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CopyTrans Contacts allows you to transfer contacts between your iPhone, iCloud and Gmail and even edit cloud contacts. So, your choice: copy local iPhone contacts to a cloud account (e.g. iPhone to Gmail) or transfer contacts from one cloud account to another (e.g. Gmail to iCloud). With CopyTrans Contacts intuitive interface, all of these take just a couple of clicks.

Advantages of CopyTrans Contacts:

✔️ Manage all iPhone, iCloud, Outlook and Gmail contacts;
✔️ Save contacts in a few clicks;
✔️ Work with different formats: .xlsx; .vcf; .csv;
✔️ Transfer iPhone messages to PC in different formats;
✔️ Enjoy an easy-to-use, intuitive interface.

Once you’re ready, choose the action you need:


How to merge contacts on iPhone

  1. Download CopyTrans Contacts from the following page:
    Download CopyTrans Contacts

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

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

  4. 💡 Please wait until all your contacts finish loading (the spinning wheel in the bottom-right corner should disappear). It may take quite a while, but only for the first time. On subsequent launches the program should run much faster.
    The loading icon in CopyTrans Contacts

    ❕ If your iPhone is encrypted, you may be asked for an iPhone backup password. What password?

  5. In the main program window, navigate to More > Cloud setup:
    Add cloud accounts to CopyTrans Contacts

  6. First, connect to each cloud account from CopyTrans Contacts: click + New connection and then select iCloud, Gmail or Custom: click to connect cloud contacts account with copytrans contacts

  7. Enter the credentials associated with your iCloud or Gmail accounts, make sure that the box next to Contacts is checked, and click Add account: enter username and password to connect cloud contact account

    NOTE: If you experience trouble connecting a cloud account, please check our guide to setting up a cloud account in CopyTrans.

  8. Once you have added your cloud accounts, close the Cloud setup window. cloud setup window showing icloud gmail and yahoo accounts connected

  9. Let the program load your contacts. iCloud contacts will be marked by a small cloud icon. Contacts sourced from Gmail have a Gmail logo next to them. Contacts without a logo are stored on the iPhone.
    Contacts listed in CopyTrans Contacts main window

  10. To select several iPhone contacts, check the box next to each entry. Then, right-click on the selection and choose Move to… and select your iCloud account from the list.
    Use CopyTrans Contacts to move local contacts to icloud

  11. TIP: If you’re a Gmail fan, we have a tutorial on how to Import Google contacts to iPhone.

  12. The selected contacts have migrated to your iCloud account. If you have contact sync enabled on your iPhone, you should still see them on device. local iphone contacts now show as icloud contacts

    NOTE: If you choose Copy to…, CopyTrans Contacts will keep the original contacts and create duplicates in iCloud. If you have iCloud sync enabled, you will see two sets of contacts on your device. copy iphone contacts to cloud account

  13. Use this method to organize contacts on iPhone or transfer contacts between iPhone and cloud accounts. For example, move all iPhone or Gmail contacts to iCloud, etc.


Sync iPhone contacts to iCloud


How to edit Gmail contacts

CopyTrans Contacts is a comprehensive iOS contact management solution. How to manage contacts in Gmail? Use CopyTrans Contacts to edit iCloud and Gmail contacts and groups from within the program. Managing cloud contacts with CopyTrans Contacts is simple and efficient whether you have an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.

  1. Download CopyTrans Contacts from the following page:
    Download CopyTrans Contacts

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

  3. Start CopyTrans Contacts and connect the iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch to computer.

  4. 💡 Please wait until all your contacts finish loading (the spinning wheel in the bottom-right corner should disappear). It may take quite a while, but only for the first time. On subsequent launches the program should run much faster.
    The loading icon CopyTrans Contacts

    ❕ If your iPhone is encrypted, you may be asked for an iPhone backup password. What password?

