How to Import iPhone Contacts into Gmail

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Transferring contacts from one device to another has historically been one of the biggest headaches users face when upgrading their devices. It was such a problem that carriers now offer to do this for you, though many find that either not all of their contacts transfer over or that they end up with many duplicates. Fortunately, you can take matters into your own hands and import your iPhone’s contacts into Gmail, which powers the contact list on Android, without outside assistance. Here’s how to import iPhone contacts into Gmail.

1. Tap the Settings Icon on your iPhone.

Tap the settings icon

2. Tap iCloud to enter iCloud settings.

3. Enable Contact Sync with iCloud. Make sure the slider bar for the “Contacts” category is enabled (green). This will make sure your iCloud account is always synced with your iPhone.

 Select Contacts

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4. Navigate to iCloud.com. Using the web browser of your choice, navigate your PC or Mac to icloud.com, and sign into your iCloud Account.enter your Apple account credentials.

 iCloud

5. Click the Contacts Icon.

Click Contacts

6. Click on Settings, then “Export vCard.” This will download a file to your computer which you’ll use to upload into Gmail’s contacts screen.

Click Export

7. Navigate to Gmail.com.

8. Click Contacts.

Click Contacts


9. Click the “More” dropdown menu in Contacts, and select “Import.”

Select Import

10. Click  ”Choose File” and find the .vcf file you downloaded from your iCloud account. It will likely be found in your “Downloads” folder on a PC or Mac.

 11. Click “Import” to bring your contacts into Gmail. After a quick upload, all your contacts will be linked to your Google account and automatically loaded on our Android device.

Click Import

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  1. Ali Brown Says:

    Please put m con el mailing lista for updated técnica. Gracias.

  2. Cliff Says:

    There is a little simpler way avoiding the iCloud step to transfer iphone contacts to Gmail described here:

    http://answers.oreilly.com/topic/13697-how-to-transfer-contacts-between-iphone-and-gmail

  3. Helene Says:

    Cliff, I think your link needs to be purchased — meaning, the link will not open unless I start a membership and pay for the info.

  4. Lar Says:

    Samsung now has software that transfers ALL. It’s Desktop software called Kies

    goto samsung.com/kies

  5. Farooq K Says:

    Thanks a ton Buddy you save my Phone.

    Thanks again
    Farooq

  6. Margaret Anderson Says:

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  7. Kyoko Nitori Says:

    Besides using iTunes and iCloud service, here’s also a solution for transferring apps from iPhone to Gmail: tinyurl.com/qa7pyno

  8. Paul Williams Says:

    How to manage my phone contacts on the cloud efficiently ?

    Be it an android, apple or windows, backups are always necessary. Most of us want to change our mobile phone as often as possible to ensure we are in touch with technology and apps. Some of us even do it as a hobby. Contacts are always a growing list and managing them through various devices can be a task.
    We also have different options on every smartphone to sync our contacts on to the cloud. iCloud is a great way to store iPhone contacts. Gmail is awesome for android users. Microsoft uses Sky Drive and Outlook.com. The big players in the market have their own solutions to creating back-up of contacts. There are great apps in the marketplace that provide ways to have a backup in the cloud.
    The problem over here is to manage contacts on the cloud efficiently. Cloud is a cool place to store data. But when we have a growing list of data, how can we manage it.
    Mobile companies are pushing their sales in every possible way to stay on top of the market. The tables show the sales on mobiles to end users in Q3 2013 and who are the players in the market. (Taken from http://www.ibtimes.com/worldwide-smartphone-sales-q3-2013-samsung-android-maintain-lead-apples-market-share-slips-1471754)

    These days, sticking on to one brand becomes questionable as the choices we have are more. Managing contacts on the cloud can be ineffective if we choose to keep changing our phones from different brands every two years or less than that.

    Move Contacts on to Online Spreadsheet.

    As mentioned earlier, Contacts are a growing list and all mobile phones can import contacts from a .csv format file. If we use online tools such as Google Docs, Zoho Docs, Office 365, CollateBox, EditGrid, etc. the contacts are always available on the cloud and easily downloadable. They are also downloadable in a CSV format which is a common factor for importing contacts. We may not be able to sync our contacts directly from the mobile devices but there are options to add and retrieve the data from the online lists. Sharing, web link, embedding of sheet or online forms are ways to add or update contacts to the spreadsheets. CollateBox has an interesting feature of notifying the user through mail or sms when changes to the lists are made. Irrespective of which device we use or what brand we prefer, the data is safe and secure on a spreadsheet on the cloud.

  9. Dean Says:

    YOU’VE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!!!!!??!?!?!?

    THIS WEBSITE HAS SUPPOSEDLY PUT DOWN IN STEPS HOW TO IMPORT IPHONE CONTACTS INTO GMAIL (GOOGLE) FOR LATER TRANSFERRING TO AN ANDROID. — > GUESS WHAT? –> IT IS WRONG, WRONG, WRONG, WRONG (DID I SAY WRONG?) FIRST OFF, THE WAY DESCRIBED PORTENDS TO BE GRABBING THE WHOLE LIST OF CONTACTS FROM ONE’S IPHONE CLOUD WHEREAS THE TRUTH IS IT IS ONLY ONE SIMPLE CONTACT AT A TIME. THAT IN AND OF ITSELF IS ENOUGH TO TAKE THE HORRIBLY WRONG TUTORIAL OFF YOUR SITE FOR SOMEONE WHO MAY REALLY KNOW HOW TO DO THIS. THERE IS NO SENSE GOING ON. THIS SITE HAS LOST ALL CREDIBILITY TO ME AND MY THOUSANDS OF READERSHIPS OF MY BLOGS AND SITES. I WILL GIVE YOU ONE WEEK FROM TODAY 3/23/2014 TO TAKE THAT HIDEOUSLY WRONG TUTORIAL OFF THIS SITE BEFORE I GO NATIONWIDE SO TO SPEAK.

  10. kevin Says:

    THANK YOU! Exactly what i needed and this worked great.

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