How to sync Samsung Galaxy S III with Microsoft Office Outlook

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We want to show you how easy it is to sync Samsung Galaxy SIII with Microsoft Outlook. There appears to be a lot of confusion by S3 owners about how to do this. CompanionLink can automate the sync process with a few simple configuration steps.

CompanionLink is right for you if you are looking for:

  1. Plug-and-play sync experience. Connect your Galaxy S3 to the computer and the sync will begin automatically.
  2. Reliable sync. No fussing around with hard resets, switching to Mass Storage Mode, or lost data during the sync.
  3. Data security. We offer both USB sync and encrypted Cloud sync. Furthermore, our Outlook-like app for Android encrypts all the data you sync so no one can break into it even if your phone is lost.
  4. Complete Outlook data. We sync all your data – contacts, calendar, tasks, notes, journal, categories, and contact photos.

Samsung devices ship with free software to sync Galaxy S 3 with Outlook. Many users report that it is a very complicated process that often destroys their data. Your mileage may vary. If you don’t want to deal with this, CompanionLink is for you and others who value their data and time. We even offer free US-based phone support to stand behind our software.

Steps for Outlook to Galaxy S3 sync:

  1. Install CompanionLink for Outlook to your computer. It is free to download and try for 14 days.
  2. Download the DejaOffice CRM app on your S3 for free from the Google Play store. The app gives you contacts, calendar, tasks, notes, journal and categories just like Microsoft Outlook.
  3. Synchronize using CompanionLink. Choose from DejaConnect USB sync or DejaCloud sync. Both are secure.

Yes, it’s really that simple to sync Microsoft Outlook to Galaxy S3. Give it a try and please share your feedback below.


  • Pamela

    how much is it after the 14 day free trial?

    • http://www.companionlink.com Rushang S.

      $49.95, one-time.

  • Bob

    can I send my contacts on my S3 to a new outlook on my computer

    • http://www.companionlink.com Rushang S.

      Yes, absolutely. Just install CompanionLink on your PC and set it up with your new Outlook PST Folders. Our sync will handle the rest.

  • artgamble711

    In outlook I have several contacts folders. I ONLY want to sync the folder actually named contacts. Can I do that, or does it have to sync all of them

    • http://www.companionlink.com Rushang S.

      Yes, you can select the specific Outlook Contact folder. This is in the Settings area of CompanionLink in a tab labelled “Outlook Folders”.

      • artgamble711

        It seems that CompanionLink puts contacts in a separate Dejaoffice contact folder. This is not the folder that opens up when I use messaging or phone contacts. If I change someone’s number in Outlook, it changes it in the dejaoffice folder, but when I try to text them it goes to the wrong number. Is there a way for it to sync with the Android contacts so everything is correct?

  • Greg

    I am unable to sync attachments from outlook tasks and calendar to my deja office tasks and calendar. Is there a way to do this?

    • http://www.companionlink.com Rushang S.

      We are looking to add this functionality soon. I’ve sent your request to the R&D team. Thanks for the feedback!

  • Christy

    I’ve used CompanionLink before for previous Samsung phones… but now that Kies3 has messed up the world, it looks like I may be back to using CompanionLink. However…. I really don’t want to have 2 different contact files, and 2 different apps for calendar. I’ve seen others ask this question before….

    Will CompanionLink 5 or 6 sync to the native contact/calendar apps on my S3? Or will I have to use the Deja apps?

    • http://www.companionlink.com Rushang S.

      Thanks for supporting CompanionLink through the years, Christy!

      You do not have to use DejaOffice if you choose. DejaOffice can be set to automatically sync Contacts and Calendar to the phone’s built-in apps. While you still need DejaOffice to sync data with Outlook, you do not have to use it to manage your data.

      To set up this type of system, go to DejaOffice > Settings > Sync Settings.

