How to Export Contacts from iPhone to Gmail [2019 Updated]


Dec 26, 2018 09:00 / Posted by Boey Wong

I have an iPhone which is already synced with my Mac, but I am away on my trip and use a Windows 7. I need to send the contacts I have created on my iPhone to my Gmail account, because I am going to update my iPhone’s operating system and want to be sure I do not lose any of my iPhone contacts. I know this will probably lose my music, but that’s no problem. Anyone can tell me how to copy contacts from iPhone to Gmail? Thanks!

Contacts are considered as an extremely important part of the phone’s software. So users will try all means to assure their contacts remaining safe and secure. But the biggest headache that the newly added contacts may disappear when upgrading the device.

Fortunately, you can sync your contacts to Gmail in order to make a backup. Transferring contacts from iPhone to Gmail can be done by three options. They are: sync your iPhone with Google on the device, import iCloud contacts to Gmail and backup iPhone contacts to Gmail with a third-party software.

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The following quick guide will show you how to transfer iPhone contacts to Gmail in three ways. Let’s get started.

Sync iPhone Contacts to Gmail

1. Transfer iPhone Contacts to Gmail on the iPhone

To sync your contacts with Gmail is quite simple on your iPhone. Check the below steps to learn how to do it.

Open your iPhone first, and then you will go to the Settings app. From there, scroll down untill you reach Mail, Contacts, Calendars.

Select Mail, Contacts, Calendars and tap Add Account. Then click Google and sign in with your Google account and password. Tap Next.

Once you are in, Gmail will ask if you like to have your Mail, Contacts, Calendars and Notes synced. Make sure that your Contacts is switched on. In that way, everything on your iPhone, your mails, contacts, calendars and notes will be synced to Google servers. Then tap Save at the top.

Sync Contacts

If you are not allowed to access this feature after updating, you need to move to the next solution.

2. Import iPhone Contacts to Gmail via iCloud

Using iCloud to sync your iPhone contacts to Gmail is quite easy too if you have backed up iPhone to iCloud. First of all, open your internet browers and type Then follow the below steps:

Once there,you will be asked to log in to your iCloudlink out with your Apple ID and password.

icloud website

Click on Contacts when you are in. You will see all of your contacts that you have on the left-hand side. You can click single contact or multiple contacts by holding the Shift key.

To sync the desired contacts with Google, go to the bottom left and click on the call icon. From there, select Export vCard. The selected contacts will be saved as a .vcf file on the computer.

Export Contacts from iCloud

Now go to On the left-hand side of the page, you will see Gmail with a small arrow pointing down. Click on the arrow and select Contacts from the drop-down menu.

Go down to More on the left and click Import after that. Choose Go To Old Contacts when the window pops up asking if you like to import from old Google contacts.

Import Contacts to Gmail

You will find a button called More on the top from there. Click on it and choose Import from the drop-down menu. Choose the file which you would like to import, then click Import.

3. Move iPhone Contacts to Gmail with FoneTrans

Fonetrans for iOS can not only help you import your iPhone contacts to Gmail and the other way round, but also export contacts from Outlook to iPhone. Apart from transferring contacts, the software is able to manage other files such as photos, videos, ringtones, iTunes U, Podcasts, SMS, and so on. Download it now for a free trial if you have any doubt.

Read this to learn about how to extract music from iPhone.

Choose the right link above, then download and install the software on your computer. When the installation is finished , it will automatically open. Connect your iPhone with the computer you will get:

Connect your iPhone to computer

You will see contents likePhotos, Music, Videos, Contacts, Others, and Toolbox are displaying on the left column of the interface. Click Contacts from the list. You are allowed to add, delete, edit, backup and restore your contacts through the software. Click Import/Export, and select Export Selected Contacts or Export All Contacts as your need. And then choose to vCard file (Gmail), a format that compatible with Gmail.

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