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How to Sync Contacts from Gmail to Android Cell Phone

Social network plays a great important role in people's daily life now such as Google+, Facebook and Twitter, etc. People like to share everything happened surrounding them on these websites with their family and friends. For instance, Gmail makes the communication between people more convenient as it has the function of saving the contacts when people send emails using their Android cell phone. Sometimes they may want to know how to import contacts from Gmail to Android cell phone. So in this article, we will show you easy methods to sync contacts from Gmail to Android cell phone in several steps. Now you can keep reading and get those skills.

Steps to Sync Gmail Contacts with Android Directly

Here we will show you the simple free method to sync contacts from Gmail to your Android cell phone. 

- Tap the main menu on your Android cell phone, and then, select system settings.

- Choose "Accounts" > "Add Account" to add a new one if you don't have it. Or directly login to the existing one.

- Tick the options you wish to sync and begin the process.

sync contacts from gmail to android

After that, your Gmail contacts have synced with Android well. You can check the Gmail contacts on your Android devices now.

How to Sync Contacts from Gmail to Android with MobiKin Assistant?

MobiKin Assistant for Android (Windows/Mac) is a management tool for Android users, which can helps users to deal with all kinds of data issue on the desktop computer well. And since to the powerful functions of this tool, you can easily import Gmail contacts to Android within few clicks.

Here is the detailed tutorial of transferring contacts from Gmail to Android:

Step 1. Login to your Gmail account on the computer, then go to Contacts menu on the left panel.

login to gmail account on pc

Step 2. Choose the button of "More" and click "Export..." option in the drop-down list.

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Step 3. Here, you can choose "All Contacts" and tick the output format "vCard". After that, you can tap on "Export" button to save the Gmail contacts on desktop computer as .vcf.

export gmail contacts to vcf format

Step 4. Launch MobiKin Assistant for Android and connect Android phone to the computer with USB cable. Then, make the Android device be recognized by the program. (Click here to see how to make your Android phone be recognized by MobiKin Assistant)

android contacts importer

Step 5. Select "Contacts" in the left side, and you'll see the detailed contacts info on your Android device.

preview contacts on android

Step 6. Click on "Import" button and choose the .vcf file for importing to your Android device.

import gmail contacts from pc to android

See Also: How to Sync Android Text Messages to Gmail

How to Backup Android Contacts to Gmail?

Here, you also need the MobiKin Assistant for Android that we mentioned in the above. So please get the free trial version of this powerful tool, and then follow the below steps to see how to backup Android contacts to Gmail accounts easily. (For iPhone users, please go to here)

Step 1. Connect Your Android and Choose Default Mode

First, open the USB debugging and connect your Android phone to computer, make it be recognized by the program soon. If you failed to do it, just follow the steps on the above to fix it.

Step 2. Preview and Export Android Contacts to PC

Click "Contact" folder and preview the specific items on the right panel, then you can mark those you want to copy and hit "Export" to choose "vCard (.vcf)" as your output format, then save the selected contacts on PC.

export android contacts to gmail supported format

Step 3. Sync Output Android Contacts to Gmail Account

Open and login to your Gmail account on your computer, then select Contacts in the left side. Then tap on "More..." button on the right side and click "Import..." option to load the .vcf file into your Gmail account easily.

import contacts from android to gmail

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