually and the result maybe not valid.
  • Some files may turn out to be failed.
  • Not free
  • You have to pay for it and apps are not allowed to be transferred.

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