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Contacts from gmail to phone or phone to gmail automatically

How can I get new contacts to automatically appear on gmail from iphone5 or from iphone5 to gmail. I had a Droid and this wouild transfer automatically. Can anyone give advise? I can transfer what is currently on gmail to the iphone5 but new ones do not transfer automatically.

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Re: Contacts from gmail to phone or phone to gmail automatically

Google has posted the detailed instructions here, and they’re fairly straightforward:

  • Open the Settings application on your device.
  • Select Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
  • Select Add Account…
  • Select Other
  • Select Add CardDAV Account
  • Fill out your account information in the following fields: 
    • -Server: Enter “”
    • -User Name: Enter your full Google Account or Google Apps email address.
    • -Password: Your Google Account or Google Apps password. (If you’ve enabled 2 Step verification, you’ll need to generate and enter an application specific password.)
    • -Description: Enter a description of the account (e.g. Personal Contacts).
  • Select Next at the top of your screen.
  • Make sure that the “Contacts” option is turned to ON.

When you’ve finished the setup, the sync will automatically begin.

Google already supports IMAP for email and CalDAV for calendar, which enable mobile users on iOS and Android the ability to access Gmail and Calendar, respectively.