How to switch from iPhone Contacts to Google Contacts (4 Steps)

How to switch from iPhone Contacts to Google Contacts (4 Steps) Google Drive iCloud sync CRM

Move your contacts from iPhone Contacts to Google Contacts

If you’re a big user of iPhone Contacts you already know how difficult it is to get your contacts out of iPhone contacts and into other cloud apps.

That’s a real pain if you want to use other cloud apps, such as a CRM, and you don’t want to mess around with import/export, or even worse, manual data entry.

Google Contacts is the answer to iPhone Contacts. Google Contacts is extremely versatile and unlike iPhone Contacts it doesn’t “own” your contacts. You can easily connect Google Contacts with other cloud apps, such as your CRM, to help streamline your business.

Up until recently it was impossible to do this without a lot of messing around. Luckily Google heard the distress cries of all iPhone users, and have responded with “Switch”.

With Switch you can push your Contacts data from your iCloud to the Google Drive and into Google Contacts.

Start Google Contacts in four easy steps

  1. Download Google Drive to your iPhone and sign in with your Google account. If you don’t have a Google Account, you can create one when you sign-in to Google Drive. Already have Google Drive? Make sure it’s up to date.

Install Google Drive Google Contacts iPhone

  1. Now it’s time to backup your content. Open Google Drive and go to the backup wizard in Menu > Settings > Backup. You can select which content you want to backup or simply backup everything. Then hit “Start”.

  2. Sign-in to your Google Account on your iPhone.4. Go to your iPhone settings and make sure your default account is Gmail.This ensures that new contacts are added to Google Contacts and can then be synced to your cloud apps such as your CRM.

You can then sync your Google Contacts with your CRM using PieSync. Check it out!

PieSync's powerful two-way real time syncing solution ensures that your contacts are up to date across all your apps. It saves hours of time every week on contacts management.

Thanks to PieSync, you'll always have the most up to date prospect and customer information to hand. Sign-up for a 14 day free trial.

If you’re really sure you want to keep using iCloud for your contacts, you can of course also set up a direct sync from iCloud with your CRM through PieSync.

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