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How to Sync Contacts to Gmail for Backup

Our contacts lists are important and we don’t want and can’t afford to lose them. It’s a good idea to make a backup. Many people sync contacts to Gmail for backup. The good news is that it’s easy to do. Contact management software can help you out. In this guide, you will find the best ways to sync Mac, Android phone, iPhone/iPad contacts to Gmail. The ways also allow for two-way sync.

How to Sync Contacts to Gmail on Mac

As mentioned above, this is a two-way sync. For example, when you add a contact to your Mac contacts, it’s automatically added to Gmail and when you add a contact to Gmail, it’s automatically added to your Mac contacts. So to achieve that, you need to sync Mac Contacts with Gmail.

1. Open Contacts app on your Mac and click Contacts > Preferences.

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2. Click the Accounts tab and click “+” button in the bottom left.

3. Select “Google” and click “Continue” to enter your Gmail account and password. Complete the setup process and choose to sync the contact information with Google. This is how you sync contacts to Gmail on Mac.

My Mac Contacts synced with Google contacts but it duplicates many contacts. As previously I was having around 2600 contacts in both my Google contacts and Mac Contacts. And they all were same.

However, many users claimed that they found many duplicate contacts there after syncing Mac Contacts with Gmail. And it is not surprising that there are also many questionable contacts like contacts with invalid characters or blank name on their Mac. How to remove or merge those annoying duplicate contacts? How to fix all problematic contacts on Mac? All you need is a powerful contact management software like ContactsMate which will make it much easier and more efficient to sync contacts to Gmail.

ContactsMate is the Mac contacts app you have been waiting for. It allows you to create, search, group and manage your Mac contacts in one place. It can accurately find & fix contacts duplicate and other conflicts. Furthermore, it also exports your contacts to local files in 8 formats including CSV, vCard, Excel, TXT, Docx, HTML, Numbers and Pages. For more features about ContactsMate, please visit: Cisdem ContactsMate for Mac 3 Review.

How to Sync Contacts to Gmail on iPhone or iPad

If you know how to sync iPhone or iPad contacts to iCloud, then syncing iPhone or iPad contacts to Gmail is pretty easy to you. To sync iOS contacts to Gmail:

1. Open Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars on your iPhone or iPad. And press Add Account....

2. Select Google and enter your full Google Account email address and password to add your Gmail account. Tap Next at the top of your screen.

3. When the new Server field appears, enter m.google.com. Press Next at the top of your screen again.

4. Then you can enable Contacts syncing, alongside Mail, Calendars and Notes. After a while, you can see your iPhone or iPad contacts in Gmail.

By the way, if you have synced your iOS contacts to iCloud, then you can export all your iPhone or iPad contacts in iCloud and download the contacts from the iCloud as vCard file using the browser. At last, import the vCard file into Gmail.

How to Sync Contacts to Gmail on Android Phone

For most Android users, your contacts are automatically synced when you first turn on your phone and sign into your Google Account. So before you sync your phone contacts to Gmail, make sure you add your Google Account to your Android device. Follow below guide to sync contacts to Gmail on Android phone and make sure that you have Gmail installed on your device:

1. Go to Settings on your Android device, then go to “Accounts”.

2. Tap “Google” to select your Gmail account from the e-mail accounts setup.

3. Make sure that you’ve enabled the “Sync Contacts” option. If not, Tap the switch next to Contacts to On.

4. Tap the more button on the top right corner of your screen. Press “Sync now” button and wait until all the phone contacts have been successfully synchronized with your Gmail account.

After the sync process is finished, open Gmail website in your computer’s web browser and click “Gmail” on the upper left to select “Contacts” and then you should see a page where all the contacts from your Android smartphone have been stored in your Gmail.

Once you sync contacts to Gmail on your device, then you can find contacts on both Gmail and your device. And I’ll deal with more of these issues in future posts, so let me know what you’re interested in by leaving comments below!

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2018-02-26 05:35:36 / Posted by to ContactsMate for Mac Follow @ Rosa

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