Syncing your contacts across all your devices gives you access to your contacts at any time. If you have an Apple device and use Gmail, it might be a good idea to use Google Contacts. It can sync with any platform, so you can have your contacts on any device, regardless of operating system. In this article, we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to sync Google contacts with iCloud, as well as other useful information about Google contacts.

Contents

  • How to Sync Google Contacts with iCloud?
    • Sync your Google contacts with your mobile device or computer
    • How to move your contacts from Google to iCloud?
    • How to move your contacts from iCloud to Google?
  • How to change default contact location on iPhone?
  • Move to iOS Application
  • How do I manage contacts using third-party apps?
  • How do I temporarily stop using Google?
  • How to remove Google accounts?
  • How do I edit a contact in Google Contacts?
  • How to restore contacts in Google Contacts?
  • Additional FAQs
    • Contacts not syncing
  • Allowing your contacts to sync will do the trick

How to Sync Google Contacts with iCloud?

If you switch between Android and Apple devices often, syncing Google Contacts to your device is a great option as you can access all your contacts from any device.

Sync your Google contacts with your mobile device or computer

You can easily sync your Google contacts with an iPhone, iPad or Mac device in just a few steps:

  1. Tap the gear icon for Settings.
  2. Tap Contacts.
  3. Robinet Accounts & Passwords.
  4. Robinet Add account.
  5. Choose Google.
  6. Log in to your Google account.
  7. Enable the toggle bar next to Contacts.
  8. Tap Save.
  9. Go back to Settings.
  10. Tap your Apple ID.
  11. Tap iCloud.
  12. Enable the toggle bar next to Contacts.

By following these steps, you can sync all your Google contacts to iCloud.

How to move your contacts from Google to iCloud?

If you want to stop using Google Contacts and move all your data to iCloud, you can do so by following the steps below:

  1. Open your browser and navigate to Google Contacts.
  2. Tap the three-line icon in the upper left corner to open the main menu.
  3. Export tap .
  4. Under Export as select vCard.
  5. Export tap .
  6. Log into your iCloud account and tap Contacts.
  7. Tap the gear icon in the lower left corner.
  8. Tap Import vCard.
  9. Select the contacts you exported.
  10. Open tap .
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You can also decide to move one or more contacts to iCloud:

  1. Open your browser and navigate to Google Contacts.
  2. Select the contacts you want to export.
  3. Tap the three dots icon to the right of the selected contact.
  4. Export tap .
  5. The other steps are the same as moving all contacts.

How to move your contacts from iCloud to Google?

If you want to move your contacts from iCloud to Google, follow the steps below:

  1. Log into your iCloud account.
  2. Tap Contacts.
  3. Tap the gear icon in the lower left corner.
  4. Tap Export vCard.
  5. Log in to Google Contacts.
  6. Tap the three-line button in the upper left corner.
  7. Tap Import.
  8. Tap vCard.
  9. Choose the contacts you downloaded.

How to change default contact location on iPhone?

By default, Apple will create new contacts in iCloud. If you want to change this and have Google Contacts as your default contact location, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to Settings on your iPhone.
  2. Tap Contacts.
  3. Tap Preferences.
  4. General tap .
  5. Robinet Default account.
  6. Tap Gmail.

Now all your contacts will be saved to your Google account.

Move to iOS Application

If you are switching from an Android phone to an Apple phone, you will be happy to know that there is an easy way to transfer all your calls, messages, contacts, etc., to your Apple.

Apple has designed an app called Move to iOS. It’s a quick and easy way to transfer files from your Android phone to your iPhone. If you want to try this, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to Play Store.
  2. Find and install Move to iOS on your phone.
  3. While setting up your iPhone, tap Move data from Android
  4. Open the app on your Android and go through settings. The app will ask you to enter the code which will appear on your iPhone.
  5. Enter code.
  6. The process of copying all files will start in a few seconds.
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How do I manage contacts using third-party apps?

There are many applications in the market which allow you to store, manage, move and backup your contacts. One of these apps is Super Backup for Android phones. If you want to try it, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to Play Store.
  2. Find and install Super Backup.
  3. Open the app and select what you want to back up. In this case, tap Contacts.
  4. Choose Backup all.
  5. The app will create a .vcf file that you can rename.
  6. Send this file to iPhone via email, Bluetooth or an app.
  7. Open the file on your iPhone and the contacts will be automatically backed up.

How do I temporarily stop using Google?

You can choose to temporarily stop using Google on your Apple device.

  1. Go to Contacts.
  2. Tap Accounts.
  3. Select Google on the left side and tap the Contacts checkbox on the right.

How to remove Google accounts?

If you no longer want to use Google on your Apple device, follow the steps below to remove it:

  1. Go to Contacts.
  2. Tap Preferences.
  3. Tap Accounts.
  4. Select Google.
  5. Press the Delete (-) button.

How do I edit a contact in Google Contacts?

  1. Go to Google Contacts.
  2. Select the contact you want to edit.
  3. To the right of the contact, tap the pen icon ( Edit ).
  4. Edit the information.
  5. Tap Save.

It is important to note that it is not possible to modify information from the contact’s Google profile.

How to restore contacts in Google Contacts?

If you want to restore a contact that you deleted in the last 30 days, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Google Contacts.
  2. Tap Trash in the lower left corner.
  3. Select the option you want:
    • If you want to restore a contact, check the box next to it and tap Recover.
    • If you want to restore multiple contacts, check the box next to them and tap Recover.
    • If you want to restore all contacts, check the box next to a contact, press Selection actions, and press All.

Additional FAQs

Contacts not syncing

If Google Contacts won’t sync with your iPhone, there are several solutions you can try to fix the problem.

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Restart Your Phone and Check Your Internet Connection

A temporary issue may prevent your contacts from syncing. The easiest solution you can try is to restart your phone. If that doesn’t work, check your internet connection. Depending on your settings, your contact may not sync if you are not connected to Wi-Fi.

Show All Contacts

Your contacts may be syncing; you just can’t see them in your Contacts app. To check if this is the problem, follow the steps below:

1. Open the Contacts app.

2. Tap Groups.

3. Select All Gmail.

If this was not selected, Google Contacts would not show up in your Contacts app.

Check Date and Time

Sync issues may appear if the date and time are incorrect on your iPhone. Follow these steps to set the date and time:

1. Go to Settings

2. Tap General

3. Tap Date & Time

4. Enable the toggle button next to Set automatically

Check SSL

If Google Contacts isn’t syncing with your iPhone or iPad, make sure your account is connected via SSL, the recommended connection:

1. Go to Settings on your iPhone/iPad

2. Tap Contacts

3. Tap Accounts

4. Select your Google account

5. Enable the toggle button next to Contacts

6. Tap Account

7. Press Advanced

8. Enable the toggle button next to Use SSL

9. Press Done.

Re-Add Your Google Account

If none of the steps work, you can try deleting and re-adding your account:

1. Go to Settings

2. Tap Contacts

3. Tap Accounts

4. Select your Gmail account

5. Tap Delete account

6. Restart your phone

7. Add your account

8. Enable Contact Sync

Allowing your contacts to sync will do the trick

Now you know how to sync Google contacts with iCloud. Whether you use both Android and Apple devices, are switching between operating systems, or just want an extra backup, syncing your contacts is always a good idea. With just a few simple steps, you can sync all your contacts without worrying about losing any of them.

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