Best Ways to Sync Outlook to Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+

Best Ways to Sync Outlook to Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+

The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ are the latest hot Androids to hit the market. Wait a minute. Didn’t we just write about the latter? Actually, we showed you how to sync Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge with Outlook. Taking a page from Apple’s playbook with the iPhone 6S Plus, Samsung has added a plus to its own products.

The easiest and most reliable way to sync Outlook with Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge+ and other Android devices

But what’s the best way to sync Outlook with Samsung Galaxy Note 5 or Galaxy S6 Edge+? Neither Samsung comes with two-way sync when you take it out of the box. You’ll need another tool to do two-way Outlook sync.

All is not lost. You have options.

Two ways to sync Outlook Calendar with Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note 5

You have two options to sync Outlook with Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy 6 Edge+:

  1. Samsung Kies / Samsung Smart Switch.
  2. Third party software.

1. Samsung Kies / Samsung Smart Switch

Samsung used to let customers download Kies free. But it was fraught with problems that many people sought Samsung Kies alternatives. Samsung no longer offers Kies. The company encourages customers to use Smart Switch. It’s not much better than Kies. People are already looking for replacements or solutions for Samsung Smart Switch problems.

Although this is offered free, it comes with a big price. Kies and Smart Switch have erased notes, messed up contact phone numbers, disconnected Wi-Fi, obliterated password-protected files, snubbed some devices, took days to transfer, refused to download or connect, failed to transfer half of the contacts and appointments, crashed or froze often, and transferred zero contacts.

“I have tried several syncing options, including Kies and Google calendar,” writes DS. “They are unsatisfactory. Kies worked initially then refused to do a second sync at all. Google wants you to get drawn into their web of slavery.”

Needless to say, this isn’t the best way to sync Outlook with Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Note 5.

2. Third party software

Many of the free and paid software out there sync with the cloud through Google Calendar,, or the company’s own service. This reason alone is enough for most people to forgo these options as they want something private and does not sync with the cloud.

Some Outlook sync software require using a USB cable to sync. This is the most direct way to sync Outlook with Android. But it’s also inconvenient as it requires plugging your Samsung every time you want to update your Outlook information.

A lot of people don’t think about this when looking for a way to transfer data. A couple of third party apps add contacts and calendar apps to your Samsung. Now you have two calendar and two contact apps on your device. Why do that when there is a solution that syncs Outlook Contacts and Calendar with the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ built-in calendar and contacts.

All is not lost as there’s one third party option that works well. AkrutoSync offers the best way to sync Outlook with Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note 5. Whether you want to sync Outlook with Samsung Galaxy Note 5 or any other Samsung device, Akruto can synchronize Outlook Calendar and Contacts with all of them. Before you run off to Google Play Store, you won’t find Akruto there. It’s Windows PC software.

“This was by far THE EASIEST WAY to sync Outlook 2010 with my Samsung Galaxy S 10.5 Tablet and S6 Edge!” writes Derek W in his AkrutoSync review.

You don’t install anything on your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ or Samsung Galaxy S Note 5. You install Akruto on your main computer that runs Outlook PC and then follow directions to set up your phone for Outlook Android sync. And you’ll enjoy the benefits of direct two-way sync on the spot.

“AkrutoSync is a great alternative to Samsung’s SmartSwitch,” writes a customer. “It is wireless, so my Galaxy S6 is always up to date. Yet AkrutoSync is private and does not use the cloud. Fantastic.”

Akruto stays out of your way, keeps your information out of the cloud, and does not make more work for you like USB-sync and problem software like Samsung Kies do. Sold? Try AkrutoSync free now.

Why is Akruto the best way to sync Samsung Galaxy with Outlook?

As mentioned before, free Outlook sync with Android apps like Samsung Kies and Smart Switch have more problems than they’re worth. They try to do everything and instead break a lot of things.

You get more from Akruto than you would any other software:

  • Private. No syncing with the cloud period.
  • Accurate. Everything transfers both ways. Nothing is cut-off or missing.
  • Integrated. Syncs with your Samsung Galaxy’s built-in Calendar and Contacts apps.
  • Complete. Sync history keeps all changes. Accidental deletions can be restored.
  • Wireless. No cables. No buttons. No work.
  • Automatic. Data syncs around-the-clock.

“Don’t ever sync your contacts, notes and calendar again,” writes Ric M. “Let AkrutoSync do it for you! When I walk into my office, my Galaxy S6 is already synced and my PC is ready for business.”

Stop wasting your time and energy on subpar Outlook sync software. Save time and be frustration-free with AkrutoSync. You can try it free for seven days. Check it out and see how much more you get done when you have Akruto sync Outlook with Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+.

