- sync iphone pics to android tablet??
Does anyone know of an app or method to get the photos from iphone onto android tablet? The tablet has usb but doesn’t recognize the phone when its connected. I think I could do it through an online photo storage but just want the simplicity of connecting the 2with a cable like I do with my windows pc.Posted 7 years ago
USB works like a client / server sort of thing. With a phone or a tablet connecting to a PC, the PC is a host and the phone etc is a slave device.
Connecting a phone directly to a tablet, you’ve got two slaves, nothing’s in control, so it’s never going to work. I think there are cables that have a slave connection at either end and a box of electrickery ing the middle which acts as the host (so you’ve then got slave > host > slave), but I’ve never used one and whether the iPhone will play nicely with such things I’ve no idea. Direct file access to iDevices can be awkward.
I think if it were me, I’d be trying to do if over wifi rather than cables. Or, actually, bluetooth push maybe. Is there any sort of OBEX app for iPhone, I wonder? I might have a play this afternoon, see if I can work it out.
How on earth are you connecting an iPhone to a tablet in the first place?Posted 7 years ago
I can’t immediately see where that adapter would ever be useful. Hm.
Some android devices support USB host mode, or USB on-the-go (OTG) (not both the same spec! There are differences that don’t matter here…)
BUT an iPhone doesn’t present itself as USB mass-storage, so the android device won’t have the drivers to get the pictures off, you’d need effectively an iTunes implementation on the tablet. So this approach won’t work. Even for stoner being smug cos he knows slightly more about this 😉
Without involving the web, I’d be looking at doing it via webdav, and wifi (using internet connection sharing on the tablet, if no network’s handy). However I’m not sure if any iOS apps expose the camera roll entirely over webdav, or even can do so. That’s how I’d look into going about it though….Posted 7 years ago
Wait, I know how i’d do it:
run an app that makes a webdav server on the tablet.
Upload to that from the iPhone, probably using something like goodreader (off the top of my head, can’t remember if this lets you bulk upload images).
then you can do that wirelessly off a “internet sharing” network hosted by one of the devices (if you’ve no other lan handy).Posted 7 years ago
without a wifi connection to use on holiday
The way I suggest will work without one – either the phone or tablet can use internet sharing to make a network (i.e. not actually share an internet connection) to get them both on the same wifi. I’ve done this before to get pics from another device to an iOS device. No reason it’d not work the other way.
I know it all sounds complex, but once you have it worked out how to do it, it’ll be easy.Posted 7 years ago
EDIT: bobbins, needs a rooted iPhone. Oh well.Posted 7 years ago
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