When you have got your iPhone or iPad, the first thing on your mind is syncing Gmail contacts on this new iDevice. And this has to be there on your priority list as your Gmail contacts are important to communicate with every day.
According to iPhone experts, it is recommended that while syncing Gmail contacts on your iPhone, use CardDav – an internet open standard. CardDav allows you to edit, remove and add your contacts from your device and you can keep your contacts in sync everywhere you use them. For users who use Google’s business mail, they can use Google Sync.
How to Sync Your Gmail Contacts on iPhone or iPad
- User Name: Type in your full Google Account or Google Apps email address.
- Password: Enter your Google Account or Google Apps password.
Step #4. Tap on Sign-in.Note: If you have enabled 2 Step Verification, you will receive verification code which you need to enter in order to sign-in.
Step #5. The next window will ask you; iOS would like to, View and manage your mail contacts, View your email address, View your basic profile info, Manage your calendars, Manage your contacts, Tap on Accept.Step #6: Tap on Save at the top of your screen.While following the above steps, please ensure that “Contacts” option is toggled ON.
Once you complete the steps, open the Contacts app on your device, syncing will start automatically.
Set Gmail as Default Account on your iPhone and iPad
For any user, who has set up iCloud and want to sync contacts from another account (or already have contacts on the device), they need to select a Default Account.
Set Default Account:
You can see the Default Account option if you are syncing more than one account.
How to Sync Gmail Contact to iPhone using CardDAV Account
Step #1: Follow step #1 and #2 as above.
Step #2: Tap on Add Account → Select Other from the list.Step #3: Tap on Add CardDAV Account seen under the Contacts section. You can see four different options: Server, User Name, Password and Description.
Fill in necessary details:
- Server: google.com
- User Name: Your complete Gmail ID (i.e. email@example.com)
- Password: Your Gmail ID Password
- Description: e.g. My Personal Gmail/Personal Contacts etc.
Step #6: Tap on Next and you are done.
While following above steps, ensure that the “Contacts” option is toggled ON.
Let us know in comments if it works for you.