If you’ve upgraded the iTunes to version 11.1, you might find that the option to sync contacts with Google is not longer there.
In that case, you need to make use of the export-contacts-from-iCloud method to get all your contacts from iPhone to your new Galaxy Note 3.
The export-contacts-from-iCloud method involves the following 3 steps, and each step will be explained in more detail in following subsections:
- Export iPhone contacts to a vCard file on iCloud.
- Import the vCard file to Google Contacts.
- Sign in your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 using Gmail account.
Note: This method is only possible if you’ve your iPhone contacts synced with iCloud.
i. Export iPhone contacts to a vCard file on iCloud.
- Go to icloud.com and sign in using your apple ID.
- Select Contacts.
- Click the Settings icon at the lower left corner, and then select Select All.
- Click the same Settings icon again, and then select Export vCard. A .vcf file will be generated. Kindly save this file on your computer.
ii. Import the vCard file to Google Contacts.
- Go to Google Contacts and sign in using your Gmail ID.
- Go to More > Import.
- Click Choose File to select the .vcf file that was generated in Part i, and then click Import.
- In less than a minute, you should see all the contacts get imported to My contacts, and at the same time, it also creates an [Imported + DD/MM/YYYY] group.
- For housekeeping purpose, it’s fine to delete the [Imported + DD/MM/YYYY] group. Click on the group name, go to More > Delete Group.
- Click OK to confirm you would like to delete the group.
- While the [Imported + DD/MM/YYYY] group has been removed, the contacts would still remain in My Contacts.
ii. Sign in your Samsung Note 3 using your Gmail account.
If you’ve signed in your Galaxy Note 3 using the above Gmail ID during the initial setup, then you should see all the contacts on your phone the next time it syncs.
If you haven’t done so already, kindly follow the steps below :
- On your Galaxy Note 3, go to home Settings > General.
- Tap Accounts.
- On the Accounts screen, tap Add account.
- On the Add account screen, select Google.
- Next, tap Existing.
- On the Sign in screen, enter your Gmail, password and then tap the Next icon.
- Once you’ve entered the username and password correctly, continue with the on screen instructions to complete the setup.
- Once it’s completed, the contacts of the Gmail account should appear on your Galaxy Note 3.
Note: The above steps are tested on a Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N9005) Android 4.3 and an iPhone with iOS 7.