      Here’s a link with more information: http://www.dejaoffice.com/classroom/android/djoclassroom-sync.html#nativesync

  • timetostepup

    I am going to try CompanionLink but I want to avoid having duplicate entries on my Samsung Galaxy S3. How do I do that?

    • Guest

      Duplications should not occur. When you set up the DejaOffice app on Galaxy, it creates a data storage separate from the People app on Galaxy. Because this DejaOffice data file is empty upon creation, there will be no duplication. If, for some reason, you already have data in the DejaOffice data file, CompanionLink has a built-in duplication handler to take care of matching data in Outlook and DejaOffice. This acts as a second measure to ensure no duplicates. As a third measure, if you ever have problems for any reason, we offer free support.

    • http://www.companionlink.com Rushang S.

      Duplications should not occur. When you set up the DejaOffice app on Galaxy, it creates a data storage separate from the People app on Galaxy. Because this DejaOffice data file is empty upon creation, there will be no duplication. If, for some reason, you already have data in the DejaOffice data file, CompanionLink has a built-in duplication handler to take care of matching data in Outlook and DejaOffice. This acts as a second measure to ensure no duplicates. As a third measure, if you ever have problems for any reason, we offer free support.

  • van5

    can i use my pc to sent email via my samsungs3

    • http://www.companionlink.com Rushang S.

      PC email is typically handled through a desktop client like Outlook. I’m unsure how you would send email from your PC through your S3. Can you send more details to social@companionlink.com and I can try to help.

  • Doug

    my sync will not stay connected in my car

    • http://www.companionlink.com Rushang S.

      I’m a little confused about your question. Are you attempting to sync Outlook to your device? Where does your car coming into play in this situation? Can you email me with more info: social@companionlink.com.

  • Thinkaboutit

    I have Android-sync now and it stopped synching contacts and calendar and 4 requests for help over 2 months have been ignored (although I have a case number – how comforting). Can I switch to Companionlink and get the old program off my phone without screwing up everything even worse?

    • http://www.companionlink.com Rushang S.

      Yep, CompanionLink will work fine. We have phone support if you need to get a hold of us immediately. Please remove any other sync products first. One common cause of duplicates and other errors is people running two sync systems.

  • Annue

    Once the 14 day CompanionLink tril ends will I continue to receive full outlook acess on my cell?

    • http://www.companionlink.com Rushang S.

      Yes, you can continue to use the Outlook data you have synchronized to your cell.

  • Holger Sandring

    my brandnew Galaxy S3 works either in MTP mode or camera mode in both modes Companionlink does not pop up, when I press sync on the Galaxy (earlier I had a Galaxy S1 connected and it worked fine). Do I have to uninstall and reinstall the companion software?

  • tej

    can we sync shared calender with this software..??

    • http://www.companionlink.com Rushang S.

      Yes, CompanionLink supports sync of shared Outlook Calendars as well as the Calendar Public Folder (if you are using Exchange).

  • Auscroc

    Great program have used for years Deja and outlook sync perfect ALL outlook functions I have been using Deja as a bridge to keep contacts on my phone (GS3) / outlook and Gmail synced … My phone and Gmail sync automatically but I have to export my contacts to outlook or vise/verse to sync phone with outlook … – I understand Deja will sync with outlook but am I missing something here?? maybe a setting (I need note/memos which doesn’t sync via google)

    Gmail / Phone – Deja (on phone is separate app) / outlook … looks like one step missing? phone to Deja – but not as a separate database because I end up with multiple displays of the same contact –Phone / Gmail / Deja/ dazed and confused??

    • http://www.companionlink.com Rushang S.

      Thanks for the amazing comments about our software. My entire team appreciates this. To sync DejaOffice directly to Outlook, you can use our DejaCloud service. This is set up on both the phone (in DejaOffice > Settings > Sync Settings) and in the CompanionLink PC application. DejaCloud is our service that synchronizes data directly between Outlook and DejaOffice on your Android. http://www.companionlink.com/dejacloud

  • Mike P

    Will Companion Link sync multiple contact folders?
    i.e business contacts & personal contacts.

