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iOS: Syncing with Google Contacts

Learn how to set up syncing with Google Contacts on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

Follow these steps if you're using iOS 7 to sync your contacts with Google Contacts:

  1. Tap Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Add Account > Google.
  2. Enter the required information in the fields.
  3. Make sure Contacts is on.

After you have completed the setup, open the Contacts app on your device. Syncing should begin automatically.

Additional Information

If you're using iOS 5 or iOS 6, follow these steps to set up contact syncing with Google Contacts:

  1. Tap Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Add Account... > Other > Add CardDAV Account.
  2. Enter the following information in the fields:
    • Server: google.com
    • User Name: your full Google email address
    • Password: your Google account password
  3. Tap Next at the top of the screen to complete the setup.

After you have completed the setup, open the Contacts app on your device. Syncing should begin automatically.

Note: Make sure that SSL is enabled (under Advanced settings) and the port is 443.

You may also visit the Google website to learn more about syncing with Google contacts.

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