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Sync all contact data to your mobile device

When you use Contacts with a work or school account, some of your contact data might not sync automatically to your mobile device. For example, to sync missing data from a contact’s Google+ profile, a company directory, or other sources, you may need to use an app or other solution. 

See what isn’t syncing to mobile

Exactly what information syncs can depend on your device’s operating system and version. To see your contact data:

  1. On your computer, open Contacts.
  2. Click the contact name to open their details.
  3. Hover over a detail, such as their phone number or birthday. Then look at the icon to the right.

    The Domain directory Domain directory or the Google+ Google plus icons highlight information that’s coming from an outside source. This information doesn’t automatically sync to your mobile device.

Note: You’ll only see additional contact information, such as directory or Google+ data, if your organization has turned on Secure Socket Layer (SSL) connections.

Sync all contact details to your mobile device

Here are some ways to sync all contact data to your device, by operating system and version.

Mobile device type and OS Recommended Contacts App or Solution
Android 5.0 Lollipop and later Google Contacts app
Android 3.0 Honeycomb and later People app (native on Android 3.0+ devices)
BlackBerry® 10  Set up Google Sync
iOS® 4.0 and later

Google+ for iOS and

Google Sync for iOS

Note: The Google Contacts app is the default application on Android 5.0 Lollipop and later devices running pure Android versions, such as Nexus devices. Some device manufacturers use modified Android versions and custom-built contacts apps. You might not be able to install the Google Contacts app on those devices.

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