How to Sync Outlook Calendar with iPhone ?

The environment of iOS is completely different from the other OS variants and often creates an initial setback for the people who have switched for it. It demands its own set of applications against the regular ones used by many. Thus, many times, the issues of incompatibility rise up.

Something similar is also the case with Microsoft Outlook and iOS. Owing to the many years of competition, both of these apps fail to synchronize properly with each other and often cause end moment issues to the users. Sometimes, it can require the user to go for intermediate applications for better juggling between the appointments.

However, in recent times, the issue is getting slowly resolved and now being an iPhone user, you can think about synchronizing with your Outlook calendar. Read on to find more about the different processes of doing so.

By Installing Microsoft Outlook App on iPhone

The first method involves the fresh installation of the Microsoft Outlook app on your device and giving it the required permissions. Go for the given steps to do so:

  • Visit the Apple Store and download the application of Microsoft Outlook.
  • Launch the app and enter your credentials in it (user name and password).
  • The next prompt would ask you for permissions that the app needs to function properly (like access to Google Drive, Gmail, Calendar, Contacts, and Gallery). Check on all of these and confirm the selection.
  • Relaunch the Outlook app and now you can find the appointments on the calendar synchronized with it.

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Setting up the Synchronization through device settings

You can also use the method of device settings to set up the background process of synchronization of Google Calendar with the added Outlook account. Go for the following steps to do so:

  • Go to the settings of the device and click on Passwords and Accounts.
  • Select the Add Account option in the next window.
  • Choose and then enter the given credentials to open up the account in it.
  • Toggle on the different options that show the overall synchronization with the installed app, including the Calendar.
  • Click on save and exit the settings.

Sync Outlook Calendar to iPhone Using iTunes

You can also place the synchronization process via the iTunes app on your device. Go for the given steps to do so:

  • Connect the iPhone to your PC and then launch the iTunes app.
  • Click on the icon for your device on the File Explorer and check on the entry for info.
  • Check on the box to synchronize the events of your calendar with the Outlook account.
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  • You can select out of the options given below for the type of synchronization (ex- synchronize events done within last 30 days).
  • Click on Apply to confirm the changes and hit on OK.
  • Now, you can launch the Calendar app on your iPhone and view the appointments in Outlook viewer mode.

iCloud as a synchronizing tool

The last method involves using the iCloud app for synchronizing with the calendars. It means that you can first synchronize your calendar with iCloud and then it would act as an intermediate between iPhone and Outlook. Go for the following steps to execute the process:

  • Go to device settings and tap at the profile name on the top of the screen.
  • At the Apple ID, hit on the option for iCloud.
  • Ensure that all of the options are toggled on for synchronization with the same.
  • Click on exit to confirm the changes.
  • Now you need to get iCloud for Windows to take forward the synchronization activity. You can either go for the traditional iCloud panel for Windows from the Apple website or download the Windows version of iCloud from the Microsoft store.
  • Set up either of the applications and then enter the same with your device credentials.
  • In the opening window, check all of the boxes displayed and move forward.
  • The next prompt would ask you to synchronize the different applications and you can select the requisite from those.
  • In the background, the activity would get completed and now you can see both appointments under one roof.

Thus, cheers to all of you who learned different ways of synchronizing Outlook calendar with the iPhone. Let us know of your queries and concerns in the comments section.


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