Resolving Issues When iPhone Contacts Are Not Syncing with Outlook Contacts

Resolving Issues When iPhone Contacts Are Not Syncing with Outlook Contacts

As with any technology, issues often arise that make it difficult to use your devices. One of the most common frustrations people encounter is when iPhone contacts are not syncing with Outlook.

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Syncing with iCloud is not always reliable; sometimes contacts (calendar events, or other content) doesn’t sync due to tech issues with iCloud PC software. Similarly, Apple’s cloud services recently had a meltdown during which time many services were unavailable, including the iTunes Store and iCloud Drive.

AkrutoSync is the only software to directly sync Outlook Calendar with iPhone without going through iTunes or iCloud. A key consideration when choosing synchronization software is whether it can synchronize with your iOS’s apps. Because AkrutoSync uses the iPhone’s own calendar, contacts, tasks and notes apps, users can continue using them without having to learn new applications. Here, we show you how to easily enable your iPhone to sync with Microsoft Outlook contacts, without storing your private data in the Cloud.

How to sync iPhone and Outlook contacts in 5 easy steps

Step 1: Download iPhone to Outlook syncing software

You will first need to download and install AkrutoSync. If you want your iPhone to sync contacts via Wi-Fi, make sure your smartphone and PC are connected to the same Wi-Fi hotspot.

Step 2: Configure your PC

In the main window of the program press Configure AkrutoSync and select the type of connection you want to use (Wi-Fi or the Internet). Choose iOS as your operating system on the next step. Then, choose the type of data you want to sync between iPhone and Outlook (in this case we only need contacts). Go through few more steps until you are asked to install SSL certificate on your iPhone.

Step 3: Configure your iPhone

Start Safari on your iPhone and install SSL certificate on your smartphone to ensure only this device can access your Outlook contacts. All the steps you need to take will be shown in the AkrutoSync interface.

Step 4: Finish PC configuration

In this step you only need to create a login and password to secure your connection.

Step 5: Finish iPhone configuration

Go to Settings of your iPhone and tap on Mail, Contacts, Calendars. Tap Add Account and choose Exchange. Fill in Email and Password. You can find this data in AkrutoSync interface. Then tap Next and enable everything including mail. Tap Save.

That’s it! For more details on how AkrutoSync works with iOS devices visit our sync iPhone and Outlook page. If you still have questions, check this video for answers:


Q: My iPhone contacts are not syncing with Outlook through iCloud. Can AkrutoSync transfer contacts from my iPhone 6 Plus to MS Office 2013?
A: AkrutoSync is a good alternative to iCloud when it comes to syncing Outlook data with iOS devices. And yes, syncing contacts from iPhone 6 Plus to Outlook 2013 is supported by default.

Q: It seems that iCloud can no longer sync Outlook notes with my iPhone. Can I transfer both notes and calendar appointments from Outlook to my iPhone 5?
A: You can transfer any sets of data between your desktop Outlook and iPhone 5. Transferring Outlook notes and calendar appointments is supported; transferring contacts is supported as well.

Q: My current software can’t sync contact pictures from iPhone to Outlook. Can AkrutoSync do that?
A: AkrutoSync can transfer everything to your iPhone, including contact pictures and contact notes.

Q: I’m using iTunes to sync my iPhone with Outlook. However, I was not able to sync contacts from my iPhone back to Outlook. Can I solve this issue with your software?
A: Yes, AkrutoSync is designed for two-way syncing of data between Outlook and your iPhone. That means every new contact added to your iPhone will be automatically copied to Outlook.

Q: I’m looking for software to sync my iPhone contacts with Outlook without the Cloud. However, I need a way to sync my data on the go, so syncing via Wi-Fi or cable doesn’t work for me. Do you have another solution?
A: With AkrutoSync you can sync over the Internet as well. We use a secured DNS service as a replacement for the Cloud. With this technology you can sync over the Internet without storing your data anywhere but on your PC.

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