    • http://www.companionlink.com Rushang S.

      Yes. Buy CompanionLink Professional if you want to sync multiple Contact Folders. You will need its Category Manager feature. If you have one Contact Folder with multiple Contact Subfolders, then buy CompanionLink for Outlook and toggle the “Subfolders” checkbox.

      • Luis

        Time ago I tried your soft. It looks great but, if I try to use the native contact list (S3), frozen the system. That situation makes me to uninstall the soft. I have around 4000 contacts, all of the with their notes (big enough).
        I have to use only Deja contacs, or it was only a bug just solved?
        Luis

        • http://www.companionlink.com Rushang S.

          With 4000 contacts, each with lots of Contact Notes, I suggest you use DejaOffice because it was designed to the hold thousands of contacts. The built-in Contact List on S3 is not designed to hold that many records. If you need further info or want to discuss details, please email me: social@companionlink.com

          • Luis

            Rushang, thank you for your kindly answer. I wrote you an email.
            Best regards

  • SouthernLady

    Why do I have 2 of each contact in my Samsung native contact list and 8 Deja icons in the Connection field?

    • http://www.companionlink.com Rushang S.

      This may result from the way accounts are set up on your Device. Please email me at social@companionlink.com and I will assign a technician to work with you on fixing this.

  • Boots290

    is it possible to sync my work outlook with my Samsung, then sync my Samsung with my home outlook, then I have all contacts and calendar etc uptodate and all 3 devices

    • http://www.companionlink.com Rushang S.

      Yes, this is absolutely possible. Simply configure CompanionLink for Outlook to use our DejaCloud service. This ensures any changes are updated across all three (work PC, home PC, and phone). All this is included in one license of CompanionLink.

  • Scott

    i have companionlink 5.0 and when I sync to google the calendar and contacts sync fine but I get megta duplicates of my tasks. This is from a clean 1st sync to an emoty google account. what gives with the duplicates?

    • http://www.companionlink.com Rushang S.

      I got your email as well. I’m having a support technician contact you to figure it out.

  • pissed

    This sucks, it is not free.

    • http://www.companionlink.com Rushang S.

      Free software is usually worth every penny you spend on it.

  • dave

    I’ve downloaded CompanionLink and DejaOffice on the computer and phone, respectively, and then try to sync, and it just throws up a window saying ‘How to Synchronize’ and reiterates steps to do it. I set the USB settings appropriately for a Samsung III. However, it still doesn’t sync. any help?

    • http://www.companionlink.com Rushang S.

      Our technical support team will need to look further into this. I’m sure it’s a simple issue with setup. Please call them at 503-243-5200.

  • ukrid

    Terrible program when you have recurrent appointments; they appear every day, many times.

    • http://www.companionlink.com Rushang S.

      CompanionLink should handle recurrings just fine. It’s a common type of appointment that business users enter. If you are having trouble, our tech support folks will be able to get things resolved. http://www.companionlink.com/support/contact.html

  • PeterY

    I like what Companion link is doing here. The Google-MS wars have stepped up another notch. Both camps have made syncing between the other almost impossible. Google has withdrawn Google Sync and replaced with Google Apps paid and Win 8 breaks this link due to different protocols being adopted by both camps. Third-party companies offer direct sync between desktop program and your Android device. That is the simplest KISS principle. Don’t go syncing to the cloud then back to your device. Things will go wrong and often do. Keep up the good work guys.

  • Clarks

    can I sync Galaxy Note II with outlook 2007

    • http://www.companionlink.com Rushang S.

      Absolutely! The N2 is a popular device that we fully support two-way sync with.

  • Someguy

    Will this allow updates made on my mobile outlook calander to sync back to my outlook desktop?
    Sorry if this is a repost

    • http://www.companionlink.com Rushang S.

      Yes, CompanionLink does two-way sync so you changes made in either your mobile device or PC Outlook are synchronized.

