Help! Can't Export contacts from Address Book to Gmail.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jhkaplan, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. jhkaplan macrumors regular

    Jan 29, 2008
    I'm a longtime iPhone/mac user who just got a Windows Phone 7 to play around with...I'm jumping back and forth between the IP4 and WP7.

    I have all of my contacts in iCloud. I had them before in Google and transferred them over to icloud when it came out.

    Now, obviously WP7 does not have iCloud support; so I'm forced to use Google for my contacts. I cannot find a way to get my contacts out of iCloud and into gmail though, to sync with my phone.

    I have address book synced with icloud, but an export from Address book only sends out a ABBU file or an individual way to to this in bulk.

    Does anyone know of a good way to get my contacts out of icloud and into google? Also, what about keeping gmail and icloud in sync (that's probably a pipedream)

  2. Jason Edwards macrumors regular

    Dec 28, 2007
  3. funkahdafi macrumors 6502

    Mar 16, 2009
    Planet Earth, Old World
    you can't.

    if your contacts are on iCloud, they are not stored locally (address book displays data on iCloud). thus there is no way to sync to google.

    only way around this is to store contacts locally (on your Mac) and then use address book's google sync feature. then on iOS you do the same, disable iCloud contacts and enable google sync (set up google account as exchange account will do the trick).

    not google's fault, btw. apple does not allow third party apps to tap into the iCloud caldav servers.
  4. sciscio macrumors newbie

    Mar 8, 2013

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