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How to Transfer Contacts between iPad and Anther iOS Device

No matter you upgrade to a new iPad or have two iOS devices, syncing contacts between iPad and iPhone is a useful skill. Apple introduced iCloud back in 2011 and this cloud service can transfer contacts between iOS devices easily. However, it is not the only way to get contacts sync. We will share 6 ways to achieve it.

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1Transfer Contacts between iPad and iPhone via SIM Card

Generally speaking, you can store contacts on both SIM card and smartphone. However, it is not available on iPad or iPhone. Apple does not allow you to save any data to SIM card. The indirect solution is an Android phone.

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Step 1: Open your iPad Contacts app, select a contact and tap Share Contact, choose Mail to send the contact to Android phone via your email.

Step 2: Turn to Contacts app on Android, tap Import from USB storage to download the iPad contact.

Step 3: Then hit Import/ Export > Export to SIM Card to copy your contact to SIM card.

Step 4: Get the SIM card out of the Android device and insert it to the target iOS device. Go to Settings -> Contacts and tap Import SIM Contacts.

Note: This way is suitable to transfer several contacts from iPad to iPhone.

2Sync Contacts from iPad to iPhone Using iCloud Settings

iCloud is the cloud service to expand iPad and iPhone storage capacity. It is also able to sync all contacts from iPad to iPhone in batch.

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Step 1: Connect your iPad to a Wi-Fi network and open the Settings app.

Step 2: Tap on your name, head to iCloud and sign in your iCloud account. Toggle the Contacts option to On position.

Step 3: Move to the target iPhone and also connect it to your network.

Step 4: Head to Settings > iCloud, tap Sign Out to remove the current iCloud account. Next, tap Sign In and log in the account you used to store iPad contacts. Once enable Contacts, they will go to your iPhone Contacts app.

Note: This way is only available to sync all contacts from iPad to iPhone.

3Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPad with iCloud.com

If you want to use iCloud to get certain contacts between iPhone and iPad, the iCloud browser client can meet your need.

Transfer Contacts between iPad and iPhone icloud com

Step 1: Turn on the Contacts option in Settings > iCloud on both source and target iOS devices.

Step 2: Open a web browser on your computer, visit iCloud website, and sign in the iCloud account associated with the source device.

Step 3: Select Contacts after the home page shows up to display all your iPad contacts. Highlight the desired contacts with your cursor. Click the Gear icon and select Export vCard to export contacts as vCard file.

Step 4: Sign out the iCloud account and log in the iCloud account you used on the target device. Go to Contacts and select Import vCard from the menu list. Select the vCard file you just exported to get contacts from iPhone to iPad immediately.

4Sync Contacts between iOS devices with iTunes Backup

iTunes backup is capable to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPad. However, it is suitable to set up a new iPad.

Transfer Contacts between iPad and iPhone itunes backup

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your computer with a lightning cable. Open the latest iTunes and click Device icon. Go to Summary > Backups. Select This Computer and click Back Up Now to create a backup. After that, disconnect the old iPhone.

Step 2: Turn on the new iPad and start setting it up until you see the Apps & Data screen.

Step 3: Select Restore from iTunes Backup and plug the iPad into your computer using the lightning cable.

Step 4: Follow the onscreen instructions to get contacts from iPhone to iPad.

5Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPad Using Gmail

Though Gmail is a Google service, many iPhone and iPad users set up it on their devices. It is also a contact transfer among iPhone and iPad.

Transfer Contacts between iPad and iPhone gmail

Step 1: Turn on iPhone, open Settings app, tap on your name, and go to Accounts & Passwords.

Step 2: Tap Add Account > Google, enter your Gmail username, tap Next, enter your password, and tap Next again.

Step 3: Toggle Contacts on and tap Save to confirm it. Once your iPhone connects to the internet, your contacts will go to your Gmail.

Step 4: Open the Gmail app on the target iOS device, sign in your account and you can find all contacts in corresponding folder.

Note: This way cannot transfer contacts from iPhone to iPad’s Contacts app.

6Sync Contacts between iPhone and iPad with FoneTrans

FoneTrans for iOS is the easiest way to sync contacts between iPhone and iPad since it offers extensive benefits, such as:

  1. Preview all contacts for selectively syncing.
  2. Transfer contacts from iPhone to iPad directly.
  3. Keep the original quality during the process.
  4. No damage on existing contacts on target iPad.
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How to Sync Contacts between iPhone and iPad

Step 1: Install the contact transfer tool

Open the easiest contact transfer application after you install it on your computer.

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Connect both iPhone and iPad to the computer with lightning cables. Once launch the application, it will detect your devices.

Step 2: Preview iPhone contacts

Select the source iPhone from the top of the window, and go to the Contacts tab from left side. Now, you can view all contacts on iPhone.

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Step 3: Transfer contacts from iPhone to iPad

Check all contacts you wish to sync to iPad, click the Device icon on the top ribbon and select the target iPad. A few seconds later, contacts will sync to iPad from iPhone.

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Conclusion

We have shared 6 methods to sync contacts between iPhone and iPad in various situations. What you need to do is to pick up the proper method and follow our guide to achieve it.
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