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Home > Tips > 2 Ways to Sync Facebook Contacts with iPhone or iPad

2 Ways to Sync Facebook Contacts with iPhone or iPad

You can sync Facebook contacts with iPhone or iPad without much efforts. You can also sync Facebook friends photos to your iPhone. Here’s how.

Updated Nov 02,2018 | by Cody

You may have made a lot of friends On Facebook. In order to better contact these friends, you can sync Facebook contacts with iPhone or iPad. You can also sync the contacts photos to your iPhone, you will see the photo when your friend calls you.

Surely, you do not have to add each contact info manually. You set up your iPhone to sync contacts with Facebook in settings. For sync contact photos, you will need to install an app from AppStore to do that automatically.

How to Sync Facebook Contacts on iPhone

In order to sync Facebook contacts with your iPhone, you need to install the Facebook app. After that, you can you can follow the step by step guide below to sync your Facebook contacts with iPhone quickly.

Step 1. Open Facebook App. Login with your Facebook account if you haven’t already. Go to Friends and then select Contacts.

Step 2. From there, you will be asked to grant Contacts access to Facebook app. Tap OK to continue.


Step 3. Open the Settings app, and scroll down to select Facebook.


Step 4. Make sure the Contacts option is toggled on, and then tap on the  “Update All Contacts”  to sync your Facebook contacts to iPhone. 

When the sync is complete, you can check all the synced contacts from the Contacts app on your iPhone. You may see some duplicated contacts if your iPhone already has some Facebook contacts.

Another thing you should know is that the already synced contacts will not be automatically updated when your Facebook friend change his or her contact info.

How to Sync Facebook Contacts Photos to iPhone

If you want a tool to automatically sync all of your Facebook friend contact photos to your iPhone, and update automatically when some of their information changes. In that case, you should get this free app Sync.ME. Let me show you how this works.

Step 1. Head to the app store on your iPhone and install this app.

Step 2. Once installed, open it and tap this big button Get Started.

 4315BEE149692A0C109E18AEF95343D7.pngStep 3. Sign in with your phone number to get started.

From here, you can start syncing your contacts. If you want to custom the sync settings, just tap Settings at the bottom right and tap Sync Settings.

First Background Sync will help you sync your friend's photos all the time automatically when they update it on Facebook. If you don't want to pay for this, you just leave it off.

The second option Sync photos overwrite existing, I suggest you turn it on because you don’t want to some old photos for contacts in the iPhone database.

That’s how you can sync your Facebook contacts to iPhone. If you also want Facebook contacts to be available in Outlook, Gmail or another platform, you can simply export contacts from your iPhone as CSV format.

How to Export iPhone Contacts for Outlook or Gmail

CSV is a very compatible format to save contacts. Both Outlook and Gmail allow you to import or export contacts as CSV. You can use a simple tool IOTransfer to export all contacts from your iPhone as CSV.

IOTransfer is an iPhone Manager software that helps you better manage your iPhone files including contacts, photos, videos, music, podcasts, books, etc. let me show you how it works.

Step 1. Download and install this software on your PC that is running Windows 10/8/7.

Step 2. Connect your iPhone to PC via lightning cable. By the way, this program also supports Wi-Fi file transfer.

Step 3. At the Home screen, the program will scan all your contacts, photos, videos, and music on your iPhone and allows you to transfer them to your PC in one click. If you only want to export contacts, then uncheck other options.

facebook-contacts.pngStep 4. When the scan is over, click the big button Transfer to PC to export all iPhone contacts to PC as CSV.

If you only want to export the Facebook contacts, then you can click Manage from the top menu and then go to the contacts section.

6.manage contacts.pngFrom there, you can check multiple contacts that you want to export to a PC. If you find duplicated contacts here, you can also delete multiple contacts using IOTransfer. 

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