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If you are switching from iPhone to Android or you just want to back up iPhone contacts, you would most likely need to sync iPhone contacts to Gmail. This guide will explain how to transfer contacts from iPhone to Gmail in a few simple steps.

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  1. To export 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 the Installation guide.

  3. Run CopyTrans Contacts and connect your device. 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 the troubleshooting tips.
    Select contacts you wish to transfer to Gmail

  4. Select the contacts you wish to transfer. To copy all iPhone contacts to Gmail, tick the checkbox next to “Contacts”. To transfer a certain 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

    TIP: 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. We will use this file later to sync iPhone contacts to Gmail. Your contacts are in csv file in the destination folder

  8. Moving on! In a web browser on your computer, open Gmail and log into your Google account. Next, go to the Contacts section.Log in to Google and navigate to your Google contacts

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

  10. Click on “CSV or vCard file”. In the next Window click “Select File”.Select CSV file for import to Gmail

  11. 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

  12. Click on “Import” to transfer iPhone contacts to Google Contacts.click on import

  13. That’s it! Now you know how easy it is to sync your iPhone contacts to Gmail: iPhone contacts are synced to gmail now

BONUS: If you want to know the other way around, read our tutorial on how to transfer Google contacts back to iPhone.

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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.