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3 Ways to Transfer iPhone/iPad Contacts to Gmail

It's never easy to move contacts between phones or to your email, especially when you choose a "fruit-liked" company. To solve this problem for Apple user, this article will share three ways to transfer your iPhone or iPad contacts to your Gmail account. This page discusses how to set up Google in order to be able to transfer contacts from Gmail to iPhone and the other way round. It also discusses how to transfer your iPhone contacts to your Google account independently from Google sync, iCloud or free Syncios Manager.

Part 1: How to Transfer iPhone Contacts to Gmail via Syncios

We all know Google allows you to import contacts from computer to Gmail as long as they are CSV file or vCard files. Then the problem is how to export your contacts to computer as these two format. The good news is, Syncios Manager enables you to complete this job easily.

Step 1 : Download and Install Free iPhone Manager on Computer

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Step 2 : Connect your iPhone/iPad device to computer and launch Syncios iPhone Manager. If this is the first you use Syncios program, then it will take a while for Syncios to download iOS related services for you. And keep your device unlocked, click "Trust this computer" on your device screen.

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Step 3 : Click Information on the left panel, you will see the Contacts, Notes, Bookmarks, Call History and Messages of your iPhone. Click Contacts icon, then you will find those options: New, Delete, Backup, Recover. To extract your contacts out, please select Backup.

Step 4 : Choose Backup selected contacts or Backup all contacts from the drop-down list, and then choose to CSV File to copy the contacts to CSV to your PC.

NOTE: This article takes CSV files as a example. You can also choose backup to a Single vCard Files or to Multiple vCard Files which are also supported by Gmail contacts.

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Step 5 : Sign in your Gmail account. In the left sidebar of Gmail window, click Gmail.

Step 6 : Click Contacts and More. you will see the drop-down menu and choose Import….

Step 7 : After that, a pop-up window will show up. Click Choose File and import CSV File to Gmail.

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Part 2: How to Transfer iPhone Contacts to Gmail via iCloud

You can also backup your contacts to vCard files via iCloud. It's not the most efficient way since it only supports vCard format but suitable for those who don't want additional programs.

1. Set-up iCloud Contact Sync on iPhone

Step 1 : Go to Settings.

Step 2 : Tap on iCloud.

Step 3 : Make sure the switch for Contacts is ON.

Step 4 : Now, your iPhone contacts should start syncing to iCloud.

Set-up iCloud Contact Sync on iPhone

2. Check Your iPhone/iPad Contacts on iCloud

Step 1 : Log into your Apple ID account at http://icloud.com.

Step 2 : Click on Contacts and check to see if all the contacts are synced.

Step 3 : Scroll down to note the number of contacts.

Step 4 : Cross-check with your iPhone contacts (scroll-down in Contacts app)

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3. Export Contacts as vCard File and Transfer to Gmail

Step 1 : Click on Contacts.

Step 2 : In the web interface of iCloud Contacts, you can click on the little cog icon on the bottom-left, click "Export vCard...".

Step 3 : Sign in your Gmail account. In the left sidebar of Gmail window, click Gmail.

Step 4 : Click Contacts and More. you will see the drop-down menu and choose Import….

Step 5 : After that, a pop-up window will show up. Click Choose File and import vCrad File to Gmail.

 Export Contacts as vCard File

Part 3: How to Transfer iPhone Contacts to Gmail via iPhone

Sometimes you have duplicates in your Contacts folder. Duplicates can get created when you import a bunch of new contacts into Outlook, and you have existing contacts with the same name or email address.

Step 1 : Open your iPhone or iPad's Settings app.

Step 2 : Tap Contacts and then Accounts and then Add Account and then Google.

Step 3 : Enter your email and password. If you use 2-Step verification, use an app password.

Step 4 : Tap Next.

Step 5 : Switch "Contacts" on. At the top, tap Save.

Step 6 : Your iPhone will ask you what you would like to do with existing local contacts, calendars etc. on your iPhone, select Keep on My iPhone in order for the sync to take place. Any new contacts (from your iPhone) with regards to your existing Gmail contacts will be placed in the All Contacts group.

Step 7 : Finally, in order for the sync to begin, go to your iPhone settings, and tap on Fetch New Data. From the newly-opened slide turn Push on.

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