How to Sync Android Direct with Outlook

How to Sync Android Direct with Outlook

If you’ve ever wondered how to sync your Android with your Outlook contacts, calendar, tasks and notes, you might want to try AkrutoSync. This Windows PC software provides direct, automatic, reliable and two-way synchronization between Outlook and your Android phone.

How to sync Outlook with Android
Sync Android with Outlook

Sync Android with Outlook

You can sync all of your contacts, calendar entries and tasks between your Android and Outlook. AkrutoSync completely and accurately syncs thousands of entries and items with long notes. It won’t cut off any data, a problem reported in other sync Outlook software. The program also syncs all past and future appointments.

AkrutoSync fully supports Outlook 2002, Outlook 2003, Outlook 2007, Outlook 2010 and Outlook 2013. It syncs Outlook with most Android phones including HTC One, HTC Desire, Samsung Galaxy S4 and Google Nexus 7.

Here’s a step-by-step guide on using AkrutoSync to sync your Android with Outlook. Please note that this is a one-time process. Once you’re done, your device continues to automatically sync directly with Outlook.

The only time — and it’s a rare occurrence for most people — you may have to intervene is if your Windows PC gets a new IP address. When this happens, AkrutoSync will guide you through the process with a few simple clicks.

How to Set up AkrutoSync to Sync Outlook with Android

Step 1: Go to to download a seven-day free trial of the full software. (Note: Make sure that your Windows computer and Android phone are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.)

Step 2: Double-click the downloaded file. When AkrutoSync opens, click “Configure AkrutoSync” link and choose the network on which you want to sync your device. (You can choose to sync via your home’s Wi-Fi network or over the Internet. Both methods do NOT use the cloud.)

Sync Outlook with Android Phone

Step 3: Open a web browser on your Android, go to the link provided by AkrutoSync and follow the simple instructions to install AkrutoSync on your Android.

Step 4: The web browser on your Android phone will display a web page explaining that AkrutoSync uses SSL to ensure communication between your Android and your computer is secure. At the bottom of the web page, you will see a link to import the SSL certificate to your phone.

Step 5: AkrutoSync will ask you to create a login for your Android to connect to your computer.

Step 6: On your Android, choose “Settings,” scroll down and choose “Add account.” Instructions with screenshots for common Android models are available in AkrutoSync User Guide.

Step 7: On your Android, enter the email address shown on the AkrutoSync screen and the password you entered in Step 5. After a few seconds, AkrutoSync will sync Outlook with Android and show the sync is in progress.

And you’re done. You’ve set it. Now forget it. Trust AkrutoSync to keep your personal information updated on your Windows computer and across all your devices.

We hope this helps you with setting up your Android to sync with Outlook contacts and calendar. If you want to sync tasks and notes with your Android and it doesn’t include these apps, please refer to Sync Outlook with Tasks and Notes.

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  • Tamara July 23, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    According to this, AkrutoSync directly syncs between Android and Outlook. What about your Internet sync option? Is it really direct? How it is more secure than the cloud when it’s the Internet?

    • Akruto Support July 24, 2014 at 9:33 am

      With the Internet sync option, your phone makes a direct SSL-encrypted connection to your computer over the Internet. Neither your phone no your computer connects to us. We never see your data. So both the Wi-Fi and the Internet sync options are direct, private and secure.

  • Cathy P July 24, 2014 at 9:50 am

    How do we back up our contacts when transitioning from other sync services to Akruto?​

    • Akruto Support July 25, 2014 at 8:07 am

      You may have accumulated a lot of contacts, appointments and other data in Hotmail, iCloud or other sources. We have guides for migrating this data into Outlook. Please see this page for instructions on migrating your data to Outlook. We will continue to add more step-by-step guides to this page.

  • Jack August 1, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    I’d like to be able to sync Outlook with Android. Are there any Android devices that aren’t compatible? What versions of Outlook sync with Android?

    • Akruto Support August 2, 2014 at 12:46 pm

      All Android devices work with AkrutoSync. We test the latest phones and tablets and make sure they work. We also test older Android versions going as far back as Android 2.2. Although we do not routinely test anything older than 2.2, we expect those devices to work as well.

      AkrutoSync works with Outlook 2002 (which was included with office XP) and newer. Both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Outlook work. This includes the latest Outlook 2013.

  • Brian August 27, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    This software has been Amazing. It easily detected my THL W300 (Android – not a known brand) and was able to sync my Contacts, Calendar, Tasks, and Notes.

    I have tried other sync software and this has been the most detailed and well guided software that helps you setup everything from start to finish.

    Another feature that i love is we can synchronize our data privately without having to upload our data in any cloud services. Which are very risky especially if you have personal information stored in your system. We do not want anyone to gain access to it.

    All in all I am very satisfied with this software.

  • Walter L September 2, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    Does Akruto sync Outlook with Android kitkat 4.4?

    • Akruto Support October 2, 2014 at 12:48 pm

      To answer Walter’s question, yes AkrutoSync works with Android 4.4 KitKat. Many popular devices, such as Samsung Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 4 and Google Nexus 5 have the Android 4.4 OS, which works very well with AkrutoSync.

