Sync Microsoft Lumia with Outlook

Sync Microsoft Lumia with Outlook

By now, you know that Microsoft bought Nokia’s phone business including all the Lumia phones. The company has started rebranding these phones as Microsoft Lumia. One of the most common questions customers ask about the Windows Phone is: Will Microsoft Lumia sync with Outlook?

Sync Microsoft Lumia with Outlook

Out-of-the-box, the Lumia doesn’t sync with Outlook unless you opt to use or Office365. Both services save your personal information in the cloud. Something many people don’t want to do because recent cloud hacks have them working harder to protect their privacy.

The solution

To help boost productivity and protect privacy, we developed AkrutoSync software to sync Outlook with phones, tablets and devices without going through the cloud. Whether you buy a Nokia Lumia or Microsoft Lumia, Akruto works with both as it can sync Outlook with Windows Phone 8.1 and any future releases.

“Akruto is a must have for Windows Phone. I do not want to sync my calendar via cloud. Thank you!” customer Lars B writes.

Microsoft stills sell Nokia-branded, entry-level phones that don’t have the Lumia name. Akruto is compatible with Nokia 130 and other Nokia phones. If you use Akruto to sync Nokia Lumia with Microsoft Outlook, it will still sync. If you buy a rebranded phone, you’ll be able to continue using Akruto. You’ll just have to set up Akruto to connect with the new phone and any other devices you want to use.

Two ways to sync Microsoft Lumia with Outlook

Akruto offers two ways to sync. Neither uses the cloud, online accounts or USB cables. The software transfers your calendar and contacts directly between your computer and your devices.

The first option is Wi-Fi. The advantage is that you won’t use your phone’s data plan. Install Akruto on your Windows PC or laptop. And Wi-Fi automatically and continuously keeps your contacts and calendar in sync between PC and devices.

The other sync option is SSL-encrypted Internet. This uses your phone’s data plan. If you have other devices — Android (Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Motorola Moto X, for example), iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad — you can sync those too. Whichever option you choose, it’ll ensure your data is updated across all devices and your PC.

How to sync Microsoft Lumia with Microsoft Outlook

Because of the mechanics that go into developing it, sync software is notorious for being complicated to install. But we’ve made it simple by having the software guide you through the steps. You can also follow along with the how to sync your Microsoft Lumia with Outlook video. If you’d rather our support team to do the install for you, the Akruto Gold service option might something you want to consider. It’s all done remotely in the privacy of your own home or office. To do it yourself, follow these steps.

Steps to install Akruto to sync Microsoft Lumia with Outlook using Wi-Fi:
On your PC

  1. Download AkrutoSync.
  2. On your computer, double-click the downloaded file to install it.
  3. After the installation completes, double-click the AkrutoSync shortcut.
  4. Choose “Configure Akruto Sync.”
  5. Choose the “Select” button under “Sync over home network.” (This uses Wi-Fi.)
  6. Verify your phone’s Wi-Fi is turned on.

On your phone

  1. On your Lumia phone, scroll through the application list.
  2. Choose “Settings.”
  3. Verify Wi-Fi is on.

Back on your Windows PC

  1. Choose “Continue.”
  2. On your Microsoft Lumia phone, open Internet Explorer.
  3. Enter the https:// address exactly as it appears on your Windows PC into the address bar in your phone’s Internet Explorer. (It has four sets of digits. Also, note the s in https, which provides secure communication. Ex:
  4. Choose the enter key.
  5. Choose the “Import Certificate” link.
  6. Choose “Install” to install the certificate. (This ensures your data is secure.)
  7. On your Windows PC, choose “Continue” button.
  8. Enter a user name and password. (Note it as you’ll need it again in Step 17.)
  9. Choose “Continue” to create an Outlook account on the phone.
  10. On your Lumia phone, go to Settings > email+accounts > add an account > Outlook.
  11. Enter your username that you added in Step 14 along with the web address. (Ex: sync@
  12. Enter your password that you added in Step 14.
  13. Choose “Sign in” and voila! You’re done.

Your Windows PC should show sync in progress. If you run into questions or problems, please contact our tech support team. Our friendly team is available to serve you 24/7.

Benefits of using Akruto to sync Outlook calendar with Microsoft Lumia

In addition to privacy, Akruto offers many other benefits. Here are some of customers’ favorites.

Offers reliable sync.

Many sync programs tend to cut off long notes, sync partial information for contacts and events or fail to sync all contacts and events. If you watch the video, you’ll see Akruto syncs 12,000 contacts. (Insane, we know!) How many people have more than that? Akruto works with more than 50,000 contacts.

Syncs completely without scrambling data.

The video also shows the successful sync of a note with Shakespeare’s complete sonnets — 96,000 characters long. This article has almost 6,000 characters. So imagine a note that’s 16 times longer than this!

Uses your phone’s apps.

Akruto syncs with the calendar and contacts apps that comes included with your Windows Phone. It does not install a separate app for each. Here’s information on How to Sync Outlook Notes with Windows Phone. If you have an iPhone, iPad or Android device, Akruto also syncs with the apps that come with those. Tasks on the iOS are in the Reminder app. Androids may require downloading a separate app.

Because Akruto syncs with your phone’s app, all of its integrated functions work. For example, you share a contact through a text message. The contacts on Outlook for PC show up in your phone’s contacts.

Works automatically.

Most solutions that avoid the cloud usually require a USB cable to sync. You can’t sync automatically with USB. By using your home or office network’s secure Wi-Fi or SSL-encrypted Internet, your data automatically syncs whenever you’re connected to the network that your PC accesses.

“Having just bought a Windows phone, I was unsure how to synchronize my Outlook contacts and calendar but hadn’t a clue how to go about it. I found Akruto on the web, viewed the video showing how to do this and was impressed by the simplicity of it all.” Bill M writes. “Just what a ‘limited ability user’ like me needed. I downloaded the seven-day trial version and within minutes had full synchronization — without losing my temper once! Just what I needed. I’ve now bought the download.”

Whether you have a Nokia Lumia or plan to buy Microsoft Lumia, Akruto will sync Lumia with Outlook. You may have multiple devices. One license covers all the compatible devices you want to sync with Outlook. To make sure it’s right for you, you can try Akruto free for seven days. Our support team is available to help you 24/7. Yes, even while you test it.

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  • Clive April 16, 2015 at 3:08 am

    I downloaded a trial version a while back but never tested it. I am frustrated with Microsofts offering so I downloaded Akruto again to see if I enjoyed it before I pay for it. It now says trial expired before I can use it. How do I get a “second” crack at it?

    • Akruto Support April 16, 2015 at 12:27 pm

      Hello Clive. Please click the support icon at the top of this page to contact our support. We’ll be happy to help you.