4 Easy Ways to Import iPhone Contacts to Gmail

When you need to transfer contacts from iPhone to Android phone, it is very useful to sync iPhone contacts to Gmail. This is also a good way to back up your contacts and avoid any data loss. However, many new iPhone users and even some old users end up with many duplicate or lost information because they do not know the appropriate way to import iPhone contacts to Google account.

To help you import iPhone contacts to Gmail seamlessly, this article provides four options to you: Settings, iTunes, iCloud and transfer tool.

Method 1. Sync Contacts from iPhone to Gmail via Settings

Using the Settings on iPhone is the easiest way to sync contacts from iPhone to Gmail, and vice versa. It is also a common way to sync your contacts between iPhone and other address books like Yahoo, AOL, Outlook, etc. Specific steps are as follows:

Note: This method can get Gmail contacts to your iPhone too. If you don’t want that to happen, you can try other methods in this page.

Method 2. Backup iPhone Contacts to Gmail using iTunes

You can also import iPhone contacts to Gmail Contacts through iTunes. During the syncing process, you are required to keep the iCloud Contacts feature turned off on your iPhone. Also, make sure that the iTunes on your computer is of the latest version. Now follow the instructions below to backup iPhone contacts to Gmail Contacts using iTunes.

Method 3. Import iPhone Contacts to Gmail through iCloud

Another way to sync iPhone contacts to Gmail is to use iCloud. You should first upload your iPhone contacts to iCloud, then download them from iCloud.com to your computer, finally import downloaded contacts to Google Contacts.

This method requires enough space in the iCloud. If your iCloud storage is too low to store contacts from your iPhone, you can skip to the next method and see how to export iPhone contacts to the computer in one click.

Method 4. Export iPhone Contacts to Gmail with Third-Party Tool

The essence of the third method is to export iPhone contacts to your computer and then import them to Gmail Contacts from the computer. iCloud is not the only way to get iPhone contacts on the computer. You may also use some third-party data transfer tools to accomplish this task. Jihosoft iPhone Manager is the most representative one.

Download iTunes Backup Extractor Download iTunes Backup Extractor for mac

With it, you can transfer and backup your data from iPhone, iPad, or iPod to computer in one click, including contacts, photos, music, messages, notes and more data. It helps you easily manage, archive and view old iTunes backups on computer. Moreover, it enables you to freely access, view and export all kinds of data from your iTunes backup files.

Here is how to export iPhone contacts to computer via Jihosoft iPhone Manager:


In this article, we’ve discussed four effective ways to import iPhone contacts to Gmail. If you have no idea syncing iPhone contacts to Gmail, you can follow any of the tips above to do so. That’s all. Any questions or suggestions are welcomed in the comment section below.

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