Sync Contacts with iPhone &iPad

If you want to sync your Google contacts with your Apple product like iPad, iPhone, mac, iPod touch etc. with ease, it’s preferable to use CardDav, which is an internet open standard device. With the help of CardDAV, you can be easily edit, remove, add contacts from your device will keep them in sync anytime everywhere you use them.

You can also use Google sync to sync your contact list to your iOS device if you are using Google apps for business.

Follow below steps to sync your contacts:

Sync with IOS 7+:

1. First open the “settings “apps your device.
2. Choose “contacts”, “mail”, and “calendars”.
3. Choose “add account”
4. Click Google.
5. Provide the account info in the required fields:

• Name: type your name
• User name: type your Google apps email address or your full Google account.
• Password: enter your Google Apps password or Google account password.
• Description: give the details of your account

6. Choose “Next” at the upper side of your screen
7. Remember that “contacts” option should turn on. The switch must be green.
8. Choose save from the top of your screen.

After completing the setup process, open the “contacts” app on your device and the process of syncing will automatically start.

Sync with IOS 5& 6:

1. First open the “settings “apps your device.
2. Choose “contacts”, “mail”, and “calendars”.
3. Choose “add account”
4. Choose other
5. Choose “add cardDAV account”
6. Provide the account info in the required fields:

• Server Name: google.com
• User name: type your Google apps email address or your full Google account.
• Password: enter your Google Apps password or Google account password.
• Description: give the details of your account

7. Choose “Next” at the upper side of your screen
8. Remember that “contacts” option should turn on. The switch must be green.

After completing the setup process, open the “contacts” app on your device and the process of syncing will automatically start.

Sync with MAC:

1. First open the “contacts” application on your MAC device.
2. Click on “contacts” at the upper side of screen and then click “preferences”
3. Select “accounts” tab and click on +
4. Provide the account info in the required fields:

• Type of account: CardDAV
• User name: type your Google apps email address or your full Google account.
• Password: enter your Google Apps password or Google account password.
• Server name: Google.com

How to make Google contacts as default account on iOS device

First you should need to choose a default account in case you have link up icloud, contacts already stored on device, or syncing contacts from other account.


Learn how to set default account:

1. First of all open “settings” app on your device.
2. Choose “Mail”, “contacts”, “calendar” and scroll down to “contacts” field. Here you will only see the default account option in case you are syncing more than one account.

3. Click default account
4. Then choose your Google contacts account.
5. Your account will be written as with the description you provided in the description field.

New and present contacts:

The new contacts that are generated on your iOS device will be automatically added to your default account. The contacts that are already present on your device should need to be imported into Google contacts. If your contacts are placed on an Apple device, then you can transfer your address book using vCard files. In case your address book is stored with another provider first you need to export your contacts and then import contacts into Gmail.

A few troubleshooting steps:

In case you have any issues related with sync contacts with your Apple device, you can follow below steps:

1. Open your CardDAV account that started at settings> mail, contacts, calendars in accounts field. Keep in mind that contacts is turned ON and for iOS6 be sure the account section is turned ON.

2. When accounts is ON, open Account then advanced and make sure that “use SSL” is turned to “ON”.

3. In case you had made any changes, please click on “done” at the upper right side of account screen to save those alterations.

4. If you are still facing problems during syncing your contacts using CardDAV, then open your Google account. Here you might be provoked to permit an “unusual sign in location”