2 Easy Ways to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPad Without iCloud Wirelessly

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Q: "Hi, I just bought a new iPad - it is the first time I own an iPad, and I do not want to mess it by doing something stupid this is why I ask. Now my case is the following - I have an old iPhone 5S, and I have all my contacts loaded on my iPhone. How do I go with the contact transferring over to my new iPad - without the use of the iCloud? Thanks for your suggestions."

If you are one of the users who want to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPad without iCloud, you've come to the right place. Here, in this article, we will show you two FREE methods on how to sync contacts from iPhone to iPad without iCloud by using AirDrop or EaseUS MobiMover Free. Move on to check the details.

►How to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPad without iCloud/computer

The easiest way to get contacts from iPhone to iPad without software installation, cable connection, or computer is to use AirDrop. Whether you want to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPad without iCloud or computer, using AirDrop is a good choice for you. As you know, AirDrop is the built-in feature on iOS device and Mac that enables you to share files between two AirDrop-supported devices. It's not surprising that it can be used to copy contacts from iPhone to iPad. Follow the steps below to learn how to do it.

You need to know:
Using AirDrop is a preferable choice to share contacts from iPhone to iPad only when you want to transfer one or several contacts from one iOS device to another since you can just send one contact at a time using AirDrop. Thus, if you intend to sync all contacts at once, you should transfer contacts from iPhone to iPad with iCloud or use the method detailed in the next part.

Step 1: Turn on AirDrop, Wi-Fi connection, and Bluetooth both on your iPhone and iPad. If your iPhone and iPad is running iOS 11, and you don't know how to turn on AirDrop in iOS 11. Please check the online tutorial. 

Step 2: Open Contacts app on your iPhone, then find and click the contact you want to sync to your iPad.

Step 3: Tap Share Contact and choose the name of your iPad in the AirDrop section.

Step 4: Go to your iPad and tap Accept in the pop-up to receive the contact from iPhone. As mentioned above, if you have batches of contacts to be transferred, you need to repeat the last three steps again and again. Therefore, we highly recommend you to use EaseUS MobiMover Free to transfer the multiple or all contacts from iPhone to iPad in one-click.


►How to transfer multiple/all contacts from iPhone to iPad without iCloud

Is there any other free method to import multiple/all contacts from iPhone to iPad without using iCloud? Yes, there is: Using EaseUS MobiMover Free is one preferred option. MobiMover is the FREEWARE for iOS data transfer, file management, and video download. Contacts, messages, photos, videos, music, ringtones, voice memos, and more are all supported by MobiMover. Transferring contacts from iPhone to iPad is just one of the many things MobiMover can do for you.

Features of MobiMover

Data Transfer: Sync data from one iOS device to anothertransfer files from computer to iPhone/iPad, and back up iDevice content to computer

File Management: Manage your iPhone/iPad data by deleting/editing/adding items from computer

Video Download: Download videos from Websites, like YouTube, Vimeo, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Break, Metacafe, Dailymotion, and more, to your computer or iPhone/iPad using the URL

Now, download and install EaseUS MobiMover Free on your computer, then read on to see how to use MobiMover Free to sync contacts from iPhone to iPad without iCloud in several steps.

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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

Whether you want to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPad selectively or all at once, using MobiMover can fulfill your demands easily. Don't hesitate to give it a try.

►A general comparison of these methods



√ No software installation, no cable connection, no computer


× Transfers a single item at a time

EaseUS MobiMover


√ Supports bulk transfer

√ Transfers multiple file types

√ Supports different transfer directions

√ Also serves as a file manager and a video downloader

√ Compatible with both Mac and PC


× Needs cable connection and computer to work