How to synchronize my Google Contact labels in my iPhone or iPad (iOS)?

When you synchronize your Google Contacts with your iPhone, you may have noticed that groups of contacts (or contacts labels) are not retrieved on your mobile device.

In this tutorial, you’ll see how simple it is to find and manage your Google contacts or contacts labels directly from any iOS device (iPhone, iPad etc.)

Time needed: 2 minutes.

In order to find your Google Contact labels within your iPhone or iPad, follow these simple steps:

  1. Make sure your labels are found in your Google Contacts manager.


    All your labels/contact lists will be found under ‘Labels’.

    Make sure your labels are found in your Google Contacts manager.

  2. Install the Shared contacts for iOS application on the Appstore.

    Follow all security and access permissions prompts to allow the application to retrieve your labels from Google in a 2-ways synchronization with Google


    Install Shared Contacts for Gmail in iOS

  3. Click on ‘Contact Lists’, and all your shared Labels will appear.


    If you click onto ‘My Contacts’ under ‘Contact Lists’ you will find all your shared Google Contacts.

    Click on 'Contact list', and all your shared Google Contacts will appear

  4. You can share these labels with other colleagues by clicking on the share icon.


    You can share these labels with both individual and Google domain groups.

    Click on the share icon to share the contact list

  5. You can also create and edit contacts like a normal contacts manager.


    To add a new contact, click the yellow addition icon and the ‘Create Contact’. To edit or manage a current contact, simply click on the contact and proceed to make any changes.

    Add new contacts or edit and manage contacts in iOS app

Congrats, you are now a pro at finding, creating and managing your contact labels on your mobile device and iPad!

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