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While you can sync both Gmail and iCloud contacts to one iPhone, copying Gmail contacts to iCloud was until now only possible via exporting the Gmail contacts to a vCard file on a computer and then manually importing the contacts to iCloud. Using the latest version of CopyTrans Contacts, you can now easily copy contacts from a Gmail account to iCloud in just a few clicks.

Here’s how to copy Gmail contacts to iCloud

  1. Download CopyTrans Contacts from the following page:
    Copy Gmail contacts to iCloud

  2. Install the program. If you need help installing CopyTrans Contacts, please refer to this article

  3. Run CopyTrans Contacts and connect the iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch

  4. You would fist need to connect both the Gmail and iCloud accounts with CopyTrans Contacts. To do so, go to “More > Cloud setup” add gmail contacts account to copytrans contacts

  5. Click “+ New connection” and select “Gmail” add gmail contacts account to copytrans contacts

  6. Enter your Gmail account credentials, and give the connection a name, for example “Gmail account”. Make sure that the “Contacts” box is checked and click “Add account” enter gmail account username and password to copy gmail contacts to icloud

    NOTE: If you experience trouble connecting your Gmail account, please read this troubleshooting article.

  7. Now connect the iCloud account by clicking “+ New connection > iCloud” connect icloud contacts account to copytrans contacts

  8. Enter your iCloud account credentials, make sure the box next to “Contacts” is checked and click “Add account” enter apple id and password to connect icloud account

    NOTE: If you experience trouble connecting your iCloud account, please read this troubleshooting article.

  9. Close the Cloud setup window and let your iPhone data load fully. You can now see both your Gmail and iCloud contacts in CopyTrans Contacts’ main program window. The Gmail contacts will be marked with a small envelope icon, while the iCloud contacts will be designated with a small cloud icon gmail contacts shown next to icloud contacts in main program window

  10. To copy the Gmail contacts to iCloud, simply select the respective contacts, right click and choose “Copy to…”. Then select the iCloud account. copy contacts from gmail account to icloud

    NOTE: By selecting “Copy to… > iCloud account” you will essentially copy the selected Gmail contacts to iCloud. The copied contacts are kept in the Gmail account. You can instead choose “Move to… > iCloud account” which transfers the selected contacts to iCloud and deletes the original entries from the Gmail account move contacts from gmail to icloud via copytrans contacts

  11. All selected Gmail contacts are now copied to iCloud. You can verify this by the small cloud icon which now appears next to the copied contact entries gmail contacts copied to icloud

  12. If you enabled Gmail contact sync on the iPhone, you can avoid the same contact from being shown twice on the device by disabling the Gmail contact sync. To do so, on the iPhone, navigate to “Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars” and tap the Gmail account which you use to sync contacts disable gmail contacts account on iphone

  13. Place the Contacts slider switch from ON to OFF and tap “Delete from My iPhone”. Make sure you have all of your Gmail contacts loaded up in iCloud before tapping “Delete” delete gmail contacts from iphone

  14. Finally, if you no longer wish to have the Gmail contacts listed in CopyTrans Contacts, navigate to “More > Cloud setup” remove gmail contacts account from copytrans contacts

    Select the Gmail account, uncheck the box next to “Contacts”, and click “Apply”. uncheck contacts from gmail account

    After you restart CopyTrans Contacts you will only see the iCloud contacts icloud contacts displayed in main program window

This is how to copy Gmail contacts to iCloud via CopyTrans Contacts. gmail contacts copied to icloud account

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Krasimir is an avid marketing aficionado and a tech-support specialist in charge of the English-speaking market. He grew up in Bulgaria and on the island of Mauritius where he became passionate about windsurfing and photography.