How to Transfer Gmail Contacts to iPhone

By Emily Watson, Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015

"I just switched to an iPhone 6 today from an Android device. I am trying to import my contacts from Gmail. How can I do that?"

It's a great idea to transfer Gmail contacts to iPhone if you want to merge the contacts on your Gmail and iPhone. Besides, many people want to transfer Google contacts to iPhone due to they lost iPhone contacts by accident (Tips for recovering iPhone contacts).

Here are two ways you can apply to trannsfer gmail contacts to iPhone 6s/6/5s.

Part 1: Sync Gmail Contacts to iPhone Manually

Fire up the Settings app > Tap on Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Tap on Add Account > Tap on Other > Under the Contacts heading, tap on Add CardDAV Account > Enter your information in the form that appears > You'll get a confirmation that the account was successfully added.

Sync Gmail Contacts to iPhone

Part 2: Transfer Gmail Contacts to iPhone with FonePaw iOS Transfer

FonePaw iOS Transfer can help you transfer contacts from Gmail to iPhone. By using it, you'll never worry about the security of your contacts, because it isn't a cloud service. Except for contacts, this software is able to transfer music, photos, playlists, movies and so on from computer to iPhone. Free download the trial version below and have a try now.

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1. Export Gmail contacts

Log in your Gmail account on your computer. Click "Gmail" button. Click "Contacts" in the drop-down list. Then you see all contacts are list on the window. Click the "More" button to. When the pull-down list appears, click Export. To copy contacts from Gmail to iPhone, you should choose "vCard format". After that, click "Export".

Export Gmail Contacts to iPhone

2. Launch the program and connect iPhone to PC

Download, install and launch the program on your computer. Then, connect iPhone to the computer to start.

Install and Launch iOS Transfer

3. Transfer Gmail contacts to iPhone

Click Contacts in the left sidebar. Click "Import/Export" > "Import Contacts" > "From vCard File" one by one. When the file browser window pops up, find the Contacts.vcf file you've saved in Step 1 and import it. Within seconds, this program will transfer Google contacts to iPhone successfully.

What's more, iOS Transfer also can help you transfer iPhone contacts to Gmail.

Import Contacts to iPhone

What else FonePaw iOS Transfer can do:
1. Transfer iPhone/iPad/iPod files from/to PC;
2. Import videos, music, contacts, photos, movies to iPhone;
3. Backup iPhone text messages, contacts, music, photos;
4. Rebuild iTunes library.
5. Support all iPod iPhone and iPad!

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