If you have multiple iOS devices, such as an iPhone and an iPad, you quickly realize the value of having access to the same information across all of them.
It’s convenient to have the same email, photographs, text messages, and more across devices, whether you’re using your iPhone or iPad right now.
The bad news is that there isn’t a single button you can press to keep your iOS devices in perfect sync all of the time.
The good news is that you can use iCloud and an iOS feature called Continuity to keep a lot of your iOS data in sync between your devices.
In fact, because documents and data are kept in sync almost constantly and instantly, you can start working on one device and finish it on the other.
How to keep email in sync between your iPhone and iPad
Using iCloud, Exchange, IMAP, or a web-based email account like Gmail, you may view and react to the same email messages on your iPad and iPhone.
The vast majority of email accounts fall into one of these categories. So don’t be concerned if you don’t have the proper configuration.
1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Settings app.
2. Tap “Passwords and Accounts,” and then tap “Add Account.”
3. Add an email account and make sure it’s properly configured with your username and password.
4. After it’s configured, add the same account on your other device.
Yes, you will have to manually add the accounts. However once done, they will always be properly in sync between the two devices. Note that this won’t work with a POP account because all messages are kept locally in a POP account, and iOS won’t be able to keep the two devices in sync.
How to keep photos in sync between your iPhone and iPad
Any shot you take on your iPhone will automatically appear in your iPad’s Camera Roll if you back up your photos to iCloud (and vice-versa).
1. Open Settings on your iPad.
2. Tap your Apple ID at the top of the screen.
3. Tap “iCloud” and then tap “Photos.”
4. On the Photos page, turn on iCloud Photos.
5. Repeat these steps on your iPhone.
When you take a picture with the camera on one device after following these steps, it is immediately posted to iCloud and then downloaded to the camera roll on the second device. Be aware that deleting a photograph on one device may also erase it on the other.
How to keep text messages in sync between your iPhone and iPad
1. Open Settings on your iPhone.
2. Tap “Messages,” and then tap “Text Message Forwarding.”
3. Find your iPad in the list of devices (it is probably the only one) and turn it on.
4. A verification code might appear on your iPad. If so, enter the number you see on the iPhone.
Now, all of your text messages will remain in sync between the two devices.
How to keep your clipboard in sync to copy and paste between your iPhone and iPad
If you’ve ever hoped you could copy text from your iPad and paste it into an app on your iPhone, your wish is over: both devices can now share a single clipboard for seamless copy and paste.
You only need to turn on a feature named “Handoff” to enable this feature. To get started, go to Settings on your iPhone. Select “General.” Then tap “Handoff” to enable it. On your iPad, do the same thing. When Handoff is enabled, you can copy text on one device and paste it on the other right away.
How to sync documents between your iPhone and iPad
Your iPhone and iPad will behave as if they are in sync in many ways if you enable Handoff and allow your apps to use iCloud. You may also sync documents such as text documents and spreadsheets.
Any documents you create with Apple’s iWork suite (which includes Pages, Numbers, and Keynote) are immediately saved to iCloud. That means you can use your iPhone and iPad to access these documents, regardless of which device you used to create or edit them on.
You can use Google Docs or Microsoft Office if you like. Both of these programs save files to the cloud (Google to Google Drive, Office to OneDrive). This implies that all of your files are always “in sync” across all of your iOS devices.
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