How to Sync iPhone Contacts with Outlook

Posted by Mayank on July 7, 2012 in iPhone

iPhone and Outlook are arguably the best products in their category. Before the frenzy of phones, contacts were best managed by Microsoft Outlook. Now there is basically two different means by which we maintain contacts – phone and email client. Today we will see how to sync iPhone Contacts with Outlook.

Merging the iPhone Contacts and Microsoft Outlook address book ensures that both Outlook and your phone have up-to-date information. We will utilize iTunes to Sync iPhone Contacts with Outlook.

Items you will need

  • iPhone and USB cable

Step 1

Connect iPhone to your computer using the USB cable and launch iTunes.

Step 2

Click your iPhone in the Devices list in the left hand panel of iTunes and click the “Info” tab in the top menu.

Step 3

Check the “Sync Contacts” box and select “Microsoft Outlook” from the drop-down menu.

Step 4

Click either the “All Contacts” or “Selected Groups” button. If you only want to sync certain groups, click the name of each group in the display box.

Step 6

Check “Apply” and click “Merge” when prompted. Click “Sync” and wait for the process to complete. The program will create a backup file of your iPhone’s data before syncing. Disconnect the phone when sync is complete.

Check your iPhone Contacts or Outlook Address Book – you would have been able to sync iPhone contacts with Outlook.

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