Question about Apple iPhone Smartphone
Can anyone instruct me how to synchronize my iphone to my outlook.
Only way i could get any sync was first strangling the cat,wrapping its limp body round my neck,then getting two pieces of celery of equal length.Soaking these overnight in a mixture of lemon juice and urine.Drink the juice at 2 minutes past twelve on a full moon,insert the celery where the sun dont shine and whilst hopping on one footand circling the p.c with the iphone balancing on my forehead.First few times no joy then bingo synched right off.
hope this helps
Posted on Dec 11, 2008
I noticed this problem after the latest iphone update 2.1. It appeared that any events I entered on my iphone would not sync (transfer) to Outlook. However, it worked fine the other way (Outlook to iphone). What I finally noticed is that in Outlook, there is now two calendars under My Calendars: Outlook and Outlook Calendar. If I click Outlook Calendar, all the events I entered on my iphone appears on a seperate calendar. I don't know why there are two now, and it doesn't appear they can be merged. However, if I just use "calendar" instead of "Outlook calendar" when I enter events on my iphone, everything works and is on one calendar in Outlook. I don't know if that was unique to my case or if it will help anyone else.
Posted on Sep 15, 2008
I'm going to stay fairly anonymous, but I work for an operator and had access to an iPhone 3G before it was on general release. I came across the problem in regard to syncing Outlook Calendar.
We had no way of getting support from Apple and so a colleague and myself spent several hours messing around, eventually we found it to be a problem with recurring appointments.
I wouldn't suggest the method of exporting the events as you loose the recurrence - but it may be a good idea to use this method as a backup.
Read through the following and only attempt if you are confident!
I would suggest that you;
a) Clear out your Deleted folder **Make sure you don't need anything in there!
b) Select your Calendar; View-Arrange By-Current View-Recurring Appointments
c) Click an item in the window displaying the recurring events; press Ctrl-A to select ALL events (note: this should highlight all the events in the window).
Press Delete on your keyboard. Note: this will delete the selected items. Prompts may be displayed asking if responses should be sent to meeting organisers. It is suggested that these are actioned as “Deleted without sending a response” (They will be restored later).
d) Ensure all items have been deleted. Window should display “There are no items to show in this view”.
e) Attach iPhone and start iTunes. Ensure your settings are configured to Synchronise your Calendar & other options (Left column; Devices-iPhone, Info tab). Choose to Sync from the Summary tab.
f) This should result in Calendar and Home being shown in;
Left column; Devices-iPhone, Info tab Calendars- Selected calendars
(You do not need to explicitly select this item, it is just for illustration)
At this point, the iPhone should also display items (non recurring) in the calendar.
g) To restore your deleted recurring items, select the Delete Items folder. Click on an item in the window and press Ctrl-A to select ALL events (note: this should highlight all the events in the window).
Use your mouse to click on the selected area and ‘drag’ the items to the Calendar icon shown on the left hand side of the screen.
h) Once the recurring events have been restored, you should Sync your iPhone once more.
i) Your Outlook calendar view should be changed back to your normal preference; Calendar-View-Arrange By-Current View-Day/Week/Month (as an example)
From this point, your synchronisation should work. This will occur automatically if you select “Automative sync when this iPhone is connected” from within iTunes (Summary tab).
Hope that helps
"Frustrated with the big A"
Posted on Aug 20, 2008
New iPhone Aug/08... Outlook 2003...
Rogers said they synced it for me. As with most things with Rogers not true...
Easy solution: download itunes... register your phone (don't like it but must give credit card etc)... then watch the magic... can sync what you want to...
Posted on Aug 04, 2008
Sorry, iPhone doesn't synchronize with Ourlook. It's a bummer.
Posted on Jul 01, 2007
Apple has a note for this issue (http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=305705#faq1), but it did not help in my case. I am running Outlook 2007. Only about half of the appointments on my PC end up on the iPhone. The iPhone cannot replace my Motorola Q without proper calendar synching.
Posted on Jul 07, 2007
I had this problem, too. It started randomly a few weeks ago. In the past, Outlook's calendar sync'd with iPhone just fine. Now it won't. Trying to overwrite Outlook's calendar to the iPhone resulted in my iPhone calendar being wiped clean. Contacts syncing okay, though.
Note: this is a work-around that in the end actually works better (now wirelessly) than plugging the iPhone in via USB to sync calendars on my PC. I still have to plug it in the iPhone to the PC to sync contacts, but the calendar sync is almost real-time now.
Here's how I resolved the issue:
1. Create a Google calendar.
2. Sync Outlook with my Google calendar - selected "1 way sync: Outlook to Google" initially. Once it was sync'd, then I turned on Google's "2 way sync" so when the calendar was updated on Google, it would update Outlook as well. I set it up to sync every 2 hours. You can adjust this as you see fit.
