How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPad Wirelessly

Want to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPad wirelessly but don’t know how? Here in this quick guide, we’re going to offer you some solutions to move contacts from iPhone to iPad wirelessly.

By iMobie | Posted on: Nov. 23, 2018, Last Updated: Nov. 23, 2018
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“I just got an iPad Pro and want to transfer some contacts from my iPhone 8 Plus to my new iPad without too much trouble. Is there any way to make it without connecting my device to the computer?”

A user from Apple Forum

Just like this user, there are many users own an iPhone and an iPad at the same time and wondering transfer contacts from iPhone to iPad as a solid backup. For this purpose, you can find many solutions on the Internet to help you move contacts from iPhone to iPad and here we’d like to show you some easy and effective ways to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPad wirelessly.

Method 1: How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPad Wirelessly via 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.

How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPad Wirelessly via AirDrop

How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPad Wirelessly via AirDrop

Step 4. On your iPad: tap Accept in the pop-up to receive the contact from your iPhone. This way is a perfect option if you only have several contacts to tranfer so if you have batches of contacts to be transferred, you need to repeat the last three steps every time.

Method 2: How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPad Wirelessly via iCloud

Transferring contacts from iPhone to iPad via iCloud is also an alternative, and it can help you sync all contacts from iPhone to iPad wirelessly within steps. You don’t need to repeat the sharing process over and over again like Method 1, but it won’t allow you to view or select the contacts before transferring.

  1. Go to Settings on your iPhone > [your name] > iCloud. If you’re using iOS 10.2 or earlier, go to Settings > iCloud.
  2. Turn on Contacts.
  3. Tap Merge when there is a message asking if you want to Merge or Cancel.
 How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPad Wirelessly via iCloud

How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPad Wirelessly via iCloud

Then all your contacts will be uploaded to iCloud. Just repeat the steps on your iPad and you can get contacts from iPhone to iPad wirelessly.

Method 3: How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPad Selectively

As you can see, Method 1 only suits for transferring several contacts from iPhone to iPad wirelessly while Method 2 does not support previewing or selecting before contacts. So if you want to transfer certain amount of contacts for example 150 contacts out of 300 contacts from iPhone to iPad, then AnyTrans for iOS can be your great option to go. Let’s check how to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPad selectively.

Step 1: Just free download AnyTrans for iOS to your computer and run it. Connect both your iPhone and iPad to computer > choose your iPhone and click on Device Manager > scroll down to the category page and choose Contacts.

How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPad Selectively - Step 1

How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPad Selectively – Step 1

Step 2: Preview and select the contacts you want to move > click To Device button to start transferring contacts from iPhone to iPad selectively.

How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPad Selectively - Step 2

How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPad Selectively – Step 2

The Bottom Line

That’s all for how to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPad wirelessly, and you can also try Method 3 to move your data from iPhone to iPhone seamlessly. If you have any other ways to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPad wirelessly, please leave your comment below. Now just get it to your computer and start a free trial >

iMobie

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