How to Sync Text Messages from iPhone to iPad

Wanna sync text messages from iPhone to iPad but don’t know how? Reading this guide which can give you an efficient method to let this tricky problem be easily solved.

Roger Smith Posted on: Jun. 01, 2018, Last Updated: Sep. 18, 2019

Text message as an important data which includes secure and personal information is the one we would frequently keep available on our devices. As we know, there are two kinds of messages on iPhone: iMessages and SMS/MMS message. iMessages are the messages sent from your iPhone to another iPhone via data or WiFi; SMS/MMS message is the traditional kind of messages sent from iPhone to other cell phones or devices with no need for Internet connection.

Taking the secrecy and magnitude of messages into consideration, we could not bear the risk of losing them. In this case, the best way to keep it secure and safe is creating a backup for helping us easily get those messages back even when we lost them. Thus, we recommend you two ways to create the backup for your messages by syncing them from iPhone to iPad.

This guide will render you an efficient and practical method on how to sync text messages from iPhone to iPad. For those who want to sync through iCloud, the detailed steps on how to sync text messages from iPhone to iPad via iCloud sync are also displayed. You can choose the one who suits your need mostly.

Method 1: How to Sync Text Messages from iPhone to iPad Simply and Quickly

Instead of the time-consuming process in backing up and restoring, there is always a better method for you to save your time and fit your demand on how to sync text messages from iPhone to iPad easily – AnyTrans for iOS. As an iOS data transfer tool with more than 11million users, it can assist you to transfer files between iDevices with these features:

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  • Transfer all iMessages/text messages from iPhone to iPad.
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AnyTrans for iOS can be the best data management software that helps you sync text messages from iPhone to iPad. You can download it now and follow the undermentioned steps to give a try.

Step 1. Launch AnyTrans for iOS on your computer > Connect your iPhone and iPad with your computer via USB cables.

Step 2. Click the Phone Switcher > Select Phone to iPhone option.

How to Sync Text Messages from iPhone to iPad Simply and Quickly – Step 2

How to Sync Text Messages from iPhone to iPad Simply and Quickly – Step 2

Step 3. Check the source device and target device.

How to Sync Text Messages from iPhone to iPad Simply and Quickly – Step 3

How to Sync Text Messages from iPhone to iPad Simply and Quickly – Step 3

Step 4. Choose “Messages” and click the “Next” button to start to merge.

How to Sync Text Messages from iPhone to iPad Simply and Quickly – Step 4

How to Sync Text Messages from iPhone to iPad Simply and Quickly – Step 4

Method 2: How to Sync Text Messages from iPhone to iPad via iCloud Sync

Considering how to sync text messages from iPhone to iPad, it is also a good way to use iCloud to sync the text messages from iPhone to iPad. But there is something you should know before starting to sync with iCloud.

  1. Only new SMS/MMS messages and iMessages will sync, the history messages would not show up on your iPad.
  2. The sync may fail. You may have to delete all your previous interactions to let things synchronize up.
  3. The messages may get twisted on your iPhone and iPad. Some users have experienced that their iMessages and SMS messages were partly received in each device.

In this case, if you want to avoid these annoying inconvenience and troubles, we sincerely recommend you to go back to Method 1 to have a reliable and simple transfer.

To sync text messages with iCloud, you have to make sure that both your iPhone and iPad are signed in to iCloud with the same Apple ID.

Step 1Open Settings on your iPhone > Tap Messages > Toggle “iMessage” on.

Step 2Tap Send & Receive > Select the e-mail address that you have registered with your Apple ID. Make sure the Apple ID at the top is the one you used for iMessage on both iPhone and iPad > Repeat this process on your iPad.

How to Sync Text Messages from iPhone to iPad via iCloud Sync

How to Sync Text Messages from iPhone to iPad via iCloud Sync

Step 3Open Settings on your iPhone > Tap Messages > Tap Text Message Forwarding > Toggle iPad on. If you have set two-factor authentication, there would be a verification code sent to your iPad, then enter that code on your iPhone.

The Bottom Line

As you can see in this guide, method one is much simpler and quicker than the second method on how to sync text messages from iPhone to iPad. More than transferring messages, AnyTrans for iOS supports managing all kinds of iOS data like contacts, photos, music, movie, etc. Now come download it and have a free trial!

Roger Smith

Work for iMobie team for 5 years as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS or Android related issues.