How To Sync Outlook Contacts and Calendar to iPhone or iPad?


“I use Microsoft outlook on my laptop. I want to be able to sync my contacts and calendar to iPad, iPad mini and iPhone.If I update a contact or calendar item on my iPhone I want it to also update on my laptop and other devIces. I know I can just use iTunes and contact my devices that way so they will update but I was hoping there is an easier way.”

Firstly Let’s take a look how to sync outlook to iPhone or iPad Through iCloud and iTunes.

Sync Outlook Through iCloud

With this option, you can sync Outlook Contacts with iCloud, and items will be synced to your device.

> 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.


Sync Outlook Through iTunes

This option allows you to sync Calendar and Contact info from the device with Outlook through iTunes. iCloud must be disabled for this option to work.

> From the iPhone or iPad, go to “Settings” > “iCloud” and ensure that you are signed out of iCloud. The option to sign out is at the bottom.
> 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“.
“Sync Calendars with” > “Outlook“.
> Select “Sync” when you wish to sync the data.


Your Outlook Calendar and Contacts should now sync with your iPad or iPhone.

As the customer does not like iTunes or iCloud, below are two different ways without using iCloud or iTunes.

Sync Through

If your version of Outlook syncs with (formerly Hotmail), you can use this option. If you are working with a corporate environment, you may need to check with your IT department to see if this option is available.

> From the Home screen, select “Settings“.
> Choose “Mail, Contacts, Calendars“.
> If this is the first time you have setup items in this area, select ““. Otherwise, select “Add Account” > ““.
> Enter your data in the “Email” and “Password” fields. Also give the account a description you can use to identify it. Example: “Marty’s Outlook”.

Sync Through Exchange

If you want to sync contacts in a corporate environment, your company might have an Exchange server you can sync Outlook contacts with. This option may only be available if your iPhone or iPad is connected to your internal corporate network.

> From the Home screen, select “Settings“.
> Choose “Mail, Contacts, Calendars”.
If this is the first time you have setup items in this area, select “Exchange“. Otherwise, select “Add Account” > “Exchange“.
> Enter your Exchange information by filling in the “Email” and “Password” fields. It most likely will be your corporate email address along with your standard domain password. Provide a “Description” you can use to identify the account.

Original Source: Technipages

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