How to Upload iPhone Contacts to Gmail


Users, especially those with long contact lists, want the ability to access their information on all their communication platforms. If you collect a new email address when you're out and about with your iPhone, you may not remember to manually add it to your Gmail contacts at home. After high demand for a way to easily sync one's contacts between the iPhone and Gmail, Apple and Google have automated the process of uploading your iPhone contacts to Gmail on a Mac or PC.

Things You'll Need

  • USB iPhone cable

On a Mac

  • Plug your iPhone into your computer with the USB iPhone cable. The contacts should sync automatically. If you see a prompt asking you whether to sync, do so.

  • Open the "Address Book" application.

  • Click the "Address Book" menu in the upper left hand corner and select "Preferences."

  • Check the box marked "Synchronize with Google" and enter your Gmail username and password.

  • Exit out of "Preferences." Your contacts will now sync between your iPhone and your Gmail account.

On a PC

  • Plug your iPhone into your computer using your USB iPhone cable. The contacts should sync automatically but follow the prompts if the program has you sync manually.

  • Open iTunes.

  • Click on the iPhone icon in the lefthand pane of the iTunes window.

  • Under the "Info" tab, check the box marked "Sync Google Address Book Contacts" and enter your username and password.

  • Click "Sync."

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