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How to sync messages from iPhone to iPad

Want to sync messages from iPhone to iPad but at a loss? Here, in this article, four solutions are provided to solve your puzzle. Let's take a look!

William Davis Updated on Aug 3, 2023 2:36 PM

Syncing messages from iPhone to iPad allows you to keep sending messages with others when one of your devices runs out of power. In addition, you don't need to worry about accidentally losing messages data once you have synced them. You do benefit a lot from iPhone  messages being synced to your iPad. If you have no idea how to sync text messages between iPhone and iPad, the following three solutions are worth trying.

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Solution 1: Setting Messages to Sync.

To sync messages from iPhone to iPad, you can easily make it on Settings. But, first of all, you need to make sure you have signed in the same Apple ID both on your iPhone and iPad, and you have turned iCloud on your iPhone or iPad with the same Apple ID. If there is nothing wrong with it, now you can:

Stay iMessages Sync on iPhone to iPad.

Here are steps for you:

    Step 1: Go to Settings on your iPhone.

    Step 2: Scroll down and tap Messages.

    Step 3: Turn iMessages on.

    Step 4: Tap Send & Receive and choose the same Apple ID signing on your iPhone and iPad.

    Step 5: Do the same steps as those were mentioned above on your iPad.

    Sync text messages from iPhone to iPad.

    Syncing text messages from your iPhone to your iPad requires you to go to Settings > Messages > turn on Text Messages Forwarding on both devices, and you are expected to find out your iPad here and enable messages to be synced from your iPhone. After that, you have to:

Step 1. Choose one of messages that you are going to sync to your iPad.

Step 2: Keep tapping it for a few seconds until a Pop-Up Menu appears.

Step 3: Tap More on the Pop-Up Menu and select all messages that you want to transfer.

Step 4: Choose your iPad as the recipient and tap Send.

Solution 2: Syncing Messages from iPhone to iPad by Using Wi-Fi.

Another way of syncing all messages from iPhone to iPad in a higher speed is to use Wi-Fi. To begin with, you have to make your iPhone and iPad connected to a same Wi-Fi network account. Then, you need to turn on Wi-Fi syncing on both your iPhone and iPad. Then you are expected to do as follows:

1: Open Messages on your iPad.

2: Tap your iPhone once it is shown on the list of devices.

3: Wait for some time until messages are synced successfully.

Solution 3: keep Messages Being Synced by Using iCloud.

For keeping message being synced from iPhone to iPad anytime and nay where, use iCloud to sync is a better choice. Details of syncing messages by iCloud:

  • You are supposed to check the same Apple ID is signed into iCloud on both your iPhone and iPad. You can open Settings and tap [Your Name] > iCloud on both devices to check.
  • Then on the screen of iCloud, you ought to tap Messages, and then tap Sync this iPhone.
  • After these two steps, all you need to do is waiting. How long does it take to sync the message from iPhone to iPad depends on the amount of messages data. You just need to wait patiently, then you are able to see all messages on your iPhone and iPad once they are synced successfully.

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1. Why are my messages not syncing between iPhone and iPad?

If messages are not syncing between your iPhone and iPad suddenly, you need to check whether you have turned iMessages, Text Messages Forwarding, or Sync this iPhone on Messages off. Perhaps there is something wrong with the Wi-Fi Connection between your iPhone or iPad; or the iCloud storage is almost full.

2. Why are my text messages not showing up on my iPad?

If you are sure that you have turned Text Messages Forwarding or Sync this iPhone on Messages on your iPhone and iPad, but the text is still not showing up on your iPad, then you may try to restart your iPad.

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