Is there any easy way to transfer Gmail contacts to iPhone? I have more than 200 contacts in Gmail. I've tried everything to sync Gmail contacts with iPhone, but failed. Any suggestion?
With high-end and latest features packed in iPhone 7 and iPhone 6s, the need for tech gadgets like camera, GPS tracker and others eliminate to a great extent. These latest iPhone models are self sufficient to take care of all your communication, photography, fitness and other needs. But if you have been earlier using Google Calendar or Gmail for storing your contacts, and now want to shift to iPhone devices, then you would need to import contacts from Gmail to iPhone. When it comes to moving contacts or any other data to and from iPhone, the process is not as simple as other devices. There are multiple ways of transferring Gmail contacts to iPhone 7 and iPhone 6s easily, and to reduce your anxiety about how to import Google contacts to iPhone, we have picked the best two methods listed as below.
One of the best and the easiest way to transfer contacts from Gmail to iPhone, is by directly importing them from your PC. Direct transfer from Gmail to iPhone is not facilitated and here comes the role of good third party software like TunesGo. Using this software, you can quickly and conveniently move all selected Google contacts to iPhone through PC.
Wondershare TunesGo is professional software that works as a one-stop solution to manage all phone related issues. The software works as a perfect iOS and Android phone manager with many interesting features. Using the software, contacts, photos, videos, messages, apps and other data on iPhone as well as Android devices can be well managed. The software is available for Windows as well as Mac system, and no iTunes is needed to manage features related to iOS devices. TunesGo allows transferring Gmail contacts to iPhone in quick and easy steps.
Step 1 Export Gmail contacts to PC
Log in with your Gmail account via your browser. Select the desired contacts and export them to PC in vCard format.
Step 2 Launch TunesGo and connect iPhone
Download, install and launch TunesGo on your PC. Using a USB cable, connect your iPhone with the PC, then TunesGo will detect your iPhone automatically.
Step 3 Import Contacts from PC
On TunesGo interface, click “Information” from the top menu bar. The contact details will appear. To add contact, click "Import" and select “from VCard File” from the drop down menu. Browse for the VCard files on your PC and click "Open", then click "OK". The desired files will be successfully added to iPhone.
With the above steps, you can transfer Google contacts to iPhone with just a few steps.
Pros and cons of this method:
Using TunesGo, transferring Gmail contacts to iPhone is a quick and easy task. The method also allows you to transfer contacts selectively and visually. More importantly, unlike iTunes, it won't cover the original contacts which has already existed in iPhone. And it can remove duplicate contacts from your iPhone intelligently. Since the free trial version of the software comes with limited option, you need to purchase TunesGo to enjoy the complete set of features and this can be an issue with the users who are looking for the free option.
If you are not willing to add any third party apps to import Google contacts to iPhone, there is another option to manually add the contacts through CardDAV method. In order to sync Gmail contacts to iPhone through this method, stable Wi-Fi network is required. The process is simple, but may take some time to process and complete.
Step 1 Make the Settings on your iPhone:
On your iPhone, click Settings and navigate to Contacts option. Click Accounts > Add Account > Other.
Step 2 Add CardDAV account and enter details
Next click on "Add CardDAV Account". Once the window of CardDAV is open, enter the following details:
Username: Google username or Google apps email ID
Password: The password of your account
Description: Enter the desired description for the account.
After putting in the information, click Next to finish it. And then when you open Contacts, Gmail contacts will be synced to your iPhone automatically.
Note: An application specific password will need to be created if 2-step verification has been turned on.
Pros and cons of the method:
Using manual CardDAV method is simple and free to use. You do not need to install any third party app to sync Gmail contacts to iPhone. But the method does not allow importing selective contacts and you may have duplicate contacts with your local iPhone contacts.
Thus using either of the above methods, you can transfer Gmail Contacts to iPhone 7, iPhone 6s Easily.