How to Sync Your iPhone to iPad?

iOS is secure, and Apple designed it to remain as safe as it can. Hence, you won’t be able to transfer files or sync two devices (iPhone to iPad) together. Some tools can help you do this. However, using the wrong tool for the job might just land you some of the worst transfer speeds, or worse, it can leak your personal data. Don’t worry, though. Were here to help you out and get you on the right track to sync your iPhone to iPad the right way.

How to sync iPhone to iPad: Use iCloud

The primary solution to the problem, iCloud, helps you sync two devices with ease. All you need to have is an iCloud account and the devices registered on the same iCloud account.

This will help you maintain all your settings and data on one Apple ID and hence, would sync your data across your iPad and iPhone. Here’s a detailed step-by-step guide to enable iCloud sync on both your devices.

Step 1:Go into your iPhone and iPad settings app, click on your profile, and then iCloud.

Step 2:Next, you need to scroll down and enable all the slider buttons (should turn green) for every app data that you want to sync across your iPad.

Note:You would need to do this on both your iPad and iPhone to get everything to work smoothly and effectively. You can also enable the “Auto Downloads” functionality to let iOS automatically download all the apps on your iPhone to your iPad for a better-synced device.

How to sync iPhone to iPad: Use iMazing

Another method to sync your iPhone to your iPad is through using a third-party tool. In our case today, we’ll be using the iMazing tool that, as the name suggests, works “amazingly” for our situation.

iMazing comes with a “Transfer” functionality that essentially takes the data from your iPhone and transfers it to another iPhone or iPad. Here’s how you can get started with using iMazing to help you sync your iPhone to your iPad.

Note:We will be using two iPhones to transfer the data and sync them, but you can essentially use an iPad without changing the steps.

Step 1: Firstly, download, install, and run the iMazing appand connect both devices with your PC or Mac. Now, select the primary device (iPhone) and click on the “Transfer to another Device” button.

Note:You can see both of your connected devices on the list on the top left.

Step 2: Now, select your other device (iPad) to which you want to transfer the data to and click the “Next” button.

Step 3: Once you’re in the “Transfer Options” screen, you can customize the name for the target device (iPad) and also what data you want to transfer. You can click on the “Customize” buttons below “Data” and “Apps” to help sync the required files.

Step 4: Clicking on the “Customize” button below the “Data” section will land you on this screen to select all the data or customize it and manually select the things you need.

Step 5: Clicking on the “Customize” button below the Apps section will land you on this screen. You can select all the apps to be transferred or manually select the apps you want to be synced to your iPad.

Step 6:Finally, click on the “Next” button, and then the transfer process will start. Once the transfer completes, click the blue “Close Window” button, and you’ll have an iPad with all the data from your iPhone.

Note:You can also use the iMazing tool to backup your data and keep it secure if anything goes wrong, making it the perfect tool to help transfer files and apps or sync devices.

How to sync iPhone to iPad: Use iTunes

Finally, the last way you can sync your iPhone to your iPad is through using iTunes or Finder. This will take you a little more time than the previous methods, but it is somewhat better as you can even backup all your files to remain secure.

Apple specifically developed iTunes and Finder to help manage all the iOS and iPadOS devices, so you can expect 100% compatibility and expect zero issues with the app. Heres how you can get started with using iTunes to sync your iPhone to iPad.

Step 1:Install and run iTunes if you don’t have it already. Then connect your iPhone to your desktop or Mac and select it from the devices list as shown above in the screenshot.

Step 2: Next, select Music or any other tab from the list on the left and click on their respective “Sync” buttons. Select the checkboxes and click on the blue “Apply” button to start the sync process.

Step 3: Finally, as the sync completes, connect your other device (iPad) and then repeat the steps to sync all the files on it as well.

Note:Remember you need to have both the devices logged in with the same Apple ID and iCloud account.

Comparison among these 3 methods

While all the methods we have tested today are foolproof and have their own advantages, it makes little sense to use all three for your transfer needs. So, here’s a small comparison among the three to help you decide which tool to use for your personalized situation.

Use iCloud for Wireless Transfers

iCloud is best when you want to transfer data through a wireless connection. It will depend on the amount of data you have and hence, can be super fast or super slow in the syncing process. So, if you don’t have a desktop and want to transfer data wirelessly then, iCloud is your best bet.

iCloud benefits:

  • Wireless transfers
  • No desktop required
  • No app installation needed

Use iMazing for Finer Control and Secured Backups

iMazing is a multi-functional tool with a lot of features. The “Transfer” feature essentially works as a sync method and will help you sync all your data across your iPhone to your iPad with ease and a fast process. So, if you have a desktop and don’t mind installing an app, then iMazing is for you.

iMazing benefits:

  • Superfast data transfers
  • Refined controls and selections
  • Reliable backup and restore process

Use iTunes for Slow but Reliable Transfers

iTunes is also similar to iMazing. However, it doesn’t have that much control and will sync all your data across with ease. You can’t connect both of your devices together and would need some extra time for the entire process. So, if you have a little more time to spend and need a 100% compatible experience, you should be using iTunes.

iTunes benefits:

  • Developed by Apple
  • Reliable and secure
  • Fast transfer process


Why are my iPad and iPhone not syncing?

There might be a few reasons that your iPhone and iPad are not syncing. The primary being that you don’t have them connected to the same Apple ID or iCloud account. Also, check if your internet connection is working perfectly and that your connection is secure.

How to sync iPhone to iPad wirelessly?

You can sync your iPhone to iPad wirelessly using iCloud to transfer your files over. The process is simple but might take a little bit of time. You can check the guide above for a complete perspective on the process and follow it to sync your devices.

How to sync iPhone to iPad with iTunes without a computer?

If you want to sync your iPhone to iPad with iTunes, but you don’t have a computer, you can use the wireless sync option on your devices and then connect it with iCloud to transfer data over. You can find these options in the settings app of your iPhone or iPad.

Final words

Syncing your data across devices might seem challenging at first. However, the process is simple and fast if you have the right tool for the job. We have tested three of the best ways that you can transfer your data over and sync your devices. So, following those steps can help you do the same.

However, if you are still facing issues with the process or have other problems, you can contact us using the comment section below. With that said, we have reached the end of the guide and hope you have a seamless time syncing your iPhone to your iPad.

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