When I add my gmail account to my iPhone, the contacts do not load. Nor is it an option when I look in the settings folder. I use Exchange for my work contacts. My gmail contacts did load to my iPad2, but apparently not the iCloud. How can I get gmail on my phone as well?
Not positive, but I don't believe syncing contacts over the air is available when creating the account using the Gmail account preset. Obviously not or this option would be available with the account settings on your iPhone.