  • Linda E September 24, 2014 at 10:27 am

    I fully rely on Outlook at my work. I make a ton of notes and need my calendar always at my fingertips. When I install this software, can you ensure that none of my Outlook data would disappear on me? I can’t take any risks. Also, do you offer any installation help should I need it?

    • Akruto Support September 27, 2014 at 11:20 pm

      Linda, it sounds like AkrutoSync is a great solution for your needs. It will keep your data safe and always perfectly synchronized and available on your devices. We offer 24/7 support via chat and email. This support is free of charge, whether you are paying customer, a trial user or just have some questions. We also have a paid installation service, so that we do the installation for you. Give AkrutoSync a try.

  • Deirdre77 October 29, 2014 at 1:14 am

    You have the right idea. I should not be forced to share my personal data with some third-party servers, where it is mined, processed and used for who-knows-what purposes, just so that I can use my data on my own Android phone!

  • Roger January 3, 2015 at 7:03 am

    Does your programme sync latest Android with Outlook Exchange 2007?

    • Akruto Support January 7, 2015 at 11:35 pm

      Yes, AkrutoSync works with Android 5.0 “Lollipop” and with Outlook 2007. All versions of Android, starting with 2.3 and up to the latest are supported. All versions of Outlook from 2002 to Outlook 2013 work, too. As new versions come out, we make sure that AkrutoSync works flawlessly with all Outlook versions and Android devices.

  • Blondie April 10, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    I want to sync from my Android calendar & contact TO Outlook (not from Outlook to Android) since I just started using Outllook 2013 again. I have nothing in the calendar and contacts of Outlook right now & want to import all from my Android & then be able to keep it up to date. I seldom add an appointment via Outlook, Can I sync one way from Android to Outlook & then can I also sync the other way in the event I add an event to the Outlook 2013 calendar?

    • Akruto Support April 13, 2015 at 9:02 pm

      Thank you for your interest in AkrutoSync and for contacting us. If your data is not in Outlook yet, before using AkrutoSync you’ll need to transfer it to Outlook as a one-time process. We have several guides that can help you with this ( If you need additional help, please contact our support by clicking the support icon at the top of this page. We’ll make sure you get the help you need and can sync smoothly.

  • paquas April 13, 2015 at 8:31 am

    I am looking to purchase an Android or Windows phone and need the phone to be able to completely sync with Outlook 2010. Will the program populate all the fields from Outlook 2010 (including job title, Notes (within contacts) etc) to my cell phone?

    • Akruto Support April 13, 2015 at 8:54 pm

      AkrutoSync will send to your phone all details of your contacts, appointments, tasks and notes (if your phone supports tasks and notes). How much detail the phone displays depends on the phone. For example, you can define categories in Outlook. All phones ignore categories, except for Android, which shows Outlook contact categories as Android contact groups. On the other hand, Android phones do not show spouse name for contacts, whereas the Windows Phone does. This is a limitation of the phone itself and does not depend on what software you use to sync the phone. Even if you create a contact on the phone itself and not sync it with anything, Android phone does not have a place to enter the spouse name and some other fields that you find in Outlook.

  • Jane B September 4, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    Does it work with Windows 10?

    • Akruto Support December 14, 2015 at 1:12 pm

      Yes, works with Windows 10.

  • Joanne November 22, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    I’m also interested in whether this works with Outlook 2013 running on Windows 10

    • Akruto Support November 23, 2015 at 1:10 pm

      Yes. AkrutoSync works with all versions of Windows, from XP to Windows 10. Also works with all versions of Outlook, starting from Outlook XP to Outlook 2016, both 32- and 64-bit. As new versions of Windows and Outlook come out, we make sure to support them.

  • John December 27, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    I have Galaxy 6 which does not have a calendar installed. Which calendar should I install to work with Akruto

    • Akruto Support December 28, 2015 at 4:15 pm

      Samsung Galaxy S6 comes with a built-in calendar. You may want to talk to whoever sold you the phone and find out if they customized the phone. If you want to try a replacement calendar app, take a look at aCalendar, which is a very popular calendar app and works great with AkrutoSync.

  • John Kirn February 11, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    Is it possible to sync my Android Phone outlook app calendar with the outlook (office 365) calendar on my windows PC, instead of the native calendar that was on my Samsung S6E when I received it?

    Akruto does a wonderful job of syncing my PC version of outlook calendar with my android phone native calendar, but I have not found a way to sync outlook calendar to outlook calendar yet.

    • Akruto Support February 12, 2018 at 2:16 pm

      Please note that in stark contrast to AkrutoSync, Outlook app on your phone sends all your data to Microsoft. If you still want to use the Outlook app with AkrutoSync, you can. When setting up this sync, select ‘Sync over the Internet’ option in AkrutoSync. Then go to the Outlook app settings and add an Exchange account, using the email and hostname displayed in AkrutoSync window and the password you chose when setting up AkrutoSync.