How to Sync Outlook Notes with iPhone without iTunes

How to Sync Outlook Notes with iPhone without iTunes

The iOS 9 / iTunes / Outlook sync on Windows discussion on Apple’s support forum has a screen shot that shows Apple no longer supports sync Outlook notes with iTunes in iOS 9. A user submitted a bug report explaining that “Since the iOS9 upgrade, without any warning or notification, my Notes no longer sync between my iPhone and my Outlook 2010 on Windows.”

How to Sync Outlook Notes to iPhone without iTunes

Apple responded: “Syncing notes with Outlook is no longer supported for iOS 9 devices. We are closing this bug report.”

As of today, there are more than 170 replies (12 pages) of frustration, complaints, and suggestions revolving around the iTunes sync Outlook Notes problem. And that is just in one topic. Since iOS 9’s release, many users have started discussions about iTunes Outlook sync not working.

Best way to sync Outlook Notes with iOS devices

Solve your iTunes sync Outlook Notes problem in just a few minutes. Just install AkrutoSync on your Windows computer. Syncing Outlook Calendar with iPhone is another one of its specialties as is two-way transfer of Contacts and Tasks (Reminders on iOS devices).

Akruto will NOT sync with Microsoft’s cloud, Office365, iCloud, or any cloud. It keeps your Notes and other Outlook information private with direct sync between devices and computer.

Benefits of iTunes-free Outlook sync

Best of all, you’ll sync iPhone with Outlook without iTunes!

This is what life with AkrutoSync looks like:

  • Continuous automatic and wireless Outlook sync.
  • No running iTunes every time you update Outlook.
  • Gain improved computer performance without iTunes.
  • Enjoy complete and accurate Outlook Calendar, Contacts, Notes, and Tasks sync.
  • No learning new iPhone apps.
  • Stress-free accidental deletions as sync history feature has you covered.
  • No worries about missing or cut-off data.

How other Outlook sync solutions affect productivity

You may be looking for a free way to do Outlook synchronization and would prefer not to pay. Totally understandable. We often try to look for free solutions first. However, when it comes to syncing Outlook Calendar with iPhone and Outlook Contacts, Notes, and Tasks, free solutions have a lot of problems.

Here are common problems with free Outlook sync software:

  • Data erased.
  • Outlook information is cutoff or missing.
  • Sync doesn’t work.
  • Caused more problems such as breaking Wi-Fi.
  • Saves your Outlook data in the cloud.
  • More than half of the data didn’t sync.

Here’s Al C’s story.

“I have synced my iPhone 4s with Outlook using iTunes for a long time. About a year ago it stopped syncing. Reset the iPhone to factory settings, always install the latest iOS, completely removed and reinstalled iTunes, followed all online recommendations, updated to an iPhone 6, and have never been able to get it working again.

“It may be Outlook, but there are no error messages or other insight into where the problem is (Outlook/iTunes/iPhone software). Many identical stories can be seen by Google searches. AkrutoSync installed quickly and easily. No need to start a sync, it works automatically over Wi-Fi. Problem solved.”

How much time do you think Al spent searching for solutions online and trying them?

“After hours, days, weeks and months of reading posts and suggestions trying to get Apple iTunes to sync my iPhone calendar both ways with MS Outlook desktop version I found this,” writes Frank R. “Solved all the problems at the drop of a hat, so well worth the money.”

Bonus benefits of Akruto iPhone Outlook sync

Nowadays, most of us own more than one device. Sometimes they don’t run the same operating system. ITunes Outlook sync only works with iOS devices. Maybe you have an Android tablet or Windows Surface. When you use AkrutoSync, you’d be able to sync Outlook with Android, Windows Phone, Windows Surface, and other iOS devices including iPod Touch, iPad, and iPad Mini. There’s no extra charge to sync with unlimited devices.

Although the software can sync Outlook Calendar, Contacts, Tasks, and Notes, it does not sync email. That’s because most current phones and devices have settings that allow you to do that.

AkrutoSync handles the most important thing: your Outlook information. It doesn’t waste time with anything else because its super power is complete, accurate, private, and wireless sync with Outlook. To add anything else would weaken that superpower.

“So far this has worked great. I used to sync through iTunes, but when I upgraded to an iPhone 6 that feature seemed broken. Your solution has been working for me so far!” writes Steve W.

