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.
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.
Step #2. Next, tap on Add Account.
Step #3. Next up, you need to select Google from the multiple available options.
Step #4. Now, you have to enter your Google ID. Then, tap on Next.
Step #5. Enter your password and tap on Next again.
Note: If you have enabled 2 Step Verification, you will receive verification code which you need to enter in order to sign-in.
Step #6. Up next, toggle the switch next to Contacts. Then, tap on Save at the top right to confirm.
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:
Step #1. Launch Settings on your iPhone/iPad → Tap on Contacts.
You can see the Default Account option if you are syncing more than one account.
Step #2. Tap on Default Account.
Step #3. Select Gmail as default account.
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.
Step #2. Tap on Gmail.
Step #3. Now, toggle off the switch next to Contacts.
Step #4. Tap on Delete from My iPhone to confirm.
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.
Step #2. Tap on Gmail.
Step #3. Tap on Delete Account → Finally, tap on Delete from My iPhone to confirm.
That’s pretty much it!
What’s your take on the built-in password manager in iOS 11? Shoot your views in the comments below.
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