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How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPad

iPhone is the NO.1 smart phone and widely used all around the world. But when you at home, iPad is the first choice to use. It has larger screen which will bring you much more fun when you are playing games, watching movies. What’s more, when you facetime with your friends or chat with your friends with iMessages, the bigger screen also provides better experience. If you want to video chat with your friends, you need to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPad. In this article, we will show you how to copy contacts from iPhone to iPad.

In this article, we will introduce two ways to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPad. One is to use iPhone Transfer software. It can directly import contacts from iPhone to iPad. The other way is to use iCloud. It enables you to share contacts between iPhone and iPad.

Part 1. How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPad Directly

iPhone Transfer software is designed to help iOS users to manage files on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. It can transfer contacts, photos, music, videos, movies and other data directly from iPhone to iPad or between any two iOS devices. You can also transfer contacts from iPhone to computer with it.

Step 1. Connect iPhone and iPad

After installing this transfer software on your computer, run it. Connect your iPhone and iPad to your computer via USB cable. The software will recognize your iPhone and iPad and load them to it. You will see your iPhone and iPad on the left side of the interface and the data you can transfer between them.

connect iphone and ipad

Step 2. Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPad

Select the “Contacts” section under your iPhone. You will see all the contacts on your iPhone including phone number, name, job title, email address and any other data in your contacts app on your iPhone. Select all the contacts or the contacts you want to copy to your iPad. Click “Export to” option on the top of the interface and select the name of your iPad in the drop-down list.

export to ipad

All the selected contacts will be transferred from iPhone to iPad right away. You can check on your iPad now and see the contacts on your iPad.

Part 2. How to Share Contacts between iPhone and iPad with iCloud

You can also copy contacts from iPhone to iPad with iCloud. You need first to sync your contacts from iPhone to iCloud and then enable contacts function of iCloud on your iPad with the same iCloud account. You will get contacts to iPad from iPhone. Just follow the steps below.

Operation on your iPhone:
1. Go to the “Settings” > “iCloud”, turn on “Contacts” option. This enables your to store your contacts on iPhone in iCloud.
2. Wait until the sync process is done. Your contacts are now on your iCloud account.

icloud contacts turn on

Operation on your iPad:
1. Log in the same iCloud account on your iPad
2. Go to the “Settings” > “iCloud”, turn on “Contacts” option on your iPad
3. Check contacts app on iPad, you will see all the contacts is here.

You can choose either way above to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPad and use your iPad to chat and video-chat with your families and friends at home. iPhone transfer software can also transfer photos from iPhone to iPad for you. It is the best choice if you have more than one iOS devices and you want to share data among them. It can help you to manage your iPhone, iPad easily and transfer files from and to iOS devices without using iTunes.