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When aquiring a new iPad, it’s easy to sync contacts from iPhone to iPad using the cloud solutions. But I personally am against sending my contacts to the cloud.

This quick guide shows how to transfer contacts from your iPhone to your new iPad without a cloud solutions. The method will help sync:

  • all phone numbers,
  • contact information,
  • photos,
  • birthday,
  • notes,
  • and more.

How to sync contacts from iPhone to iPad

  1. Download CopyTrans Contacts from the following page:
    Download CopyTrans Contacts

  2. Install the program. If you need help installing CopyTrans Contacts, please refer to the Installation guide

  3. Run CopyTrans Contacts and connect your iPhone first. Wait until all your contacts are loaded – they will appear in the program’s main window. contacts from iphone to ipad mini

  4. Select the contacts you wish to transfer to iPad. To transfer all iPhone contacts to your iPad, tick the checkbox next to “Contacts”. To transfer a certain number of contacts, tick the checkbox next to each contact. When done, click the “Export selected” button. transfer contacts to ipad mini

  5. A new window with several choices will appear. Select “iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch (multiple .vcf files)”. transfer contacts from iphone 4 to iphone 5

  6. Navigate to the location on your PC where you want to temporarily save your iPhone contacts and click OK. If you are not sure where to save your iPhone contacts, simply select your PC’s Desktop.

  7. Your contacts will be exported from your iPhone to your computer in the form of individual vCard files. transfer iphone contacts

  8. Next, disconnect your iPhone from your PC, keep CopyTrans Contacts open and connect your iPad. Click on the “Import contacts” button to sync iPhone contacts to iPad. import button to transfer iphone contacts to ipad mini

  9. Select “From a file (all contact formats)”. transfer iphone contacts to ipad mini from file selection

  10. Navigate to the location on your PC where you have exported your iPhone contacts. Select all contact entries and click “Open”. transfer iphone contacts to ipad mini

  11. That’s it! Your have successfully transferred contacts from iPhone to iPad. Note: If you had contact groups on your iPhone, they will also be transferred to your iPad. migrate contacts to ipad mini

Transfer contacts from iPhone to iPad – YouTube tutorial

Note: the video shows transfer of iPhone contacts to iPhone 5 instead of to iPad Mini, however, the transfer process is identical.

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Carina is part of team CopyTrans since 2008 and is always happy to share her passion for web marketing, graphic design & social media. With coffee running through her veins, she enthusiastically dives each day into the depths of the Internet searching for new cool stuff to be shared with you and her team.