How To: Import Google Contacts into iCloud (Easy Mode)

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  1. i3iMac, Oct 15, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2011

    i3iMac macrumors newbie

    Sep 5, 2010
    Thought I'd share how I did this since I'm new to iPhones, iCloud.
    I found other tutorials that involved iTunes and such but I didn't want the hassle.

    Requirements are Gmail Account and a valid iCloud account (Apple ID)

    1. Go to your Google Contacts

    2. Click the More menu > Export

    3. Choose the group or all of your contacts you wish to export, whichever you prefer.

    4. Choose vCard format and click the Export button.

    5. You will now have a contacts.vcf which has been downloaded to your computer. Put it on your desktop if you prefer.

    6. Rename contacts.vcf to yournamehere.vcf (example: stephan.vcf)

    7. Log in to iCloud.

    8. Click Contacts
    Important Note: Make sure there are no contacts listed here before importing or this may not work. The page needs to be blank.

    9. Drag the .vcf file into the window under All Contacts.
    The page will highlight with a blue rectangle when you drag the .vcf onto it. Wait a little bit. (It took about 8 seconds for mine to import. I only have 136 contacts though.)

    On your iPhone, go to Settings > iCloud and make sure Contacts is listed as ON.

    The only issue I had with this was the pictures of my contacts did not port over. Not a big deal I guess for how easy it was. Let me know if this helped.
  2. taysharon macrumors newbie

    Dec 25, 2011
    Thanks for sharing!

    Thanks for sharing!

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