How to Sync Contacts to Mac

Kyle Wood

Mac, Tutorials

Are you tired of manually entering all your contacts into your Mac? Well, fret no more!

In this tutorial, we will show you how to effortlessly sync your contacts to your Mac using simple steps. So, let’s get started!

Step 1: Connect Your Device

First, connect your device to your Mac using the provided USB cable. Make sure the device is unlocked and trust the computer when prompted.

Step 2: Open the Contacts App

Next, open the Contacts app on your Mac. You can find it in the Applications folder or by searching for it using Spotlight.

Step 3: Access Preferences

In the top menu, click on “Contacts” and then select “Preferences”. Alternatively, you can use the keyboard shortcut ⌘ + , (Command + Comma).

Step 4: Enable Contacts Syncing

In the Preferences window, navigate to the “Accounts” tab. Here, you will see a list of accounts already set up on your Mac.

If you haven’t added any accounts yet, click on the “+” button at the bottom left corner to add an account.

Note: You can sync contacts from various accounts like iCloud, Google, Exchange, etc. Choose the account that contains the contacts you want to sync.


  1. Select “iCloud” from the list of accounts.
  2. Checkmark the “Contacts” option to enable contact syncing with iCloud.


  1. Select “Google” from the list of accounts.
  2. Checkmark the “Contacts” option to enable contact syncing with Google.

Step 5: Customize Syncing Options

After enabling contact syncing, you can further customize the syncing options based on your preferences. For example, you can choose to sync all contacts or only selected groups.

Step 6: Sync Your Contacts

Once you have set up the syncing options, click on the “Accounts” tab again. Then, click on the “Sync Now” button to initiate the contact sync process.

Step 7: Wait for Sync to Complete

The Contacts app will now start syncing your contacts from the selected account. The time it takes will depend on the number of contacts being synced and your internet connection speed. Ensure that your device remains connected to your Mac until the process is complete.

Step 8: Verify Contacts

After the sync is complete, go back to the main Contacts window and verify that your contacts have been successfully synced. You should see all your contacts from the selected account displayed in the app.

Congratulations! You have successfully synced your contacts to your Mac! From now on, any changes or additions made to your contacts on your device will automatically be reflected in the Contacts app on your Mac.

Note: Remember to regularly sync your contacts to ensure that all updates are accurately reflected across all devices.

We hope this tutorial was helpful in simplifying the process of syncing contacts to your Mac. Now you can easily manage and access all your important contact details without any hassle. Happy syncing!

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