Although it may still be fierce rivals, Apple and Microsoft are becoming increasingly suitable for each other's products these days. That means that if you have an iPhone and use Outlook to manage your & # 39; s, you can synchronize the two with a few quick steps.
However, that does not mean that the process runs entirely without problems. Making sure everything is aligned correctly depends on the computer you use and the settings you have chosen. If you are not sure what to do, our handy guide will help you on your way.
Step 1: Getting started with automatic synchronization
First make sure that Outlook is installed on both your computer and your iPhone and then log in with the same Outlook account on all your devices. Outlook is free on iOS, but the Mac and PC versions require an Office 365 subscription, so make sure you have this before you start.
Microsoft has made synchronizing your calendars very easy. If you are logged in with the same Outlook account, all the changes you make to your & # 39; s are synchronized with all of your devices. This means that if you add a new appointment or appointment to your PC, for example, it will appear on your iPhone a few seconds later. There is no need to resynchronize every time you create a new Outlook calendar appointment or change an appointment time. Simple.
Step 2: Choose whether to synchronize all your & # 39; s on Windows
By default, all your Outlook & # 39; s will be synchronized from Windows to your iPhone . If you want a little more control, you can choose which agendas you want to synchronize and which you want to exclude. If you are syncing between a Windows PC and your iPhone, open the Settings app on your iPhone, tap your Apple ID at the top, and then tap iCloud . Slide the switch next to Calendars to the left so that it is switched off.
Then connect your iPhone to your computer with a Lightning cable. In Windows, open iTunes and click the iPhone icon in the upper left corner and then click Info in the left column. This opens a screen where you can synchronize various things with your iPhone. Check the box next to Synchronize calendar & # 39; s with and make sure that Outlook is selected in the drop-down list.
You can now choose whether you want to synchronize all your & # 39; s or select only those; choose the desired option. Below you can decide whether you want to skip calendar events that are older than 30 days. If you are satisfied, click Apply .
Step 3: Choose whether to sync all calendars & # 39; s on macOS
Unfortunately there is no comparable way to choose which calendars & # 39; su of Outlook on a Mac to your iPhone. You can only do this with calendars stored locally on your Mac; since Outlook synchronizes your data with the cloud, you cannot choose what you want to synchronize in this way.
You can hide Outlook calendars & # 39; s. To do this, open Outlook on your iPhone and then tap the calendar icon in the lower right corner. Then tap your account icon in the top left corner; disable all calendars & # 39; s that you want to hide here.