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EaseUS MobiMover

All-in-One iOS Content Manager & Free Video/Audio Downloader

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How to Connect iPhone to iPad

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Why Do You Need to Connect iPhone to iPad

If you own an iPhone and iPad at the same time, which is quite common actually, then it will be quite a frequent need for you to transfer or sync data from your iPhone to your iPad or vice versa. To do this, you first need to connect the iPhone and the iPad, either in wired or wireless ways.

If that's what you want to do but don't know how to do it, the following are the proven tips to connect an iPhone and an iPad for data syncing or data sharing. Pick up one of them to connect your iPhone to your iPad and then sync data freely.

How to Connect iPhone to iPad Using USB Cables

In a situation where you have a computer available, you can choose to connect your iPhone and iPad to transfer files between them with the help of USB cables and the iPhone data transfer tool - EaseUS MobiMover.

After you connect both the iPhone and the iPad to a PC or Mac, EaseUS MobiMover will help you to:

  • View and manage content on the iDevices
  • Transfer files between the iPhone and the iPad
  • Transfer data between the iPhone/iPad and the computer
  • Back up the iPhone or iPad
  • Transfer WhatsApp Messages

You can transfer files between your iPhone and your iPad selectively or all at once. Photos, videos, music, ringtones, voice memos, books, contacts, and more are all supported. Most importantly, using such a tool is the most recommended way when you want to transfer data between an iPhone and iPad that use different Apple ID accounts.

To transfer data from the iPhone to the iPad or vice versa:

Step 1. Connect your iPhone and iPad to your computer with compatible USB cables and tap on "Trust This Computer" on both devices. Start EaseUS MobiMover and navigate to the "Phone to Phone" mode. For data syncing between iPhone and iPad, you need to switch to the correct direction (transfer data from iPhone [name] to iPad [name]). Click "Next".

how to transfer files from iPhone to iPad - step 1

Step 2. Here, MobiMover allows you to transfer all types of data, like audio files, pictures, videos, messages, contacts, etc. You need to selectively choose the category/categories you want to transfer to your iPad, and click "Transfer" to initiate the process.

how to transfer files from iPhone to iPad - step 2

Step 3. Wait some time to let MobiMover finish transferring all the selected files. After that, go to the related apps to view the synced files on your iPad.

how to transfer files from iPhone to iPad - step 3

How to Sync iPhone and iPad Wirelessly with iCloud

iCloud is the optimal choice for you to connect an iPhone to an iPad if you prefer a wireless solution and use the same Apple ID on both devices. For example, when you want to sync photos from an iPhone to an iPad, all you need is to turn on iCloud Photos on both devices. Easy? But to sync data from an iPhone to an iPad successfully, there are some requirements you need to meet:

  • Make sure you are using the same Apple ID on both devices.
  • Make sure you have enough iCloud space left to save the items you want to share.
  • Make sure there are stable and fast network connections on both devices.

After you make these preparations, follow the steps below to sync your iPhone and iPad over Wi-Fi:

Step 1. On the source device, go to "Settings" > [your name] > "iCloud."

Step 2. Toggle on the option according to your needs. For example, if you want to sync photos, turn on the "Photos" option. While if you want to transfer contacts, toggle on "Contacts" instead.

Step 3. On the target device, turn on the corresponding iCloud option and then wait for the data syncing to complete.

How to sync iPhone and iPad using iCloud

How to Transfer iPhone to iPad with AirDrop

iCloud sync all of your items under a certain category and any changes you make on one device will be synced to the other. That means it is not a suitable choice when you want to transfer files selectively. Besides, if you want to transfer data from one Apple ID to another, iCloud won't work. In such a case, another wireless solution - AirDrop will fulfill your needs better.

AirDrop is a file-sharing service available on Apple devices, including iPhone and iPad. It transfers photos, contacts, websites, locations, and more between AirDrop-supported devices as long as they are within Wi-Fi and Bluetooth range. 

To transfer files from an iPhone to an iPad with AirDrop:

Step 1. Turn on Bluetooth and AirDrop on both devices.

Step 2. On the source device, select the files you want to transfer and tap the "Share" icon.

Step 3. Tap "AirDrop" and select the target device.

Step 4. Tap "Accept" on the target device to save the items.

How to transfer iPhone to iPad via AirDrop

The Bottom Line

You should know that when it comes to contacts, AirDrop can only transfer them one by one. If you want to transfer multiple contacts, it's advisable to use EaseUS MobiMover or one of its alternatives. By the way, if you want to sync music or books using iCloud between your iPhone and iPad, go to the Settings app and choose the corresponding category instead of your name. Afterward, enable the option below the "AUTOMATIC DOWNLOADS" section to turn on iCloud syncing.

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