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How do you connect your smartphone to your tablet?

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To connect a smartphone to a tablet, use cloud software such as iCloud, iTunes, Evernote or Dropbox. MicroSD cards are also useful ways to transfer files and applications between devices.

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Connecting and transferring data to different iOS devices is very easy thanks to Apple's cloud software. To connect and sync an iPhone to an iPad, run through the following steps.

  1. Create a backup or transfer files in iTunes or iCloud
  2. Connect the iPhone to a computer running iTunes or an iCloud account and create a backup. Alternately, upload individual files to iTunes or iCloud.

  3. Connect the iPad to iCloud or iTunes
  4. Sign into an iCloud account on the iPad or connect the device to iTunes. To restore from a backup in iCloud, choose the option to restore from an iCloud backup in "Apps & Data." Alternately, choose the option to transfer purchases in iTunes or transfer all files from an iTunes backup.

Android users can use microSD cards to transfer content between devices. Run through the following steps to use this method.

  1. Save files to an SD card
  2. Insert a microSD card into the card slot and save the desired files to the card. If the device requests a mounted card, go into the storage screen in settings. Be sure to unmount the card before removing it to avoid lost data.

  3. Insert the SD card into the tablet
  4. Insert the SD card into the slot in the tablet. If there is no microSD slot, purchase a USB card converter.

Cloud software is useful for transferring content between different device operating systems. Options include Google Drive, SkyDrive, Dropbox, Evernote and UbuntuOne. Simply install the application on each device and use it to access content on both devices.

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