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Top 3 Ways to Transfer Contacts from Gmail to iPhone

There are a lot of times that you need to transfer Gmail contacts from Gmail to iPhone. If you do not know how to transfer contacts from Gmail to iPhone, you will find 3 easy ways to import contacts from Gmail to iPhone in this article.

by Lane |Dec 05,2018..

Q: I recently bought a brand new iPhone X device and I do not know how to transfer contacts from Gmail to iPhone as I was an Android user. 

You may store many Google contacts on your Gmail including names, numbers, email addresses, etc. Google Contacts is a powerful and free service for users to manage their contacts. Sometimes, you need to transfer contacts from Gmail to iPhone as the question asked at the beginning. In this article, it provides 3 easy methods to sync Google contacts from Gmail to iPhone.

Method 1: Transfer Contacts from Gmail to iPhone Using IOTransfer

IOTransfer is an effective iPhone/iPad/iPod file transfer software and management tool and transfer contacts from Gmail to iPhone with IOTransfer is the best way. Apart from transferring contracts, videos, music, photos and other data between computer and iPhone/iPad/iPod, IOTransfer is also a powerful video downloader and converter. This is the reason why it is introduced at first.

Step 1: Export Google contacts to sync Contacts from Gmail to iPhone.

A, Log in your Gmail account > click Google app at the top right concern > click Contacts. Then you can see a list of your Google Contacts. Please refer to the below picture:

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B, Tick the contacts that you want to transfer and click the three dots >  click Export option > tick VCard (for iOS Contacts)  > click Export. Quickly, your Google Contacts will be saved on your PC in the form of a vCard. 

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Step 2: Transfer/ Import contacts from Gmail to iPhone with IOTransfer.

A, Download IOTransfer and install it on your Windows 7/8/8.1/10. It works in iOS 8 or later. So don' t worry if you' ve update your iPhone to iOS 12, you can also use IOTransfer to transfer contacts to your iPhone.

B, Launch IOTransfer and connect your iPhone to your PC via USB cable. Then click on “MANAGE”  >  “Contacts”  >  “Import” to start the transfer.

tips

Please keep your iPhone connect with your PC during the transfer process.

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Method 2: Sync Contacts from Gmail to iPhone Directly on iPhone

Sync contacts from Gmail to iPhone directly on iPhone is also a good choice

Step 1: Go to your iPhone settings first by tapping the "Settings" icon on your iPhone.

Step2: Select Mail, Contacts, Calendars.

Step 3: Tap Add Account on the following screen and tap "Google” to enter your Google email address and password according to the prompts.

Step 4: Once the login process completed, you need to tap the On/Off button to enable the contacts.

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Your Gmail contacts will be synced with your iPhone in a few minutes, which means that you have transferred the contacts from Gmail to iPhone successfully.

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Method 3: Import Google Contacts from Gmail to iPhone via iCloud

If you do not want to try IOTranser to transfer your contacts from Gmail to iPhone and you are not familiar with the second method, you can try the third one by iCloud. In this way, you can not only import Google Contacts to iPhone, but also sync contacts to Mac and other devices.

Step1: Export Google contacts in vCard format as mentioned in Method1.

Step2: Launch your  iCloud and log in your iTunes account.

Step 3: Click “Contracts” and select “Import vCard”to Import the google contracts you just exported from Google.

Step4: Go to the location where you stored the vCard and load it to iCloud Contacts.

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Please go to iCloud settings and ensure turn on the option to sync contacts successfully.

The Bottom Line

The above top 3 methods to transfer/sync/import Google contracts from Gmail to iPhone have their own advantages and disadvantages. You can choose one according to your requirements. Personally, transfer contacts from Gmail to iPhone using IOTransfer is a nice choice. Because IOTransfer can not only transfer videos, music, photos and other data between computer and iPhone/iPad/iPod but also it is a powerful free online video downloader from Youtube, Facebook, Instagram and convert videos any format you want. 


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