1. zillah2004's Avatar
    Dear Experts

    The last time I used iphone when it was 4S, then I moved to Android

    Recently I moved from Android to iOS (iphoneX)

    On Android all my contacts were saved to my gmail account

    On iOS I am using the same gmail ID as my apple ID and icloude ID

    How can I use contacts only from my gmail account that I had used it on Android not icloude ?????

    Recently phone is showing contacts not exist on my gmail contacts !!!and when I save some new contacts they won't be saved to my gmail account !!!

    I guess I am doing something wrong

    On my iphone X I tried below :

    Settings --> Account and Passwords --> Gmail logged in
    Settings --> Contacts --> I have not option to choose which one I need to choose !!!!

    Thanks
    01-27-2018 05:53 PM
  2. Tartarus's Avatar
    Hi, welcome to imore,

    https://support.google.com/contacts/...rm%3DiOS&hl=en here you can find how to set up gmail contacts on an iPhone.

    Don’t hesitate to ask if you have any other questions.
    01-27-2018 06:02 PM
  3. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    You can add your Gmail contacts to iCloud. Is that what you want to do?
    01-27-2018 06:16 PM
  4. zillah2004's Avatar
    Thx Tartarus
    I have no issue to setup gmail account and therefore when I setup my now iphonex contacts initially got downloaded from the gmail server.
    01-27-2018 07:19 PM
  5. zillah2004's Avatar
    Thx Ledsteplin
    I want to delete the old contacts that they were in my icloude since 2008.
    Then I need to download contacts from my gamil server to the iphone X which I had already done it.
    01-27-2018 07:22 PM
  6. cwbcpa's Avatar
    I used this app to clean up my contacts between iCloud and google. It works well for me.

    Contacts Sync for Google Gmail by Playa Appshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/contacts-sync-for-google-gmail/id454390333?mt=8
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    01-27-2018 07:34 PM
  7. zillah2004's Avatar
    Thx cwbcpa
    More than 40 contacts you have to pay for it,,,,haven't you ?
    01-27-2018 07:56 PM
  8. cwbcpa's Avatar
    Thx cwbcpa
    More than 40 contacts you have to pay for it,,,,haven't you ?
    Yes. I paid the $2.99 for unlimited syncs. Well worth it. I never mind paying for a good app. Developers have to eat too.
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    01-27-2018 08:47 PM
  9. zillah2004's Avatar
    Yes. I paid the $2.99 for unlimited syncs. Well worth it. I never mind paying for a good app.
    Noted

    Developers have to eat too.
    Of course
    cwbcpa likes this.
    01-28-2018 04:28 AM
  10. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Thx Ledsteplin
    I want to delete the old contacts that they were in my icloude since 2008.
    Then I need to download contacts from my gamil server to the iphone X which I had already done it.
    Do you want those contacts as Gmail or iCloud? You can have them either way. Shouldn't cost anything to do it. I switched my Gmail contacts over to iCloud. Works better that way on iOS.
    01-28-2018 09:22 AM
  11. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I used this app to clean up my contacts between iCloud and google. It works well for me.

    Contacts Sync for Google Gmail by Playa Appshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/contacts-sync-for-google-gmail/id454390333?mt=8
    So on your iPhone in contacts, are they Gmail or iCloud? Or both? I had some that were both, but it seemed to cause issues. I finally got it where they were all only iCloud contacts.
    01-28-2018 09:26 AM
  12. cwbcpa's Avatar
    So on your iPhone in contacts, are they Gmail or iCloud? Or both? I had some that were both, but it seemed to cause issues. I finally got it where they were all only iCloud contacts.
    I only have the iCloud contacts turned on in settings on my iPhone. I did it wrong the first time and left both on. Boy was that a mess on both ends. I didn’t read the app instructions and ended up with duplicates everywhere. Lol. The app does say to turn gmail contacts off on your iPhone to prevent that. Worked great after I did that. If I add a contact on my iPhone it will show up in gmail after syncing and if I add one in gmail it shows up on my phone after syncing.
    01-28-2018 09:50 AM
  13. zillah2004's Avatar
    Do you want those contacts as Gmail or iCloud? You can have them either way. Shouldn't cost anything to do it.
    Moving from Android to iOS I need to have them as Gmail first ? right ?

    when I satisfy everything in place I can switch to iCloude ?

    I switched my Gmail contacts over to iCloud. Works better that way on iOS.
    No problem I will do after I do the above
    01-29-2018 02:58 AM
  14. cwbcpa's Avatar
    Moving from Android to iOS I need to have them as Gmail first ? right ?

    when I satisfy everything in place I can switch to iCloude ?


    No problem I will do after I do the above
    If you never plan on using gmail for contacts again then you can just move them over to iCloud and use that going forward. I use both and much prefer google services over any of the Apple services. The app I suggested does that for me. It will also help you move your contacts to iCloud and if you never want to sync them again, i believe it is free. I’d have to confirm that though. I’m thinking you pay for the sync feature but I could be wrong. It’s been a while.
    01-29-2018 07:08 AM
  15. zillah2004's Avatar
    If you never plan on using gmail for contacts again then you can just move them over to iCloud and use that going forward.
    I would like to keep gmail

    I use both and much prefer google services over any of the Apple services.
    Have you noticed that app has Google contacts and Gmail contacts!!!! , and they are same as confirmed by google forum
    01-30-2018 04:19 AM
  16. cwbcpa's Avatar
    I would like to keep gmail

    Ok. Then you will want to sync.

    Have you noticed that app has Google contacts and Gmail contacts!!!! , and they are same as confirmed by google forum
    Im sorry, I’m not sure what “that app” is that you are referring. If you open gmail on your computer you will find a pull down to see contacts. I’m assuming that’s what you mean by Gmail contacts. Those are same as the Contacts that would sync to your phone from gmail or the same that would appear in contacts on an android phone by default. Google has your contacts in one location. I think I’m misunderstanding your point on this one. Sorry.
    01-30-2018 08:02 AM
  17. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    I used this app to clean up my contacts between iCloud and google. It works well for me.

    Contacts Sync for Google Gmail by Playa Appshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/contacts-sync-for-google-gmail/id454390333?mt=8
    I have also used this and it works great.

    And I also have no issues paying for an app if it's something that works and that I use constantly.
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    01-30-2018 09:09 AM
  18. zillah2004's Avatar
    I’m not sure what “that app” is that you are referring.
    Sorry for the confusion I meant to say this app which is :

    Contacts Sync for Google Gmail by Playa Apps

    Have you noticed that app has Google contacts and Gmail contacts
    Please see snapshot below :
    https://imgur.com/a/uMxf5

    and they are same as confirmed by google forum
    I was referring to this
    "Google Contacts versus Gmail Contacts?" in the link below
    https://productforums.google.com/for...E/umXVRCpz3e4J
    01-31-2018 07:12 AM
  19. cwbcpa's Avatar
    Sorry for the confusion I meant to say this app which is :

    Contacts Sync for Google Gmail by Playa Apps


    Please see snapshot below :
    https://imgur.com/a/uMxf5


    I was referring to this
    "Google Contacts versus Gmail Contacts?" in the link below
    https://productforums.google.com/for...E/umXVRCpz3e4J
    I don’t know if it matters but that post from google was from 2011. Might still be relevant, but I don’t know. I have only ever known one Google/Gmail contacts.

    Here is what my sync screen looks like if it helps.

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    01-31-2018 08:40 AM
  20. zillah2004's Avatar
    Thanks cwbcpa for your help ,,appreciate that
    02-02-2018 03:10 PM

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