Akruto syncs Outlook information with your iPhone’s built-in Calendar, Contacts, Notes, and Reminders apps. You don’t have to learn any new apps. Some Outlook sync apps add their own apps to your phone. Some of these apps sync through the cloud and charge you for the service.

Upgrading to Office 2013 broke Outlook synchronization for many users. “Good that you can sync with Outlook 2013 and iPhone as it’s no longer supported by Apple,” says David L.

We will make sure Akruto always works with the latest iPhone and other devices as well as the latest version of Microsoft Office with Outlook. Yes, Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile, and Outlook 2016.

You can sync either through Wi-Fi (does not use your data plan) or Internet (uses data plan). Wi-Fi is the more popular option. Some professionals opt for Internet because they want Outlook to be updated when they’re away from their Wi-Fi network. For example, a consultant’s admin assistant adds appointments to his calendar. The consultant, who is out on client site visits, will see updates on all his mobile devices.

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“I have just left an enterprise business with exchange and am running my own start up business,” writes Trent H. “This gives me a great way to keep working with Outlook and my iPhone without the back-end setup. Love it!”

How to get started with automatic and wireless Outlook iPhone sync

You can try Akruto free for seven days to see how it works for you. Depending on how much Outlook data you have, the first sync takes the longest. Once Outlook synchronization completes the first time, it’ll sync changes fast.

A few tips before installing:

  • Hold off installing until you’re ready to use it. (Installing starts the seven-day clock.)
  • Make sure your device and computer are connected to the same network.
  • Keep your device plugged in for the first sync.
  • Check your device and computer to ensure they haven’t disconnected from the network. (We’ve had instances where the phone disconnected in the middle of syncing. Don’t worry – Akruto picks right up where it left off as soon as the phone is reconnected.)
  • Set up your iOS device to sync with Akruto.
  • Force a sync by opening Calendar on your iPhone, select “Calendars,” and press the screen and pull down. You’ll see the loading icon. Select “Done” to exit.
  • Don’t run iTunes. You don’t need it. J
  • Don’t look for the USB/lightning cable. Don’t need that either. J

“I needed a reliable sync between Outlook and my phone and Akruto provides this,” writes Julia B. “I like that it syncs itself on a regular schedule via Wi-Fi without any intervention required on my part. Akruto is faster and a whole lot easier than other sync options. It was also easy to set up on my own. I don’t like having to pay for it, but you get what you pay for.”

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Akruto Outlook sync compatibility

You’ll never worry about how to synchronize Outlook when you choose AkrutoSync. The Windows PC software is compatible with the following devices and operating systems. If you don’t see yours, contact us at for confirmation.

  • Microsoft Outlook 2016
  • Microsoft Outlook 2013
  • Microsoft Outlook 2010
  • Microsoft Outlook 2007
  • Microsoft Outlook 2003
  • Microsoft Outlook 2002
  • Windows XP and later
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 10
  • iPhone 3GS and later
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPod Touch
  • iPad
  • Android 2.3 and later
  • Android 7 Nougat
  • Android 8 Oreo
  • Android 9 Pie
  • Android 10
  • Windows Surface
  • Windows Mobile 6.5
  • Windows Phone 7, 8, 8.1
  • Windows 10 Mobile

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  • LC November 24, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    Does not work, is a crock, can’t download and it is laced with viruses. Use at your own peril. Will be saying this on all social media outlets.

    • Akruto Support November 24, 2015 at 9:05 pm

      Hi, LC. There are no viruses in AkrutoSync. Many thousands of people download it without a problem. Most of users have antivirus programs. Not sure what makes you say that it does not work either. We’ll be happy to work with you to get to the bottom of this. Feel free to contact us at

      Best Regards
      George Tatar

  • Hesynergy December 14, 2015 at 1:27 am

    I downloaded the trial…but I just found out that I needed to have an iPhone without any data on it!
    Well that means that I must’ve backed up recently on Outlook and that’s pretty much impossible with the latest version of iOS and iTunes .

    So please show me the error of my thinking here because I just dumped my iPhone for a Windows phone and I’m going to need to sync my data especially my 900+ notes from my iPad to my new Windows phone.



    • Akruto Support December 28, 2015 at 4:42 pm

      If you have iTunes working at all (however badly) try to get one last sync using iTunes and back up all your data to your computer. If this is not an option, you can use iOs apps “My Contacts Backup” and “xCalendar Lite” to transfer your contacts and calendar from your iPhone to your computer. Sadly, we don’t know of a similar app for Notes.