Contacts Sync: Google & More 4+

Sync Google, iCloud, Outlook

Playa Apps

Designed for iPad

    • 4.6 • 12.6K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases




With Contacts Sync, you can quickly & easily sync your Google or Outlook contacts with iPhone, giving you access to your contacts wherever you go. This app distinguishes itself with its reliability, ease of use, speed, and with a true "2-way sync" that merges changes made to either account. This is the #1 app for syncing contacts both in terms of downloads & reviews.

Also of significance, this app syncs your Google labels or Outlook categories with your iPhone lists. For instance, you may have organized your Google contacts into groups such as "friends," "family," and "coworkers." After a sync, your iPhone and Google groups will match. With your groups configured on iPhone, you can easily send group emails or group messages.

• Sync Google with iPhone
• Sync Outlook with iPhone
• Sync 2 Google accounts

• Choose to sync all of your iPhone contacts, or choose to sync contacts from a specific iPhone account, such as iCloud, a local iPhone address book, Outlook, or a CardDAV account

• Choose from one of the following sync types: 2-Way Sync, 1-Way Sync, and Manual Sync
• Choose a 2-Way Sync to sync changes in both directions
• Choose a 1-Way Sync to transfer changes in one direction only
• Choose a Manual Sync to sync specific contacts only

• Syncs all fields including names, phonetic names, nicknames, email addresses, phone numbers, postal addresses, company names, job titles, departments, birthdays, anniversaries, events, notes, web page addresses, relationships, instant messaging accounts, & social profiles
• Syncs contact photos
• Syncs custom labels & custom fields

• During the initial sync, the contents of matching contacts will be merged

• Review each change before the sync actually begins

• Automatically syncs contacts in the background 24/7

• Apply the group filter, new contact filter, and more!

• Eliminate duplicate contacts in Google directly from the app, and then sync to remove the same duplicates from iPhone

• Contacts Sync offers a "Premium" subscription which unlocks all of the premium features in the app, including the ability to sync an unlimited numbers of contacts and to auto sync in the background.
• Without an upgrade, the app will sync no more than 40 contacts
• The "Premium" subscription is priced at $1.99 USD per week, $2.99 USD per month, or $5.99 USD per year
• Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
• Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
• Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period
• Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase
• Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable
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What’s New

Version 9.7.7

* Minor improvement to prior update

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
12.6K Ratings

12.6K Ratings

Larry.McJ ,

Truly indispensable!

I’ve been using Contacts Sync for so many years I don’t remember when I started. But I do remember what a mess it was before Contacts Sync to keep my Apple Contacts in sync with my Gmail account. Not to mention it was impossible to sync and use Google Contacts Groups with Apple Mail.

The other very important benefit to using a truly necessary utility is having access to the developer when a problem occurs or you fail to understand something the app is doing…or not doing. This app’s developer is very transparent, and in all these years whenever I had a question he was always there for me. I just realized this weekend how important that was when I had a small issue of forgetting how to do something and emailed him late Friday evening. I expected a reply on Monday, which would have been just fine, but he replied in only a few minutes. How many developers do this? I’m guessing not many.

Whenever I get a new iPhone, this is one of the first apps I install…I couldn’t live without it. I sincerely appreciate the developer’s commitment to keeping it updated and providing users with one of the most useful apps in the App Store.

Real Jake McCoy ,

I wish I had found this app 3 days ago

This app took a thorn out of my side. I spent at least 25 hours over 3 days trying to transfer my 1,800 contacts from Google over to iCloud. (Google Contacts is just not a good match with the contacts app on iPhone, but that is a long story.) This app worked perfectly for the first 40 free contacts. I then immediately bought a lifetime subscription. The app proceeded to transfer the remaining contacts perfectly with the Google labels correctly transferred into iCloud lists. This is huge for me.

One thing, the app said there were duplicate contacts, but Google could not find any. And I am not manually going through 1,800 contacts. A feature that merges the found duplicates would be convenient, but leave that feature out if that would cause bugs.

Developer Response ,

I'm pleased to hear that the app is working well for you, and thank you for the review. Don't hesitate to email me at should you need any assistance. Regarding duplicates, the app will have its own tool for removing duplicates by May.

HO Fan KC ,

An app I’ve come to depend on

Sometimes you just need an app to do one thing well. In the case of Contacts Sync, the name says it all. It seamlessly updates all the contact changes you’ve made on any device and makes sure all your other devices have the same info. For reasons I can’t fathom iCloud does a pretty poor job of this.

My only complaint is that although I have it set for auto-sync, it will sometimes stop syncing for no reason I can discern (and, yes, I’m aware it needs to be running as a background app in order for the sync to take place). Sometimes I don’t notice the syncing has stopped until I go try to find a contact that I *know* I put in, and it is missing from one of my devices. To be fair, Contact Sync will notify you when auto-sync has not occurred for a while, but I still don’t understand why it stops in the first place.

Other than that little nit-picky thing, I really love the app and have come to rely on it.

Developer Response ,

I'm pleased to hear that the app is working well for you, and thank you for your feedback. Don't hesitate to email me at should you need any assistance.

App Privacy

The developer, Playa Apps, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
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Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Some in‑app purchases, including subscriptions, may be shareable with your family group when Family Sharing is enabled.

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