How in the world do I use iCloud,and import contacts from gmail

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by maddog91, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. maddog91 macrumors regular

    Oct 14, 2011
    First-how in the world do I use iCloud!? how do i get m pictures to go back and forth from my mac to this thing!!!

    second-when i dl an app on iTunes it auto sends to my iPhone?

    And last I used google sync to keep my blackberry contacts to my email.How do I get them on my iPhone and merge them with my phones contacts and make one giant iCloud backup together!
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    You can't. There is no automatic mechanism for transferring contacts from Google to iCloud.
  3. ian.maffett macrumors 6502


    Aug 1, 2008
    You can select on each device what syncs and what doesn't in iCloud. The contacts (I used Yahoo, previously) work if you sync with your old method on your Mac, then implement iCloud - it will keep what's already there. After this, once you tell your devices and Mac to sync contacts, it'll do so. Don't forget to hit the refresh icon on the device to see any changes as it doesn't just happen before your eyes.
    As for the pictures - it's from now moving forward and it's in Photostream - which you need to turn on / off. This will sync 30 days worth of pics on your devices - which you can not delete once they're there (not logical, but ...)
    Additionally, you can then access all of this from the iCloud site (
    Hope this helps.
  4. craig4568 macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2010
    North Yorkshire
    To sync your google contacts they nned to be on the mac or pc first

    1 Get them on the main cpu from google
    2 Sync iCloud with Mac /pc
    3 They will turn up on phone and then sync automatically
    tip if you sync with iTunes make sure you uncheck sync contacts in info or you will get duplicates in your phone
  5. maddog91 thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 14, 2011
    THANKS guys,i sort of got the help. I figured out iClouds photo stream. But how do I delete my photos from the stream!? Lets say I take some "r" rated pics,and I don't want them in the stream....

    Alos,ill look into dl the google contacts to my mac..Looks a bit confusing.
  6. maddog91 thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 14, 2011
    AMAZINg I got it working and iCloud sync my contacts in a second! thanks again guys!!!

    Now to figure the rest of this crap out!!

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