By Lena / Last update May 15, 2020

Google Contacts is a free contact management tool that offers an easy way to help users store and organize contacts. And the contacts can be synced to another device easily. Now you may just switch from Android phone to newest iPhone SE 2020 and want to transfer Android phone contacts to new iPhone SE with the help of Gmail. However, you find that Google contacts not syncing to iPhone properly. Well, don’t be too worried, just keep reading to learn some solutions to figure it out.

How to Fix Google Contacts Not Syncing with iPhone?

The following are all the potential solutions that you can have a try to troubleshoot the Google contacts not sync to iPhone issue. The methods described in the following works for all iPhone models running on iOS 13/12/11/10.

Method 1. Check the Contacts Sync of Gmail

Go to have a check whether you have turned on the Contacts sync option of Gmail. Or you can delete the account and add it again.

1. Open Settings app > Scroll down a little to choose Accounts & Passwords.

2. Tap Add Accounts > Choose Google > Enter the required information to add your Gmail account and tap Next.

3. Tap Save when your account is verified.

4. Turn on Contacts > Tap Save to confirm.

Email Sync Contacts

Method 2. Using Secure Connection SSL

You may meet the Google contacts not syncing to iPhone problem when your Google account is not connected to your iPhone using SSL, the recommended secure connection.

Go to Settings > Contacts > Accounts > Tap your Google account > Turn on Contacts > Tap Account > Advanced > Turn on Use SSL > Tap Account > Done.

Method 3. Set Gmail as the Default Account

If you have not set Gmail as the default account of contacts, the Google contacts not syncing with iPhone issue may occur. Go to Settings app > Choose Contacts > Tap Default Account > Select Gmail to set it as the default account.

Set Gmail as the Default Account

Method 4. Check Internet Connection

The Gmail contacts not syncing with iPhone problem may also occur due to the poor Internet connection.

- You can turn off Wi-Fi and turn it on again after a few seconds or turn on/off Airplane mode.

- Or if you are having trouble syncing contacts through Wi-Fi, you can try to use cellular data instead.

Method 5. Sync Google Contacts to iPhone via iCloud

If all the above methods cannot help you fix the Gmail contacts not syncing to iPhone issue, you may try to sync Google contacts to iPhone via iCloud.

Export Google Contacts to Computer

1. Visit Google Contacts via a browser on computer > Click the Export option on the left-hand side of the window to export all contacts or choose the contacts one by one and then select Export.

Export Contacts from Google

2. Choose vCard (for iOS Contacts) > Click Export.

Import Google Contacts to iCloud

Go to and log in with your account > Click the Contacts icon > Click the Gear icon and choose Import vCard... to select the file you just exported from Google.

Import vCard to iCloud

Turn on Contacts Sync of iCloud on iPhone

Go to Settings > Tap [your name] > iCloud > Turn on Contacts.

Turn on Contacts Sync in iCloud

An Easy Way to Backup iPhone Contacts and More

From the above, we have talked about how to fix Google contacts not syncing to iPhone problem. Here in this part, I’d like to introduce an easy way to help you backup your contacts. Although you can save your contacts with Google, it’s always a good choice to have more backup plans.

AOMEI MBackupper is one free iPhone backup manager that offers an easy way for iPhone data backup & restore. It supports backing up contacts, messages, photos, music, videos, etc. You can backup all content in 1-click or just choose the item you need.

AOMEI MBackupper

>> When the backup is done, you can check the backup task and you can locate, browse, restore, or delete the backup files. Besides, it will not erase any existing data on your device during the restore.

>> The triangle icon helps you run an incremental backup next time. It will only backup the newly added items to save both space and time.

Backup Completed

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