Transfer google contacts

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jgalan14, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. jgalan14 macrumors 6502

    Oct 11, 2011
    So last time I had iPhone I did the whole google contacts from iTunes but I do not feel like using it cause I had some contacts saved and screw everything around anyways my questions is anyways to transfer google contacts to iCloud without a pc (too lazy to turn it on lol )
  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. jgalan14 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 11, 2011
    Mm thanks I'll guess I just do one by one , :( well at least I organize them as well, thank you for the response
  4. slr001 macrumors member

    Oct 11, 2011
    I thought I read that there was a way to set up Gmail as an exchange account and pull in google contacts??
  5. jgalan14 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 11, 2011
    Yeah I read that too but I just wanted to transfer all my contacts to iCloud
  6. jason.siegel macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2011
    I got it to work. Open up Address Book and have it pull your contacts from Google. Then sync Address Book contacts to your iPhone. Then turn on iCloud on your Mac. It'll tell you that it will need to disable the Google sync. But that's fine now since you already have your contacts. ;)
  7. jgalan14 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 11, 2011
    Thanks for the tip I am try when I get home :)
  8. Saberj macrumors regular

    Jul 15, 2010
    Are these Mac specific directions? I wonder if there is a way to do this with an iPhone on Windows.
  9. Polo2883 macrumors regular

    Aug 25, 2006
    I just setup my gmail account using exchange instead of the built in. The way I have it setup right now is the calendars are synced using the gmail option for mail. Then my gmail and contacts are going through exchange.
  10. gniss39 macrumors regular

    Mar 11, 2007
    Eugene, OR
    This. For Macs I guess. Going from an og Droid to 4S and this is what I plan on doing.

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
  11. Arnezie macrumors 65816


    Oct 10, 2011
    I took my old Evo 3d to the apple store and they transferred all my contacts over for me
  12. ps2pk macrumors newbie

    Apr 3, 2010
    I just connected my iPhone to itunes. Gave it a name and it asked me if I wanted to sync contacts. If it doesn't ask you hit the info tab up top and sync contacts. It'll ask you to login in gmail and sync your contacts.

    On the iPhone go to settings > iCloud and turn of contacts. When it asks you to delete all previous contacts from the cloud do so (it wont delete any synced contacts from itunes). Then turn on contacts again and all your contacts are now on iCloud. You can double check on
  13. Armeniandave macrumors 6502

    Jun 12, 2010
    San Diego
    You can go to google contacts and export them as a vcard and then just open up iCloud and drag them right into the contacts. Works great! There's a thread somewhere else telling you exactly how to do it.
  14. vhl71 macrumors regular

    Oct 8, 2009
    I've exported my google contacts. I ccouldn't drop the vcf file in icloud. I'm on windows. There seem to be no import button in icloud to import the contacts?

    Anyone else have done this in windows?
  15. Kadman macrumors 65816


    Sep 22, 2007

Share This Page