Apple, as a company, wants to promote its products and wants users to stay within the Apple ecosystem. This makes it more difficult for users to connect Apple products to other ecosystems and transfer data. One such problem you might face is saving the contacts to your Gmail account. Some common methods are to use a Gmail account to log in to iPhone and using to export contacts to Gmail. One can also manually export the contacts from iCloud into Gmail. This article provides step-by-step instructions, so even if you’re not tech-savvy, you’ll be able to complete the process with ease. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get started on exporting your contacts from your iPhone today!
Method 1: Log in with the Gmail Account in order to transfer the contacts from iPhone to Gmail
Step 1: Go to Settings.
Step 2: Sign into the iPhone using the Apple account created with a Gmail ID.
Note: You need to create an Apple account using your Gmail ID for this to work.
Step 3: Enter the ID and password of your account.
Note: In case you have activated a 2-factor authentication, you may receive a text code to your email ID.
Step 4: Enter the passcode for the iPhone to merge.
Note: You need to enter the same ID for AppStore as well.
Step 5: Once the sign-in is complete, go to Settings on your iPhone and select iCloud.
Step 6: Enable the Toggle on the Contacts button to ensure it is switched on.
Note: Enabling the contacts sync will ensure your contacts are synced with your Gmail account from your phone.
Method 2: Manually download Contacts from iCloud and export to Gmail
Step 1: Visit iCloud.com on your browser.
Step 2: Select Sign In
Step 3: Enter the Apple ID and select the arrow button to proceed.
Step 4: Next enter the password and select the Arrow button.
Note: Please remember that this should be the Gmail Id used to login into the Apple account mentioned earlier.
Step 3: Once you have logged into iCloud, go to Contacts.
Note: You can use Windows or Apple OS to log in to iCloud. For this example, we are using Chrome.
Step 4: Press Control+A to select all contacts from the Contact list. Click on the Settings icon at the bottom left corner of the screen
Note: Press Command+A to select all contacts on Mac.
Step 5: Select Export Vcard from the menu options.
Step 6: Once it is downloaded please click Sign out to log out from your Apple account.
Note: Select Sign Out again from the next dialogue box. In case you use the browser and system frequently you can use Trust and Sign out.
Step 7: Visit Contacts.Google.com to transfer your contacts to Gmail.
Step 8: Log in to your Gmail Id, the same which was used as Apple ID earlier.
Step 9: Select Import from the menu on the left side of the screen in order to move the contacts to your Gmail ID.
Step 10: Click on Select File from the dialogue box.
Step 11: Go to the Downloads folder and select the earlier downloaded file. Click on Open.
Step 12: Select Import from the pop-up.
Note: This will sync all the selected contacts on your phone to your Gmail ID.
In summary, exporting contacts from an iPhone is a quick and easy process that only requires a few basic steps. You can back up your contacts and make sure they are secure by using the procedures described in this article. Your contacts will be accessible even if you go to a different device whether you opt to export to a vCard file or sync with a Mac. Take the time to export your contacts today and benefit from the peace of mind that comes from knowing that your important data is safe.