How to Sync iPhone to iPad

Pondering on how to sync iPhone to iPad? Still thinking syncing iPhone to iPad is a complicated process? This guide can give you great methods to resolve this problem!

By Hay Alexis | Posted: Jun. 12, 2018, Last Updated: Jun. 12, 2018

If you are an iDevice lover, you would find that it’s quite common to sync files from one iOS device to another. When you just bought a new iPad, how to transfer data from current iPhone to iPad is a troublesome task. In order to ensure the important data is available on both your iPhone and iPad, you would ponder on how to sync iPhone to iPad. Luckily, this guide can render you several great methods to help you sync iPhone to iPad easily.

Method 1. Sync iPhone to iPad with AnyTrans for iOS

In order to sync iPhone to iPad, you may think about using iTunes or iCloud. Still, we know that it’s quite complicated for somebody to create back up and restore it to another device. Moreover, you have to take the risk of erasing your data while syncing.

Thus, you may wonder that is there any useful and efficient tool which can help me do all the things about sync quickly and simply? Well, here it is – AnyTrans for iOS, an iOS data transfer tool which is professional and efficient with more than 11million users. It assists users to manage manifold iOS data smoothly and smartly. It can be considered as the easiest solution on how to sync iPhone to iPad directly with these main features:

  1. Support transferring all types of iOS files. Like contacts, messages, photo, movie, notes, even ringtones, almost all the iOS data can be managed on AnyTrans for iOS with ease.
  2. Directly transfer from iPhone to iPad without backing up. No the lengthy process of backing up and restoring, the data on your iPhone can directly be synced from iPhone to iPad.
  3. Rapid transfer. By using AnyTrans for iOS, you can save a lot of waiting time. For example, 3000 photos can be transferred in less than 5 minutes on AnyTrans for iOS.
  4. Absolute safety and security. All the data on your iPhone and iPad will be kept safe onAnyTrans for iOS. No leak or loss during the process of transferring.

AnyTrans for iOS is available on both Mac and Windows PC, now you can download it on your computer and follow the steps below to get the best solution on how to sync iPhone to iPad simply and directly!

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Step 1 Launch AnyTrans for iOS on your computer > Connect your iPhone and iPad with your computer via USB cables > Click the Device Manager > Select your iPhone as the source device.

Step 2 Enter the 1-Click Management > Choose Clone Device or Merge Device.

Clone Device will erase the data on the target device. It would be preferable if your iPad is a brand new one.

Merge Device won’t erase your data on the target iPad. However, it can’ t help you merge photos on the two devices. If you have the need to transfer photos from iPhone to iPad, you can try to use Clone Device or make it in the Category Management on AnyTrans for iOS.

Sync iPhone to iPad with AnyTrans for iOS - Step 2

Sync iPhone to iPad with AnyTrans for iOS – Step 2

Step 3 Select the target device as your iPad > Choose the categories > Start transfer.

Sync iPhone to iPad with AnyTrans for iOS - Step 3

Sync iPhone to iPad with AnyTrans for iOS – Step 3

You can also choose to selectively transfer certain files by following these steps:

Step 4 Click Category Management > Choose the category you need.

Sync iPhone to iPad with AnyTrans for iOS - Step 4

Sync iPhone to iPad with AnyTrans for iOS – Step 4

Step 5 Preview and then choose files you need to transfer > Click Send to iDevice on the submenu > Start transfer.

Sync iPhone to iPad with AnyTrans for iOS - Step 5

Sync iPhone to iPad with AnyTrans for iOS – Step 5

Method 2. Sync iPhone to iPad with iTunes

To sync files from iPhone to iPad with iTunes, you have to backup your iPhone to the computer by using iTunes first. Then restoring your iPad with the backup of your iPhone. Your data would be transferred from iPhone to your iPad. Now take a look at these steps below to get how to sync iPhone to iPad with iTunes.

As you can see, by utilizing iTunes, the types of files which can be transferred are limited. During the process of syncing, some data on your iPad may be erased permanently. To get a simple and efficient sync, you can go back to the Method 1.

Step 1 Plug your iPhone into computer > Click Device button > Choose Summary > Click Backup Now.

Step 2 After completing the backup, plug your iPad to the computer > Click Device > Choose Summary > Click Restore Backup.

Sync iPhone to iPad with iTunes

Sync iPhone to iPad with iTunes

Method 3. Sync iPhone to iPad with iCloud

Using iCloud is a common way to sync files between Apple devices. Before syncing iPhone to iPad with iCloud, you need to make sure that you have enough iCloud space and a stable network. You can follow the steps below to get the correct way on how to sync iPhone to iPad with iCloud.

What you might know is that you can’t select certain files to transfer from iPhone to iPad by using iCloud. And the types of files that can be transferred are also limited. To find a quicker way, you can go back to the Method 1.

Step 1 Log in the same Apple ID on your iPhone and iPad > Open Settings on your iPhone > Tap Apple ID > Tap iCloud.

Step 2 Toggle on the category you need to transfer one by one.

Step 3 Repeat these procedures on your iPad > Select Merge > Start sync.

Sync iPhone to iPad with iCloud

Sync iPhone to iPad with iCloud

The Bottom Line

That’s all the three ways on how to sync iPhone to iPad. After scanning the three methods, you would find that using AnyTrans for iOS is the quickest and simplest way to transfer files from iPhone to iPad. Besides transferring files, AnyTrans for iOS can help you manage your iOS data with ease. Just download it and have a try!

Hay Alexis

Member of iMobie team, a great lover of iDevices. Always enjoy helping to solve all kinds of iOS and Android problems.

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