Sync Google Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL with Outlook Wirelessly

Sync Google Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL with Outlook Wirelessly

After Apple’s recent announcement, we now have a great new release from Google that sets new standards for the mobile device industry. The new Android flagships are Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL. The smartphones are very similar with the exceptions of screen size, battery capacity, and price.

Sync Google Pixel with Outlook

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL both come with a few new features that weren’t previously seen on smartphones, including:

  • Launching Google assistant when the user “squeezes” the smartphone from both sides
  • Machine learning
  • Automatic recognition of music

Although Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL hit the market with Android 8.0 Oreo, there are still some pitfalls when it comes to syncing Pixel 2 with Outlook. The list of issues is endless, starting with Pixel 2 not working with Exchange Server and ending with partially synced or duplicated data. If you encounter any of these issues, the following guide will help you resolve them all.

How to sync Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL with Outlook over the air

Syncing Outlook with Google Pixel 2 is not complicated and can be done in the variety of ways. However, if you tried a few and still are looking for a better solution, then AkrutoSync is your best option. Below we will explain the best way of syncing each type of Outlook data with your desktop Outlook.

How to sync Outlook calendar with your new Pixel 2

Syncing calendar is simple and automatic when you are using Akruto. To transfer calendar events between Pixel 2 calendar app and your desktop Outlook, install Akruto on your PC and start the set-up process. You have two options to sync over the air: Wi-Fi or Internet.

Check out this Galaxy Note 7 example video that illustrates syncing steps and everything you need to do to connect your phone and Outlook:

Sync Outlook contacts with Pixel 2 native contacts app

Outlook contacts can be easily transferred to Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL using the same method as described in the video above. You simply need to choose the right contact folder and type of connection. The best part about syncing with Akruto is that it works with the native Pixel 2 contacts app, meaning you don’t need a new app as is the case when using similar Outlook syncing software.

Akruto also supports contact pictures. That means if you have contact pictures in Outlook, they will be properly synced with your phone’s address book. And it’s the same with contact notes; you no longer have to worry about partially-synced data as each completed field will be synched accurately across all connected devices. Even if you have two Pixel 2 smartphones, you will have no issues syncing contacts.

Transfer Outlook tasks to Pixel 2 in a blink of an eye

Syncing tasks is not a problem either. If you previously managed your daily schedule with Outlook tasks and want to sync it with Pixel 2, then Akruto is the solution. Akruto syncs Outlook Tasks without storing any data on 3rd party servers. To sync tasks with your smartphone, choose the right tasks folder and follow all remaining steps illustrated in the video.

Some Android smartphones come without a pre-installed app for managing tasks. The new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL comes without a dedicated notes/reminders app. To work with Outlook tasks on your smartphone, you will need to install one of the following apps:

  • Touchdown app
  • Tasks and Notes for MS Exchange

Both apps are supported by Akruto and provide extensive functionality, as well as a user-friendly experience.

Outlook notes and how to sync them with your Pixel 2 / Pixel 2 XL

Akruto also supports syncing notes. But just like syncing tasks, working with notes requires installing a dedicated notes app that supports Exchange servers. You can find a few in a section above. As with any other type of Outlook data, Akruto doesn’t store any of your data in the Cloud. That is imperative when you use Outlook Notes to store passwords, PIN codes, corporate data or any other sensitive information you don’t want to store outside your PC.

Sync Outlook with Google/Pixel XL (Nexus Marlin/Sailfish)

This fall Google released a new Nexus smartphone, traditionally used as a launch device for its once-a-year Android update. This year was not an exception for the Nexus lineup with an innovative Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL (aka Nexus Marlin and Nexus Sailfish), giving many fans of the true “Android experience” a chance to try a new Google phone. So if you are a lucky owner of Google Pixel or Pixel XL and would like to sync it with Outlook the easiest, fastest and safest way, we are ready to guide you.

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How to Sync Nexus Sailfish and Nexus Marlin with Outlook

Our software is tailored to sync any Android device with Outlook. AkrutoSync provides two-way data transfer between Outlook and Nexus Marlin/Pixel XL without overloading your smartphone with “heavy” apps and annoying duplicate data you might experience with other syncing software. What is more, none of your sensitive data goes through the Cloud, as usually happens with most common syncing solutions. If your smartphone connected to the same Wi-Fi as PC, the syncing process will take around 10 mouse clicks.

Syncing Google Pixel/Pixel XL with Outlook Contacts – What are the Benefits?

Of course, you can import all your Outlook contacts to your smartphone manually. However, using this method can create duplicates or mix up some pieces of data. Furthermore, the process takes a lot of time and requires you to repeat the procedure every time you update your contacts list in Outlook.

