Google has Google Contact. It is feature mounted in almost all Android phones. If you have Android phone, you have Google Contact. Almost everyone using Android also use and sync their contacts and saves Gmail email addresses to Google Contacts using their Google account.
But, if you use iPhone as a new device, you might want to import Google Contact to iPhone easily so you don’t have to add numbers to new phone manually.
iPhone has become increasingly one of the most popular smartphone brand. It has iCloud, and also its own contact sync feature to iCloud. You can automatically sync your contacts to iPhone easily through iCloud. But, if you’re first time using iPhone, you might be wondering, can you import Google contacts to iPhone?
You can use your Gmail account to import all of your Google contacts to your iPhone, and once it is imported, you can sync all of those Google contacts to your iCloud. This is meant for better security since iPhone only use iCloud as its primary cloud storage service used for all Apple products, or simply Apple ecosystem.
Here’s how to sync Google contact with iPhone. This can be applied in all iPhone with the latest updates. You can import Google contacts to iPhone 8, iPhone 7, iPhone X and its related series.
ALSO READ: How to Italicize on iPhone
How to Sync Google Contact with iPhone
iPhone simply has Settings app to manage everything about your iPhone, including contacts and how you sync them.
Even though iPhone use iCloud as its primary storage service because it is made by the same company, iPhone also offers its users to sync almost anything using third-party service like Google account. Thus, you can sync Google contact with iPhone easily through this method.
To sync Google contact into iPhone, just open the Settings app in your iPhone.
Scroll down a little bit, and then tap Passwords & Accounts.
Now, tap Add Account. Then, tap Google. It will show a pop up showing you a login form to sign into your Google account.
This method also allows you to sync other stuff other than Google contacts, like Google Calendar and the entire appointment you made in it. You can sync Google Calendar with iPhone Calendar too.
Now, you just need to login the way you used to login to your Google account.
You will then see a toggle that will enable which stuff you want to sync. Choose Google contacts to sync them to your new iPhone.
Now, you should see a list of your Google contacts in your iPhone address book.
Here’s How to Import Google Contacts to iCloud Directly Without Syncing
You might be wondering other method, can you transfer Google contacts to iPhone directly without syncing Google account?
You can import Google contacts to iCloud in iPhone easily, and directly without syncing to your Google account in your iPhone. This is meant for direct method that doesn’t require a Google account login, and all you need is an exported file that contains all of your Google contacts and upload that file to your iCloud account in its website.
Now, to do this, open Google contacts page to export all of your contacts.
To export all of your Google contacts, click Export at the left menu. If you want to export only some contacts, you can specifically choose them and then click Export.
Now, select which format you want to use. To export and import Google contacts to iPhone through iCloud, you have to download vCard (for iOS Contacts) format so your iCloud can recognize the format and sync all of your Google contacts.
Now, go to the official iCloud website. Now, login using your Apple ID, and then go to Contacts. Tap the gear icon to open the Settings.
Click Import vCard, and then choose the Vcard file you’ve downloaded from Google contact website and upload/import that file to iCloud.
Now, check your iPhone and make sure you activate iCloud syncing in your iPhone. You will immediately see all of your Google contacts in your iPhone address book.
iPhone has simple features to manage all of the stuff you also have in your Android phone. Including contacts. You can import Google contact to iPhone using iCloud easily using above methods. You can also sync Google contacts to iPhone so you can see the same contacts if you use both Android and iPhone at the same time.