How to backup iPhone contacts to Gmail?

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How to backup iPhone contacts to Gmail?

by Team AllYourVideogames | Nov 3, 2022 | Technology |


Until recently, it was common to memorize the cell phone numbers of the main people you talk to, but that has changed a lot nowadays, just take the test, for example, how many numbers do you know by heart? No more than four, right? In fact, some people don't have their own number memorized and that's okay, as long as they have ways to verify the numbers, even if they lose their device. So, with that it is necessary to store the contacts in some program. Therefore, throughout the text it will be explained how to backup iPhone contacts to Gmail.



How does the iPhone calendar work?

Mobile numbers on the iPhone device are saved in the Calendar application. In this app you can put various data in addition to numbers. For example, it is possible to put the e-mail, home address, website, the date of birth, hyperlinks to profiles on social networks and even create customizable spaces.

That way, when activated, all saved iPhone contacts are automatically saved in iCloud and Gmail. So, by storing your information and other media, you can download these files from other devices whenever you want.

It is also important to clarify that for each number saved in the iPhone's phonebook, a virtual card is created with the name of vCard. Save this information, we'll need it soon. Thus, it is allowed to share vCards with other users, and it is possible to add the number to the device that received the card.



Step by step on how to backup iPhone contacts to Gmail

Remembering that the process of how to backup iPhone contacts to Gmail also works for iPad. That said, here's the step-by-step:

Step 1: look for the “Settings” app and tap the icon

Step 2: when you open the window, scroll down a bit until you find the “Contacts” option.

Step 4: in the tab that opened, tap on “Accounts”

Step 5: now tap on “Add Account”.

Step 6: you will see some service options like iCloud and Outlook, but you need to choose Google. after doing this it will open a new page, you just need to log in your Gmail.


Step 6: After logging into your Google account, activate the key that appears in front of the name “Contacts”.

Step 7: Tap “Save” in the upper right corner.

Step 8: ready! to start synchronizing your contacts, all you need to do is open the Calendar application.

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Above all, the more security we have, the better it will be, right? In addition to being able to save your contacts in Gmail, you can also use iCloud, Apple's cloud service, to do this service.


How to save iPhone mobile numbers to iCloud?

To release this functionality is very simple, you just need to follow a few steps. And in addition to security, by enabling the automatic storage of contacts in iCloud, it is much easier to send the numbers to another operating system, in case you change devices.


This is because the data is stored in the cloud, and by accessing the iCloud website from any computer, it is possible to export and import contacts very easily. So, for how to save your iPhone mobile numbers in iCloud follow the tutorial below:

Step 1: Open the iPhone Settings app.

Step 2: tap your Apple account username, which is right at the top of the menu.

Step 3: now, tap iCloud.


Step 4: Look for the “Contacts” option, tap the switch to activate. You need to confirm that you want to save and sync your iPhone device information with iCloud by tapping “Merge” when the message appears.

Step 5: ready! All your contacts and changes you make to VCards will be automatically saved to iCloud.

Now, if you used an Android phone and switched to a bitten apple device, you can transfer your contacts from one device to another, as explained below.

How to Export Contacts from Android to iPhone?

If you've switched phones with different operating systems, and you want to transfer contacts from one to the other, the easiest, simplest and fastest way to do this is using a computer. So, here's how to do this process:


Step 1: It is worth noting that this first step may vary a little from device to device, but, in general, this step follows a pattern. With that, go to the settings tab of your Android device, then tap on “Accounts”, then “Google”. Now choose your main email (Gmail). In the tab that opened, enable the sync contacts feature, if it is disabled.


Step 2: now, using your computer, go to the Google Contacts website.

Step 3: already inside the page, in the left corner there is the option “Export”, click on it.

Step 4: choose the alternative “vCard (from iOS contacts)” and click “Export”. A file in .vcf format will be downloaded, place it in an easily accessible location.

Step 5: done, now you need to access the iCloud website, remembering that it is necessary to log in with the same Apple ID that is on your device.

Step 7: With the Login done, you will see some service options, click on “Contacts”.


Step 8: click on the gear icon, which is on the lower left side of the page, and choose the alternative “Import vCard”.

Step 9: will open a window on your computer for you to select the vCard you downloaded from Google. When found, click on “Open”.

Step 10: ready! Now your Android contacts will be synced with iPhone.

How to Export Contacts from iPhone to Android?

It is also possible to do the opposite way, that is, transfer contacts from iPhone to Android. For this, the path is almost the same, only changes a few steps, but it is mandatory that you have synchronized your contacts with iCloud. With that said, here's the step by step on how to export contacts from iPhone to Android

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Step 1: from your computer, go to iCloud, log in and select the “Contacts” option

Step 2: click on the gear and choose the alternative “Export Vcard”. The file will be automatically downloaded in .vcf format

Step 3: now go to Google Contacts website

Step 4: click on “Import”. A window will open, click on “Select file”

Step 5: now you just need to choose the file you downloaded from iCloud


Step 6: ready! All your contacts will be uploaded to Google Contacts.


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