Help with syncing contacts. Gmail, iCould, iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by vols, Jul 26, 2013.

  1. vols, Jul 26, 2013
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2013

    vols macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2013
    Hey all. Needing alittle assistance on making sure all my contacts are being backuped correctly. I'm a big Google app user and prefer backing up all contacts into my gmail address book. Under "Mail, Contacts, Calendars" I have my Google contact account setup, but when creating a new contact into my iPhone it doesn't appear into my gmail account. Is there a write up on how to correctly setup this?

    Also, having a second backup of my contacts would be superb as well (Gmail and iCloud). My phone is logged into iCloud and Contacts is ON, but on, my address book is blank...

    Gmail contacts are selected as default, also when turning "off" my gmail contacts, I only have the contacts I created on my iPhone (duh), but I would like all of those together, in one..

    Thanks for the help!
  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    You should transfer or send the contacts on-your-phone to your Google account. Also, you should turn off iCloud contacts as that only complicates will not backup your Google contacts. Sync to one service for the best results. If you want to back up your Google contacts do it on your computer every once in a while.
  3. martindom203 macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2013
    Also had the same problem. Thank you for tip.

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