Sync iPhone with Outlook Wirelessly

Sync iPhone with Outlook Wirelessly

I’ve noticed a vexing trend in online conversations discussing ways to sync iPhone with Outlook wirelessly or sync iPhone with Outlook without iTunes. You can sense people’s frustration with not being able to sync through Wi-Fi or finding a way around iTunes.

Sync iPhone with Outlook wirelessly

You can search for “iphone won’t sync to iTunes wirelessly,” “how to sync iphone with Outlook without iTunes” and other variations to see the many problems with sync iPhone with Outlook.

Sync iPhone with Outlook wirelessly

Apple has an iTunes Wireless sync troubleshooting guide to help fix problems with Wi-Fi sync. One of my team members wanted to wirelessly sync iPhone with Outlook using Wi-Fi. Since it didn’t work, she found the troubleshooting guide and tried everything. Nothing worked.

That left wireless interference as the only possible cause. She tried moving her laptop and iPhone close to the router. Failed. She took her phone upstairs away from the kitchen microwave and other sources for wireless interference. Failed. Her whole place has cordless phones, so there’s no way around it.

To ensure there wasn’t a problem with her iPhone’s Wi-Fi connection, she installed AkrutoSync to sync iPhone with Outlook wirelessly and without iTunes. Success! Since Akruto uses Wi-Fi for wireless sync, network interference could not have been the problem.

Of course, we’re prejudiced about Akruto. It’s because of these problems our team felt compelled to extend Akruto’s capabilities to the iPhone and other iOS devices. It was too hard and time consuming to sync iPhone with Outlook with iTunes. Free comes with a price.

How AkrutoSync works

Akruto imitates a personal exchange server on a Windows PC computer or laptop. This feature is built-in Akruto, so there’s no need to buy an expensive exchange server to sync iPhone with Outlook.

The software gives you step-by-step instructions to make it happen. You don’t need to know anything about installing or setting up Microsoft Exchange Servers. Here are the instructions to set up your iPhone to sync with Outlook.

Because of the way it acts like an Exchange Server, Akruto sync is:

  • Automatic: It continuously and wirelessly syncs because Akruto uses your private encrypted Wi-Fi or Internet connection.
  • Private: It avoids the cloud by usingencrypted Wi-Fi (no data plan) or Internet (data plan) connection to sync iPhone with Outlook wirelessly.
  • Reliable: Sync always works and information doesn’t disappear or get cut off.
  • Complete: Syncs everything, including long entries and contact’s photos.
  • Seamless: It syncs Outlook PC’s data directly to the apps you already use on your iPhone: Contacts, Calendar, Notes and Reminders (Tasks in Outlook).

You might have other devices you want to sync with Outlook. Akruto works with unlimited Android and iOS devices, Microsoft Surface and Windows Phone.

Sync iPhone with Outlook without iTunes

Another common complaint from users is that iTunes has too many problems. Or it uses up too much computer resources that it slows down performance. This prevents them from working on their computer when iTunes is running. Some avoid updating iTunes when there’s a new update because it can break other things.

With AkrutoSync, you do not need to open iTunes to sync iPhone with Outlook wirelessly. Akruto quietly runs in the background doing its job to keep your Outlook data in sync across devices. You can continue working without performance interruptions.

Sync Outlook Calendar with iPhone wirelessly

You know the iPhone’s calendar app has an icon with today’s date, right? That’s the app you can continue using when you use Akruto to sync iPhone with Outlook. Because of this, you can take advantage of all of the iPhone’s integrated features.

Several sync software products add their own calendar apps to the iPhone. Then you’ll have two calendars as you can’t delete the iPhone’s built-in calendar.

With Akruto, you can sync all of your past, current and future events sync to your iPhone and other connected devices. Standard, all-day and recurring appointments and exceptions transfer and function exactly as expected. A few sync software apps mess up recurring appointments by losing exceptions, showing them only once or duplicating entries.

Sync Outlook Tasks with iPhone Reminders

How do you get things done? Whichever approach you use, keep on using it. Akruto won’t get in the way of that. It simply syncs your Outlook Tasks with the iPhone’s Reminders app.

