How to Easily Transfer iPhone Contacts to Gmail

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Cedric Grantham Updated on Jun 04, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

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 the methods above 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.

Download and install EaseUS MobiMover on your computer by clicking the button below. Then follow the guide to quickly and safely transfer contacts from your iPhone to computer to make a backup.

Note: MobiMover is compatible with PC running Windows 7 and later or Mac running macOS 10.12 (Sierra), 10.13 (High Sierra), Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion), 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.9 (Mavericks), and 10.11 (El Capitan).

Step 1: Unlock your iPhone, connect your iPhone to your computer (Mac or PC), and then launch EaseUS MobiMover Free on your computer. When a notification pops up on your iPhone asking you whether to trust this computer, tap on Trust to continue.

How to transfer contacts from iPhone to computer - Step 1

Step 2: Click the computer icon or the folder icon to set the storage path for the contacts that will be transferred from iPhone to your computer.

How to transfer contacts from iPhone to computer - Step 2

Step 3: After choosing the folder, click Next and you will see all the supported files on your iPhone. Keep the category/categories you want to transfer selected. (The one-click transfer feature enables you to copy all contacts from your iPhone to computer. If you want to selectively import contacts from iPhone to your computer, click your device name in the main interface and choose Contact to do it.)

How to transfer contacts from iPhone to computer - Step 3

Step 4: Then click the Transfer button to begin copying contacts from iPhone to computer. When it has finished, go to the folder you have selected in Step 2 to check the items. (The contacts transferred will be saved as an HTML file on your computer. Thus you need to open the file with a browser to view its details. If you need, you can also transfer the contacts saved on your computer to other iOS devices.)

How to transfer contacts from iPhone to computer - Step 4