Switching from Android to iPhone? Or simply want to sync your Gmail contacts to your iPhone? No worries! This blog post will guide you through the process of exporting contacts from Gmail to your iPhone.
Step 1: Export Contacts from Gmail
Before we can import the contacts into your iPhone, we first need to export the contacts from Gmail. Here’s how:
- Go to the Google Contacts page on your web browser.
- Click on Export in the left-side menu.
- Select the contacts you want to export or select all.
- In the Export as section, choose vCard (for iOS Contacts).
- Click on Export and save the file to your computer.
This will create a .vcf file that contains all your contacts, ready to be imported into your iPhone.
Step 2: Import Contacts to iPhone
Now that we have a vCard file, we can import the contacts into the iPhone. There are multiple ways to do this. We’ll cover two of them: via iCloud and via email.
- Go to iCloud.com on your computer and sign in with your Apple ID.
- Click on Contacts.
- Click on the gear icon at the bottom left and select Import vCard…
- Select the vCard file you exported from Gmail and click Open.
Your contacts will now be uploaded to iCloud and will be synced to your iPhone next time it’s connected to Wi-Fi and locked.
- Email the .vcf file to an email account that’s setup on your iPhone.
- Open the email on your iPhone and tap on the .vcf file attachment.
- Tap on Add all contacts.
This will import all the contacts in the vCard file into your iPhone’s Contacts app.
And that’s it! You have successfully exported contacts from Gmail and imported them into your iPhone. The process may seem a bit complicated, but once you have done it a couple of times it becomes quite easy. Happy contacting!