How to get iPhone contacts to the iPad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by ninjavan1sh, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. ninjavan1sh macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,

    Was noticing that while some contacts made it to my ipad through the normal itunes sync, not all the info is there. Prefilling emaill addresses is also not working.

    Am i missing something here?

    Thanks in advanced,

    J
     
  2. Capt T macrumors 6502a

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    Did you sync up your phone prior to syncing up the iPad?
     
  3. ninjavan1sh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah i did :/

    There isnt anywhere special in itunes i need to click to get those contacts over is there?

    Thanks

    J
     
  4. bpd115 macrumors 6502a

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    Under the 'info' section in iTunes for your iPad. Select contact syncing.
     
  5. Capt T macrumors 6502a

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    I use Entourage and click a couple of things in there to sync up with iCal and Contacts. In iTunes click on the info tab for the iPad device. Make sure All contacts is ticked or if you only want certain groups you can choose below that. Same for Calendars. There is also and option at the bottom of that tab to overwrite to the ipad the info that you have instead of a sync.

    Is that what you are looking for?
     
  6. ninjavan1sh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    going to try this out at home

    cheers!
     
  7. GermanSuplex macrumors 6502a

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    This is where I've found Yahoo! to be great. I sync my iPhone contacts to Yahoo, and they're always safe. I synced my iPad with my Yahoo contacts and it worked great.
     
  8. rkdiddy macrumors 65816

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    You can also use your Gmail account. When you set it up it asks you if you want to sync iCal and Contacts.

    Cheers.
     
  9. ninjavan1sh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The problem with this is, at least from my understanding, since i already have my work calendar and contacts syncd, i cant add another.

    any truth?

    Cheers

    J
     
  10. ipoddin macrumors 6502a

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    One only exchange account can be sync'd at a time.

    I want to get my work email on the ipad but I'm using exchange to sync Google calendar and contacts. I'm thinking of switching over to caldev for my calender syncing to Google and just sync the desktop contacts to Google instead of over the air with the ipad. And then when I sync the ipad to itunes my contacts will sync over that way. Not a big deal if contacts aren't sync'd in real time.
     

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