Three Ways to Sync iPhone 6 with Outlook

Three Ways to Sync iPhone 6 with Outlook

You may have owned different types of phones, but one thing remains unchanged: you use Outlook to keep track of your life. Most phones don’t sync with Outlook out-of-the-box requiring software to make it work.

Furthermore, there have been stories of iPhone contacts disappearing. This usually happens when the owner upgrades the iOS, resets the phone, experiences a random phone restart or does a jailbreak. And in some cases, none of these were the cause.

You have three options to sync iPhone 6 with Outlook: iTunes, iCloud or third party software like AkrutoSync. Choosing the right sync option ensures you have your data backed up at all times. Then restore it when needed.

Before you choose one of these methods, be sure to back up your iPhone and Outlook.

Ways to sync iPhone 6 with Outlook

Syncing with iTunes

Using iTunes for Windows, you can sync Outlook contacts, calendars, notes and reminders with the iPhone. Still, many people have reported missing or incomplete data when synching. They also say that it won’t work with Outlook 2013.

Running iTunes also slows down some computers. You probably update your Outlook information on a daily basis. To open iTunes daily can affect your work as it uses up a lot of computer resources.

The advantages of using iTunes is that it’s free, syncs media, doesn’t use the cloud and offers a Wi-Fi sync option. Wi-Fi, however, doesn’t work for everyone. One of our team members wanted to use Wi-Fi to sync, but it wouldn’t work. Apple’s article on Troubleshooting iTunes Wi-Fi syncing didn’t resolve the problem either.

Before you sync with iTunes, be sure you have the latest version of iTunes.

Sync iTunes with Outlook Advantages and Disadvantages

Advantages

  • Does not sync through cloud.
  • iTunes is free.
  • Wi-Fi option.
  • Syncs media.

Disadvantages

  • Not automatic.
  • Doesn’t sync all data.
  • When iTunes isn’t running, it doesn’t sync.
  • Wi-Fi option doesn’t always work.

Syncing with iCloud

Many users in the online forums report that iCloud does not work with Outlook 2013. Several quote Apple’s tech support personnel saying it won’t ever work. We tried it ourselves and it failed. It’s a free service as long as you stay within your free account’s storage limits. ICloud automatically and continuously backs up your data, but it comes with the price of storing your private information in the cloud.

We’ve heard too many true stories about how easy it is to hack someone’s account, even with two-factor authentication. For many people, the cloud isn’t an option. To use the cloud, you’d need to take the extra step of moving your contact and calendar data from your existing folders to the iCloud-provided folders in Outlook. If you need everywhere access to your information, can live with the cloud, don’t use Outlook 2013 and don’t mind moving your contact and calendar data, you can download iCloud for Windows to give it a try.

Sync iCloud with Outlook Advantages and Disadvantages

Advantages

  • iCloud for Windows is free.
  • Use with unlimited devices.
  • Syncs automatically.

Disadvantages

  • Uses cloud.
  • Doesn’t sync all data.
  • Doesn’t use your current Outlook folders.
  • Doesn’t always work.

Syncing with AkrutoSync

AkrutoSync is two-way sync software for Windows PC that syncs Outlook with iPhone 6 and other devices, including iPad, iPod Touch, Windows Phone and Android. Since it’s common to own multiple types of devices, you won’t be limited to one operating system when you use Akruto. What’s more is that none of your private information is stored in the cloud.

One of Akruto’s strengths is its reliability. It completely syncs thousands of contacts, long notes and the notes in contacts. If contacts disappear from the iPhone, Akruto restores it without any effort on your part.

We’re biased, but we know you can count on AkrutoSync to protect your privacy, work consistently and sync everything between Outlook and your iPhone 6. You can see if it meets your needs with the free seven-day trial. Get AkrutoSync here to see how you can directly and effortlessly sync Outlook with iPhone 6.

Advantages

  • One-time fee.
  • Automatic when connected to network.
  • Reliable: syncs all data.
  • Uses your existing Outlook folders.
  • Use with unlimited devices.
  • Does not use cloud.
  • Wireless.

Disadvantages

  • Update settings when IP address changes.
  • Not compatible with BlackBerry.
  • Does not sync media.

How do you sync your data? Let us know in the comments section below 🙂

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