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How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPad

By Emily Watson, Monday, Feb 9, 2015

"I would like to transfer contacts from iPhone 6s to my iPad  Air 2 and I do not want to transfer the whole bunch of contacts but only some 20 or so (my current list of colleagues at my working place). As the rest of the contacts on my iPhone are personal friends and I use my iPad only for business, I would not need those to be hanging in there."

When it comes to transferring contacts from iPhone to iPad, many people will do it with iCloud. Just set up set up iCloud on iPhone. Settings > General > iCloud > Log in with your Apple ID and password > Turn on "Contacts" > Choose "Merge" to combine iPhone contacts with iCloud database. Then repeat above steps on iPad. iCloud will automatically transfer contacts from iPhone to iPad. But it will transfer the whole bunch of iPhone contacts to iPad. Plus, your previous contacts on iPad will be gone and replaced by the iPhone contacts. It is really not an ideal way, isn't it?

Therefore, here we provide an ideal solution to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPad selectively or wholly as you like. What you need is the software called FonePaw iOS Transfer. This software can help you to copy contacts from iPhone to iPhone, from iPhone to iPad, from iPad to iPhone and so on. You can choose the contacts you want instead of all contacts to transfer between any two iOS devices freely.

Just free download the trial version on your computer and have a try.


Note: All iPhone and iPad models are supported by this tool, such as iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad 4, the New iPad, iPad 2, etc.

1. Connect both devices to computer

After launching the program on your computer, connect both your iPhone and iPad to computer with USB cables. When the devices are detected, you can see your iPhone and iPad from the left panel.

Launch iOS Transfer and Connect iPhone and iPad

2. Transfer iPhone Contacts to iPad

In the left column, click "Contacts" under iPhone tab. Then, in the right panel, select the contacts or the group you want to transfer and click "Import/Export"> "Export Selected Contacts" or "Export All Contacts". When the pull-down menu appears, choose to export contacts to your iPad.

You can also choose the contacts you want to export to iPad and then right click on the mouse, and choose "Export selected contacts". Then, choose the device name of your iPad to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPad.

Export iPhone Contacts to iPad

More Cool Functions Offered by FonePaw iOS Transfer:

Export iPhone contacts to computer and save as vCard file(s) or a CSV file;
• Import contacts from computer to iPhone/iPad/iPod;
• Add, edit iPhone contacts, and merge duplicate ones on the computer;
Backup and restore contacts with one click;

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