How do I sync Contacts between iPad and iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Mike in Mass, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. Mike in Mass macrumors newbie

    Jul 9, 2010
    Hi all,

    Had iPad first, with lots of contact info stored in the Contact app that came with the device. Just got my first iPhone and would now like to share/sync the contacts in my Ipad with my iPhone.

    Couldn't find the controls / options in iTunes to get that done.

    Any suggestions?

  2. heisenberg123 macrumors 603


    Oct 31, 2010
    Hamilton, Ontario
    well if your on windows you can use itunes to sync the ipad contacts to your windows contacts, then vice versa on the iphone
  3. kicko macrumors 65816

    Aug 26, 2008
    I'd suggest syncing the contacts to google or, but i believe is not longer possible to sign up for until its the full icould version in the fall.

    I prefer the google method myself just because i went from an iphone to a droid and back to an iphone without doing anything but plugging the account in the phone or ipad. PLus they will sync over the air so changes are instantly updated.
  4. Big D 51 macrumors 6502a

    Big D 51

    Jan 15, 2011
    Mobile, AL
  5. Nevrsadie macrumors regular


    Oct 31, 2006
    Dark side of the monitor
    Ditto with google. Another alternative that i use for backup is iDrive. You sign up online and then download the app to your phone/ipad. Backup the contacts and then you can sync it to whatever idevice you want with that app. And of course its free, cuase im a cheap sob. I use it as a fail safe incase something goes fubar with google.

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