Transfer Contacts from iPhone

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    Hello all, I have my contacts set up on my iPhone. Is there a way to transfer/migrate these contacts to my iPad? I've tried everything I can think of short of re-creating.

    Thank you.
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    Assuming you use the same PC for your iPhone as your iPad and the iPhone has been synched... Open iTunes and plug your iPad into your PC. Click on "the name of your iPad" in "Devices" in the left sidebar. Under the "Info" tab at the top of the screen you'll find "Synch Contacts" Uncheck this if it's checked. Then check "Selected Groups" and then check "iphone." Click "Synch" at the bottom right of the screen. Your contacts should now load to your iPad. Hopefully this works for you.
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    also if you are a google user you could sync your contacts with google and then any change you make on the ipad will be mirrored to your iphone and vice versa. Also you can go into google and edit your contacts via the brower also if you want to.
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    iPhone synched but when I access the info tab, it won't allow me to check selected groups. I wonder if my iPhone isn't synching the contacts due to some other setting.
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    Miraculously, I unchecked and re-checked both the iPhone and then the iPad, and now I am synched. Thanks for the advice and help.
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    Excellent! Glad we could help.
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    I'm gonna try this. I've been trying to figure this out for the longest.
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    A Little More Complicated Ask

    New iPad.... same issue. But as I follow the guidance provided, the Contacts Sync option is with Outlook, Google, Yahoo, Windows Address Book. I do not use GMail, Yahoo or have a Windows addy book. The outlook address book is for work and I do not want to mix the contacts from work with either my iPhone or iPad...

    Any hope here?
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    You could create a gmail account just for your contacts. It's useful anyway because you then have a backup, always available on any device with a Internet connection. Plus setting a exchange account up for it means you can sync over the air, instead of having to sync via iTunes. It's the main reason I originally setup gmail, but now I use it for my main address, calendar, and contacts.
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    Thx Def... that is what I was thinking of as a Plan B....
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    Went with the Plan B as the path of least resistance... All is good. Best thing is that as a neby to the Apple world and lovin' my new iPad 2... y'all umped right in to help out. I appreciate it!
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    I've tried setting up a exchange account for my gmail account just for the purpose you mentioned but, I'm having trouble getting my contacts to sync. I have about 5 contacts in " My Contacts" section of my gmail account and about 400 on my iPad. I've followed the directions from google on how to set up the exchange account and I am receiving my gmail just fine but when I check my contacts in gmail I still only have the same 5 contacts. Am I missing something?
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    I use my google contacts for my Iphone and Ipad. Syncs great. Don't want to mess with Outlook for my contacts.
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    Previously created contacts on the ipad/iphone won't sync, you'll need to copy them to your gmail account, there's various apps that will do this for you. Sync in a blink is one.
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    On GMail, make sure you are looking in the right contacts section. On the web browser version of gmail, at least, I have 53 in "My Contacts", but there is also an "Other Contacts" with 19 in it that are not in "My Contacts". Some are similar-named with different info. I think this is a combination of contacts coming from my new Android phone and my old Windows Mobile phone, and some that were generated originally in gmail on the web. You can merge them but I haven't tried.

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