How do I sync contacts between Google and iPhone?

There are multiple ways to setup a sync process between Google and iOS devices. We recommend using the CardDAV method as it establishes a standard set of fields between systems.

The general steps are: Open the Settings App on the device > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Add Account… > Other > Add CardDAV Account (server =, Contacts option = On)

Open the Contacts app on your device and syncing will automatically begin.

We also recommend making Google the default handler for contacts under Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendar > Contacts - Default Account > Google.