Be More Productive: Sync Sony Xperia Z3 with Outlook
One of the best ways to have your computer’s latest calendar and contacts entries with you at all times is to sync Sony Xperia Z3 with Microsoft Outlook. Here’s one big reason why. Last year, Google shut down Google Calendar Sync that left many customers scrambling for a Google calendar sync alternative.
Besides that, Google calendar and contacts stored users’ information in the cloud. This can put your private information at risk for hacking. What’s more is that cloud services aren’t always reliable. Although Google is still very much in business, it ended support for Google Calendar Sync. The company also got rid of the popular Google Reader.
Needless to say, a software product’s popularity doesn’t guarantee it will be around for as long as you need it. That’s where downloadable software that you run on your computer has the upper hand. It won’t go anywhere for as long as you use it with compatible hardware.
Before discussing your sync software options, let’s delve into the Z3.
Learn more about Sony Xperia Z3 Android phone
You may be trying to decide whether to buy the Sony Xperia Z3 and what your options are for transferring your computer’s Calendar and Contacts to the Z3.
The Z3 includes Android v4.4.4 (KitKat) with the ability to upgrade to Android v5.0 known as Lollipop. It comes in five colors: black, white, copper, silver and green. You can also opt for 16 or 32 MB of built-in storage. It’s possible to add up to 128 GB of storage with a microSD card.
Powering the Xperia Z3 is a quad-core, 2500 MHz Krait processor and 3 GB of RAM. In other words, the phone’s performance is impressive. Speed and power sometimes suck the life out of a battery, but not this one. The Z3’s 3100 mAh battery provides better than average battery life that lasts anywhere from a day and a half to two days depending on usage.
Sporting a 20.7-megapixel camera with waterproof features, the Z3 allows you to take underwater photos or listen to music while in the shower. The camera is the same as the one on the Z1 and Z2 precursors albeit with a few changes. These include improved image stability and an ISO sensitivity boost to 12,800.
Like with all phones, the Z3 has a few negatives. It doesn’t come with a removable battery or an HDMI port, but it includes a lot of bloated software from Sony. Weighing in at 152g, some consider it too heavy and bulky.
If you own the Sony Xperia Z2 and wonder if it’s worth upgrading to the Z3. It may be better to wait for the Sony Xperia Z4 because the Z3 doesn’t have enough improvements to justify the cost of a new phone. Sony Xperia Z3 competitors include Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Apple iPhone 6 Plus, Apple iPhone 6, LG G3 and Samsung Galaxy S5.
What you can sync with Sony Xperia Z3
You want a sync software solution that you can rely on without worrying about a web-based, cloud service like Google Calendar Sync disappearing on you. That rules out all cloud-based sync solutions because cloud services can end anytime. Once they’re gone, you can’t access them. Furthermore, if you don’t have an Internet connection or the cloud service goes down, you won’t be able to access your contacts and calendar.
Downloadable software, on the other hand, is on your computer and will always work for as long as everything remains compatible. You don’t need an Internet connection to access the information.
Google Contacts and Calendar store your information in the cloud. This puts your information at risk for exposure. When you sync with Microsoft Outlook 2013, Outlook 2010, Outlook 2007, Outlook 2003 or Outlook 2002, all your personal information stays out of the cloud. You also don’t have to be concerned that Outlook PC goes away since it lives right there on your computer.
The best way to sync Sony Xperia Z3 with Microsoft Outlook is with AkrutoSync. It’s Windows PC software that can sync Outlook Calendar with Android. This Google Calendar Sync replacement software directly syncs your Android phone with your computer running Outlook PC. No information is shared anywhere else.
When you use AkrutoSync, you’ll be able to:
- Sync Outlook calendar with Sony Xperia Z3.
- Keep your personal information private, out of the cloud.
- Sync Outlook Tasks and Notes with the Android.
- Use Sony Xperia Z3’s own calendar and contacts apps.
- Transfer Outlook contacts to Sony Xperia Z3.
You have two options to automatically sync droid with Outlook using Akruto: Wi-Fi and Internet. The latter uses your phone’s data plan. Both options transfer data over an encrypted connection.
How to set up Sony Xperia Z3 Outlook sync
Sync Android with Outlook software can be frustrating for people to install. It depends on the software and the person’s comfort level in installing software. Although Akruto guides you through the installation process, it offers 24/7 support with a live chat option as well as Akruto Gold service.
The Akruto Gold service allows the tech support team to remotely set up everything for you so you can sync Outlook with Sony Xperia Z3 and any other compatible devices you wish to sync with Outlook. You can sync unlimited devices with just one Akruto license. So if you have an iPhone, iPad, Windows Phone or Android tablets, you can sync with those too.
“I used the Gold Plan for an AkrutoSync tech to take control of my computer and cell phone. The installation was easy, but I am still glad I used the Gold Plan. Everything is now syncing perfectly,” says Merrill H. Read Outlook sync software reviews for Akruto.
If you prefer to install the Outlook sync software yourself, follow the instructions to set up Akruto to sync Samsung Galaxy S4 with Outlook as it will work with your Z3. You can test the sync software free for seven days. This way you can be assured that Sony Xperia Z3 Outlook sync works.
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