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Google Contacts is a great alternative to iCloud Contacts to sync contacts between iPhones or iPhone and Android. However, you might end up getting confused if you use both of them on your iPhone. You can remove the Google Contacts from your iPhone if you want to sync them only with your iCloud account.
There are multiple ways to remove Google Contacts from iPhone. To start, you will need to turn off the sync for Google Contacts in Settings. That will stop syncing contacts from Google Contacts to iPhone, and if you have selected Google Contacts as a default contact saving location, it will be changed to iCloud.
If you want to avoid syncing new contacts to Google Contacts, you will have to change your iPhone's default account. Further, if you only want to view iPhone contacts and hide Google Contacts, you can do that without deleting your Google Contacts from your iPhone. This post covers all of that.
Let’s see how to stop syncing Google Contacts to iPhone.Note: The following methods will work on Apple iPad as well.
How to Turn off Google Contacts Sync on iPhone
This method will remove all Google Contacts from your iPhone. To do so, follow these steps:
Step 1: Open Settings on your iPhone.
Step 2: Go to Contacts. Tap on Accounts.
Step 3: Tap on Gmail.
Step 4: Turn off the toggle next to Contacts for your Google account. iOS will remind you stating that your Google Contacts will be removed from your phone. Confirm when asked.
When you turn off sync for Google Contacts in iPhone, the Google Contacts will be removed from your iPhone only. That is, they will disappear from the Contacts app, and you won’t be able to access them from your iPhone.
However, that doesn’t mean the contacts will be deleted from all devices. You can still access them from contacts.google.com on the web or other devices where your Google account is added. Disabling Google Contacts on iPhone will not impact other data from your Google account, such as notes, calendar, etc., unless and until the toggles available next to them are turned on.
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In case you only want to remove a select few Google Contacts from iPhone, you will have to delete them. Deleting them on iPhone will delete them from all devices as well. So be careful before you use this method.Tip:
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You can use this method if you want Google Contacts to stay on the iPhone but in a stealth mode. That is, you should be able to view them only when you need them. In other words, hide Google Contacts on iPhone without deleting or turning off the sync.
Here’s how to hide or remove a select few Google Contacts from iPhone.
Step 1: Open the Apple Contacts app on your iPhone.
Step 2: Tap on the Group option at the top.
Step 3: You will see various contact groups here. Basically, your contacts from different services are categorized into various groups, including one from Gmail.
So in case you want to hide Google Contacts from the Contacts app, uncheck the box next to All Gmail.
If you want to delete a select few Google Contacts, uncheck the boxes next to all other groups except Gmail so that only Google Contacts are visible. When that happens, go to the Contacts app's home screen and delete the contacts as you normally do. That is, open the contact that you want to delete. Tap on Edit. Scroll down and hit Delete Contact. Repeat the step for other contacts.
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How to Stop Syncing Contacts From iPhone to Google Contacts
To save new contacts to a different service than Google Contacts, you will need to change the default account in settings.
For that, follow these steps:
Step 1: Open Settings on your iPhone. Go to Contacts.
Step 2: Tap on Default Account. Check the box next to iCloud or a different service apart from Gmail.
If you only change the default account without turning off Google Contacts sync as shown above, then existing contacts from Google Contacts will still show up on your iPhone.
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Back up Contacts
We hope you were able to remove Google Contacts from your iPhone. Removing Google Contacts will put all the focus on iCloud Contacts if no other service is added. That should you in fixing issues related to iCloud Contacts too. To be on the safer side, we would suggest you regularly back up contacts to Google Drive.
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If you want to spend as little time as possible checking email, siphon messages from all your accounts into one dashboard. Instead of flicking between different apps and devices, get your accounts to pipe emails into one place ready for reading and sorting. Here’s how to go about it, whether you prefer using your smartphone or your computer.
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Syncing emails on Android
Gmail is the default email app for Android, which is convenient because it does a stellar job pulling together emails from various accounts. Messages from the Google account you used to set up the phone appear by default, but you can add other email accounts too, whether they’re with Gmail or not.
Open the app then tap the menu button (three horizontal lines, top left), then choose Settings. Tap Add account, then work through the setup process on screen: You’re asked to choose the email provider, like Outlook or Yahoo (tap Other if yours isn’t shown), then you need to enter your login credentials.
