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    Simon October 14, 2011 at 17:15 | | Reply

    Finally, that worked for me. Thank you!

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    sven October 14, 2011 at 23:32 | | Reply

    Thank you very much!!! I love you!!

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    TiffieJai October 15, 2011 at 13:13 | | Reply

    This really works!! THANKS so much for sharing! Was a life saver!

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    Brian October 16, 2011 at 00:18 | | Reply

    Where is this “info tab” that you speak of? In Itunes? On the Iphone? In Google?

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    Jenifer October 17, 2011 at 13:13 | | Reply

    You rule. Thank you!!!! And to clarify for some, you have to click on the name of your device in the left column of iTunes to get the page up that has the info tab. It took me a bit to figure that one out.

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    Anand Kagal October 18, 2011 at 03:10 | | Reply

    Thanks man…..worked like a charm. Just follow the instructions word for word. You can avoid point no. 2 if you have already synced before. Just hope the Google contact photo resolution glitch is not repeated in iCloud. It’s the reason I’ve changed to iCloud in the first place.

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    Erik October 18, 2011 at 05:09 | | Reply

    Awesome! The browser method did not work for me either, but this is a great method. Thanks a bunch! I know many users switching from Android will find this helpful.

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    Damon Aw October 18, 2011 at 22:21 | | Reply

    Hi, I found myself another way. My procedure is for moving from Google Contacts => iCloud. All my data are belong to Apple…..

    My master copy of contacts are on Google and the sync created a lot of duplicates on both iCloud and Google. aRgh.

    I deleted everything off iCloud (you can delete all in’s address book) and Mac’s Address Book. Please make backups before that. Remember to turn off all form of syncing on your Mac’s iCloud, iPhone and any address book sync with Google.

    Next, login to Google Contacts, find duplicates. After the contacts are cleaned, I turned on Address Book and synced it with Google contacts (under Preferences=>Accounts).

    After that, turn off Google Contacts sync and turn on iCloud sync. Tada! All your contacts are synced with iCloud and Google contact is no longer used.

    Now to make it complete, delete all your contacts from the iPhone and sync with iCloud.

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    chris October 19, 2011 at 11:36 | | Reply

    Thank you! Very helpful.

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    GUEST, DUH October 19, 2011 at 15:49 | | Reply

    Many thanks.

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    Elizabeth October 20, 2011 at 00:52 | | Reply

    Thank you for this help. Can I not use my Google contacts anymore after I do this though? If I add a contact in Google while I am using e-mail account on my PC how do I get those updated to icloud so they appear on my iphone and ipad?

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    Fitz October 20, 2011 at 09:50 | | Reply

    finally! thank you for your help!

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    Jann Tannery (@jctannery) October 24, 2011 at 15:36 | | Reply

    I cant seem to login to Google Contacts using iTunes (10.5). After clicking “Sync Contacts with – Google Contacts” and “Configure”, I inputted my Google ID and password, but the dialog box keeps coming back asking for the password. Im pretty much sure that my Google username and password are correct. I need help please. I wanna migrate to iCloud.

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      Jann Tannery (@jctannery) October 26, 2011 at 14:22 | | Reply

      I found an alternative to migrate all my Google Contacts to iCloud by using Outlook.
      First i exported my Google Contacts to Outlook CSV file and imported them to Outlook.
      I then followed steps 3-10 above using iTunes and selected “Outlook” in step #4, instead of “Google Contacts”. Viola, all my contacts are already in iCloud. ;)

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    Alexis C. November 11, 2011 at 09:30 | | Reply

    Worked great — thank you so much!

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    John Bashford December 6, 2011 at 06:47 | | Reply

    Brilliantly simple – saved my day!

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    Jesse Robinson December 8, 2011 at 11:33 | | Reply

    Totally DID NOT work! In fact, it erased all of my Gmail contacts!!! Step 6 never worked. iPhone was empty of contacts. I tried 4 times with no avail. So, I decided to export them from Gmail. Logged in to the website to find my contacts empty.

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    Josh January 29, 2012 at 09:37 | | Reply

    Is Lion required for this or will Snow Leopard work as well?

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    Khürt Williams February 8, 2012 at 02:49 | | Reply

    Simplest method would be to export your contacts from Google Contact and then import them into Address Book on your Mac before enabling iCloud.

    On the Mac, open Address Book in the Applications folder.
    Open Address Book

    Choose File > Import.
    Select the addresses you’re importing, and click Open.

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    mARK March 1, 2012 at 23:54 | | Reply

    Thankfully something that worked, easy to follow and worked great. THANK YOU!

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    Hortensia Bryan March 9, 2012 at 07:17 | | Reply

    very easy steps

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    Emily March 22, 2012 at 04:45 | | Reply

    Thanks!! Very Easy, thanks for posting this!

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    richard fox March 28, 2012 at 00:41 | | Reply

    I have different groups set up is there a way of making those or do I just have to drag them over the the group

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    Barbara Feltman July 7, 2012 at 21:03 | | Reply

    Can you please give me the link to the post where you explain how to transfer your existing contacts on your iDevice to Google Contacts. I need to be able to go that way and I can’t find your post. By the way, I was able to use the web browser method to transfer from google to icloud, and it uncovered some “lost ” contacts that I can’t see in google contacts, so I want to try to restore them back to google again.

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    apps March 29, 2013 at 11:49 | | Reply

    Music started playing as soon as I opened up this blog, so irritating! apps

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