are contacts pushed or pulled?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by flyingninja, Jun 17, 2017.

  1. flyingninja macrumors newbie

    Feb 10, 2016
    I have an iPhone 6S, and I have contacts in gmail and iCloud and they both show on my phone.

    I have a lot and want to clean them up - remove ones I don't call often and ones that have email address only without a number.

    For the gmail ones, I can either do it from my laptop, in, or on my iPhone direct.

    What's the best way to do this? How do they get synced? Can I force a sync to occur?
  2. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    A sync occurs with Google contacts any time you make a change. So, I guess that would be a push. It will reflect to any device pretty much right after you change something provided that device is on and connected.

    Can't really say about iCloud contacts. I tried it once under iOS 6 and it was a mess - which is why I use Google contacts.

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