Is it possible to sync between an iPhone and an iPad directly when there is no Internet connection (like a remote location or an outage at the Internet provider)?

Using a direct wireless connection between just the iPhone and the iPad (without using a PC or a WiFi router)

I need to sync all data (contacts, calendar, reminders, photos, ...)

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No you cannot sync an iPhone with an iPad or vice versa without using some cloud service like iCloud or a computer in between.

  • Could you elaborate your question? For automatic downloads of recent purchases, you don't need a connected PC, just a working internet connection on the iPhone/iPad.
    – Gerry
    Jan 4, 2012 at 17:02
  • As I said in my question I want to sync without an Internet connection (like on remote places or a network outage) Jan 4, 2012 at 17:04
  • I'm not sure what you are expecting, to magically sync without any wired nor wireless connection?
    – Gerry
    Jan 4, 2012 at 17:28
  • I want to sync using wireless connection between the devices (but no connection to the Internet) Jan 4, 2012 at 17:32
  • Yes, as I said, if your computer and iPhone/iPad are connected to the same local network, you can sync by activating the wi-fi sync. See the link in my edit.
    – Gerry
    Jan 4, 2012 at 17:34

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