Sync Google Contacts with your mobile device or computer

Google Contacts Sync

You can sync your Google Contacts to a phone, tablet, and computer. When you change a contact, that contact will change everywhere.

 If you’re new to iPhone, learn how to sync Google Contacts to your phone.

Your Google contacts sync to your Android device when you sign in. Changes to your contacts will automatically sync to keep them backed up and up to date. If multiple Google Accounts are signed in to the same device, Google contacts from all accounts will sync to the device.

Important: If you use a work or school Google Account, download the Contacts App to get all contact details, like job titles.

Back up & sync device contacts to Google Contacts
If you have contacts saved to your device, which is labeled as "Phone," "Device," or "Local" in your Contacts app, and you want them to sync with Google Contacts, learn how to back up and sync device contacts.
Turn Google Contacts sync on or off
Important: When you turn off Google Contacts sync:
  • Your contacts will be removed from your device. To replace them onto your device, turn Google Contacts sync back on.
  • You'll lose the changes you made on your device that are not yet synced to the cloud. To make sure these changes are saved to the cloud, follow the instructions below to manually sync before you turn off Google Contacts sync:
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open your device settings.
  2. Tap Google and then All services and then Settings for Google apps.
  3. Tap Google Contacts sync and then Status.
  4. Turn Google Contacts sync on or off.
Turn off automatic sync
If you want Google Contacts on your device, but you don't want your changes to sync automatically to the cloud, you can stop automatic sync:
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open your Settings app.
  2. Tap Passwords & accounts.
  3. Choose your Google Account.
    • If multiple accounts are present, choose the one you want whose setting you want to change.
  4. Tap Account sync.
  5. Turn off Contacts.
Sync contacts manually
If automatic sync is turned off and you want to update your contacts, you can manually sync Google Contacts:
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open your Settings app.
  2. Tap Google and then All services and then Settings for Google apps.
  3. Tap Google Contacts sync and then Status.
  4. Tap Refresh .

You can also do this using Google's Contacts app:

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Contacts app People.
  2. To sync, pull down on the contacts list.
Search
Clear search
Close search
Google apps
Main menu
3925411027350436363
true
Search Help Center
true
true
true
true
true
107539