Managing different kinds of contacts on your Mac, iPhone or computers can be difficult, and it may require you to make several edits in the lists each time you want to add or delete a contact.
The existence of a cross-platform Google Contacts mobile app in the foreseeable future is also questionable.
But there must be some way to sync Google Directory contacts to iOS devices? Right?
Yes, there is! But it is pretty high up on our dislike list at the moment.
On iOS the list only shows up if you go to
Contacts -> Groups -> Global Address LIST
and search for contacts within the Google Directory.
Furthermore, you cannot copy contacts in bulk from the Directory to your personal contact list using the Google Workspace web UI.
So how do you get iOS users to have the same Google Directory contact access as their colleagues that are using Android and Google Contacts app?
Generic way to add google directory to iOS
Contacts > Groups > Global Address List > Search
Advanced way to add Google directory to iOS
Patronum > Automatically adds Google Directory contacts to iOS
Patronum is the only enterprise-ready contact sharing application for Google Workspace. Within Patronum you can set up a policy that will automatically take your Google Directory and add the contacts to your iOS users’ Google Contacts.
You can even customise which users receive the Directory contacts and also the name of the label that will be applied to their contacts.
And that’s just one more reason to invest in
Your Google Workspace Manager