If you are fond of the iOS ecosystem, chances are you have an iPhone and an iPad. That’s great, you can transfer files from iPhone to iPad seamlessly.

But that’s not all, another thing that you should take advantage of is access to your important data across both devices. Yes! Like your messages on your iPhone. If you are busy with your iPad, you wouldn’t want to check your iPhone for SMS from time to time, right?

Good thing! You can sync messages from iPhone to iPad now and there are three easy ways to do it. Read on to check them out!

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Method 1: Sync Messages from iPhone to iPad via iCloud

If you want your messages to be available and synced on both iPhone and iPad, iCloud is the way. It’s a cloud storage feature that’s available on both devices. It can back up important phone data such as messages, contacts, photos, videos, notes, and more.

For this to work, you need to sign in with the same Apple ID on both devices to sync the messages. Also, there’s a 5 GB limit, but text messages don’t occupy that much space anyway. However, if your messages have large attachments,

Step 1

On your iPhone, open Settings and select your Apple ID profile. Then, look for iCloud and tap on it. There, toggle on Messages to sync them to your iCloud. Just wait for a minute or two before you proceed to the next step.

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Step 2

Now, on your iPad, go to Settings and proceed to iCloud. There, toggle on Messages (Sync this iPhone) and your iPhone SMS should start syncing to the iPad. Just wait for it.

After that, the messages should be available on both devices and you can access them on the iPad as long you use the same Apple ID on both devices.

Tip:

You will need a stable internet connection to successfully sync messages from iPhone to iPad. Otherwise, it may get interrupted. Also, if the iPad has existing messages under a different Apple ID, the iPhone messages may overwrite them, which results in data loss.

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Method 2: Airdrop Messages from iPhone to iPad

In case you’re only transferring a few of messages from iPhone to iPad, you may use the Airdrop feature. It’s a transfer feature available on iOS devices, which helps users transfer documents, photos, videos, messages, and more.

However, Airdrop is only available if your iPhone/iPad runs on iOS 7/iPadOS 13 or later versions.

Step 1

Enable Airdrop on both devices. You can do it by turning on WIFI, Bluetooth, and Airdrop. Just scroll up from the bottom of the screen to locate them.

Airdrop iPhone

Step 2

After that, open the Messages app on your iPhone and select the ones you want to send. Then, tap the Share button and choose the name of the target iPad.

Step 3

On the iPad, hit Accept when the Airdrop prompt appears. Then, wait until the transfer is over. After that, you should be able to access the messages there.

Method 3: Transfer Messages from iPhone to iPad via MobileTrans

If you don’t have a stable internet connection and you wish to transfer your messages from iPhone to iPad in bulk, MobileTrans is the one you need. It’s a phone transfer app that you can install for free on your computer.

Once installed, you just need to use two USB data cables and all your messages will be transferred in no time. And you’d be delighted that you don’t need to locate and select your messages as MobileTrans will sort them for you. Not only does it save time, but it’s effortless, too.

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Aside from that, MobileTrans guarantees no data loss when transferring compared to other transfer apps. So, you can really make sure you won’t miss any important messages. All the complete date & time, phone numbers, and names are preserved. The entire conversation between senders and receivers remains intact. Plus, you can transfer contacts, too.

As mentioned, you don’t need WIFI or mobile data to sync messages from iPhone to iPad with MobileTrans. The only time you have to use the internet is when downloading the installer. After that, you can use the app anytime without a network connection.

Steps to Transfer Messages from iPhone to iPad with MobileTrans

If you wish to try this app, here are the steps you need to transfer or sync messages from iPhone to iPad.

Step 1

On your PC, download and install MobileTrans. Just hit the banner above to get it for free. Launch it and then connect both your iPhone and iPad.

MobileTrans Home

Step 2

Choose the Phone Transfer Tab on the main interface and click Phone to Phone. The app will automatically detect both devices as source and destination. Just click on the Flip switch if you need to correct the designation.

MobileTrans Home

Step 3

After that, look at the list of phone data and tick Text Messages. Then, click on the Start button for the transfer to proceed. Just wait until the progress bar is full and you see that the transfer is completed.

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Note:

Besides messages, MobileTrans can transfer other phone data such as contacts, photos, videos, chats, voice memos, calendars, etc. It’s useful too to have when you always upgrade to a new iPhone or Android.

Conclusion

Those are the three ways you can sync messages from iPhone to iPad. Just check which one works for your situation. The first and second methods are good if you want a wireless transfer, but if you wish to sync messages faster and in bulk, go for the third one. It’s wired so the speed of the transfer is stable and doesn’t rely on WIFI/mobile data.

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