Syncing contacts in Google Drive has several advantages. Firstly, your contacts are stored in a safe place. Secondly, you always have an option to restore them even if you accidentally reset your phone and delete everything. Finally, you can transfer your contacts easily from your old phone to the new one whenever you want. All in all, this saves your time and effort. That’s why it’s always recommended to back up and sync contacts in Google Drive.
In this post, we’ll guide you on how to do so without much legwork. You can go through our complete guide and learn about the process in brief.
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How to sync contacts in Google Drive
How to sync Android phone contacts in Google Drive
Locating the contacts stored on your Android phone
Step 1. First of all, open the Contacts app on your phone
Step 2. Now, tap on the menu (three vertical dots) icon located in the upper right corner
Step 3. Tap on settings and then Display Options
Step 4. From here, you’ll be asked to select the account from where you want to display your contacts. Just tap on Phone option
This display the contacts stored on your phone when you’ll launch the app next time.
Copying contacts from phone to Gmail account
Step 1. Launch the Contacts app once again
Step 2. Tap on the menu (three vertical dots) icon option
Step 3. From here, tap More and then select Import/export
Step 4. Now, tap on Move device contacts to option
Step 5. Select phone in the from list
Step 6. In the to list, select the account to which you want to backup your contacts
Step 7. Tap ok to begin syncing
Within a few minutes, your contacts will be successfully synchronized with your Gmail account. Now, you can easily sync them to Google drive.
You can view your imported contacts at contacts.google.com in your browser or by logging into your Gmail account.
How to sync iPhone contacts in Google drive
To synchronize your contacts between iCloud and Google Drive:
Step 1. First of all, you’ll need to synchronize your contacts to iCloud. For this:
- Go to settings > iCloud and log into your iCloud account and then turn ON Contacts sync
Step 2. Now, download your contacts from iCloud.com (on your PC). For this,
- Navigate to icloud.com, log into your iCloud account, and then export all contacts to from iCloud to vCard
Step 3. In the next step, import all exported contacts from your computer to Gmail. Save all the files to Google Drive for backup
This will synchronize your all iPhone contacts on Google Drive.
How to sync Google Contacts in Google Drive
You can also back up your Google Contacts (contacts from your Gmail account) to Google Drive. Here’s what you need to do:
Step 1. Go to the official website of CloudHQ Support and then activate the synchronization wizard
Step 2. Now, double-click on the Google Contacts icon from the list of services that will appear in front of you and then select an already configured Google Contacts account
Step 3. Double click on the Google Drive icon and then select an already configured Google Drive account
Step 4. Select the folder in which you want to transfer your contacts. You can either select an existing folder or create a new folder
Step 5. Once you’ve selected the location of the folder, synchronization will begin automatically and the synchronization status will display on the screen.
After successful synchronization, you’ll be notified via an email.
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