  5. In the main program window, navigate to More and tap on Cloud setup:Add different cloud accounts to CopyTrans Contacts

  6. To manage iCloud or Gmail contacts, you need to log in to your accounts first. Just click + New connection and select a cloud account. You can connect as many accounts as you like.

  7. In the cloud setup window, enter your iCloud or Gmail account credentials, check the box next to Contacts and click Add account. Process of connecting a cloud account in CopyTrans Contacts

    NOTE: If you experience trouble connecting a cloud account, check our guide on how to set up a cloud account in CopyTrans.

  8. Once you connect your cloud accounts, close the Cloud setup window: Set up your iCloud, Gmail accounts to manage all your contacts, calendars and notes in CopyTrans Contacts

  9. The iCloud or Gmail contacts will now appear in the main program window, marked with a small iCloud or Gmail icon to the right. Local contacts will appear without any logo: Manage iCloud, Gmail contacts with CopyTrans Contacts

  10. You can now edit iCloud, Gmail contacts, delete contacts from your account, or move contacts between groups and accounts – all within CopyTrans Contacts: Organize iCloud, Google and Yahoo contacts

  11. Changes you make to iCloud or Gmail contacts will be pushed to all the other devices with the same Apple ID: Organize iCloud, Gmail and Yahoo contacts with CopyTrans Contacts

    Move contacts freely between iCloud, Gmail and iPhone: click on a small blue arrow next to the Save to button and select the account where the contact should be placed. Save your contacts in iCLoud, Gmail or Yahoo

CopyTrans Contacts provides a quick and efficient way to manage iCloud, Gmail contacts: See your contacts in a cloud account


Sync Exchange contacts with iPhone

By default, Exchange contacts and groups on your iPhone cannot be edited in CopyTrans Contacts unless you export Exchange contacts to iPhone. Then, you’ll be free to manage them in CopyTrans Contacts.

  1. To make a full backup of your iPhone address book to your PC, see: How to back up iPhone contacts

  2. On your iPhone, go to Settings > Contacts > Accounts.

  3. Tap the Exchange account with which you sync iPhone contacts.

  4. Next, move the Contacts slider from ON to OFF. Before you continue, back up your contacts as shown in step 1.

  5. Tap Delete from My iPhone. This will remove the Exchange contacts from your iPhone.

  6. Restore the contacts to your iPhone following this guide: How to import contacts to iPhone.

  7. You will now be able to edit or delete Exchange contacts on your iPhone using CopyTrans Contacts* or move Exchange contacts to iCloud.

* Your Exchange address book will remain the same. If you want to sync iPhone contacts to Exchange in the future, you’ll need to delete the Exchange contacts first to avoid duplicates.


How to delete cloud contacts

CopyTrans Contacts can now delete iCloud and Gmail iPhone contacts and groups:

  1. Download CopyTrans Contacts.
    Download CopyTrans Contacts

  2. Start CopyTrans Contacts and connect the iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

  3. 💡 Please wait until all your contacts finish loading (the spinning wheel in the bottom-right corner should disappear). It may take quite a while, but only for the first time. On subsequent launches the program should run much faster.
    Loading icon in CopyTrans Contacts

    ❕ If your iPhone is encrypted, you may be asked for an iPhone backup password. What password?

  4. In the main program window, navigate to More > Cloud setup.
    Add cloud accounts to delete them

  5. Click + New connection > iCloud or Gmail. connect cloud account for ability to delete icloud, gmail contacts

  6. Enter the cloud account username and password, check the box next to Contacts and click Add account. enter apple credentials to connect icloud account

    NOTE: If you can’t connect your account, see our troubleshooting guide for iCloud or for Gmail.

  7. You can now delete iCloud or Gmail contacts from your iPhone: just right-click on a cloud contact and select Delete contact(s).

    manage icloud contacts in copytrans contacts

    Note: you can also delete contact groups.

    Delete group in CopyTrans Contacts

  8. That’s it!

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