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It so happens that most of my contacts are saved in Gmail. I used to struggle every time I had to transfer Google contacts to iPhone.
It turns out that with the help of one tool I can sync Google contacts with iPhone within minutes!

This quick guide shows exactly how to import Gmail contacts to iPhone using CopyTrans Contacts. Get right into it by watching our YouTube tutorial.

How to import contacts from Gmail to iPhone – YouTube tutorial

Or follow the steps below:

  1. Log in to your Google account and navigate to Google Contacts:Log in to Google and navigate to your Google contacts

  2. On the left-side menu, click on “More” > “Export” and select “vCard”. Hit “Export” to backup Google Contacts to a computer. Export Google Contacts to PC

  3. Save the “contacts.vcf” file to your computer. This file contains all your Gmail (Google) contacts. VCF file with all your Google contacts

  4. Now you are ready to sync Google Contacts with iPhone. Download CopyTrans Contacts from the following page:
    Download CopyTrans Contacts

  5. Install the program. If you need help installing CopyTrans Contacts, please refer to the Installation guide.

  6. Run the program and connect your iPhone. Wait until the program loads your data. Wait until all your iPhone contacts are loaded in CopyTrans Contacts

  7. In the main program window, tap on “Import contacts” in order to – you guessed it – import Google contacts to iPhone. Select “From a file (all contact formats)”:
    Click on Import contacts and choose From a file option

  8. Navigate to the location where you saved the *.vcf file with Google contacts, and hit “Open”: contacts from gmail to iphone

  9. Find all your Google contacts imported to your iPhone! Google contacts are imported to iPhone


There is an alternative way to transfer Gmail contacts to iPhone without having to save the contacts to PC. To find out more, refer to this article – How to transfer iPhone contacts between cloud accounts?

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Carina is part of team CopyTrans since 2008 and is always happy to share her passion for web marketing, graphic design & social media. With coffee running through her veins, she enthusiastically dives each day into the depths of the Internet searching for new cool stuff to be shared with you and her team.