Those who own an iPhone and iPad...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by joeblow7777, Jan 21, 2016.

  1. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    Just out of curiosity, do you keep the same media library on both devices?
  2. -BigMac- macrumors 65816


    Apr 15, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    i have no media locally stored on my ipad pro. i do store some of my movies on my iphone 6s. since i do take that out of home with me, and is useful for playing when on transport, or waiting at a waiting room etc
  3. RadioGaGa1984 Suspended


    May 23, 2015
    I keep a lot of the same apps if they are universal. I do have more music on the iPhone, but more movies and tv shows on the iPad.
  4. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010

    Everything on my iphone is basically on my ipads. Love how it all syncs.
  5. Matthew9559 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 7, 2007
    Cleveland, OH
    Nope. My phone actually has a lot more storage than my iPad so it's tough.

    64 GB on iPhone and 32 on iPad. I tend to use my iPad for media (movies and tv shows plus just a few games) and iPhone for games. next iPad for me has to be 64 GB or more. Fitting a couple big games, plus a few movies and more than just a few tv shows seems to be troublesome for me. Might be photos too that is a culprit even with iCloud storage for photos on.
  6. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040


    Jul 19, 2013

    I use them for different purposes so different media.
  7. dingster1 macrumors regular

    Mar 1, 2008
    I keep a small amount on my tablet in case I'm at an event with not fill music
  8. Sumter macrumors regular


    May 21, 2014
    No but they share them through icloud anyway, like music and purchased shows. I use my iPad mostly for gaming and video streaming.
  9. Shanghaichica, Jan 21, 2016
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2016

    Shanghaichica macrumors 604


    Apr 8, 2013
    No it's not the same. On my iPhone I have my music collection and over 200 music videos that I've purchased from iTunes along with about 100 live song performances and one or two full concerts that I've ripped and uploaded. I also have a few to shows/movies that I've purchased from iTunes.

    On my iPads (air 2, mini 3) I don't store any music locally. I stream everything. I also don't store any music videos. I tend to store a lot more purchased movies and TV shows on my iPad.

    My total video content on my phone is only 17GB and that is mostly purchased music videos and ripped live performances.

    On my iPad Air my total video content is 68.1GB.

    However I do like the idea that I can have all of my purchased content available at any time on all of my iOS devices providing that I've got an Internet connection.
  10. JackieInCo macrumors 603

    Jul 18, 2013
    I have a 128GB Mini 2 and a 128GB 6S+. I have pretty much the same music stored on each. I don't play any games so it's just apps, music and music videos purchased in iTunes. I have about 250 music videos.
  11. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

    Aug 5, 2001
    No. No need for music on my iPad, other than some movie scores for when I am working.
  12. gimmmick macrumors member


    Oct 6, 2015
    Nope. I don't bother to transfer my photos I take with my iphone on to my ipad. (doesn't make sense since I upload my files on google photos).
  13. Blujelly macrumors 65816


    Sep 2, 2012
    South East England
    iPhone stores all photo's and music locally

    iPad stores nothing locally I use photo stream, iTunes Match/Apple Music & iCloud. I will sometimes transfer for a film or two across if I'm going on a long journey.

    MBP stores all media

    Apps for iPhone and the iPad are different, my iPhone will have the apps I use, were as my iPad will basically have next to none like 25% of the ones on my iPhone.
  14. davidinva macrumors 6502a

    Mar 29, 2009
    Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, USA
    I use my iPhone as a phone, camera, and listening device (music and podcasts). I use my iPad Mini for email, internet, photo editing, games, and video (streaming mostly).
  15. bransoj macrumors 6502a

    Jul 31, 2013
    No, up until recently i had a 32gb iPad and 16gb iPhone so my iPad had a lot more music on. I dont have much in the way of locally stored Video as i use wifi or my unlimited data to stream tv\films from my Plex. Just upgraded to a 64Gb 6S so will put more music on it but doubt they will match still.
  16. Ladybug macrumors 65816


    Apr 13, 2006
    No, my phone is basically a phone with very few apps and photos on it. My iPad has most of my apps, photos, games, and some music on it. I don't worry about them being different as to content because I use them differently. My music is mostly stored on my ipod and basically lives in my car.
  17. joeblow7777 thread starter macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    Thanks for the replies. I was just curious.

    Personally, I don't store a huge amount of media on either device but my breakdown is like this:

    My iPhone 6 is my music player, with all of my music stored locally. My iPad Mini 4 has almost no music except for a few songs that I use for specific occasions like my alarm. Movies/TV if any, are on my iPad. Rather than storing a large library, I just put stuff on as I need it and remove it once I've watched it. Photos are the one thing that I sync between devices via photo stream, since like most people I prefer taking pictures with my phone rather than tablet, but I like being able to view them on the larger screen later.

    Both of my devices are 64GB, which is sufficient for my current needs.
  18. bushido Suspended


    Mar 26, 2008
    my iPhone got Spotify and all its music glory as well as social media needs while my iPad stores more documents. No need for music on my iPad really but of course each and everyones use case is different. I dont even have movies on my iPad cuz i mostly use it at home so I am just streaming. To be honest, i would be fine with Safari, Dropbox, iMessage and Hulu on my iPad lol

    Photo library stays in sync though
  19. William Wales macrumors member

    William Wales

    Dec 24, 2015
    Los Angeles
    Yep. I'd like to keep the same media library on both devices. If I don't keep the same media library on my iPhone 6 and iPad mini 4, I can not find the music or photos immediately when I need them. It's convenient for me to keep them in both devices.
  20. Jasmynp macrumors 6502


    May 15, 2011
    East Coast, USA
    No, my phone is for podcasts only and some key apps. My iPad has everything else.
  21. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    No, my phone is my main device, and my iPad is for reading, some game playing (not much these days) and watching videos. They serve different purposes so they have different software, and media loaded on them
  22. Tycho24 Suspended


    Aug 29, 2014
    Comic books on my iPad Air 2 & music on my iPhone 6S.
  23. nightcap965 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 11, 2004
    Cape Cod
    Nope. Books and videos on the iPad. Audible books and music on the iPhone.
  24. joeblow7777 thread starter macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    So it seems that for most people, myself included, the iPhone is more for audio media while the iPad is more for visual, which makes sense to me given their form factors.
  25. Tom G. macrumors 68000

    Tom G.

    Jun 16, 2009
    Champaign/Urbana Illinois
    I try to keep them as alike as possible. Since I now have an iPad Pro and use the pencil a lot this has become more difficult.

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