How to Sync Contacts from iPhone to iPad in 3 Ways

Want to sync contacts from iPhone to your new iPad? In this quick tip, we will show you how to sync contacts from iPhone to iPad.

By Faye Clarke | Posted on: Jan. 02, 2018, Last Updated: Aug. 16, 2019
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Q: “Does anyone know of a way to sync all my contacts from my iPhone straight into my iPad Air 2 without having to re-type all of them in? Thanks a lot.”

– A User from SuperUser

How to Sync Contacts from iPhone 7/8/X/XS (Max)/XR to iPad

How to Sync Contacts from iPhone 7/8/X/XS (Max)/XR to iPad

The iPad can be regarded as a bigger iPhone that can complete almost everything we do on our handy iPhone. For iPhone users, when they get a new iPad, the first thing must be syncing data to the new tablet-like contacts, calendars, photos, movies, etc. On your iPad, you can send iMessages or make a call with FaceTime, so you will need to sync iPhone contacts to your iPad for convenient use. In this guide, we show you how to sync all contacts from iPhone to iPad with iCloud, AirDrop, and also offer you one simple tool to selectively transfer from iPhone to iPad in a quick way.

Before we start, we’d like to tell you that this post works for all kinds of iPhones and computers.

Method 1: How to Sync Contacts from iPhone to iPad Easily and Quickly

AnyTrans for iOS is developed by an Apple trusted team – iMobie. It is an all-in-one iOS content management tool. With AnyTrans for iOS, you can not only transfer contents from iPhone to iPad but can also transfer data from iPhone to computer as well as from Android to iPhone. Here are some features of AnyTrans:

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Step 1. Launch AnyTrans for iOS on your computer > Connect your iPhone and iPad to your computer via USB cables > “Device Manager” > Click on “More” option.

Sync Contacts from iPhone to iPad with AnyTrans - Step 1

Sync Contacts from iPhone to iPad with AnyTrans – Step 1

Step 2. Scroll down the left panel screen > Select the contacts you want to transfer > Click the “To iDevice” button in the upper right corner to start transferring the selected contacts to your iPad.

Sync Contacts from iPhone to iPad with AnyTrans - Step 2

Sync Contacts from iPhone to iPad with AnyTrans – Step 2

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Method 2: How to Sync Contacts from iPhone to iPad with iCloud

Theoretically speaking, syncing with iCloud is the easiest way to get contacts from iPhone to iPad, you just need to set up your iPhone and iPad with the following steps:

Setting > iCloud > Enter your Apple ID and Password > Sign in > Switch on Contacts > Select Merge to combine your contacts with iCloud database.

How to Sync Contacts from iPhone to iPad with iCloud

How to Sync Contacts from iPhone to iPad with iCloud

– Please perform these steps both on your iPhone and iPad.

– Ensure your iPhone and iPad have a Wi-Fi or 4G connection.

Method 3. How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPad with AirDrop

As a built-in feature on iOS and Mac devices, AirDrop supports sharing files between two AirDrop-supported devices. The reason we recommend this method first is that Airdrop won’t ask you to install an application, connect your iPhone or use a computer. Now let’s check the detailed steps below:

Step 1: Turn on AirDrop, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connection both on your iPhone and iPad.

Step 2. Open Contacts app on your iPhone, then find and click on the contact you want to move to your iPad.

Step 3. Tap Share Contact and choose the name of your iPad in the AirDrop section.

Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPad via AirDrop

Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPad via AirDrop

The Bottom Line

With iMobie AnyTrans for iOS, not only can you sync contacts from iPhone to iPad, but also you can sync music, photos, videos, messages, calendar, notes, and other iOS data to iPad and iPod touch. Why not download AnyTrans for iOS and have a FREE trial now? By the way, if you have any questions about this post or meet any problem, be free to contact us with email or leaving a comment, and we will reply to you as soon as possible!

Faye Clarke

Member of iMobie_Inc, an enthusiastic fan of Apple and Jazz music, always ready to offer advice and solutions to any iOS & Android related issues.