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:
- On your computer, open Contacts.
- Click the contact name to open their details.
- Hover over a detail, such as their phone number or birthday. Then look at the icon to the right.
The Domain directory or the Google+ 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
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.