Published by Caron Lyon,
Gmail Contacts, how do you keep them in line? I have an app on my iPhone called ScanBizCards with which I scan business cards I am given during events or chance meetings and I genuinely want to follow up on. After scanning it have a wonderful option of sending an introduction email to the card's owner. I then have the option of saving it to my phone contacts along with a photo of the card itself. After a while I realised that my Gmail contacts needed synchronising. But I'm never sure what set of contacts is being synchronised. I've done this a few times and always end up searching for the solution so this time I thought I'd blog it so I could reference the post in future. It's also an opportunity to share it with you. Hope you find it useful too.
First I backed up my Gmail Contacts and named the file with the date so I could distinguish it from earlier saved contacts files. I've made that mistake before!
In the current interface in August 2013 there is a drop down menu called "more". The fourth option is Export…
- Which contacts do you want to export? Select All Contacts
- Which export format? Google CSV format (for importing into a Google account)
Rename the google.csv file and locate it somewhere you'll remember where it is!
OK ready to rock. Next, setting up your iPhone.
To ensure sync success create a test contact "00 AA sync test contact" on my iPhone. This is where the frustration began. I followed all the instructions found here >> Sync contacts with iOS device
It didn't work.
I've a couple of great apps I've adopted to manage my contacts within Google, I had hoped to apply these apps to my iPhone contacts after they had synced.
Has anyone successfully synced iPhone or iCloud contacts with Google?
Please share your technique.