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Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPad

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If you have both iPhone and iPad, you may want to transfer iPhone contacts to iPad. In this article, I will show you the step-by-step guide about how to copy iPhone contacts to iPad for both Windows and Mac users.

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Transfer iPhone Contacts to iPad

iPhone Contacts SMS Backup is one part of iPhone Backup software. From the name of the software, we can know that the software is developed to backup iPhone's contacts and SMS. With iPhone Contacts SMS Backup, you can export iPhone SMS to multiple file formats including: TXT, MHT and so on. Also, you can export iPhone contacts to Outlook, or export to a file.(.vcf file format).

Free download and install the needed software, then follow the instructions as below:

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Note: In the trial version, you can backup 3 items from every playlist. To use the software without restrictions, please purchase the full version.

Step1. Launch and connect iPhone

Launch the installed software on your computer. Then connect your iPhone to computer with USB cable. The software will automatically recognize your iPhone device. If the iPhone is enabled, the iPhone contacts will be shown in the software's left list.

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Step2. Backup iPhone contact to computer

Check the contacts you need to transfer in right window, then click the "Export" button to transfer iPhone contacts to computer as .vcf file. You will be asked to select a save path on your computer. You can rename the backup file and choose a backup path on computer. After exporting, the email, address, name, photo, phone number will be sent to computer's hard drive as .vcf file, which you can open with Microsoft Excel software.

Step3. Drag&drop contacts to Apple Address Book

Open Apple Address Book and drag & drop the contacts to it. You can view all the contacts immediately.

Step4. Sync contacts to iPad

Connect iPad to computer and disconnect the iPhone, then launch iTunes, in the main part of the iTunes window, select the device, then click the Info tab. Turn on the checkbox next to "Sync contacts from" and then use the drop-down menu to choose the program whose contacts you want to copy. Click the Apply button in the lower-right corner of the iTunes window.

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Copy iPhone Contacts to iPad on Mac

iPhone to Mac Transfer can help Mac users to transfer videos, music, photos, books, ringtone, voice memos, SMS, contact, call list, etc from iPhone to Mac. With it, you can export iPhone contacts to a .csv file on Mac desktop. To transfer iPhone contacts to iPad on Mac, free download and install the needed software, then do as the following steps easily.

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Note: To remove the limitation of the trial version, go to buy the full version with discounted price.

Step1. Run and connect

Run the software. Once connect iPhone to Mac computer, iPhone will be shown up in the device list. You can easily view all info about iPhone, including some contexts of device itself and all library folders in each.

Step2. Copy iPhone contacts to Mac

In the software screen, from iPhone list, turn to the "Contacts" item, you will see all contact info on the interface. Choose and check the contacts you wanna copy to Mac, then click the "Export checked files to local" button on the toolbar. The pop-up dialog-box will show you the iPhone contacts copying process. After exporting, you can see the copied iPhone contacts are stored as .csv file on Mac.

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Step3. Import contacts to Apple Address Book

Run Address Book on Mac, on the toolbar, click "File" item and choose "Import" option to load iPhone contacts files into Address Book.

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Step4. Sync contacts to iPad with iTunes for Mac

Connect your iPad to your computer and click its icon when it shows up in iTunes' Source list. In the main part of the iTunes window, click the Info tab. turn on the "Sync Address Book contacts" checkbox. If you want to sync contact groups, select them from the "Selected groups" box. You can also choose to import the photos in your contacts files. Click the Apply button in the lower-right corner of the iTunes window.

Okay, You will successfully complete to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPad, If you feel that this way works, you can have a try! Good luck.

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