How to transfer iCloud contacts to Google Contacts

There are many reasons why you may want to transfer your iCloud contacts to Google contacts. Perhaps you’ve moved from an iPhone device to an Android; or perhaps you’ve got your contacts in both Google and iCloud and want to consolidate.

Transferring contact data from iCloud to Gmail involves two processes, one is to export contact data from iCloud, and the other one is to import the data file to Gmail.

Exporting contact data from iCloud:

Step 1: Sign in to iCloud at, and select “Contacts” to access your contact information. For detailed instructions on how to sync your iPhone contacts with iCloud, refer to this article.

Step 2: On your contact page, hold Ctrl+A to select all of your contacts, and click on the “setting” icon on the bottom left corner, and click on “Export vCard”, to export all of your contact information.

Importing iCloud contact data to Gmail:

Now you have an exported vCard file of your iCloud contacts, and you could transfer them to Gmail by following the steps below.

Step 1: Sign in to your Gmail account, and select “contacts”

Step 2: Go to the old version of Google Contacts by selecting “Go to the old version” on the left hand side of the bar.

Step 3: Select “More”, and click on “import” to import your contact vCard file.

Step 4: Now click on “choose file”, and select the previously exported vCard file of your iCloud contacts. Then click on “import” to import the file.

Step 5: Now you will see the imported contacts on Gmail. Click on “Find & merge duplicates” to complete the merging process of your data. Now you have successfully imported the vCard file of your iCloud contacts to Gmail.

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