Sync iPhone 6 with OutlookSupport
With the latest and greatest in software and apps, the iPhone6 is designed to be the best of the best. Yet, it’s not always effortless to sync iPhone with Outlook, even with the iPhone 6. Apple forums are full of stories and complaints from many users struggling with how to sync Outlook calendar with iPhone.
Search the forums for Outlook iPhone sync. Each forum is filled with accounts of users trying to sync Outlook contacts with iPhone, often spending hours trying to remedy the problem. Unfortunately, Apply Support and other supposedly helpful articles were no help.
Trying to Sync iPhone 6 with iTunes and iCloud
I wanted to know what would happen if I tried to sync iPhone 6 with Outlook through iTunes and iCloud. My team and I tested iPhone Outlook sync with both options. The result? As expected, Outlook sync through iTunes was erratic and unsuccessful.
One team member attempting to sync with iTunes through Wi-Fi couldn’t get the feature to work at all. She proceeded to follow Apple’s Troubleshooting iTunes Wi-Fi syncing article with no success. And iCloud? We couldn’t get Outlook 2013 to sync with it at all.
Synchronizing your contacts, calendar, reminders (tasks in Outlook) and notes shouldn’t be this hard or frustrating. There’s an easier way. We aimed to create a simple sync tool that does the all the heavy lifting. The result of our efforts is AkrutoSync, a seamless two-way sync software for Windows PC that syncs iPhone 6 with Outlook.
- Seamlessly: Uses iPhone 6’s own apps to sync Outlook calendar, contacts, tasks and notes.
- Automatically: Continuously syncs when you’re on the same network as your PC.
- Privately: Syncs over encrypted Wi-Fi (no data plan) or Internet (data plan).
- Completely: Syncs everything including long notes. Nothing gets cut off.
- Reliably: No more worrying about disappearing information or sync stops working.
Should you want to sync other devices besides your iPhone 6, our single software license will sync with unlimited compatible devices including Android and Windows Phone.
Sync Outlook Calendar with iPhone 6
The calendar app on the iPhone 6 has a clever little icon that shows today’s date. You should be able to keep using that app since it works with all of the iPhone’s integrated functions. That’s why Akruto can sync Outlook Calendar with iPhone 6’s own built-in calendar app.
Not all synchronization programs sync Outlook with the iPhone’s calendar. Instead, they add their own calendar apps to your iPhone. And you can’t delete the iPhone’s calendar app. All you can do is move it.
Akruto also syncs all past, current and future events between Outlook calendar and your phone. Recurring, all-day and standard appointments and exceptions stay intact.
Sync Outlook Contacts with iPhone 6
You may have already started using iPhone 6 contacts app. Similar to the calendar app, Akruto syncs Outlook contacts with the iPhone contacts app. Some sync programs add their own contacts app, so your phone will show two separate contacts apps at all times due to the fact that Apple won’t let you delete its contacts app from the iPhone.
Your contacts’ photos and notes will all transfer between Outlook contacts and iPhone 6. Akruto syncs everything you have in Outlook with your iPhone.
Sync Outlook Tasks with iPhone 6 Reminders
Your system for getting things done won’t change. Since Akruto can sync Outlook Tasks with iPhone 6 Reminders, you can continue managing your everyday tasks as you always have.
When you sync Outlook tasks with iPhone using Akruto, you skip the inconvenience of having to create an account with a task app’s website, installing a separate task app, putting your information in the cloud and then having to use iCloud or iTunes.
Sync Outlook Notes with iPhone 6
Sync Outlook Notes with iPhone 6 has one advantage over iCloud and iTunes sync. It lets you take notes right in Outlook for PC using a full keyboard. Then, Akruto syncs the notes with your mobile devices so you can have access to your information wherever you go.
Akruto can sync lengthy notes without deleting or cutting off information or sharing your valuable data with the cloud.
Your Complete Outlook iPhone 6 Sync Solution
It can be easy to accidentally delete information from your iPhone without being able to restore it. (There is an undo feature on the iPhone: shake your phone.) This is where the power of Akruto’s reliability is most evident. Because of the sync history feature, you don’t have to worry about accidental deletions or remember how to undo your last action.
In case of deletion emergency, just go to Akruto on your PC to review changed, added and deleted information. Find the deleted information and you can restore it with one click.
You only do three things when you use AkrutoSync:
- Install the program.
- Follow Akruto’s simple instructions when your PC’s IP address changes.
- Use sync history as needed.
If you need help with installing or anything else, we provide 24/7 support — even to customers trying out the software. Customers often say they “set it and forget it.” You can always count on AkrutoSync to sync Outlook with iPhone 6. See how Akruto works for you now and try the full version free for seven days.
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.
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
- Does not sync through cloud.
- iTunes is free.
- Wi-Fi option.
- Syncs media.
- 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
- iCloud for Windows is free.
- Use with unlimited devices.
- Syncs automatically.
- 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.
- 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.
- Update settings when IP address changes.
- Not compatible with BlackBerry.
- Does not sync media.