With AkrutoSync you can sync Outlook with Google Pixel and Pixel XL in just a few clicks. First decide whether to sync over the Internet or via Wi-Fi. Keep in mind that syncing Google Pixel over the Internet will use your wireless data plan and requires stable Internet connection, while Wi-Fi connection doesn’t have this limitation. No matter which connection method you use, both sync options will seamlessly sync Outlook contacts, calendar, notes and tasks with your Google Pixel smartphone.

How to Sync Outlook Contacts with Google Pixel/Pixel XL

To perform the synchronization process and transfer all your Outlook contacts to Nexus Marlin, you only need to download AkrutoSync and configure it with your PC. AkrutoSync provides an illustrated guide on how to sync Android with Outlook contacts. All the steps are simple and impossible to get lost!

Syncing Outlook Calendar with Nexus Marlin/Pixel XL – Why Akruto?

If you need your Outlook calendar with all scheduled appointments, synced with Nexus Marlin, you only need to choose a calendar during the installation. Afterwards, syncing Outlook calendar will be totally automatic. Hence, your calendar will be available both on your PC and Nexus Marlin/Pixel XL, without any additional app installed on your mobile device! What is more, you will have access to all your past appointments and will be able to schedule new ones.

AkrutoSync for Notes Transfer from Outlook to Nexus Marlin/Pixel XL

AkrutoSync can also help you import Outlook Notes to Nexus Marlin/Pixel XL. If you want to transfer Outlook notes to your Google Pixel/Pixel XL, just select the appropriate notes folder during the first steps of setup. This will allow you to not only transfer all notes to your smartphone, but have new notes created from your phone automatically display on your PC Outlook.

Syncing Outlook Tasks with Google Pixel/Pixel XL

Our software allows syncing Outlook Tasks and To-Do Lists with new Nexus devices in the most optimal and easiest way. Having over half of its customers using Outlook for business, whose calendar and tasks list are quite busy, Akruto couldn’t just miss out this functionality.


Q: Does Akruto offer a free trial version of its software to sync Outlook Contacts and Calendar with Nexus Marlin/Pixel XL?
A: Yes, you have 7-days free trial to test how AkrutoSync works with Google Pixel and Pixel XL.

Q: Is there any limit to the number of contacts to I can transfer to my phone during trial period?
A: No, there’s no such thing in Akruto. You can transfer any amount of data between Outlook and your smartphone.

Q: What version of Outlook can be synced with Pixel XL via Akruto?
A: Akruto supports all versions of Outlook including Outlook 2007.

Q: Can your software sync profile pictures from Outlook Contacts to Nexus Marlin?
A: Once installed, AkrutoSync will transfer every filled field to your smartphone’s contacts app. That means contact pictures will be transferred as well. Be sure to sync via Wi-Fi if you think your wireless data plan will not be enough to transfer all contact pictures.

Q: Can I make changes to my desktop Outlook from my Pixel XL while away from my PC?
A: You can do that syncing over the Internet. AkrutoSync will connect your PC Outlook with your Google Pixel smartphone via secured a 3rd party DNS service that ensures syncing, without storing information anywhere but your PC.

Q: Can I sync Outlook contacts with Pixel 2 contacts app without installing new apps?
A: Our software fully supports the native contacts app of Pixel 2, and it is tested with all modern Outlook versions. That means you don’t need to worry about compatibility or install a dedicated contact app to work with Outlook contacts.

Q: How many Outlook notes can I sync with my Pixel 2 XL during the trial period?
A: There are no limits on the number of notes, or any other Outlook data, during free trial. You can sync an unlimited amount of data and test full functionality during first seven days after installing.

Q: Is there any option for syncing tasks between Google Pixel 2 and two instances of Outlook running on two different Windows PCs?
A: Yes, you have this option. However, you should have two instances of Akruto running on each connected PC and a separate license for each computer. Remember that you have to setup each Outlook to work with your smartphone and choose the proper type of connection (Wi-Fi or Internet) for each PC.

Q: Does Akruto work with past calendar events?
A: Yes, our software fully supports syncing all past calendar events. So, if you have a lot of history to sync, Akruto will enable you to transfer all of the data without any glitches.

Q: Can I synchronize my iPhone calendar and Pixel 2 calendar with Outlook 2016 simultaneously?
A: Yes, syncing devices running on different platforms are also supported by Akruto. For this, you only need one instance of Akruto running on the computer where Outlook 2016 is installed. But, for both smartphones to work simultaneously, you will need to set up connections on each device.

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