What are the best ways to transfer contacts and messages from iPhone 8 to iPad?

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    #1Transfer content from your previous iOS device to your new iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

    Transfer content from your previous iOS device to your new iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

    Transfer content from your previous iOS device to your new iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch is a guide posted on Apple Support site. This guide helps iOS users to transfer data from their previous iOS device to their new iOS device.

    Articles

    Free

    Marilyn Delgado
    Written on July 13, 2018
    "5 STARS FOR THIS! So far it contains everything I needed to know to transfer all my text messages and contacts from my iPhone to my new iPad! Plus, it's from Apple so for sure it's reliable. The instructions are also pretty straight I didnt get lost while reading it"
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    #2AnyTrans

    AnyTrans

    AnyTrans is an ultimate iPhone manager that converges entire apple products and consolidates every access to all your content in one place, including music, videos, photos, messages, and more. No matter the content is from your iPhone, iTunes, even from iCloud. It gives efficient & minimalist control and absolute freedom over all your iOS data and files.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $39.99- $59.99

    Willie Gutierrez
    Written on July 13, 2018
    "I've been using AnyTrans whenever I'm transferring data to my computer from my phone. Lately did I find out it can also transfer contacts and messages. Very easy and hassle-free steps!"
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    #3iCloud

    iCloud
    iCloud makes sure you always have the latest versions of your most important things on all your devices.
    Software

    Mac, Windows

    Free- Varies by plan

    Li Wei
    Written on July 13, 2018
    "so I just switched from iPhone 5 to iPhone 8 and now I wanted to just use my iPad all time time since all my files for school are saved there. And I thought it's just hassle to bring both a phone and an iPad so I decided to use the iCloud. This is the easiest way if you already know how. Just need to backup those you want to keep on iCloud, then access it with the iPad and restore those you want to save. Pretty simple."
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    #4How to back up & transfer iPhone text messages

    How to back up & transfer iPhone text messages

    How to back up & transfer iPhone text messages is an article written by Lucy Hattersley for Macworld From IDG website. This was published on June 20, 2018, and it guides iOS users on how to transfer iPhone messages.

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    Eric Gonzales
    Written on July 13, 2018
    "I got confused the first time I read the article but when I got into the middle. it actually has some guide on how to transfer iphone text messages. Now I've just finished following the instructions and it worked!"
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    #5How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPad

    How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPad

    How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPad is a tutorial written by Joy for iMobie website. This was published on September 25, 2017. In this article, the writer shares instructions on how to transfer data to iPad.

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    Judy Warren
    Written on July 13, 2018
    "This article is pretty helpful but I was also expecting they'd discuss other things such as photos and messages. Got to transfer my contacts using the app they suggested. I believe they discussed also supports photo transfer but not sure how :("
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    #6Syncios iOS Manager

    Syncios iOS Manager
    Syncios Manager is a powerful iTunes alternative and iOS manager It can help you backup and restore your iOS devices. It enables you to transfer data between your PC and iPad/iPhone/iPod without using iTunes, making iPhone ringtones and more.
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Kimberly George
    Written on July 13, 2018
    "Got to transfer all my important messages from my iPhone 8 to my iPad! I'm gonna sell my iPhone since I'm switching to Huawei so I downloaded this iOS Manager and was thankful that it helpd."
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    #7 CopyTrans Apps

     CopyTrans Apps
    Copytrans Apps easily backs up and restores your iPhone apps from your desktop device. Moreover it transfers all your games scores to any device, apps and documents settings to any iOS device, deletes unused apps, etc.
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Stephanie Peters
    Written on July 13, 2018
    "CopyTrans Apps is a nice iOS manager. My co-worker has been using this to manage all her documents in just one app and she suggested I also use this to transfer my iPhone contacts to iPad. Was surprised that it did!"
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    #8How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPad by dr.fone

    How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPad by dr.fone

    How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPad is an article posted on dr.fone website on September 201, 2017. This was written by Selena Lee. In this article, the writer provides step-by-step instructions to transfer data to iPad.

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    Thomas Fuller
    Written on July 13, 2018
    "Got to transfer my contacts to iPad all because of this article. I was just hoping it could discuss other stuff such as the messages. Anyways there's always google to help. "

Summary

Best What are the best ways to transfer contacts and messages from iPhone 8 to iPad
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Transfer content from your previous iOS device to your new iPhone, iPad, or iPod touchArticles 17 Free
2AnyTransSoftware 15 Paid
3iCloudSoftware 13 Free
4How to back up & transfer iPhone text messagesArticles 10 Free
5How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPadArticles 9 Free
6Syncios iOS ManagerSoftware 5 Free
7 CopyTrans Apps Software 2 Free
8How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPad by dr.foneArticles 1 Free
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