“I’m always apprehensive about switching software but after experiencing problems with Samsung Kies on my Galaxy S5, happily I came across Akruto and found the set-up process straightforward,” writes David E.

Get AkrutoSync now.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+, Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Samsung Galaxy S6, and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: What’s the difference?

Although we’ve been discussing best ways to sync Outlook with Samasung Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note 5, a lot of people have been asking about the differences among the S6, S6 Edge, and S6 Edge+. So we thought we’d share what we’ve learned.

The Note 5 is more of a tablet, but it has a lot in common with the S6 Edge+. The plus in Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ superphone means it’s larger than the plus-free S6. The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 tablet is also larger and comes with a stylus it refers to as the S Pen.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ are similar while the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge resemble each other more. The main differences are in the size, RAM, and operating system as you can see in the following table.

FeatureSamsung Galaxy S6Samsung Galaxy S6 EdgeSamsung Galaxy Note 5Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+
Display5.1 inches5.1 inches5.7 inches5.7 inches
Weight4.8 ounces4.6 ounces6.0 ounces5.4 ounces
OSAndroid 5.0 LollipopAndroid 5.0 LollipopAndroid 5.1.1 LollipopAndroid 5.1.1 Lollipop

The differences in the operating system isn’t a big deal as the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge will most likely have updates awaiting new owners. Besides that, all of them are set to get Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Whichever you choose, Akruto is the get the best way to sync Outlook with Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+, and Note 5 as well as other Samsung and non-Samsung Androids.

Learn more about Outlook sync with Android:

Akruto Outlook sync compatibility

Not only does Akruto sync Outlook Calendar with Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note 5, but it also works with iPhone 6S+, iPhone 6S, Windows Phone 8, Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Mobile 10, iPad, and iPad Mini. You can sync with all of them for no extra charge. In addition to the Calendar, it can sync Contacts, Tasks, and Notes (Reminders on iOS). The software works with the following operating systems and popular devices. If yours isn’t listed, contact us at

  • Microsoft Outlook 2016
  • Microsoft Outlook 2013
  • Microsoft Outlook 2010
  • Microsoft Outlook 2007
  • Microsoft Outlook 2003
  • Microsoft Outlook 2002
  • Windows XP
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 10
  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPhone 4
  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone 6S
  • iPhone 6S Plus
  • iPod Touch
  • iPad
  • iPad Mini
  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • Android 3.0 Honeycomb
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Android 4.4 KitKat
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Windows Surface
  • Windows Mobile 6.5
  • Windows Phone 7
  • Windows Phone 8
  • Windows Phone 8.1
  • Windows 10 Mobile
  • Google Nexus 9
  • Google Nexus 5
  • LG G4
  • LG G3
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4
  • Samsung Galaxy S6
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 5

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  • Matt December 4, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    Is there another charge if i bought the software then upgraded to outlook 2016?

    • Akruto Support December 6, 2015 at 10:58 am

      You don’t have to pay again if you upgrade to Outlook 2016. AkrutoSync will even detect that you upgraded Outlook and start using Outlook 2016 automatically. If you upgrade your phone or add more phones or tablets, there is no additional charge either.

  • Patricia Williams January 10, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    I have the Galaxy S6 Edge +. When the phone was set up, it imported the Google calendar that I maintain for my church. My Outlook calendar is my personal calendar. I do not want my dentist appointments, e.g., to appear on our church calendar. If I use Akruto, will it sync my Outlook calendar with the Google calendar on my phone? Or can I set up a 2nd calendar on my phone and sync my Outlook calendar with that? Thanks.

    • Akruto Support January 11, 2016 at 11:20 am

      Your phone will maintain two separate calendars. Your church’s calendar will sync with your phone through Google. Your personal Outlook calendar that will sync with your phone through AkrutoSync. They’ll be completely separate.

      The only special thing that you need to do is when you are setting up AkrutoSync, it will ask you to make sure that you have all your events in Outlook and none on your phone. Ignore this instruction and just let your church calendar remain on your phone.

  • YorkieBri April 7, 2016 at 11:42 am

    It looks to be just the thing for my recently purchased Galaxy S5. Being a mite forgetful, though, I really would appreciate having the appointment reminders that I almost invariably use in Outlook 2010. Is there any way of making them available for that combination, or they only for iPhones?

    • Akruto Support April 8, 2016 at 5:43 pm

      Appointment reminders should work on all phones. If you are experiencing an issue, please contact support.

  • Paulette April 8, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    How do i set my note 5 calendar

    • Akruto Support April 14, 2016 at 5:36 pm

      We recommend that you contact support. Use the support icon on this web page to get in touch with them.