Contacts from icloud won't import

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    Jill
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    I am attempting to import my icloud contacts to Google and it won’t let me. Does anyone know a workaround for this?

    #224

    Andrea
    Moderator

    Hi Jill,

    Sorry for the trouble importing your contacts! Did you see any sort of error message? When you tried to import your contacts, did you get a security email in your iCloud account or on your iPhone, iPad, or computer?

    #226

    Sara
    Participant

    I have the same issue with icloud contacts & Google. My login ID for iCloud is my email address (sas0821@gmail.com). When I try to import into Google, I get error message saying that is a Google account, please enter the correct iCloud ID….Stuck in a loop just go round and round and can’t see any way around it. (I did generate an app-specific pw in Apple, but I can’t even get to the place where I can enter it!) Any help will be appreciated.
    Thanks
    Sara

    #228

    Andrea
    Moderator

    Hi Sara,

    You’re seeing the error because Gmail is only able to import information from iCloud email accounts.

    However, you can still transfer your contacts using a backup file. First, use these instructions to save your iCloud contacts as a vCard file: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH3606

    Then you can import the vCard file into your Gmail account:
    1. Go to the old version of Google Contacts.
    2. Click More and then Import.
    3. Click Choose File.
    4. Select your vCard file.
    5. Click Import.

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