Compared with ancient times, nowadays, our life becomes more convenient due to technology. Among all inventions that make our life better, the smartphone plays the most important role and changes the style of our lives largely. As you just experienced seconds earlier, our smart devices are so portable, handy, and easy to use so that we can contact our friends whenever and wherever we want. Since more and more important files including contacts, notes, videos, and messages are generated every day, you will need to backup these files to avoid losing them. Luckily, today you can turn to a third-party program such as iTunes, iCloud, and the professional dr.fone – Backup&Restore (Android) for help to sync all files to save your time. In the article here, I will show you how to sync iCloud contacts files through Google and dr.fone respectively, and the difference between them.
Part 1. Sync Contacts from iCloud with Google manually
It is quite simple and hassle-free to upload your contacts to iCloud. You can follow the steps below to sync contacts from iCloud via Google manually.
Step 1: To start with, please visit the www.icloud.com and log in to your iCloud account with your unique Apple ID and password. Then access and download your iCloud contacts by clicking on “Contacts”. Your contacts will be saved in the form of VCard.
Step 2: Now that you have saved your contacts, it is time to export them to your computer. Please turn to the bottom left side of the starting window of the iCloud website and click on the “Settings” button, and then click on “Export VCard”. You will now need to locate a place in your computer to save them.
Step 3: Now, it's time to transfer these contacts to your Google account. Firstly, please turn to the website www.google.com/contacts to go to your Google contacts page. On the page, please log in to your Google account with the user name and password. After entering your account, please click on “More” to bring up a new window. In the new window, please click on “Import” and choose the contacts that are saved on your computer in the form of a VCard file.
Note: Please ensure that your Google account is permitted to transfer contacts to Android phone.
Part 2. Sync iCloud contacts to Google with dr.fone
As you can see, to transfer contacts from iCloud to your Google account through the traditional method, you will have to download and transfer files many times. If you are tired of using the complex method, here you can learn how to complete the task in just clicks. In fact, the program dr.fone – Backup&Restore (Android) can help you sync iCloud contacts and save your time largely.
In addition to contacts, dr.fone can also transfer other files such as photos, music, videos, call logs, messages, calendars and more other files to your Android phone and sync data with Google in a fast speed. Here is to list some advanced features of the program:
- The program can recover files from your iCloud backup with ease.
- You can backup important files from your iPhone and Android device and transfer them to other devices in one click.
- Your precious files and privacy will be kept safe when using the program.
- The program works well with more than 300 networks and 6000 smart devices.
Step 1. Install the Program and Connect Android Phone to PC
Firstly, please download the program and install it on your computer. And select “Phone Backup “ – then “Restore”. After that, you need to connect your Android phone to computer via a USB cable. The program will detect your device immediately then.
Step 2. You will see a new window, just enter into your iCloud account now.
On the left, please select the “Restore from iCloud Backup“. And sign in your iCloud account.
After the two-factor authentication on your iCloud account has been enabled, you would get a verification code on your iPhone. Please input that verification code in the below and click “Verify“.
Step 3. Transfer iCloud Contacts to Android Phone
After logging in your iCloud account, please choose the backup files of your contacts and then “download” it to your PC first.
Then please choose “Contacts” and click on the button “Restore to Device” and then “Continue” to restore your iCloud contacts to your Android device.
Step 3. Sync your Android Phone with Google
Now you need to sync your Android phone with Google account. Back to the starting window of your Android phone, then please click on Settings and enter settings menu, then just click on the Accounts. Now, you can see several accounts for you to choose, please select the Google to enter into your Google account. Then you can choose the ones you want to sync with your Google account and click on “Sync All” button if you want to sync all files.
You can also make specific settings by entering the next menu to continue. You can see the Sync Contacts button, please check the box before it and click on Sync to continue. The program will start to sync contacts and other files you chose automatically.
It is highly recommended to sync your contacts with the iCloud account since these files are so important and you can get access to them on any desktop computer just by logging in your iCloud account in clicks.
Thus, if you have saved your precious contacts to iCloud, you can benefit a lot from it. No matter what smartphone you want to switch to and what computer you decide to buy, you can get these contacts whenever and wherever you like only with a good network connection and the dr.fone – Backup & Restore (Android)! In the article, you can learn two methods to sync iCloud contacts to Google in respectively. As you can compare, the method with the professional third-party tool dr.fone is especially useful and simple. In addition to sync contacts, you can also sync other files such as music, calendar, text messages, photos and many other files at the same time. What's more, you can backup files and recover them in one click! Don't hesitate to try the all in one program now!