How to Share Data from iPhone to iPad with AirDrop

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Sabine Updated on Nov 27, 2019 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

AirDrop for Mac OS and iOS enables wireless data exchange between Apple devices. If there is a partner nearby, simply click or tap on the AirDrop symbol and file sharing can begin. The data transfer works via the WLAN or Bluetooth. For the connection to work, the devices must not be more than ten meters apart. AirDrop is not a replacement for a conventional network connection, but an addition. If both devices are in the same WLAN, the data traffic is routed via the router. Data transmission is encrypted for security reasons.

How to use AirDrop with the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch

To use AirDrop on Apple mobile devices, you not only need at least iOS 7 and a compatible device, but also an iCloud account. In addition, switch on the WLAN connection and Bluetooth:

  • 1. Place your finger at the bottom edge of the display and drag it up to open the Control Center.
  • 2. Tap "AirDrop" below and select one of the three options. You can enable or disable the service by selecting "Anybody" or "Receive off". You can also use the "Contacts only" option to restrict the number of active partners.
  • 3. If you have activated AirDrop, tap "Send" or the Share button within an app such as Safari, Photos, Contacts or Passbook. This consists of an arrow in a square.
  • 4. Your device will then search for available devices with AirDrop in the area. If a Mac or iOS device is available, you can select it above.
  • 5. The other user receives a notification of which data you want to transfer. He can refuse or accept them. Once the file has been transferred, it is automatically opened on the other device.

How to share data from iPhone to iPad with Airdrop's free alternative

As a completely free alternative to Airdrops, EaseUS MobiMover supports to transfer data from your old iPhone to new iPhone 8/iPhone 8 Plus/iPhone X with iOS 11, back up iPhone data to the computer, or add files to your iPhone in the vice versa. We'll explain to you how to share data between iDevices without AirDrops.

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Step 1: Connect your iPhone and iPad to your Mac with compatible USB cables and tap on Trust This Computer if you are asked. Run EaseUS MobiMover Free for Mac and choose iDevice to iDevice mode on the main screen.

how to transfer data from iPhone to iPad - step 1

Step 2: MobiMover will check and load all the compatible files automatically as the screenshot shows below. There is no need for you to choose them one-by-one manually. 

Note: You can click the drop-down arrow close to the iOS device to set the source/target device directly. For convenience, you can plug into your iPhone at first.

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Step 3: Now, click Transfer to transfer data from iPhone to iPad at a fast speed. Please don't break off the USB connection before the process finishes. If you have too many large files to be synced at a time, please wait patiently.

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As we mentioned before that EaseUS MobiMover can also transfer data from iDevices to Computer or from transfer specific files like videos from computer to iPad. Download this free software and have a try!