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How to Easily Transfer iPhone Contacts to Gmail

Updated on Apr 16, 2018 by Cedric Grantham to iPhone Data Transfer

This well-arranged blog provides users three top ways to import iPhone contacts to Gmail with iPhone settings options, iTunes and iCloud. What's more, EaseUS MobiMover Free provides you the integrated iPhone backup, transfer and management solutions.

We all have multiple solutions to back up and transfer iPhone contacts, and Google Gmail is one of the reliable choices. Importing iPhone contacts to Gmail can keep contacts data safe and risk-free. Let's see how to transfer iPhone contacts to Gmail using three simple-to-use methods in following texts. 

Part 1: How to export iPhone contacts to Gmail in 3 simple ways

Tip 1: How to sync contacts from iPhone to Gmail Transfer via iCloud

iCloud is one common solution to import iPhone contacts to Gmail, and with the iCloud Keychain technique, the exported contacts are 100% secure. Follow the steps below.

1. On your iPhone, go to "Settings" > [your name] > "iCloud" and toggle on "Contacts".

2. Visit iCloud.com on your computer and enter your Apple ID and password.

3. Choose "Contacts" among the options and select the contacts you'd like to sync from your iPhone to Gmail.

4. Tap on the "gear icon" and click "Export vCard".

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

6. Click "Import Contacts..." in the left panel of Google Contacts and click "Choose File" in the new window.

7. Choose the vCard you exported from iCloud and click "Import".

With the simple steps above, you can export iPhone contacts to Gmail easily and quickly.

How to sync iPhone contacts to Gmail - Tip 1

Tip 2: How to transfer iPhone contacts to Gmail via Settings

Refer to the following guides to import iPhone contacts to Gmail on iPhone through settings options alone and without the interference from any external application

  • For iOS 10.2 and earlier: Go to "Settings" > tap "Mail, Contacts, Calendars" > tap "Add Account" > choose "Google" from the pop-up list > slide the "Contacts" on. When this process has completed, the iPhone contacts will have been transferred to Gmail automatically.
  • For iOS 10.3 and later: Go to "Settings" > tap "Contacts" > tap "Accounts" > tap "Add Account" > choose "Google" > enter your Gmail account > slide "Contacts" on.

Tip 3: How to import iPhone contacts to Gmail with iTunes

iTunes can also be used to export iPhone contacts to Gmail. On top of this, iTunes is the most common way to back up iPhone, including all the music, playlists, videos, books, messages, photos, and Apps.  

1. Connect the iPhone to the computer with an Apple supported USB cable, and then run iTunes with the latest version.

2. Click the "Info" tab, choose "Sync Contacts" with "Google Contacts". Next, enter the Gmail username and the password.

3. After you have accessed your Gmail account, the transfer and sync process will automatically start, and you can go to Gmail and choose "Contacts" to see the imported contacts.

How to transfer iPhone contacts to Gmail - Tip 3

Having used above methods to transfer iPhone contacts to Gmail? Here also comes the instructions on how to import Google contacts to iPhone in the vice versa, check the guides if necessary.

Part 2: How to transfer iPhone contacts to computer for backup

For backing up iPhone contacts, transferring them to the computer is a wise action and all you need is an excellent and free iPhone data transfer software, and EaseUS MobiMover Free can meet this requirement. With MobiMover, you can quickly transfer iPhone contacts to your computer with one-click after you tick the contacts you want to transfer.

1. Download and install EaseUS MobiMover on your computer by clicking the download below. The system requirement is Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10. You also need to install iTunes on your computer for reading iPhone data, which is inevitable for a third-party iPhone manager. 

2. Connect your iPhone to the computer with a compatible USB cable. Run MobiMover after you've checked that the connection is OK. Choose "Transfer to Computer" in the main interface. Afterwards, tick contacts in the iPhone content list.

choose contacts to transfer

3. To give you better file view and management, we highly recommend that you save the contacts to a customized path on the computer by clicking the "Browse" button in the transfer screen. If you don't set it yourself, the contacts will be saved to a folder called, "Exported by MobiMover", on the Desktop.

set the storage path

4. Choose "Transfer" to begin to transfer iPhone contacts to computer. Besides contacts, transferring photos from iPhone to computer with EaseUS MobiMover is done in the same way. Just connect your iPhone to the computer, run MobiMover, choose "Transfer to Computer", tick "Photos" and click "Transfer".

begin to transfer contacts