How to Sync Google Contacts With iCloud

Keeping your contacts organized across devices can be a challenge. As an Apple and Google user, you likely store contacts in both iCloud and Google Contacts. The good news is you can sync these services to access the same contact list from all your devices.

In this guide, I’ll walk you through the steps to sync your Google Contacts with iCloud. Whether you want to backup your contacts or access them seamlessly across iOS and Android, syncing these platforms is easy.

Why Sync Google Contacts to iCloud?

Here are some of the top reasons to link your Google Contacts and iCloud:

  • Access the same contacts from any device – Syncing creates one master contact list accessible on all platforms.
  • Backup your contacts – Storing contacts in multiple places prevents losing them if one platform fails.
  • Seamlessly switch between iOS and Android – No more missing contacts when you swap between devices.
  • Simplify contact management – Syncing automates adding, editing and deleting contacts across services.
  • Enjoy iCloud features – Gain useful iCloud contact tools like customized contact groups.

How to Sync Contacts from Google to iCloud

Syncing your Google Contacts to iCloud only takes a few minutes. Follow these steps:

On Your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch

  • Open the Settings app
  • Tap Contacts > Accounts
  • Select Add Account
  • Choose Google
  • Sign into your Google account
  • Toggle contacts syncing on

On Your Mac

  • Click the Apple menu
  • Select System Preferences > Internet Accounts
  • Click Add Other Account
  • Select Google
  • Sign into your Google account
  • Enable contacts syncing

Once completed on one device, contacts will sync across all your signed-in Apple products.

Syncing Google Contacts to iCloud on the Web

You can also sync Google Contacts to iCloud completely on the web via these steps:

  1. Sign into Google Contacts
  2. Click the options menu
  3. Select Export
  4. Choose file type vCard
  5. Click Export to download contacts
  6. Go to and login
  7. Click Contacts icon
  8. Click settings gear icon
  9. Select Import vCard
  10. Upload downloaded Google contacts

It may take a few minutes for new contacts to sync across your devices.

Tips for Managing Synced Google & iCloud Contacts

Here are some top tips for organizing contacts synced from Google to iCloud:

  • Set a default account – Designate where new contacts should save.
  • Create contact groups – Organize people into custom contact categories.
  • Handle duplicates – Merge duplicate contacts manually or automatically.
  • Customize contact details – Tailor contact sections like adding useful fields.
  • Clean up contacts – Delete old contacts to streamline your list.
  • Update info – Prompt connections to provide latest contact details.
  • Automate updates – Use a syncing tool if changes aren’t reflecting.

Enjoy Your Synced Google and iCloud Contacts

By following this guide, you can successfully sync contacts stored in your Google account with iCloud. This allows you to access, edit and manage one unified contact list from all signed-in devices.

Syncing provides plenty of benefits for both usability and ensuring contacts stay organized automatically across platforms. With a few quick setup steps, you can have your Google and iCloud contacts working seamlessly together.