Sync Android Phones with Outlook

Sync Android Phones with Outlook

You’d think you could sync Android with Outlook right out of the box considering the abundance of Microsoft Outlook users. Yes, it’d make customers happy, but that’s not how companies think. Google is behind Android.

Sync Android With Outlook

And what does Google have that competes with Microsoft Outlook? Yep, Gmail. And it wants you to use that along with Google Calendar and Google Contacts. That’s why Android phones offer seamless synchronization of Google products across all devices. After all, you must have a Gmail account to use an Android phone or tablet.

This is a bigger problem for people like small businesses and home users who aren’t on Microsoft Exchange servers. Plenty of people in these groups have their reasons for sticking with Outlook.

One option to sync Android with Outlook is to export your Outlook data as a CSV file and import it into your Android device. It’s as tedious as it sounds. Plus, you’d have to import and export on a regular basis to keep your Android contacts and calendar updated.

People who have a Motorola Android phone have the same problem with Motorola’s web-based Phone Portal. It lets you import and export CSV files, and you’d have to repeatedly do this to keep the phone data in sync with Outlook.

Those who have a Samsung phone may have looked into Samsung Kies to sync Outlook with Samsung. Just search the Internet and you’ll see it’s not a recommended solution because Kies access is inconsistent. Sometimes it’s blocked and sometimes access is changed when there’s a software update. “I tried Samsung Kies, didn’t like it at all, as it messed up my contact and appointment data,” an Android customer writes.

Besides, you may decide to buy a different Android phone next time. You’d have to start the process of finding another solution to sync Android with Outlook.

Another option is to use an app that works with all Android phones regardless of make and model like AkrutoSync. One AkuroSync user writes, “Pretty much bulletproof and automatic near real time, two way syncing of my Galaxy S4 to Outlook. Infinitely better than manual synching with Samsung Kies which is as terrible as ever.”

“I only found out about this wonderful program because an update to Jellybean 4.3 on my Galaxy S4 also required an update to Samsung Kies 3.2,” writes a customer. “Unfortunately Kies 3.2 is even more buggy and dreadful than ever, hence syncing Outlook contacts, calendar and tasks became an impossible task for me.”

Many of AkrutoSync users often say the same thing: “It just works.” They’re not just referring to the fact the app allows you to sync Android with Outlook, but that it’s seamless, automatic and doesn’t sync Outlook through the cloud. In other words, set it and forget it. After you install the app, you’re done. AkrutoSync does all the heavy lifting.

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  • EKM July 2, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    Does Akruto sync Outlook with all Android phones? Are there any older models it won’t work with?

    • Akruto Support July 3, 2014 at 8:01 pm

      AkrutoSync works with all Android phones. All Android versions from 1.x to the latest are supported. A telling example is when Samsung pushed a software update to their phones, upgrading them to Android 4.4, Samsung’s own Kies sync software stopped working with these phones. AkrutoSync continued to work without any problems. The new Android version “just worked” with AkrutoSync without having to do anything.

  • Jen July 11, 2014 at 9:53 am

    What happens if you shut off your computer or restart your wireless and the IP address changes?

    • Akruto Support July 16, 2014 at 4:57 pm

      Jen, if your computer’s IP address changes, AkrutoSync will detect this and guide you through entering the new address into your phone, so that your phone can still find your computer and sync. You do not even need to understand what IP addresses are or why they changes; AkrutoSync is designed to make this easy for the user.

  • Peter July 23, 2014 at 11:20 am

    Can you sync Outlook notes with the Android? How?