3. Visit http://www.nuevasync.com and create an account. It will prompt you to access your Google account so it can sync the calendar.
4. Follow NuevaSync's set up procedure for your iPhone (i.e., Settings > Mail, Calendar, Contacts > Add Account > MS Exchange > ...)
5. NuevaSync then syncs your Google calendra with your iPhone.
The really cool part is that whenever you update your iPhone, it syncs to Google's calendar within minutes wirelessly. Since my PC is always on (sleep mode), calendar updates get to my Outlook calendar even when I am out of the office, just like my virus scans are scheduled to run overnight.
Posted on Feb 05, 2009
Another solution to add is using 3rd party software, SYNCING.NET. You can sync your iPhone to Outlook through MobileMe. You can sync all your outlook features. Check it out here: http://www.syncing.net/en/home.html
Posted on Jul 06, 2010
I tried solution 5 by nothingworks and put an end date to all my recurring events and voila it worked! Happy now.
Posted on Apr 01, 2010
I just started having this problem. The problem for me was that two different calendars had formed. One is the iphone Events and the other my Outlook. First I went to Outlook 2007 and under My Calenders checked both calendars so they would be side by side. I then used the click and drag method to move all the iPhone events that hadn't shown up on my original calendar so I had all events on one calendar. I went to Settings - Calendar and changed the default calendar to the calendar that wasn't marked. I did a test in my iPhone and it works!
Posted on Nov 13, 2009
In outlook, tools,account settings,datafiles, make sure that personal folders, outlook.pst is checked as default. I recently changed my settings to make hotmail folder the default and this screwed everything up. When I reset to personal folder it sorted it out fine
Posted on Jul 13, 2010
After a lot of searching for the best (free) way to stay in sync (calendar, contacts), i've been looking through
- gsyncit (not free)
- oggsync (not free)
and many more, nothing really satisfied me.
My (FREE, and great working) solution for Outlook <> google <> iPhone Syncing is:
iPhone <> Google :: "google mobile sync"
(contacts and calendar)
Google <> Outlook
calendar :: "Google Calendar Sync"
contacts :: soocial.com (is in beta but works great and free)
Posted on Jan 13, 2010
Posted on Sep 03, 2015
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Posted on Oct 14, 2014
I've run into sync issues with many clients using iPhones and Outlook. I recommend using iCloud Sync (from Code Two) to my clients. I have a write up about iCloud Sync on my site
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Posted on Nov 03, 2013
I used a dab of olive oil behind my left ear, then massaged my toe. That did the trick. Now synching works great.
Posted on Oct 27, 2008
Hi, I have tried different itunes & FW versions. The ones that worked are FW 1.1.4 and itunes 188.8.131.52. I guess there are different and better solutions if you are on FW 2.0, however this worked (and I tried to upgrade to 2.0 with no success)
Posted on Sep 03, 2008
Go to outlook about..... look at the disabled options and enable imac options, restart outlook and you should be good to go Joe Saldarini Greensboro, NC
Posted on Jul 30, 2007
I also had problem getting my contacts and calendar to sync with outlook 2003 therefore I figure there are 2 things needed to be done first: * On the Outlook tabs click help ->check for updates. When you have the latest update try to sync again. * If it doesn't work, first back up all your contacts and calender. Click help->detect and repair. Try to sync again it should work this time! I worked for me!
Posted on Jul 03, 2007
Posted on Jul 13, 2010
Spent quite a bit of time on this myself ("Classic" iPhone, 2.0, Win XP, Outlook 2003), but things are working now.
Issue appears to be related to: 1) Older and/or corrupt PST files, 2) recurring events (which may be related to #1).
In any case, here is what worked for me, derived from the following helpful discussion: (http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=7644926&tstart=0) search for "boosterjuice".
Basically, it involves exporting your Outlook data to an Excel file, creating a new Outlook profile and data file of the CORRECT type, and populating it with imported data from the Excel file. Check the link above for more detail, or follow the rough steps below:
1) In Outlook 2003, export you calendar(s) to an Excel file.
2) In [Control Panels->Mail] create a new profile & Outlook data file" (** Be sure and select "Office Outlook Personal Folders File (.pst)" and NOT "Outlook 97-2002 Personal Folders File (.pst)" as the new file type **), associate the profile with the new data file as its default.
3) In the "Mail" control panel, choose "Always use this profile" and select the new profile.
4) Open Outlook 2003, and import the file(s) you exported to the new calendar.
You should be able to sync.
1) This may also resolve syncing issues with contacts as well.
2) Imported appointments will not retain recurrence settings, but can be added via the iPhone or Outlook, and sync properly.
Posted on Jul 26, 2008
Posted on Oct 08, 2010
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