1. pappy53's Avatar
    I am going back to a 4S from Android, and I seem to remember reading that Exchange will not work on a personal account now. So, how do I put all of my Google contacts onto my 4S? Step by step, please, as I am dumb when it concerns IOS. Thanks!
    03-02-2013 10:02 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    Go to Gmail on a computer via web browser... go to Contacts on the gmail web site... click the 'more' box... select export... then select vcard... then log into your iCloud account on a computer's web browser... select contacts, and in the lower left, click the settings icon, and then select import vcard... navigate to the vcard saved from the google export... then turn on syncing via icloud...

    You could also set up your gmail account to sync via card-dav - there's help available via google's support web site to do that... same for calendar using card-dav.
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    03-03-2013 12:06 AM
  3. quamdar's Avatar
    Go to Gmail on a computer via web browser... go to Contacts on the gmail web site... click the 'more' box... select export... then select vcard... then log into your iCloud account on a computer's web browser... select contacts, and in the lower left, click the settings icon, and then select import vcard... navigate to the vcard saved from the google export... then turn on syncing via icloud...

    You could also set up your gmail account to sync via card-dav - there's help available via google's support web site to do that... same for calendar using card-dav.

    I'm about to switch from android to iPhone (probably this evening) and I've seen both of these methods but I am curious what the difference is between the two or if there even is a difference?
    03-11-2013 01:43 PM
  4. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    It basically depends if you want your contacts to remain with Google (use the carddav method) or you want to transfer them to Apple (export from Google import to iCloud)
    03-11-2013 01:53 PM
  5. estroh's Avatar
    My iPhone contacts are better order and condition than the Google contacts one.

    How can I delete all of the Google contacts and replace them with the iPhone ones?
    03-11-2013 02:20 PM
  6. kch50428's Avatar
    My iPhone contacts are better order and condition than the Google contacts one.

    How can I delete all of the Google contacts and replace them with the iPhone ones?
    If you're presently syncing from your iPhone to Gmail, turn that off... then log on to Gmail on a computer web browser... go to the contacts... and delete away... then, set up cardav sync per google's instructions - and your iPhone will populate Gmail with its contents.
    03-11-2013 02:38 PM
  7. estroh's Avatar
    Turn the iphone off or turn of sync? Will it lose pre-existing push email?
    03-19-2013 05:59 PM
  8. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Turn the iphone off or turn of sync? Will it lose pre-existing push email?
    He is advising you to Go to Setting-Mail, Contacts, Calendar-Gmail or Gmail Exchange and then turn OFF "Contacts". No, you will NOT lose your push email.
    03-19-2013 06:03 PM
  9. John Yester's Avatar
    No - Only new email activations setups through iPhone will not work with exchange. New iPhone = No Exchange
    03-19-2013 06:03 PM
  10. estroh's Avatar
    I did, and under Gmail I don't have a Contacts - just Mail, Calendars, and Notes

    He is advising you to Go to Setting-Mail, Contacts, Calendar-Gmail or Gmail Exchange and then turn OFF "Contacts". No, you will NOT lose your push email.
    03-22-2013 10:31 AM
  11. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I did, and under Gmail I don't have a Contacts - just Mail, Calendars, and Notes
    My apologies. I was thinking Exchange and not the generic Gmail setup. Anyway, when you open up your contacts App, and then select "Groups" in the upper left corner, is Gmail listed? If so, uncheck it.
    03-22-2013 10:46 AM
  12. estroh's Avatar
    I use a program groups, so when I click there I get subgroups of my contacts
    03-25-2013 09:18 AM
  13. li2327's Avatar
    There's an awesome app in the App Store called google contacts sync that syncs all of your google accounts to to your iphone and vice versa. You can so mass deletions too. It's 1.99 but worth it.


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    03-25-2013 10:14 AM

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