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This quick guide shows how to transfer iPhone contacts to Gmail using CopyTrans Contacts. This easy and safe method works for any type of iPhone or iPad contacts; whether saved locally or sourced from an online account. All iPhone models, including the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus & iPhone X are supported.

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  1. To transfer all your iPhone contacts to Gmail download CopyTrans Contacts from the following page: Download CopyTrans Contacts

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

  3. Run CopyTrans Contacts and connect your iPhone. Your iPhone contacts will appear in the program’s main window.

    Note: if you don’t see some or all of your contacts in the program window, please have a look at this article.
    Select contacts you wish to transfer to Gmail

  4. Select the contacts you wish to transfer from the contacts list. To transfer all iPhone contacts to your Gmail, tick the checkbox next to “Contacts”. To transfer a limited number of contacts, tick the checkbox next to each contact. when done, click on the “Export selected” button. Select several or all contacts to copy to Gmail

    Note: There’s an even quicker way to transfer your iPhone contacts directly to Gmail. Please refer to the following FAQ article for more details: How to transfer iPhone contacts between cloud accounts.

  5. A new window with several choices will appear. Select “Gmail (single .vcf file).”Select Gmail as a destination to transfer your contacts

  6. Navigate to the location on your PC where you want to temporarily save your iPhone contacts file and click OK.Select the destination folder on your PC for your contacts

  7. Your contacts will now be exported in a separate folder to a single *.vcf file at the location of your choice.Your contacts are in csv file in the destination folder

  8. Open a web-browser window on the PC, navigate to mail.google.com/, and log in to your Gmail account. Next, go to the Contacts section. Google has made some changes so you will be redirected to the new contacts page.Go to Gmail and select import contacts

  9. Click on “More” to bring up a menu. Then click on “Import”. Select Import to Import your contacts to Gmail

  10. Click on “CSV or vCard file”.Select CSV file for import to Gmail

  11. This step is a bit awkward, but let’s forgive Google this tiny temporary inconvinience. Click on “Go to old version”.Temporary solution - go to old version

  12. That looks more familiar, right? Click on the “More” button once again. From the drop-down menu, select “Import…” Select Import in Gmail

  13. From the newly-appeared prompt, click “Choose file”.Choose file that you wish to import to Gmail

  14. Browse to the VCF file containing the iPhone contacts you just saved to your PC and click “Open”.Select the contacts file created with CopyTrans Contacts

  15. Click on “Import”.Click import to import contacts to Gmail

  16. Next, browse to the location on your PC where you transfered iPhone contacts and choose the Gmail VCF file. Note that if you have a large number of contacts (i.e. more than 200), Gmail may take its time to import the VCF file. At this stage, do not click away from, or refresh the Gmail page you are currently on, until you see a new contact group appear as shown below. Check the imported files in Gmail Contacts tab

  17. That’s it! Now you perfectly know how to quickly transfer your iPhone contacts to Gmail:You have successfully imported contacts to Gmail

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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.