Using Google Contacts on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

You can keep contacts from your Google account up to date on your iOS device.

If you're using iOS 7 or later, follow these steps:

  1. Tap Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Add Account > Google.
  2. Enter the required information in the fields.
  3. Make sure that Contacts is on.
  4. Go back to your Home screen and tap Contacts. Syncing should begin automatically.

If you're using iOS 5 or iOS 6, follow these steps:

  1. Tap Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Add Account > Other > Add CardDAV Account.
  2. Enter this information in the fields:
    • Server: google.com
    • User Name: your full Google email address
    • Password: your Google account password
  3. Under Advanced Settings, make sure that SSL is on and the port is 443, then tap Next.
  4. Go back to your Home screen and tap Contacts. Syncing should begin automatically.

If you get a username or password error, you might need to generate an app password for your iOS devices.

Go to Google website to learn more about syncing with Google contacts.

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