google contacts not syncing with iphone 12 / 12 Pro? Fix

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iPhone 12 in hand

users can sync contacts across all Apple devices using iCloud Services. However, people who are also using Android or already have contacts on their Google account may prefer to sync those Google contacts on their iPhone. Now, while you do get an option to access Gmail contacts on your iPhone, it may give you issues at times. If you’re facing any problems with it, here’s how you can fix Google Contacts not syncing to iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro issue.

Fix Google Con­tacts Not Sync­ing to iPhone 12

The problem of Google Contacts not syncing with iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro could happen due to a number of reasons, such as sync not enabled, Google account not configured properly, etc. If your Google Contacts do not sync on your iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro as well, these fixes will help you.

Let’s jump into it!

Please nOTE: The following fixes will work for iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max that Google contacts are not syncing.

1. Restart your iPhone

Often, a simple reboot of your device could resolve Google contacts not syncing with iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro issue. So go ahead and restart your iPhone. Press the power button and either the Volume buttons until you see the ‘slide to power off’ slider and then drag the slider from left to right.

2. Enable Google Contacts

You must add your Google account credentials correctly to sync Google Contacts to your iPhone 12 successfully. Once that is done, you will have to enable the Contacts option for your Google account.

Follow these steps:

Step 1: Start the Settings app on your iPhone 12 and go to Contacts > Accounts.

Step 2: Tap on Gmail if you have added your Google account already. Otherwise, tap on Add account, choose Google, and add your account. After that, return to the Accounts screen and tap on Gmail.

Step 3: Enable the toggle next to Contacts.

Step 4: Open the Contacts app on your iPhone 12. That should start the syncing process. Wait for some time, and you shall see your Google Contacts on your iPhone 12.

NOTE: This method will only sync Google Contacts to your iPhone and not vice versa. For that, you will have to move your existing iPhone to Google Contacts.

3. make sure the date and time is correct

Having an incorrect date and time on your Device maybe the reason why you are facing Google contacts not syncing with iPhone 12 problem. To fix that, make sure the date & time are set correctly. To confirm, launch Settings and go to General > Date & time. Enable the toggle next to Set automatically.

4. View all contacts

Occasionally, the Google Contacts are actually syncing to your iPhone 12, but you do not see them. Basically, iPhone categorizes contacts from various sources in different groups. You should check if all the groups are enabled in the Contacts app.

To do this, start the Contacts app on your iPhone. Tap on the Groups option at the top.

You Will be presented with various contact groups. Make sure Gmail is selected. Then tap on the Done button to save changes.

5. Use SSL connection to sync contacts

Google recommends using an SSL connection to add your Google account to the iPhone. That will help in the proper syncing of contacts.

To do this, please follow these steps:

Step 1: Start the Settings app on your iPhone.

Step 2: Head to Contacts > Accounts. Tap on Gmail.

Step 3: Tap on your email ID.

NOTE: Make sure the toggle next to Contacts is enabled.

Step 4: Tap on Advanced.

Step 5: Make sure the toggle next to Use SSL is turned on. Try adding your account again in case you are prompted to do so.

6. Make Gmail default account

Typically, your iPhone will save new contacts in iCloud. That’s why you might not be seeing contacts saved from your iPhone on your Google Contacts. To sync new contacts from iPhone to Google Contacts, you will have to choose the default storage location as Gmail.

To do this, start the Settings app on your iPhone and go to Contacts. Tap on Default account and choose Gmail. Now any new contacts that you save on your iPhone will automatically sync to Google Contacts.

7. Check fetch settings

Start the Settings app on your iPhone and go to Contacts > Accounts. Tap on Fetch New data.

Make sure the switch next to Push is turned on. Tap on Gmail and choose the Fetch option instead of Manual. Also, choose Automatically under Fetch schedule.

8. Re-add Google account

If you are still experiencing Google contacts not syncing with iPhone 12 after trying the above steps, try re-adding the Google account. To do so, head to Settings > Contacts > Accounts. Tap on your Gmail account. Tap on Delete account. Restart your phone and re-add the Google account. Then enable contacts sync as discussed in method 2.

Google contacts not syncing with iPhone 12? Problem fixed

We hope the solutions above help you to sync Google Contacts with your iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, or iPhone 12 Pro Max. You can keep both iCloud Contacts and Google Contacts enabled on your phone. However, you should note that the new contacts will only sync to the default account selected. In case you want, you can turn off iCloud Contacts by going to Settings > your name > iCloud. Turn off the toggle next to Contacts.

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