How to Transfer Contacts from iCloud to Gmail

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  • Updated on June 13th, 2023

If you are looking for the right process to transfer contacts from iCloud to Gmail, then this blog is for you. There may be numerous reasons why you might want to move contacts from iCloud to Gmail. Gmail is easy to use and works smoothly on all platforms. Furthermore, Gmail offers 15GB data storage capacity while iCloud provides only 5 GB. Therefore, users need to go for iCloud+ for more storage.

iCloud is a cloud service designed by Apple to securely store your data such as photos, passwords, files, contacts, etc. in the cloud and keep it automatically updated across your device. iCloud makes data transfer from one device to another easy and simple.

Let us learn how to copy iCloud contacts to Gmail by following a few easy steps.

#01. Transfer iCloud Contacts to Gmail Manually

To transfer iCloud contacts to Gmail easily, you need to do a two-step procedure. First is to export contacts from iCloud to the local drive and after that, import the contact data files to Gmail. Follow the steps mentioned below to move iCloud contacts to Gmail:

  • Visit iCloud[dot]com and log in with your ID, and password.
  • Click on the Contacts icon.
click on contacts icon
  • Select the contact you want to move or choose All Contact (Ctrl+A) to transfer all contacts.
  • Click on the Setting icon at the bottom left corner of the page.
  • Select Export vCard and your contacts will be saved on your device as VCF (Vcard) file.
export vcard

Now that you’ve got an exported VCF file of iCloud contact, you need to go for the second process which is to import that file into your Gmail, which will finally transfer contacts from iCloud to Gmail transfer iCloud contacts to Gmail. Follow these steps to import contacts to your Google account.

  • Login to your Gmail account and click Contacts. Or you can directly go to
  • If you are using the ‘preview’ of the new Google Contacts, Click the Import Contacts In case you are using the preview of updated Google Contacts, first you need to temporarily return to old Google Contacts by selecting “Go to old version”.
  • Click Choose File Button then select the exported VCF file and click Open.
  • Click the blue Import button to proceed contact transfer.
  • At last, click Find and Merge duplicates, to merge your duplicate contacts.

When you transfer contacts from iCloud to Gmail manually, you may come to face issues like data loss or data corruption. And this may take longer than usual and you may face complications fixing it. Therefore, you can use the iCloud Backup Tool and transfer iCloud contacts to Gmail easily using this professional method. Let’s introduce you to a tried and tested, expert solution: the DRS iCloud Backup tool.

#02. Professional Solution to Transfer Contacts from iCloud to Gmail

Using DRS iCloud Backup Tool you can easily move iCloud contacts to Gmail and prevent issues like data loss and data corruption. Also, you need not be from a technical background to use this application. Furthermore, this application allows you to save the backup file in various file formats like PDF, OST, HTML, MBOX, etc. It has the remove duplicate mail feature which prevents the migration of all unnecessary files and backup only original files.

To transfer iCloud contacts to Gmail using iCloud Backup Tool, here is step by step guide:

  • Download DRS iCloud Email Backup Tool on your system and run it.
  • Login using your iCloud email and app password.
  • Next, select the iCloud mailbox items you want to backup and click Next.
  • In Save/Backup/Migrate As an option, choose Gmail from the list.
  • Now, provide the login credentials of the destination Gmail email account.
  • After that, select the migration options as per your requirement.
  • At last, press the Convert button to initiate iCloud to Gmail migration.


In this blog, we discussed methods to transfer contacts from iCloud to Gmail manually. Moreover, we explained the use of a professional tool for the same. By following the discussed methods, you can resolve your query – How to copy iCloud contacts to Gmail? But manual processes may harm your data, so better you go for the professional tool.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How can I transfer my contacts from iCloud to Gmail?

To migrate iCloud contacts to Gmail email account, first export contacts files from iCloud to the device and then import that contact files to Gmail.
#1. Export contacts from iCloud:
●       Log in to
●       Click Contacts > Ctrl+A
●       Go to Settings and select Export Vcard
#2. Import contacts to Gmail
●       Login to Gmail account > Select Contacts
●       Click on Import contacts
Choose the desired file and press Import.

Q. How do I export all my contacts from iCloud?

To export all contacts from iCloud to Gmail involves two processes – Export and Import of data files. First, you need to export contacts from iCloud to the device and second, import that contact data files to Gmail.

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