It’s a good habit to backup iPhone contacts regularly after all the
contact is an important way to let us get in touch with other people. As long as you have a copy
of your contacts, you can get them back to your iPhone as soon as possible. Google Drive as well
as Gmail are considered as one of the best and the securest services in the market so you want
to save iPhone contacts to Google.
Here in this article, I’ll detail four methods that can help you backup iPhone contacts to
Google account. You can choose one to follow based on your needs. Besides, another tool that
provides an easier way to backup iPhone contacts will also be introduced.
Method 1. Backup iPhone Contacts to Google Gmail
The Settings of iPhone provides an easy way to help users sync iPhone contacts to Gmail. You
do not have to install any application on iPhone. It can not only help you backup iPhone
contacts to Google Gmail but also sync Gmail contacts to your iPhone.
1. Go to Settings > Scroll down a little to choose Passwords
2. Tap Add Accounts > Tap Google > Enter the required
information to add your Gmail account and click Next.
3. Click Save when your account is verified.
4. Turn on Contacts Sync > Click Save to confirm.
Method 2. Backup iPhone Contacts to Google Drive
Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service developed by Google. You can also
choose to backup iPhone contacts to Google Drive and the contacts will be back up to Google
1. Download the Google Drive app on your iPhone, install and open it.
2. Tap the Menu button in the top left.
3. At the top, tap Settings > Backup.
4. Tap Start Backup.
All iPhone contacts will be backed up to Google Contacts. You can open Google Contacts on any
other device to check the contacts.
Method 3. Backup iPhone Contacts to Google via iCloud
Although it requires more steps compared to the above two methods, it’s a tested way to
backup iPhone contacts to Google. If you have already turned on Contacts sync feature on
your iPhone, just jump to the second step.
Frist Step: Turn on Contacts Sync
Go to Settings > Tap [your name] > iCloud > Toggle
on the Contacts option.
Second Step: Export Contacts from iCloud
1. On your computer, open a browser and go to iCloud. com > Sign in to iCloud with your
Apple ID and the password > Choose Contacts from the list of provided
2. On the Contacts screen, click the gear icon in the lower-left corner >
Click Select All if you want to export all contacts. You can also use Shift
or Ctrl to only select the contacts you need.
3. Click the gear icon again > Choose Export vCard... to save your
contacts to computer.
Third Step: Import Contacts to Google
1. Go to https://contacts.google.com/ and sign in with your Google account.
2. Click Import Contacts... on the sidebar > Click Select
file on the pop-up window.
3. Choose the vCard file you just export from iCloud > Click Import to
save iPhone contacts to Google.
Method 4. Backup iPhone Contacts to Google via iTunes
iTunes can also help you backup iPhone contacts to Google. You should first export iPhone
contacts to computer via iTunes and then import the file to Google.
◆ Please make sure you have installed the latest iTunes on your computer in order to avoid
any iTunes errors. If you have turned on contacts syncing on your iPhone, you need to
disable it otherwise iTunes cannot access your contacts.
1. Connect your iPhone to computer and open iTunes.
2. Click the Device tab > Click Info.
3. Check the box “Sync Contacts with” > Select “Google Contacts” or “Windows Contacts”
◆ If you choose “Google Contacts”, you should follow the onscreen instructions to sync iPhone
contacts to Google. Then you can go to Google Contacts website to have a check.
◆ If you choose “Windows Contacts”, click Sync to export contacts to
computer. Then you can import the contacts to Google refer to Method 3’s Third step. (You
can locate the Contacts folder in your username folder: Click
Start and type your username > find and open the username folder.)
Bonus Tip: An Easy Way to Backup iPhone Contacts
Backing up iPhone contacts to Google is not the only way to protect your data. Besides, you
should know that cloud services can undergo many issues and problems such as data theft. So
it’s always a good choice to save files on computer.
To make things easy, one professional iPhone backup and restore tool named mBackupper
is recommended here. It can help you backup all contacts in one-click or only the selected
contacts as per your needs. The tool also supports photos, videos, music, messages as you
can see from the picture shown below.
After the backup, you can check the transferred contacts on your computer any time you want.
You can choose to restore the contacts to any iDevice and it will not erase any existing
data. Totally free for all functions.
That’s all for how to backup iPhone contacts to Google. If you have no computer at hand, you
can try the first two methods which can help you import iPhone contacts to Google directly.
If you meet problem during the process or have any other questions, please feel free to
leave a comment and we will reply to you as soon as possible.