Transfer Contacts from iPhone

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  1. SusanR

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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.

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  2. The Alternative

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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.
     
  8. RonB

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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?
     
  9. DefBref

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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.
     
  10. RonB

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    Thx Def... that is what I was thinking of as a Plan B....
     

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