Sync Contacts with Google Contacts on Android

Modified on Thu, 30 Nov 2023 at 03:46 PM

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If you use Android devices and Google services, this is simple: just use Google Contacts. It’s integrated into everything Google, and works like a charm. This is also ideal if you use a mix of Android and iOS devices, since Google Contacts can sync with pretty much any platform.

If, however, you use exclusively Apple devices, you have a choice: use Apple’s iCloud, or use Google Contacts. iCloud is designed to work seamlessly with iOS devices, and if you use iCloud or Apple’s Mail app everywhere for your email, it’s the obvious choice. but if you have an iPhone and/or iPad and use Gmail on the web for your email, it may still be a good idea to use Google Contacts—that way, your contacts are synced between your phones, tablets, and your web-based email.

Alright, here’s how to sync your contacts with either service.

Depending on the version of Android you’re using, syncing contacts may work a little differently, so we’ll break it down as simply as possible.

Regardless of what phone you’re using, press the notification shade a tug, then tap the cog icon to jump into Settings. From here, things are slightly different.

From there, it varies a bit from version to version:

Android Oreo: Go to Users & Accounts > [Your Google Account] > Account Sync > Enabled Contacts

Android Nougat: Go to Accounts > Google > [Your Google Account] > Enable Contacts

Samsung Galaxy Phones: Go to Cloud and Accounts > Accounts > Google > [Your Google Account] > Enable Contacts

From now on, when you add a contact on your phone, it will automatically sync with your Google account and all future phones you log in to.

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