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iOS 5 – New Features / Tips – Google Contacts to iCloud and iPhone or iOS Device

So I have heard about a lot of people making the switch from Android to Apple. And I applaud you guys! There is one thing that is very helpful to know when making this switch. Syncing / importing your contacts from your Gmail account to iCloud and your iPhone is definitely a MUST! This is also great for anyone who had built up a database of Google contacts that now wishes to take advantage of Apple’s new iCloud service. It will put your contacts in the clouds and give you access to them on all your iOS 5 devices. Either way neither of those are a good solution.

With The iTunes and Google, you can sync / import over your contacts from Gmail to iCloud iPhone VERY easy. This is how to get your contacts from Gmail to iCloud!

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  1. Adam Nash

    November 20, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Well that imports Gmail contacts to iCloud, but doesn’t sync them. If I now add a contact on my phone, it will not add it to my google contacts, and vice-versa.


    • Dom

      November 21, 2011 at 6:35 am

      There is no way possible to sync across all platforms apple wont allow it. this is a one-time sync to icloud. It is for those who wish to switch to icloud from google.


    • Dom

      November 21, 2011 at 6:36 am

      There is no way possible to sync across all platforms apple wont allow it. this is a one-time sync to icloud. It is for those who wish to switch to icloud from google.


  2. Laura

    January 16, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    Just did exactly what was done in the video and then disconnected my data cable. I thought that I had read somewhere that you had to plug in your phone like you were charging it in order to make it sync, but I didn’t. (The video needs to be updated, because my iTunes has a different screen, so it was kind of confusing)

    I was connected thru my home Wi-Fi. I added a test contact into my iPhone and then I signed on to the iClould and there it was! Can you say EZ!!!

    And I just did a reverse test on iClould, where I added a contact to iClould and then checked my phone and there it was!

    The only problem that I have is that if you have groups (Friends, Family, Doctor, etc.) in your contacts, that you have to separate them into the proper groups on the iClould. I had to drag the contact into the group, not bad, but I have over 700 contacts.

    I haven’t found a way to do that on the iPhone and put them into groups after they are already there, but you can click on a group and then add a contact through the iPhone. If anybody does find a way to add a group to an existing contact on the iPhone, please let me know.



      January 18, 2012 at 8:31 am

      As of now I’m not sure you can auto-sync between the two with group and all intact. I wish this was easier but apparently Google and Apple aren’t friends hehe. Thanks for stopping by and commenting! 🙂


  3. Svensson

    January 31, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    It weekend!!!!!!! Thanx


    • Dom

      February 2, 2012 at 8:05 am

      i will assume you mean, “it worked” if so, your totally welcome!


  4. Douglas Wilson

    February 25, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    Isnit necessary to have the iCloud address book empty to start? If so is there an easy way to dump everything?


    • Dom

      February 26, 2012 at 12:33 am

      easiest way to dump whats in there if their not synced from somewhere else is to click on the first contact, hold down shift then click on the last contact then press the “delete” key. Hope that helps! Thanks!


  5. L

    January 28, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    How does you do this with iTunes 11?


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