How Can I Move Contacts From An iPhone To An iPad?

By | January 25, 2016


How can I move my daughter’s contacts from her iPhone on to her iPad. I need to do this via the iPad and iPhone as our computer recently died. My daughter does not have email. I recently added my email on to her iPad to check my mail. I then deleted the email. I recall I did receive a message stating deleting the email would delete all contacts. I deleted the email anyway. Unfortunately, the iPad has no contacts. Additionally, our family shares an Apple ID. I have my contacts on my iPhone and iPad as I have my email on both devices. I just need to know if there is an easy way to move phone contacts on to the iPad.

To conclude this post: how to move contacts from iPhone to iPad? Actually, it is not difficult to share contacts among all iOS devices. Here, I have two methods offered to help you transfer contacts from iPhone to iPad.

Method 1. Share one Apple ID

I think the easiest way to share contacts among iOS devices is to share one Apple ID, just as the above mentioned. When sharing one Apple ID, what you need to do is to go to Settings > iCloud> turn on Contacts on your iPhone, and then, do the same thing on the iPad. Once you do that, all contacts from iPhone will also be shared to your iPad.

The limitation of this method is that when you delete some contacts on your iPhone by accident, those deleted contacts will also be missing on your iPad. So, I have another solution provided below.

Method 2. Move contacts from iPhone to iPad via iFonebox 

As to me, the safest way to transfer iPhone contacts to iPad is via iFonebox. You can firstly back up your iPhone with iTunes and then, iFonebox can extract and transfer all backed up contacts from iPhone 5 to your iPad easily. As is known that iFonebox is a professional iPhone data recovery software which can not only recover deleted messages, notes, contacts, etc, from iPhone and iPad directly, but extract and restore lost data from iTunes or iCloud backup directly.

So, if you want to use this way, go to download and install iFonebox on your computer firstly: Windows version and Mac version. Next are three steps to help you extract and transfer contacts from iPhone backup.

  • Step 1. Launch iFonebox. Choose Recover from iTunes Backup mode. You can connect your iPad to the computer so as to move all contacts from backup to your iPad. Just choose your iPhone backup to scan.
  • Step 2. Scan contacts from iPhone backup. Click on Contacts item to start scanning and analysis.
  • Step 3. Preview and select contacts to move. Choose all contacts after scanning and then, click Recover to Device button to transfer all contacts to your iPad.


The above are two different methods to help you move all contacts from iPhone to an iPad.


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Share methods and tips for Apple users to retrieve deleted or lost data like messages, contacts, notes, wechat messages, wechat data, whatsapp messages, etc, from iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch directly or from iPhone backup selectively.

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