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While you can sync both Gmail and iCloud contacts to one iPhone, copying Gmail contacts to iCloud was until now only possible via exporting the Gmail contacts to a vCard file on a computer and then manually importing the contacts to iCloud. Using the latest version of CopyTrans Contacts, you can now easily copy contacts from a Gmail account to iCloud in just a few clicks.
Download CopyTrans Contacts from the following page:
Copy Gmail contacts to iCloud
Install the program. If you need help installing CopyTrans Contacts, please refer to this article
Run CopyTrans Contacts and connect the iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch
You would fist need to connect both the Gmail and iCloud accounts with CopyTrans Contacts. To do so, go to “More > Cloud setup”
Click “+ New connection” and select “Gmail”
Enter your Gmail account credentials, and give the connection a name, for example “Gmail account”. Make sure that the “Contacts” box is checked and click “Add account”
NOTE: If you experience trouble connecting your Gmail account, please read this article.
Now connect the iCloud account by clicking “+ New connection > iCloud”
Enter your iCloud account credentials, make sure the box next to “Contacts” is checked and click “Add account”
NOTE: If you experience trouble connecting your iCloud account, please read our troubleshooting article.
Close the Cloud setup window and let your iPhone data load fully. You can now see both your Gmail and iCloud contacts in CopyTrans Contacts’ main program window. The Gmail contacts will be marked with a small envelope icon, while the iCloud contacts will be designated with a small cloud icon
To copy the Gmail contacts to iCloud, simply select the respective contacts, right click and choose “Copy to…”. Then select the iCloud account.
NOTE: By selecting “Copy to… > iCloud account” you will essentially copy the selected Gmail contacts to iCloud. The copied contacts are kept in the Gmail account. You can instead choose “Move to… > iCloud account” which transfers the selected contacts to iCloud and deletes the original entries from the Gmail account
All selected Gmail contacts are now copied to iCloud. You can verify this by the small cloud icon which now appears next to the copied contact entries
If you enabled Gmail contact sync on the iPhone, you can avoid the same contact from being shown twice on the device by disabling the Gmail contact sync. To do so, on the iPhone, navigate to “Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars” and tap the Gmail account which you use to sync contacts
Place the Contacts slider switch from ON to OFF and tap “Delete from My iPhone”. Make sure you have all of your Gmail contacts loaded up in iCloud before tapping “Delete”
Finally, if you no longer wish to have the Gmail contacts listed in CopyTrans Contacts, navigate to “More > Cloud setup”
Select the Gmail account, uncheck the box next to “Contacts”, and click “Apply”.
After you restart CopyTrans Contacts you will only see the iCloud contacts
This is how to copy Gmail contacts to iCloud via CopyTrans Contacts.
If you have lots of contacts stored in your Outlook or Exchange account and want to move them elsewhere, such a task may turn into quite a tedious process. There is no one general way to move contacts from Exchange to iCloud, but you can utilize some tools available in apps such as Microsoft Outlook. It will help you to copy contacts from Exchange to Outlook relatively quickly and easily.
I have a GMail account that I would like to move to the iCloud. I have updated Lion to 10.7.2 and have set up the iCloud preferences. ICloud appears in the Apple Mail as a new Inbox, but all of my emails are going to the Gmail inbox in Apple's Mail. On your computer, log into your Gmail account that you have used on your Android phone with.
The first thing you need to do is download the official Microsoft Outlook app for your iPhone or iPad. Log in with your Exchange account.
After you did this, all you need to do is sit back and wait for your iPhone to copy contacts from Exchange to iCloud. This process may take some time, depending on how many contacts you have. You do not need to transfer contacts from Exchange to iCloud manually. Your phone will do all the job for you. Also, with the Save Contacts toggle enabled, all new contacts in Exchange will automatically appear in your iCloud account.READ ALSOHow to Fix Exchange Server Error 00002098
It is important to note that you should avoid enabling this setting on all devices. For example, if you have an iPhone and iPad, turn on contacts saving just on iPhone. This action will prevent contact duplication in your iCloud.
Although this article is focused on moving contacts from Exchange to iCloud, the Save Contacts feature supports other email providers. You can use it to copy contacts from Gmail, Office 365, and Outlook.com quickly.
When googling how to move contacts from Exchange to iCloud, you may stumble upon third-party software for Mac or PC specializing in such tasks. Although third-party apps for moving contacts between different services work quite well, we do not recommend using them due to privacy concerns. It is better to stick to the method described above that does not require downloading and installing third-party apps on your computer. It works and works fast. What else can you ask?
You can consider another option if you do not use the Outlook app or don’t want to use it. Simply put, you need to log in with your Exchange account into iOS’s settings and enable contact sync. Also, you can use the same guide to move contacts from Gmail to iCloud. Here is how you can do this:
Done. You successfully finished copying contacts from Exchange to iCloud. Now, you can remove your Exchange Account and leave contacts on your iPhone. To do so, go to Settings – Contacts – Accounts. Tap the Exchange account and then press Delete Account. Using the same guide, you can move contacts from Gmail to iCloud. Just sign in with the respective service in the Settings.Author