How To Sync Contacts from iPhone to Outlook?


If you use Outlook a lot and want to sync iPhone contacts from iPhone to your Outlook, there are a couple different ways to do so. You can either choose iTunes or iCloud to sync all the contacts to Outlook, or extract the iPhone contacts to CSV file for being imported to outlook.

Sync iPhone Contacts to Outlook With iTunes

> Launch iTunes on your computer and connect your iPhone to your computer.
Note: Before syncing contacts to ourlook, please signed out of iCloud by going to “settings” > “iCloud”.
> Connect your device to your computer using the USB cable. iTunes should open automatically. If not, launch iTunes from “Start” > “All Apps” > “iTunes” > “iTunes“.
> Select the icon for your device located at the upper-left corner of the screen.
> Select the “Info” selection in the left pane.
> Check the items you wish to sync, then select what you would like to sync with.“Sync Contacts with” > “Outlook“.
> Select “Sync” when you wish to sync the data.


Sync Contacts to Outlook Through iCloud

> From the iPhone or iPad, go to “Settings” > “iCloud” and ensure your iCloud account is setup and signed in.
> Download and install iCloud on your Windows computer. Be sure to restart the computer after installation.
> Open iCloud on your Windows computer from “Start” > “All Apps” > “iCloud” > “iCloud“.
> Check the “Contacts, Calendars, and Tasks” option. If you wish to sync email, you will need to create an iCloud email address if you haven’t already. Use the “Create an iCloud email address” link at the top of the window to create an email account. Select “Apply” when complete.
> Your Outlook items should now sync with iCloud, which also syncs with your iOS device.


Import Contacts in CSV file to Outlook

First, you need to extract all the iPhone contacts in CSV format. iFonebox, as the professional iPhone data recovery software, can help you export all the contacts selectively from iPhone in .csv file. Here is how.

> Install and run iFonebox on your computer.
Note: iFonebox is available for both Windows and Mac, please choose the right version to download and install.
> Connect your iPhone to your computer.
> Click “Start” after your iPhone is recognized by iFonebox.
> Choose contacts to scan selectively from the interface listing all the supported data categories.
> Preview the exported contacts items and select all to transfer to your computer by clicking on “Recover to Computer”.


And then Launch outlook on your computer. Here in this tutorial, I would like to take Outlook 2013 or 2016 for example.

> At the top of your Outlook 2013 or 2016 ribbon, choose File.
>Choose Open & Export > Import/Export.
>Choose Import from another program or file, and then choose Next.
>Choose Comma Separated Values, and then choose Next.
>In the Import a File box, browse to your contacts file, and then double-click to select it.
>Choose one of the following to specify how you want Outlook to handle duplicate contacts:
>>Replace duplicates with items imported.
>>Allow duplicates to be created.
>>Do not import duplicate items.
> Click Next.
> In the Select a destination folder box, scroll to the top if needed and select the Contacts folder > Next. If you have multiple email accounts, choose the Contacts folder that’s under the email account you want to be associated with the contacts.
> Choose Finish.
> Outlook begins importing your contacts immediately. You’ll know it’s finished when the Import Progress box closes.


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