Sync data between iPhone and iPad in just a few simple steps

You cannot sync your iPhone and iPad using a cable connecting two devices or connect via a Wi-Fi network like syncing your iPhone / iPad with your computer.

In this article, TipsMake will guide you on how to sync iPhone and iPad using iCloud service. These instructions apply to iPhones and iPads running iOS 11 and iOS 12.

Is it possible to directly sync iPhone with iPad?

You cannot sync your iPhone and iPad using a cable connecting two devices or connect via a Wi-Fi network like syncing your iPhone / iPad with your computer. There are several reasons why this is not possible:

  1. Apple doesn't design the device or the iOS operating system to work in that way. One of the basic concepts of how iOS devices manage data is that they access data via the cloud over the Internet or a fixed computer. This is where your home computer, cloud, and web based servers are hosted.
  2. No cables from any manufacturer can use it to connect iPhone and iPad.

So how to sync data between iPhone and iPad?

The only solution to this is iCloud.

If you want to keep your data on your iPhone and iPad in sync, use iCloud to sync all of your Apple devices. As long as both iPhone and iPad have an Internet connection and use the same iCloud account. You can access them via Apple ID, just like that, your iPhone and iPad are synced.

How to set up iCloud

Step 1. Open the Settings / Settings app on a device, tap on your name to open the Apple ID screen, then select iCloud.

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Step 2. Turn on the switch next to any categories and content you want to sync between iPhone and iPad. Repeat this with the second device.

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Step 3. Go to Settings / Settings> Passwords & Accounts / Passwords & Accounts and ensure that your email account is set up on both devices.

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Step 4. Go to Settings> iTunes & App Store and turn on automatic download for Music, Apps, Books & Audiobooks and Updates on both devices.

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Once iCloud is installed on both devices, they will be synced. This process keeps almost all the information correct on both devices. iCloud is accessible on iOS, macOS, and Windows devices and keeps your data secure when stored and even transferred between devices.

Add iCloud storage

iCloud is Apple's free service, it has 5GB of space. The amount of iCloud storage used will be displayed on the top of the iCloud settings page. If 5GB is not enough for you, you can purchase an additional 50GB, 200GB or 2TB plan with a starting price of $0.9 . Go to the iCloud settings screen and select Manage Storage / Manage Storage> Change Storage Plan / Change Storage Plan.

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As such, the only way to sync iPhone with iPad is through iCloud, and the operation is also quite simple. If you currently own two devices at the same time, please try to follow the instructions above.

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