As an iOS user, you might have noticed that it's quite complex to connect your iPhone to iPad so you can share video, music, photo, book etc. Here you can get some tips about:
Apple's iOS devices have been around for less than a decade now but they still managed to change our lives tremendously in this short period of time. From checking mail on our phone to managing entire companies on a single tablet, these devices offer a lot of processing power and numerous feature that surely make it very useful for us both at the office of at home.
There are numerous reasons behind the idea to connect an iPhone to an iPad.
#1. These devices can interconnect with each other, which means that you can easily share the important data you have on your iPhone with your iPad, something that can be very useful during a presentation for example, or when you want to improve productivity.
#2. Each of these devices can be used as a hotspot so the other device can access the internet even if there are some connection problems. This is really useful usually at all times, as you can create a new Wi-Fi connection with ease, whenever you need one.
#3. You can share videos and music from one device to another without any hassle after you connect them. This will help you store the same content on both devices, useful in those situations when you don't have both devices with you but need access to that data.
#4. You might also want to connect your iPhone to iPad in order to correctly diagnose any problem and making sure that everything works correctly. There are a lot of applications that can help you do that with ease, you just need to connect the two devices.
#5. Sharing books is also very important, especially in those cases when you want to prepare for an exam and want access to your books on devices.
Bluetooth? Well, it's not actually possible for you to connect iPad to iPhone via Bluetooth (unless you do something more). But Apple released a chart detailing iOS Supported Bluetooth profiles which says it's can indeed connect iPhone to iPad - though millions of iOS users have failed. Anyway, if you really wanna connect iPhone to iPad through Bluetooth, there's a solution which is faster and more efficient: photoshare, but this is only for sharing pictures and contacts between the two devices. (Some users said that it works for sharing text/documents if you paste your text into the 'notes' section of a contact then share it just like sharing pictures and contacts.)
On the downside this application occasionally drops which may annoy you a bit. And someone also pointed out that it's easy to transfer photos between iPhone and iPad, but it's tedious for transferring contacts: only one contact can be transferred at a time. On the plus side, the application is free.
Maybe Apple's most exciting breakthrough so far, iCloud gives you:
"...access to your music, apps, latest photos, and more from whatever device you happen to be using. And it keeps your email, contacts, and calendars up to date across all your devices."
iCloud is built into every new iOS device and every new Mac, which is the easiest way to manage your iPhone or iPad contents and lets you easily access to your contents like contacts, documents, photos and more. When set up iCloud to your iPhone 5, you have to make sure your device is running the latest iOS version:
Note: You are required to use the same Apple ID to set up the iCoud on iPhone and iPad.
Set up iCloud on your iPhone 5 and iPad
After completing the update to new version iOS on your iPhone 5 or iPad, follow up prompts to activate your device and set up iCloud. If you have got the new version iOS, go to "Settings" on the main screen and tap iCloud, then enter your Apple account to turn on iCloud.
Customize your settings for sharing contents between your iPhone and iPad
Tap "Settings" on the main screen and select iCloud. Turn On your contents like Contacts, Calendars, Photos, etc. You are able to activate iCloud Backup. To do so, tap "Storage & Backup" option, turn on iCloud Backup.
Enable your iCloud automatic downloads
Tap "Settings" and select iTunes & App Store option, then turn on Music, Apps and Books to enable iCloud automatic downloads.
Connect your iPhone and iPad to the computer
First of all, get your iPhone and iPad connected to the computer using digital USB cables. Then run iTunes and you'll see that it detects your iPhone and iPad at the same time.
Backup your iPhone
Now, you can backup your iPhone with iTunes by clicking "Back Up Now".
Restore your iPad from the iPhone backup file
Once the backup is done, you can switch to your iPad, and click on the "Restore Backup..." to get the iPhone backup content to your iPad.
iSkysoft TunesOver for Mac is a tool that was specifically created to copy music from one Apple device to another, and it can also be used to transfer photos or videos to your computer. It also brings features such as:
- Copying music from one device to another
- Converting media files in such a way so they fit your iDevice
- Brings complete backup and management tools
Using iSkysoft TunesOver for Mac is very easy, you just need to connect your desired iDevice to the application.
Step 1. Connect your iPhone and iPad to the computer at the same time, and make sure that they're detected by your computer.
Step 2. Run the program. When your iPhone and iPad are detected, they will be displayed on the left side of the program.
Step 3. Choose the data that you want to transfer, and directly drag it to the place where you want it be.
Which way is the best one for you to connect your iPhone to iPad?
|Connect iPhone to iPad||Pros||Cons|
|Via Bluetooth||The connection can be created whenever you want, even when you are on the go.||There will be times in which you won't be able to successfully create a connection or the connection won't work.|
|Via iCloud||Once you create the connection, it will last forever, until you stop it by yourself.||There are too many steps to follow and that can be confusing for inexperienced users.|
|Via iTunes||The connection you create is very stable.||You can only connect the iPad and iPhone via backup and restore.|
|Via iSkysoft TunesOver||Allows you to create the connection between the two devices, transfer data freely.||Devices with an old version of iOS might cause some issues.|