How to Sync iPhone X/iPhone 8 Contacts to Gmail Quickly

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Myra Updated on Jun 06, 2018 to iOS & Mac Topics | How-to Articles

For conveniences, you may need to sync contacts between your iOS devices or between the iOS device and Gmail/Outlook/Exchange, especially after getting a new phone. Since the way to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone has been provided already, this article is written to provide you the detailed guide of how to import iPhone contacts to Gmail. Generally speaking, there are two ways to sync iPhone contacts to Gmail. You can make it on your iPhone directly or on a computer. Read on to get the details and choose the way to prefer to apply to your devices.

How to sync iPhone contacts to Gmail

Tip 1: Sync iPhone X/iPhone 8 contacts to Gmail via iCloud

By syncing your iPhone contacts to iCloud, you can easily import your iPhone contacts to Gmail from the computer. Here are the steps to make it. (iPhone contacts not syncing to iCloud/Gmail? Fix the issue quickly with the solutions provided.)

Step 1: Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud on your iPhone X/iPhone 8 in iOS 11 and then switch on Contacts.

Step 2: Visit iCloud.com from your computer and choose Contacts.

Step 3: Choose the contacts you'd like to sync from your iPhone to Gmail.

Step 4: Tap on the gear icon and click Export vCard... among the options.

Step 5: Go to Google Contacts (https://www.google.com/contacts/) and sign in with your account.

Step 6: Choose Import Contacts... on the sidebar and click Choose File in the new window.

Step 7: Select the contacts (.vcf) you exported in Step 4 and click Import. After that, your iPhone contacts will show in your Google Contacts list. Now you have synced your iPhone contacts to Gmail successfully.

How to sync iPhone contacts to Gmail - tip 1

Tip 2: Import iPhone X/iPhone 8 contacts to Gmail on iPhone

On iPhone X, iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus running iOS 11, the way to transfer contacts from iPhone to Gmail is different from the way to make it in iOS 10 or earlier. Follow the steps below to import your iPhone contacts to Gmail directly on your device.

Step 1: Go to Settings > Accounts & Passwords on your iPhone in iOS 11.

Step 2: Choose to Add Account > Google and enter your account information.

Step 3: After setting up your account, switch on Contacts under Gmail.

How to sync iPhone contacts to Gmail - Tip 2

Easy, right? In addition to syncing your iPhone contacts to Gmail, you can also sync your iPhone contacts to Windows computer if you need. A completely free tool that can help you make it is EaseUS MobiMover Free, which enables you to transfer files including contacts, messages, photos, videos, audios and more between iOS devices (iPhone/iPad in iOS 8 or later) or between iOS device and PC. With MobiMover, you can not only transfer contacts from your iPhone to the computer with the contacts accessible on your computer but also add contacts to iPhone/iPad without any cost or limitation. Don't hesitate to have a try.

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Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your PC and launch EaseUS MobiMover. Unlock your iPhone and click "Trust" in the prompt asking for your permission. To transfer contacts from your iPhone to PC, choose "Phone to PC" > "Next".

connect device and launch EaseUS MobiMover

Step 2. Select "Contacts" and click the default path to set a custom storage path if you need to. Afterward, click "Transfer".

select files and set custom path

Step 3. When the transfer process has finished, you can go to view the contacts on your computer. (The transferred contacts will be saved as an HTML file on your PC, you can view it with a browser and transfer it to your iOS device if you need to.)

start transferring files from iPhone/iPad to computer