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.


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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