How to Sync Motorola Moto X with Microsoft Outlook

How to Sync Motorola Moto X with Microsoft Outlook

If you’re trying to decide whether to sync Moto X with Outlook or Google calendar and contacts, we’ll discuss both options to help you decide. When you take the Moto X out of the box and sign in your Google account, you’ll be able to automatically sync Google calendar and contacts. However, this stores your sensitive information in the Google cloud.

Sync Motorola Moto X with Outlook

As you know, clouds can be and have been hacked. It has happened to iCloud and it has happened to Gmail, which is where contacts and calendar live. Some people opt to sync Outlook and Google with their phones. That has proven to be a tricky proposition since Google shut down Google Calendar Sync. As a result, users had to look for Google calendar sync alternative.

This is an example of how a cloud-based service can go away and leave people stuck. You know Google isn’t going anywhere, and yet the company shut down the popular Google Calendar Sync and Google Reader.

The other option is to sync Moto X with Outlook calendar, contacts, notes and tasks. Like all Android phones, the Moto X does not sync with Microsoft Outlook as soon as you start using it. However, you can download third party Outlook sync software to remedy that. The advantage of this option is that your private information directly moves contacts and calendar from desktop Outlook to Android phone. It won’t store anything in the cloud.

Downloadable software also won’t go away forcing you to seek alternative sync software. Outlook sync software works for you for as long as you use it with compatible devices and hardware.

You may want to know more about the new Moto X phone to help you decide if it’s the right phone for you. Let’s take a look.

A look at the new Motorola Moto X smartphone

Fans of the Motorola Moto X will be pleased to know the 2014 Moto X improves on the original in just about every area. At 5.2 inches, the new Moto X has a larger display giving it a 74 percent screen-to-body ratio. The predecessor is 4.7 inches with a 71 percent screen-to-body ratio. This could be the deal breaker for some people. Not everyone likes bigger phones especially when it’s difficult to do one-handed operations.

Performance is snappy with a 2500 MHz, Krait 400 quad-core processor doing the heavy lifting. Unfortunately, the battery is lackluster as it only has 2300 mAh and you can’t replace it yourself.

The 2014’s HD display is 1080 x 1920 pixels. Compare that to the 2013 model’s 720 x 1280 pixels. Taking photos improves as the new model comes with 13 megapixel camera, a leap from the 2013 Moto X 10 megapixel camera.

The 2014 Moto X has the distinction of being the first mobile phone updated with Android Lollipop (v 5.0). But some packaged Moto X phones may still be running Android KitKat (v 4.4.4). No worries, you’ll be able to upgrade the Moto X to Lollipop (v 5.0) to get all of the Android OS’ latest features.

The phone comes in black and white. If those are too bland, you can use Moto Maker to customize the back of the phone, the trim and choose black or white for the front.

Built-in storage options include 16, 32 and 64 MB. Beware that this phone doesn’t come with MicroSD storage, so you’re stuck with whichever storage option you choose.

Competitors of the 2014 Moto X include 2013 Motorola Moto X, Google Nexus 5, LG G3, Samsung Galaxy S5 and Apple iPhone 6.

What does it take to sync Outlook with Motorola Moto X?

The best way to sync Moto X with Outlook is to use Windows PC software like AkrutoSync. It can directly sync Android with Outlook on your home computer. Although Akruto wirelessly transfers data over secure Wi-Fi or Internet, the information isn’t shared anywhere else. Top German tech magazine, C’t magazin, recommended Akruto for its ability to sync privately.

Choosing between Wi-Fi and Internet to transfer data depends on whether you have a home or small office Wi-Fi network and if want to avoid using your phone’s data plan. The Wi-Fi option does not use the phone’s data plan.

With AkrutoSync, you’ll be able to:

  • Sync Outlook calendar with Motorola Moto X.
  • Use the built-in calendar and contacts apps on the Moto X.
  • Keep your private information off the cloud.
  • Sync Outlook Contacts with Android.
  • Transfer Outlook Tasks and Notes to Moto X.

When Google shut down Google Calendar Sync, many users opted to move off the Google cloud and sync Android with Outlook. “Great way to sync my Outlook with Android. Since Google stopped doing it, I’ve been looking for the right solution and I’ve found it!” an AkrutoSync customer says. Read more Akruto Outlook sync software reviews.

All your information stays off the cloud when you sync Android with Outlook 2010 or Outlook 2013. Akruto also syncs with Outlook 2002, Outlook 2003 and Outlook 2007 with Android. And whether Outlook PC goes away or not is up to you — no one else can shut it down on you. “Synching my outlook calendar to Android calendar is critical to me and Akruto is only reliable solution I found,” writes Ellen Q.

How to sync Moto X with Outlook

We’ve heard from a lot of customers who had tried other Outlook sync software. They reported that Akruto was the only one that worked. We’ve tried to make the software easy to install by guiding you through the process. But if you’d like help, we have 24/7 support with a live chat option.

For those who want extra help by having us install the software, we offer Akruto Gold service. This option lets the support tech remotely install Akruto to sync Outlook with Moto X and other compatible devices you want to sync with Outlook. One license of Akruto can sync with all the compatible connected devices you want including iPhone, iPad, Windows Phone and other Androids.

To install Akruto, follow the directions from sync Sony Xperia Z23 with Outlook as the steps also work for Moto X. We want you to test the software with your phone and see how it works for you before you buy. So try Akruto free for seven days. Yes, the trial allows you to use the full software.

“I am thrilled to once again be able to sync Outlook on my Android phone with my home computer. Thank you!” Colleen P writes.

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  • JOSE BECIL July 6, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    Is it possible to use Akruto to sync Blackberry 10 with Outlook??
    I ask this, because BBLink is the worst sync program on the market.