How to import Google contacts to your iPhone through a Gmail account, to properly sync all of your contacts

A rivalry has long brewed between users of Google's Android phones, and those whose allegiance lies with Apple's iPhones.

But we can all mostly agree on the user-friendliness of Google's free email service, Gmail. Consequently, iPhone owners tend to amass a lot of Google contacts through their Gmail accounts. 

If you have an iPhone, you can still sync all your Google contacts to your phone in just a few steps. 

Here's how to do it. 

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How to sync Google contacts to an iPhone

1. Go into your iPhone and open the Settings app. 

2. Scroll down and tap "Passwords & Accounts."

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Navigate through the Settings menu until you find Passwords & Accounts.
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3. Select "Add Account," then "Google." The sync process may take some time. 

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You'll be prompted to add your Google account.
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4. After you've been prompted, enter your Google username and password. 

5. You'll see sliders for various Google services. Enable the slider to allow access to your Google contacts.

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When enabled, the slider will be green.
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6. You're all set. If you encounter some technical difficulties, check this Google support page.

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