one of the old methods to sync the iPhone to iPad was the iTunes. It was a media player, media library, Internet radio broadcaster, and a mobile device management system developed by Apple Inc. It was launched on 9th Jan 2001. It was used to play, download and organize digital multimedia files including music and video on the computers running macOS as well as Windows operating system. The content was purchased through the iTunes Store and was managed by the users.
How To Sync iPhone To iPad Syncing iPhone To iPad With iTunes.
The main focus of iTunes was music which was stored and managed in the library. The music was derived from CDs and was played by smart playlists. iTunes library was also capable of optimizing sound and wirelessly sharing in the library. Apple expanded it by core features of video support in 2005. Later on, they added podcasts, ebooks and a section for mobile phone applications for the iOS operating system. It was discontinued in 2017.
Apple iPhone needed iTunes for installing software and updating it. It can still be used for downloading, backing up or restoring Apple’s iPhone. It can also be used to transfer data between phone and computer but for syncing data on more than one device, it is not sufficient and modern method. It faced sever criticism for bloated user experience.
Apple promised to replace the iTunes with macOS Cataline, with which users could manage applications for music, podcasts, and TV. It was able to perform device management capabilities. But it was not convenient and easy to manage data between devices. That is why we will not discuss iTunes for backing up, restoring or syncing data between Apple devices, rather I will guide you through the iCloud, which is one of the latest, easiest and convenient way to sync data between devices like iPhone, iPad or other devices.
Is The iCloud Best Option For Syncing the iPhone To iPad?
iCloud is a cloud storage and cloud computing service presented by Apple Inc which was launched on October 12, 2011. Today this service has more than 850 million users.
With iCloud, you can store data like documents, photos and music on remote servers and it can be downloaded to iOS, macOS or Windows devices. Through it, the data can be shared with other users and can be managed if lost or stolen.
iCloud also gives the options to wirelessly back up iOS devices directly to iCloud rather than backing up or storing on Mac or Windows computers using iTunes. Through this service, users can also share photos, music, and games instantly via AirDrop wirelessly by linking accounts.
Apple’s MobileMe service was replaced by iCloud which gives the facility to sync emails, contacts, calendars, bookmarks, notes, reminder, iWorked documents, photos, etc. In the beginning, iClooud was based on Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. In 2016 Apple signed a deal with Google to use Google Cloud Platform for some iCloud services.
If you want to sync your data between the iPhone and iPad then both the devices should be connected to the internet and have the same icloud settings, also there should be the same Apple ID on both devices.
In this tutorial, I will guide you through the effortless, smooth, simple and convenient method of syncing your iPhone to iPad with iCloud.
How To Sync iPhone to iPad With iCloud
Follow these simple steps:
Go to the Settings app on the first device, tap your name to open the Apple ID screen and select iCloud
Check or Move the sliders next to every category of app and content that you want to sync between the iPhone and iPad to the On/green position. Repeat this process with the second device.
Go to Settings > Passwords & Accounts and check that both the devices have the same email address
Go to Settings > iTunes & App Store and turn on automatic downloads for Music, Apps, Books & Audiobooks, and Updates on both devices by setting the sliders on with green color.
After these settings, both the devices will be synced and remain synced if they are connected to the internet and all the data will be accessible on both the devices simultaneously.
What If You Run Out Of Space (Additional Icloud Storage Space)
iCloud service is given free by the Apple and the maximum storage limit is 5 GB. But if you need more/extra storage then you can buy the storage of 50 Gb, 200 Gb or 3 TB plans from Apple with the rate stating from .99$. per month by clicking Manage Storage>Change Storage Plan
You Can Also Backup Data With iCloud
You should also use iCloud back up to save your data from loss. For this purpose you should check on a regular basis, the backup settings enabled. With this service, you can conveniently set up a new device or restore the data if lost or deleted on a device having the Apple ID. With this service your both devices will run in the background in the night when your devices are idle. For this purpose ensure the following settings.
- Ensure that iCloud Backup is turned on by going into Settings > [Your Name] > Icloud > Icloud Backup. Tap the toggle to activate.
- the device is charging and connected to a Wi-Fi network.
- The device’s screen is locked to begin the process.
- You have enough iCloud storage to perform a full backup.
Is It Possible To Sync Specific Categories Through Icloud
Sometimes you don’t want all your data to be synced on all the devices rather you want some of the things to be synced. If this is the case with you then follow these settings.
- Make sure that both or all the devices have the same Apple ID.
2. In the Settings app on one of the devices, tap [Your Name] > iCloud.
3. Disable the apps or categories you no longer wish to sync. Now on forward these categories won’t sync between the devices.
You can repeat the steps 1 to 3 on other devices if you wish.
Which Kind Of Information Does iCloud Back Up?
By default, the following information is backed up using iCloud:
- App data
- Apple Watch backups
- Device settings
- HomeKit configuration
- Home screen and app organization
- iMessage, text (SMS), and MMS messages
- Photos and videos on your iOS device
- Purchase history from Apple services, such as your music, movies, TV shows, apps, and books
- Visual Voicemail password
Can’t You Sync iPhone Directly To Ipad?
One of the questions which users often ask is Can’t I sync the iPhone directly to the iPad.
If you are also in search of this question then here is the answer that Apple devices have not been designed to connect directly with each other with a cable or wifi and you can not move data in between them with the help of a cable or something else.
The other reason is that none of the manufacturers has made a cable to support this functionality.