A few sync apps require you to sign up for a web-based service to sync your tasks. Or they install another task app on your iPhone, leaving you with two apps that do the same thing. A few don’t sync tasks at all. And you can’t remove the iPhone’s built-in Reminders app if you load another app.

Sync Outlook Notes with iPhone

The iPhone’s built-in notes app is clean, simple and does the job well. Akruto syncs Outlook Notes directly with it. If you have a Windows Phone, it also syncs with its Notes app. Not all Android devices come with a notes app, but there’s a way to sync Outlook Notes with Android.

Using Akruto, all of your notes will sync including the very long ones. Nothing is cut off or disappears. It also does not store your private notes in the cloud. Other sync apps either add their own Notes app to your phone or they don’t sync Notes at all.

Sync Outlook Contacts with iPhone

Like all the other iPhone apps, Akruto syncs Outlook Contacts with the iPhone’s own built-in Contacts apps. It also transfers your contact’s photos and notes.

Some sync apps add their own Contacts app to your phone. Why be stuck with two apps that do the same thing on a phone? It’s easier when you can use the iPhone’s own Contacts app especially since it can’t be removed to make room for another app.

Sync iPhone with Outlook wirelessly: Keep it simple

There’s no need to have two apps that do the same thing on your phone. You should be able to use your phone’s own app and Akruto allows you to do that.

Your Outlook data probably has a lot of your private information. When you use Akruto, none of it is stored in any cloud. So you won’t have to worry about Google, or iCloud getting hacked or their servers going down where you can’t access your data.

You can also rely on Akruto to sync everything. Its sync history feature even helps you out whether you intentionally or unintentionally delete or change something on your phone. The iPhone has an undo feature, but it can only undo your last change. (Shake the iPhone.)

There’s no running iTunes every time you want to back up your iPhone and there’s no setting up iTunes Wi-Fi. Akruto does all the hard work.

With Akruto, you only do three things:

  • Install AkrutoSync by following its onscreen instructions.
  • Use sync history to restore any changes and deletions.
  • Follow Akruto’s directions when your PC’s IP address changes.

If you rather have help installing AkrutoSync or have any questions, we provide 24/7 support to all customers including those in the seven-day trial.

Using AkrutoSync, you gain more time, more productivity and peace of mind knowing that it will sync iPhone with Outlook without iTunes across all your connected devices. Let Akruto show you what it can and try the full version free for seven days.

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  • Angela December 21, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    I keep notes related to my contacts inside each contact (so that I can open the contact in Outlook and see its related notes). Can I sync notes with my iPhone 6 Plus? I am referring specifically to notes that I see when I open a contact, rather than the ones in the Outlook notes tab.


    • Akruto Support December 22, 2014 at 10:09 pm

      Yes, AkrutoSync synchronizes all notes, those in the Outlook Notes tab and those inside each contact, appointment and task. there is no limitation on the number of notes and no limitation on the size of each notes.

  • Stephen June 2, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    Great question, I use contact notes for this purpose as well. have recently bought an iMac to replace a windows PC to compliment my recent migration from Androids to Apple iPad and iPhone 6 but still have need of my Windows lapTop especially for Outlook contacts, Calendar and email management. Will my iMac sync as well?

    • Akruto Support August 11, 2015 at 9:06 pm

      If you use the Mac version of Outlook, AkrutoSync will not work with it. If you are running Outlook within a Windows VM on a Mac, you can install AkrutoSync in the same VM and it will sync. Some of our users have done this. You will need to change your VM’s setting from “shared networking” (the default on a Mac) to “bridged”. Contact our support if you need help.

  • Brenda July 24, 2015 at 9:28 am

    Is it possible to sync outlook calendar if you don’t have the 360 version?

    • Akruto Support July 26, 2015 at 11:37 am

      Yes, all versions of Outlook from 2003 to 2016 work. Both 32 and 64 bit versions are supported.

  • Peter January 22, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    I use an iMac and an iPhone. Will Akruto work on Mac?

  • Keith January 7, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    Will Akruto work with iPhone 5c?