How to Sync Facebook Contacts with Android, iPhone and Mac

Peter William
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This article will show you how to sync Facebook contacts with Android, iPhone as well as Mac. Now and then, you might need to mark down all your Facebook contacts for easy communicating. But it’s too tiresome to take a note one by one. Under the circumstances, you can try to sync Facebook contacts on your device. How to sync Facebook contacts? Here you will find step-by-step instructions on how to sync Facebook contacts to iPhone and more.


How to sync Facebook contacts with Android

When it comes to syncing Facebook contacts with Android, the method needs to be updated due to changes on Facebook’s side. But it's still an easy task. It’s easy to sync Facebook contacts with Android devices, be it a Samsung Galaxy or Huawei Mate. Below is how to do the sync.

Step 1. Open the Facebook app on your Android phone. Tap the three-line icon in the top right corner.

Step 2. Scroll down and tap Settings & Privacy. Select Settings.

Step 3. In Settings, scroll down until you see Media and Contacts. This is where you can manage continuous contact syncing. Tap Media and Contacts (next to which is a phone icon).

sync Facebook contacts with Android

Step 4. There, you will be presented with a number of options. Enable the option Continuous Contacts Upload.

Step 5. Tap Get Started.

It will start syncing contacts between Facebook and your Android address book. If needed, you can also easily turn off the sync in Settings.

In addition, there are also third-party ways on how to sync Facebook contacts. If you are looking for a free app to sync Facebook contacts, Sync. ME can be a choice. It can be used on both Android and iPhone. HaxSync and UberSync are also great choices, which provide the service for Android phone to sync Facebook contacts.

How to sync Facebook contacts to iPhone

For iOS versions prior to iOS 11, there is a built-in way to effortlessly sync Facebook contacts to iPhone. In such a case, you can do it directly in Settings on your iPhone. The steps below will walk you through the process.

Step 1. On your iPhone, go to Setting > Facebook.

Step 2. If you haven’t signed in your Facebook account yet, then write down the user name and password. (Or log into your Facebook automatically and give a permission to Download your Facebook friends to the Contacts app and keep their information up to date. Calendars can be also included.)

Step 3. After logging in the Facebook account, slide Calendars and Contacts to the on position.

Step 4. Tap Update All Contacts to sync contacts.

sync Facebook contacts to iPhone

However, the settings option used above was removed from iPhone with the release of iOS 11. For newer iOS versions such as iOS 14 and iOS 15, this option is no longer available.

To sync Facebook contacts to iPhone with new versions, you can use third-party apps like Sync.ME. In addition to sync your contacts between sources like Facebook and iPhone, this versatile app can also block spam calls. As you can tell form its name, the app is primarily designed for the purpose to sync. It can automatically sync your Facebook contacts to your iPhone in the background, which keeps your contacts up to date.

How to sync Facebook contacts to Mac address book

Sometimes, you may also need to sync your Facebook contacts with Mac address book app Contacts. You can do it easily with software like Cisdem ContactsMate. In this part, you will find steps to sync Facebook contacts using the software.

ContactsMate main features:

  • Support contacts from Mac's Contacts app, iCloud, Exchange, Google, Yahoo, AOL, LinkedIn and more
  • Sync contacts between these services or apps
  • Enable you to create, view, search, share, print, group and tag contacts
  • Find and delete/merge duplicate contacts
  • Also find and fix issues such as incomplete names and invalid characters
  • Let you backup and restore contacts (from various sources) with 1 click
  • Export contacts to 8 formats like CSV, Excel, DOCX, Numbers, vCard, HTML and more
  • Send emails/messages or make calls to your contacts directly in the app
  • Support macOS 10.11 or later

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Step 1. Download and install ContactsMate. If a message pops up asking for permission to access contacts, you need to click OK to continue.

main interface

Step 2. In the toolbar, click Add Account, which will open the Internet Accounts window.

  • For macOS 10.13 or earlier: Select Facebook and sign in with your Facebook facebook
  • For macOS 10.14 or later: Select Mail account. If you can't find this option, then please select Add Other Account, which should make the option show mail account

Step 3. Make sure you select the checkbox next to Contacts.

select Contacts

The process to sync Facebook contacts to Mac is done.

Quit and relaunch the software and you will find the Facebook group on the left sidebar. The group contacts your Facebook contacts. You can now easily manipulate them.


This article talks about the easy ways to sync Facebook contacts with Android, iPhone and Mac. Thanks to these methods, there is no need to export or update your contacts manually one by one. Some methods and recommended apps also support contacts from other services.

Peter William
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Peter has always had great enthusiasm for writing, programming and web development. He likes writing about software and technology, his works are featured on some tech blogs or forums like Tom's Hardware, CNET, etc.

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  • Jeffrey Davis

    The newest version will be released in the next week. I contact with customer service and he sent me the new version. Aha, maybe I’ am the first one to try it. Only been using for a little while now, but so far Cisdem ContactsMate has run really well and having no troubles. Highly recommend it to sync and manage Facebook contacts for Mac.

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