Iphone Sync Contact To Gmail

Since long I had been using Android based smartphones and thus all my data has been getting stored in various Google services. All my phonebook contacts were also stored in Google Contacts. When I began to use iPhone, I still wanted all my phonebook to stay updated in Google Contacts. For this, I needed to sync my iPhone Contacts with Google Contacts. Syncing helps in downloading phone numbers from Google account into any of your new phone. You can buy any phone and you can download all your contacts into it.

Syncing Google Contacts with iPhone (or iPhone contacts with Google) is a process in which new contacts will be uploaded into your Google account and old contacts will be downloaded into your iPhone. Thus both your iPhone and Google Contacts will have all your contacts.

Syncing iPhone Contacts to a Gmail Account 1 Open the Settings app on your iPhone. Look for the gray gear icon on your home screen. Gmail allows you to sync your iPhone contacts with it and that way you have a safe and secure copy of all of your contacts in your Google account. What’s more, transferring contacts from iPhone to Gmail can be done right from your iOS-based device if that is how you prefer to do the task.

How to Sync iPhone with Google Contacts

Syncing iPhone is an easy process but often people find it confusing. Below we are giving the exact steps to sync iPhone contacts with Google:

  1. Open Settings in your iPhone
  2. Go to Contacts > Accounts
  3. Now go to Add Account > Google
  4. You will be asked to log into your Google account. If you’re using 2-step verification, you will receive a code on your mobile phone as usual. Sign into Google.
  5. Now your iOS (i.e. the operating system in your iPhone) will connect with Google and Google will seek your permission to allow iOS to access and manage your mail, contacts etc. Tap on Accept to allow.
  6. You will see what all items from your Gmail could be accessed on your iPhone. Make sure Contacts toggle is set to ON (i.e. it should be green)

Now your iPhone Contacts app will sync with your Gmail / Google Contacts. But syncing will happen only when you will open the Contacts app in your iPhone. So, after following the above mentioned steps, you should open the Contacts app in iPhone. When you will do so, you will notice that your mobile data transfer icon will begin to spin. This means that the iPhone is transferring data to and from Google Contacts. You should keep the Contacts app open as long as the spinner shows data transfer. This will ensure that all your contacts are synced.

Afterwards too, whenever you will open Contacts app, iPhone will check if there is a newly added contact in your iPhone. If there would be new contacts, syncing will again take place.

Existing iPhone Contacts are not Syncing with Google Account

Before setting up your iPhone to sync with Google account, if you already had Contacts in your iPhone, they may not get synced with Google. Only those contacts will be synced which will be added after sync is setup. To get around this problem you will have to export iPhone contacts and import them manually into Google account. We have published an article on exporting iPhone Contacts and import them into Google.

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Email address is only for receiving or sending emails?

Gmail answers no.

Today, with a Gmail, you can handle contacts that you only do on iPhone in old days.

Managing your iPhone contacts on Gmail is as convenient as possible.

The question is how to sync iPhone contacts to Gmail for update?

This page collects 3 efficient methods of transferring contacts from iPhone to Gmail.

Keep reading and get the detailed guide.

Part 1: Sync iPhone contacts to Gmail by Google account automatically

When we sync Google contacts on Android phone, all we need to do is to add the Google account in Settings. Actually, iPhone also has the similar account manager feature in the Settings app. It is the easiest way to Sync iPhone contacts to Gmail.

Step 1. Unlock your iPhone, go to the 'Settings' app and connect your device to a Wi-Fi network.

Step 2. If you use iOS 10.2 or earlier, find and tap 'Mail, Contacts, Calendars'. On iOS 10.3 and above, go to 'Contacts' > 'Accounts' option. Then head to 'Add Account' and select 'Google'.

Step 3. When you are taken to the Gmail account screen, enter your Gmail account and password and put the switch of 'Contacts' to 'ON' position. Now, you complete exporting iPhone contacts to Gmail.

Any time when you change or add contacts on your iPhone, the changes will sync to Google contacts as well.

Kindly note that, if you do not want to update all the contacts always to Gmail, just turn off 'Contacts'. Then if you accidentally deleted contacts on iPhone, you will get the opportunity to restore contacts from Gmail.

Part 2. How to transfer iPhone contacts to Gmail with iCloud

Like before, iCloud works well in backing up iPhone contacts, and then export iPhone contacts from iCloud, and import contacts to Gmail.

Step 1. Backup iPhone contacts to iCloud

Open your iPhone and tap 'Settings'. Find your Apple account on the top and click it. Scroll down to find 'iCloud' button. Toggle on 'Contacts', and then your iCloud account will start syncing iPhone contacts automatically.

Just wait patiently for the whole backup process.

Step 2. Export iPhone contact backup to computer

Go to www.icloud.com on your computer. Enter your Apple ID and password. Click the 'Contacts' icon to see all your iPhone contacts.

Select iPhone contacts you wanna sync to Gmail. Click the 'Settings' gear icon in the lower left corner. Choose 'Export vCard' option from the drop-down menu.

Step 3. Import iPhone contacts to Gmail

Log in your Gmail account on computer (Forgot Gmail username?), visit 'Contacts', and choose 'Import Contacts' in the left panel. Click 'Choose File' button to select contacts downloaded before. Click 'Import' to backup iPhone contacts using iCloud successfully.

Tip: Gmail allows you to export contacts in Google CSV, Outlook CSV and vCard formats. But iPhone address book only supports vCard.

In this way, you will sync all contacts forcibly to Gmail, including those unwanted contacts, and the backup process may take a long time, if the Internet is not good.

Part 3. How to export iPhone contacts to Gmail without iCloud (Easiest)

No matter what tool you use, iCloud backup or Google account, you will find the process needs the wireless and you get no chance of deciding selective contacts sync to Gmail. For avoiding this inconvenience, we suggest the easiest way with iPhone Transfer.

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Step 1. Connect iPhone to computer

Free download this software to your computer. Use the USB cable to connect your iPhone and the computer after running this tool.

Step 2. Transfer iPhone contacts

Select Contacts from left ribbon and then select the desired contacts. Click 'Export to PC' in the top of the window, to save iPhone contacts to computer. You also can select 'Toolkit' on the left. Click 'Contacts Backup' to save all contacts on computer.

Step 3. Import iPhone contacts to Gmail

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Then you just need to follow the step 3 in the second method to import contacts to Gmail.

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In this tutorial, we have showed you how to do Google contact sync with iPhone. Now, you might understand how to sync iPhone contacts to Gmail. With iCloud or Google account sync, you can achieve your goal, but the process is a little long. If you want o get rid of the long procedure, just take the last method with iPhone Transfer to help you.