Import your iPhone Address Book into Gmail & Google Voice
If you want to make a copy or migrate an iPhone address book into Gmail or Google Voice, you can do so rather easily with a two-step process using a Mac or iCloud. First, you’ll export the address book information, then you’ll open Gmail and import the address book.
Even if your primary intention is to import the address book into Google Voice, the best way to move your iPhone address book there is through Gmail. This will then carry over through all Google services, which is helpful for many reasons.
Do keep in mind if you have syncing between Mac and Google Contacts enabled this will happen automatically and you won’t need to import manually like this.
Here’s how to export the contacts list from iPhone, iCloud, or OS X, and import it into Gmail and Google:
- Within Contacts or Address Book in OS X, select all your contacts and navigate to File -> Export -> Export vCard
- Export this file to a location that is easy to find, like the Desktop. The vCard contains all your Address Book contacts and phone numbers.
- Now within Gmail, select “Contacts” in the left sidebar, then select “Import Contacts” in the Contacts submenu
- Find your previously exported vCards file and select this as the import
- Let Gmail do it’s magic, it will import all the contacts from your Address Book
Once the contacts are loaded into Gmail you can then search the contacts by name and make a VOIP call to them through Gmails Google Voice app.