Outlook has been one of the most used email services with a user base of more than 400 billion people. Now, most of these people use the app on their phones, both iPhone and Android. To make the working of Outlook smooth, you need to sync your contacts. Here, we are discussing several ways of doing so. If you need to share Google contacts or share Gmail contacts or Shared Contacts for Gmail App then visit the Chrome Webstore or GSuite Extensions.
Sync contacts to android
To sync your Outlook contacts to android, you will have to make sure that your email provider is using the Microsoft ActiveSync. After that, you need to go to the settings of your android device and then need to press Applications. After that, tap on the Outlook option. Click on “permissions”, under App Settings and turn the contacts switch on. Then again tap on the Outlook app and go to sync. After that, tap on your account and then tap on Sync Contact. You are done.
Sync contacts with Gmail
You need to have a Gmail app on your device, to do the sync with this process. After that, register your Outlook account with Gmail. Remember that you will have to use a valid account for this one. If you don’t have one, we would suggest you create it. Now is the time to log in to your Outlook account from the Gmail app. For that, go to the Menu, which are the three horizontal lines on the top. Press Settings, then on add account and then you will find a new page opened. You will get the list of email services that Gmail app supports. Tap Exchange and Office 365.
You should not select Outlook, Hotmail and Live as these services use IMAP and POP. These are sync protocol that can sync contacts and calendars. They only sync email.
After all the above procedures, you need to type your email address and password on the next page. Your server settings will start validating and if a popup requesting Remote Security Administration appears, you need to tap OK. After that, complete the sign up on the next page. Make sure that Gmail can access your contacts and calendar. You can check this by following the settings, app, and permission and then finally can contact switch on to the green.
Sync contacts with iPhone
There are certain ways in which you can sync your outlook contact with iPhone. The first way to do it with the help of settings. For this, you need to open settings and then contact and then tap to Outlook. After this, switch background app refresh to green. Then you need to go to the Outlook app and then go to the settings. Select your account and then sync contacts. You are done.
Other options are syncing your contact on the iPhone with the help of iTunes. For syncing your Outlook contacts with iPhone using iTunes, you need to connect your iPhone with your PC and then open iTunes in it. There you will find an iPhone icon on which you need to click. From there you need to select the Info option from the Settings menu. There you will find a ‘Sync contacts with’ checkbox. You need to tap on that checkbox and then select the Outlook option from the drop-down list. For completing the setup you need to click on the apply option.
In the same way, you can sync your contacts using the iPhone, with the help of iCloud as well as email.
Sync contacts with iPads
To sync your outlook contacts with the iPad, you will use iTunes. Make sure that you have the latest version of iTunes. You need to connect the iPad to your computer and then select it from iTunes. Click on the Info and select the sync options for contacts. You will get a set of options and there you need to select Outlook. You need to specify the one you want to sync by clicking Select Group. If not, then select all of them and click Sync. Syncing with iPads could be done with iCloud, Outlook.com Or Exchange also. All the ways are pretty simple and you can do it all by yourself.
Sync contacts with iCloud
If you want to sync contacts with iCloud, there is just one option that you could follow. First, you will have to have a PST file on your computer. After that, you need to convert PST file Into a vCard or VCF. You can use an export application to do so. After you have converted the file, you can import the vCard into iCloud.
There are some more ways to sync contacts with the iPhone such as, with the help of vCards or through the exchange. You can use any one of the above-mentioned methods, based upon what kind of device do you have. Synching your Outlook contacts can also be done with the iPad and iCloud.