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Home > Tips > [2019] How to Sync Google Contacts to iPhone on iOS 12 with 2 Methods

[2019] How to Sync Google Contacts to iPhone on iOS 12 with 2 Methods

Are you looking for ways to sync Google contacts to iPhone on iOS 12? Today, we show you a detailed guide on how to sync Google contacts to iPhone on iOS 12 with 2 methods. Choose the one that best suits you.

Updated Nov 01,2018 | by Joy

Google Contacts is one of the most useful free service allowing Google users to store and edit contacts information online. It becomes quite important to be able to access all Google contacts, Outlook contacts, etc. on iPhone as more and more business relations are connected with iPhone. Today, we show you a detialed guide on how to sync Google Contacts to iPhone on iOS 12 with 2 methods. 

Google contacts can be exported in CSV format and then you can transfer contacts from Gmail to iPhone. Keep reading and you will find it’s quite easy to sync all your contacts from Google to your iPhone XS/X/8/8 Plus/7/6S/6. 

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Method 1. Sync Google Contacts to iPhone Directly via Settings App

Before the sync

Make sure you have a Google account as you need it to complete the process. 

Start syncing Google contacts to iPhone

Step 1. Open your iPhone and go to “Settings”. Then scroll down to tap on “Passwords & Accounts”.

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Step 2. Tap on “Add Account” and choose “Google” to enter your Google email address and password according to the prompts.

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Step 3. Switch on “Contacts” and click “Keep on My iPhone” at the bottom. Then tap on “Save” in the top right corner. After that, all your Google Contacts will be added to the Contacts app on iPhone. Simply open this app on iPhone and check the items.

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When you add your Google account in Settings app, it’s very troublesome if you forget your password. As your Google browser saves the password automatically, you can export Google Contacts to CSV format on your computer and then transfer contacts from Excel to iPhone by using an easy third-party tool.

Method 2. Sync Google Contacts to iPhone with Contact Manager for iPhone - Easy, Safe & Reliable

You can try this iPhone manager - IOTransfer to quickly sync Google Contacts to iPhone on iOS 12. Besides, it can allow you to transfer other files from computer to iPhone, such as videos, music, photos, apps, etc. However, in method 1, you can’t do these in one tool. Sounds great, right? Now, free download and install IOTransfer to your computer running Windows 10/8/7 and follow the steps below.

Export Google contacts to computer before the sync

Ensure that you’ve exported your Google contacts in CSV format to your computer. If you don’t know how to export, follow the steps. 

Step 1. Log into your Google account. Click the nine-box icon at the top and then tap on “Contacts”.  

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Step 2. Check the contacts you want to sync to iPhone. Then tap on the icon with three dots and click “Export” to save Google contacts to your computer.

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Make sure you choose “Google CSV” as your output format, as IOTransfer supports importing /exporting Google contacts in CSV format between computer and iPhone/iPad.

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Start Syncing Google contacts to iPhone

Step 1. Launch IOTransfer and connect your iPhone with a USB cable. Then go to “MANAGE” > “Contacts” > “Import” to start the sync.

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Do not disconnect your iPhone during the transfer process.

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Step 2. After syncing, simply open Contacts app on iPhone and then you can call your friends or your business partners.

Bottom Line:

With the two methods above, you can easily sync Google Contacts to iPhone on iOS 12. It is up to you to find your suitable ways. Personally, I prefer to use IOTransfer to make it as it allows users to import Google contacts and Outlook contacts to iPhone without entering email address and password. Besides, it’s an all-in-one tool enabling users to transfer photos, music, videos, etc. from computer to my iPhone. 


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