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How to Sync Contacts from iPhone to iPad With/Without iCloud

Cedric Grantham
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Three proven ways for you to sync contacts from iPhone to iPad, either with or without iCloud.

Method 1. How to Sync Contacts from iPhone to iPad Using iCloud

If you want to sync all contacts from iPhone to iPad at once wirelessly, there is no better choice than using iCloud. As you know, iCloud enables you to share contacts, photos, notes, and more across your devices over Wi-Fi.

However, to use iCloud to sync iPhone contacts to iPad, you need to make sure:

  • You are using the same Apple ID on the iPhone and iPad
  • There is enough iCloud storage for you to save contacts
  • There is a Wi-Fi connection on both of the devices

Ready? Learn how to sync contacts from iPhone to iPad following the steps below:

Step 1. On your iPhone, open the Settings app and tap [your name].

Step 2. Tap "iCloud" and toggle on the "Contacts" option.

Step 3. Repeat the first two steps on the iPad.

Step 4. When a prompt appears, choose "Merge" to merge your iPad contacts with the items in iCloud.

How to sync contacts from iPhone to iPad using iCloud

If your iPhone contacts are not syncing to iPad, learn how to fix it from the related guide or switch to either of the ways below for help.

Method 2. How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPad Using iPhone Transfer Software

As mentioned, iCloud can only import contacts into iPad all at once and replies on Wi-Fi connection to work. What if you want to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPad selectively or there is no network connection available? How to sync contacts from iPhone to iPad without iCloud?

In such a case, you can try the iPhone transfer software - EaseUS MobiMover to get things done. This tool helps to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPad or vice versa, either all at once or selectively. Other than contacts, you can also transfer photos, videos, music, ringtones, books, and more.

Other than data transfer between iDevices, it also helps to:

  • Transfer files between an iPhone/iPad/iPod and a computer
  • Manage and access iDevice content from a comptuer
  • Back up and restore iPhone/iPad data

Apart from being an iPhone data transfer tool, EaseUS MobiMover also serves the function of a video downloader that enables you to download videos from YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and more to a computer or iDevice for offline watching.

To transfer contacts from iPhone to iPad:

Step 1. Connect your iOS devices to your computer and launch EaseUS MobiMover. Make sure you have trusted your computer on your iDevices and go to "Content Management" > "Contacts".

Select category

Step 2. Select the contacts you want to transfer from your iPhone to your iPad and click "More" > "To Another Phone".

select items

Step 3. Wait for the transfer process to complete. Then you can view the contacts transferred to your iPad in the "Contacts" app.

transfer process

Method 3. How to Share Contacts from iPhone to iPad via AirDrop

If you are looking to sync specific items from iPhone to iPad wirelessly, using AirDrop is a solution. This file sharing service is available on both iPhone and iPad and you can apply it to share contacts, photos, videos, websites, and more from one iDevice to another without a wired connection.

However, there is a drawback of using AirDrop - You can only sync contacts between iPhone and iPad one by one. That means if you need to transfer items in bulk, using AirDrop is not advisable.

To share contacts from iPhone to iPad:

Step 1. Open the Contacts app on your iPhone. 

Step 2. Tap the contact you want to transfer and tap "Share Contact."

Step 3. Tap "AirDrop" and choose the iPad's name.

Step 4. On the iPad, click "Accept" in the prompt and tap "Save" to save the item to the Contacts app.

How to share contacts from iPhone to iPad via AirDrop

The Bottom Line

By turning on iCloud contacts, you can always keep contacts updated across your devices. The change you make on one device will also affect the other. While using EaseUS MobiMover or AirDrop only transfers contacts once for all. Thus, specify your need and carry out the way that fits the need most to sync iPhone contacts to iPad with ease.

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