How to Sync Contacts from Gmail to iPhone or iPad

how to sync contacts from gmail to iphone or ipad

Google is set as the default account to store your contacts online on most Android smartphones. One of the perks of using it is to save & sync contacts and access them on any platform. So if you’ve recently switched from Android to iOS, it is easy to sync contacts from Gmail to iPhone and iPad. Let me show you how you can do it.

How to Sync Contacts from Gmail to iPhone or iPad 

  1. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Go to Passwords & Accounts.
  3. Tap Add settings tap on password and accounts and then tap on add account on iphone
  4. Tap on GoogleContinue.
  5. Enter your email Id or phone number and tap Next.
  6. Enter your password and hit Next.tap on continue and sign in with using gmail details on iphone
  7. Once signed in, turn on the Contacts toggle, then tap Save.turn on toggle for contacts and tap on save to sync contacts from gmail to iphone

All your Gmail contacts will be synchronized with your iPhone and iPad.

If you want, you can remove them or delete the Google account you’ve added by going into the same Passwords & Accounts settings. Also, if you already have set up the Google Account, you just need to turn on the Contacts toggle to synchronize your Gmail contacts.

How to Set Gmail Contacts as Default on iPhone

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Scroll down and go to Contacts.
  3. Tap Default Account – the last settings tap on contacts and tap on default account on iphone
  4. Select Gmail.set gmail contacts as default on iphone

Now that Gmail is set as the default account, the Contacts app will only display the contacts synchronized with your Google account.

How to Import Google Contacts to iCloud

  1. Open your Gmail account in a browser on your computer.
  2. Click on the Google Apps on google apps icon in gmail account
  3. Click on on contacts in google account on mac
  4. Click on Export from the left-side on export from left menu in google account
  5. Underneath Export as, select vCard and hit Export.export contacts from google account to computer
    Note: You can select and export a few contacts instead of all. To do so, select contact names, then click export.
  6. The vCard file will be downloaded.contacts vcard file is downloaded on mac
  7. Now sign in to your iCloud account on your computer.
  8. Open on contacts in icloud account on computer
  9. Click on the Settings icon from the bottom left corner and select Import on settings and select import vcard in icloud on mac
  10. Import the vCard from your computer that you’ve file and click on choose to import google contacts to icloud
google contacts are added to icould account

Your Google contacts are added to your iCloud account. It will be synchronized with your iPhone and iPad if you’ve set up the iCloud with the same Apple ID.

Signing Off…

So these were two ways you can sync contacts from Gmail to your iOS device. You can also sync your Google Calendar with your iPhone. Check out our particular guide on the same.

If your love for using Google apps continues even after switching to iOS, these posts are full of vital information!

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    1. Yes. In iOS 14, Apple renamed it and also moved the Accounts settings. To sync Gmail Contacts, open the Settings app and tap Contacts. Next, tap Accounts to add and enable your Google account.

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