How to Sync Gmail Contacts on iPhone and iPad

Whether you switch from Android to iOS or buy a new iPhone, the first thing that would be (most probably) on your mind is to import Gmail contacts on the iOS device. And this has to be there on your priority list as your Gmail contacts are important to communicate with your colleagues. Fortunately, syncing Gmail contacts on iPhone and iPad had never been easier before.

With iOS 11 or later, you can comfortably manage not just your Google Accounts but also several other services as well as their passwords. The native password manager has taken away a lot of stress from managing accounts.

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How to Sync Gmail Contacts on iPhone or iPad

How to Sync Gmail Contacts on iPhone and iPad Running iOS 11

Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iOS device →  Scroll down and tap on Accounts & Passwords.

Tap on Settings Then Accounts & Passwords on iPhone

Step #2. Next, tap on Add Account.

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Tap on Add Account in iPhone Settings

Step #3. Next up, you need to select Google from the multiple available options.

Tap on Google To Add Gmail Account on iPhone

Step #4. Now, you have to enter your Google ID. Then, tap on Next.

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Enter Your Gmail ID and Tap on Next in iPhone Settings

Step #5. Enter your password and tap on Next again.

Enter Your Gmail Account Password and Tap on Next on iPhone

Note: If you have enabled 2 Step Verification, you will receive verification code which you need to enter in order to sign-in.

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Step #6. Up next, toggle the switch next to Contacts. Then, tap on Save at the top right to confirm.

Sync Gmail Contacts on iPhone and iPad Running iOS 11

How to Set Gmail Contacts as Default 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:

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Step #1. Launch Settings on your iPhone/iPad → Tap on Contacts.

Tap on Settings then Contacts on iPhone

You can see the Default Account option if you are syncing more than one account.

Step #2. Tap on Default Account.

Tap on Default Account in Contacts Setting on iPhone

Step #3. Select Gmail as default account.

Set Gmail Contacts as Default on iPhone and iPad

How to Remove Gmail Contacts from Your iPhone/iPad

At any time, you no longer want to keep Gmail contacts on your iOS device, you can easily delete them.

Step #1. Open Settings app on your iOS device → Tap on Accounts & Passwords.

Tap on Settings Then Accounts & Passwords on iPhone

Step #2. Tap on Gmail.

Tap on Gmail in Account Settings on iPhone

Step #3. Now, toggle off the switch next to Contacts.

Turn Off Contacts in Gmail Settings on iPhone

Step #4. Tap on Delete from My iPhone to confirm.

Remove Gmail Contacts from iPhone or iPad

How to Delete Google Account on iPhone and iPad

If you delete your Google Account from your iOS device, your Google calendars, notes and contacts will also be removed.

Step #1. Open Settings app on your iOS device → Accounts & Passwords.

Tap on Settings Then Accounts & Passwords on iPhone

Step #2. Tap on Gmail.

Tap on Gmail in Account Settings on iPhone

Step #3. Tap on Delete Account → Finally, tap on Delete from My iPhone to confirm.

Delete Gmail Account from iPhone or iPad

That’s pretty much it!

Wrapping up:

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Dhvanesh Adhiya is the founder and editor-in-chief who takes care of audio, visual, and textual contents uploaded on iGeeksBlog.com. He is passionate about wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.

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