If you’re like me, you’ve got a lot of important dates and events stored in your Outlook calendar. But what happens when you need to access that information on your iPhone? Luckily, there’s a way to sync the two so you can have all your dates and events at your fingertips. Here’s how to do it!
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Introduction: How to sync your Outlook calendar with your iPhone
It’s easy to keep your Outlook calendar and your iPhone calendar in sync so you can have all your events with you wherever you go. Just follow these simple steps:
- On your iPhone, go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
- Tap Add Account.
- Tap Microsoft Exchange.
- Enter your Outlook email address and password in the fields provided, then tap Next.
- Make sure the “Server” field says “outlook.office365.com.” If it doesn’t, enter that address in the field.
- Choose which parts of your Outlook account you want to sync with your iPhone, then tap Save.
Setting up iCloud on your iPhone
- On your iPhone, go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud. If you’re using iOS 10.2 or earlier, go to Settings > iCloud.
- Turn on the apps that you want to use with iCloud.
- Tap Done.
Importing your Outlook calendar into iCloud
You can view your Microsoft Outlook Calendar in iCloud, and keep the events in your Outlook Calendar up to date across your devices. To do this, you need to import your Outlook Calendar into iCloud.
Open Outlook. On the File tab, click Import and Export.
Under Import and Export, click Import from another program or file, and then click Next.
Click Comma Separated Values (Windows), and then click Next.
In the Comma Separated Values dialog box, browse to the location of the file that you want to import, select the file, and then click Open. If you’re prompted to select which calendar to import the data into, choose iCloud.
If you’re not prompted to select a calendar, continue to step 5.
In the Comma Separated Values dialog box under Options, check the box next to First Row Contains Column Headings. If this option is unavailable or is already selected, continue to step 8.
In the Comma Separated Values dialog box under Options, check the box next to First Row Contains Column Headings if it isn’t already checked. Under Choose Fields to Import Into Student Information System > SIS > SIRS > Faculty/Staff Directory > Quickly find a faculty/staff member by name., click All Fields from Selected Source (to include all available fields).
You can also click Selected Fields from Available Fields (to include only specific fields), and then in Available Fields > check each field that you want included in Student Information System > SIS > SIRS > Faculty/Staff Directory > Quickly find a faculty/staff member by name.. If you want to save this data as a template that you can use again later for another import operation, check the box next To finish importing your calendar into iCloud: In Outlook on your desktop computer, open iCloud Preferences . Click Advanced , and then select or deselect the options under Synchronize . Close iCloud Preferences , and then click Finish .
Configuring iCloud to sync with your Outlook calendar
iCloud is built into every Apple device. That means all your stuff — photos, files, notes and more — is safe, up to date and available wherever you are. And it works automatically, so all you have to do is keep doing what you love. Everyone gets 5GB of free iCloud storage to start off with and it’s easy to add more at any time.
Configuring iCloud to sync with your Outlook calendar is a two-step process: first, you need to configure iCloud on your iPhone; second, you need to configure Outlook on your PC.
On your iPhone, go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Add Account > iCloud.
Enter your Apple ID and password when prompted.
Make sure the “Calendars” switch is in the “ON” position.
On your PC, open Outlook and go to File > Import and Export > Export to a file > Comma Separated Values (Windows).
In the “Export” window that appears, select the calendar you want to export from the “Folder:” drop-down menu ( typically this will be your default calendar). Then click “Next”.
In the “Save exported file as:” window that appears, select a location for the file on your computer’s hard drive where you’ll be able remember it later (like the Desktop), then click “Next”.
In the “Export Calendars” window that appears, leave the default setting of “Replace duplicates with items exported”, then click “Finish”.
Syncing your Outlook calendar with your iPhone
It’s easy to sync your Outlook calendar with your iPhone. With just a few clicks, you can have all of your events and appointments from Outlook copied over to your iPhone’s native calendar app. Here’s how:
- Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
- Tap on the Accounts & Passwords section.
- Tap on the Add Account option.
- Select Microsoft Exchange from the list of account types.
- Enter your Outlook email address and password, then tap Next.
- Make sure the Contacts and Calendars options are turned on, then tap Save.
- Your Outlook calendar will now be synced with your iPhone’s native Calendar app!
Tips for troubleshooting calendar syncing issues
If you’re experiencing issues syncing your Outlook calendar with your iPhone, there are a few things you can try to troubleshoot the issue.
- First, make sure that you have the latest version of iOS installed on your iPhone. To do this, go to Settings > General > Software Update.
- Next, check that the synchronization setting for your Outlook account is turned on. To do this, go to Settings > Accounts & Passwords > Accounts, select your Outlook account, and then make sure that the “Calendars” switch is in the ON position.
- If you’re still having trouble, try restarting both your iPhone and your computer. Sometimes simply restarting these devices can resolve syncing issues.
- If you’re still having trouble after trying all of these tips, contact Microsoft support for help with troubleshooting Outlook calendar syncing issues.
There are a few different ways that you can sync your Outlook calendar with your iPhone. You can use Microsoft’s Outlook app, which is available for free in the App Store, or you can set up a connection between your Outlook calendar and your iPhone using Apple’s iCloud service. If you use iCloud, you’ll be able to access your Outlook calendar on your iPhone as well as any other devices that are connected to your iCloud account, such as an iPad or a Mac computer. Whichever method you choose, syncing your Outlook calendar with your iPhone is a relatively simple process that only takes a few minutes to set up.