On the final screen of the account setup you can choose how often the account syncs to the Gmail app, and whether new emails prompt notifications. When you’re done, you can start sending and receiving emails from the Gmail app.
Tap the app menu button and choose All inboxes to see messages from all your accounts mixed in with your default Gmail account: The search box at the top searches through all your accounts, the sent folder shows sent emails from all your accounts, and so on. If you need to see or search through an individual account, tap your Google account avatar (top right) then choose the account from the list.
Syncing emails on iOS
As with Gmail on Android, the preinstalled Mail app on iOS will automatically pull in emails sent to the address associated with your Apple ID. You can also easily check emails sent to other accounts.
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Open up the main Settings screen for iOS, then choose Passwords & Accounts. Tap Add Account and you get given a list of options including Outlook from Microsoft and Google. If you don’t see the one you want, tap on the Other button.
Follow the steps shown on screen to set up another email account on iOS. You’ll need to enter the username and password, then you’ll get asked if you want to sync contacts, calendars, and other data from the account.
Once the new account has been added, it appears on the Passwords & Accounts screen, where you can choose how many days of email to sync. In the Mail app itself, from the opening Mailboxes screen you can tap All Inboxes to see all your messages rolled together in chronological order, or tap a specific account name to just manage messages from that account on their own.
Syncing emails on Windows
If you use a Microsoft account to sign into Windows, then you’ll find the bundled Mail app is already populated with your Microsoft (Outlook) emails. If you don’t, adding a Microsoft email account is pretty straightforward, as is associating an account from any other popular email service.
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Open up the Mail app from the Start menu (use the search box if you can’t immediately find it), and if you click the cog icon (bottom left) you’ll see a Manage accounts option appear on the right. Click it and then select the Add account option—you can then pick your account type if you see it, or Other if not.
Work through the subsequent dialog boxes to enter your login details for the new account. In most cases it should only take a couple of minutes—you can then select it from the Manage accounts screen to rename it or to change the email sync settings.
While you’re using Mail with multiple email accounts, all the account names are listed on the left of the program, so click any name to view email from that account. You can’t view all your emails from multiple accounts together in one continuous stream through—you’ll need a different client for that (see below).
Syncing emails on macOS
Like Windows, macOS has a default email account called Mail. After you’ve set up your Mac from scratch using an Apple ID, the messages from the email account linked to that Apple ID will start coming into the Mail program. It’s perfectly capable of handling messages from your other accounts too.
Open up Mail then click the Mail menu and Accounts. These are the accounts (like Google and Yahoo) set up to work with various aspects of macOS, including the email app. If you want to associate a new email address, click the relevant entry on the list (use Add Other Account if you can’t see the client you use).
The setup progress is straightforward enough: enter the username and password you usually use to sign into the email account, and choose which types of data to sync. With Google and Microsoft accounts, for instance, you can sync contacts and calendar information as well as messages.
Once you’ve completed the process, emails from the other account will start to appear. Click Inbox in the left-hand Mailboxes pane to see all of your email messages together, or select an account name from the Inbox sub-menu if you want to focus on emails from a specific account.
Syncing emails in other clients
There are many other email clients that let you peruse all your messages in one place. Gmail on the web, for example, can import messages from multiple accounts; these messages then sync to Gmail clients for Android and iOS as well.
With Gmail open on the web, click the cog icon (top right) then Settings. Choose Accounts and Import then Add an email account to import messages from somewhere else. You’ll need to give your login details for the account, and you can even assign a special label for these messages in Gmail for easier sorting. Emails from all your registered accounts get mixed together in the same inbox.
Outlook for Windows and macOS does a good job of managing multiple email accounts in one place, though like Mail for Windows it doesn’t show all your messages together in the same inbox. Add a new account by clicking File, then Info, then Add account—again, you just need to enter your login details. The new account then appears as a new entry in the left-hand navigation pane.
Outlook on the web, however, does show emails from multiple accounts together in one place: Click the cog icon (top right), then View all Outlook Settings and Email. Choose Sync email and you’re able to add new accounts—before you enter the relevant username and password, you can choose whether the new account has its own set of folders or uses the folders that are already set up (Inbox, Sent, and so on).