      • Andrew G

        Rushang, will i find my CONTACTS filed by COMPANY, LAST NAME, FIRST NAME on the phone and if not will a sync leave my filing on my PC in OUTLOOK as COMPANY, LAST NAME FIRST NAME?
        Secondly is there a limit to the number of contacts or is that not dependent on the CompanionLink software?
        Andrew
        Galaxy S3 (OS 4.1)
        Outlook 2010

        • http://www.companionlink.com Rushang S.

          Yes, you can find Contacts on the device by company, first name, or last name. You can also group Contacts by either of these three. No, we do not impose a contact limit. You can sync unlimited number of contacts.

  • CJT

    Very disappointed that this hasn’t worked for me! It sounds great and the synch *seemed* to run but now I can’t see/retrieve the data.

  • Andrew

    Use Kies; it’s a free download from Samsung and it does it all no problem! stop messing with the apps, tney don’t work!

    • Bert

      Well, sorry to disappoint you but KIes doesn’t work with WIndows 8 ;-((

  • SingSalaLaLa

    So, I have spent sooooo many hours trying to find a sync app: Outlook 2003 contacts and calendar TO my Samsung Galaxy S3 (USC). Kies 2.0, Kies Air, Mobiledit, Mobisynapse, DataPilot, let me see, who else…? NONE work. Either it can’t detect my phone – or it does nothing. So, here I see another, CompanionLink – but what I notice is that one needs to run a separate APP on the phone: DejaOffice. So Outlook contacts will sync with DejaContacts. What? I want my Outlook Contacts and my Outlook Calendar to sync with my PHONE’s Contacts (Address Book) and Calendar. So my question here is: does CompanionLink do that????

  • a3z

    my android has Dejamemos and I like the feature…are they synced on my PC and, if so, where can I find them?

  • http://www.companionlink.com Rushang S.

    I think you mean DejaMemos, which is where notes reside. That app used to be called DejaNotes in some very old versions of DejaOffice. It is now called DejaMemos.

    • a3z

      Yes, that is what I am asking about. Have it on my phone but would like to find on my PC. Thanks.

  • nikos miliakos

    on my galaxy siii i can not see the dejanotes. i see only dejacontacts-dejacalendar-dejatasks-dejamemo-dejatoday-dejajournal etc. help please

  • noni338

    it isn’t that simple…..

    doesn’t work 80% of the itme

  • Michel

    Syncing my Outllook Personal Folder contacts with my Samsung Galaxy Note 2 puts all contacts into the Google Account, under the “My Contacts Google System Group”. I would like to have them under the “Integrated groups” of the local contact application, with the same categories as they appear on Outlook. How can I do that ?

  • Michel

    How can I sync Outlook calendar with the Samsung S Calendar application on Galaxy Note 2 (instead of the DejaOffice Calendar) ?

  • DovEphraim

    I contacted Samsung, and have successfully set up sync with my Outlook calendar by following their recommendations. I set up the e-mail account configured with Outlook as a separate Inbox on my S-III and the Outlook calendar syncs to the S-III calendar automatically.

    • Istvan

      Dear Ephraim, can you please let me (and many others) know how to synchronise?

  • David

    all apps and software are installed on my phone and pc. when i plug in s3 to my pc and press sync it tells me to press sync on my pc when i do nothing happens. I have made sure usb debuggin is enabled on my device and installed on my pc. HELP PLEASE?

  • DW

    CompanionLink is not free. They give you a 14-day trial, thereafter you must purchase it.

  • Richard W

    Are all fields in Outlook 2002 contacts synced including Note Field

  • retep

    Can the tool sync outlook calendar attachments

    • http://www.companionlink.com Rushang S.

      Unfortunately, no. Thanks for checking us out though!

  • prafs

    Actully can we use active sync

  • mb

    Can be synced with Bluetooth?

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  • jehed

    Does the Companionlink software work with Outlook or with Dejaoffice?

    • http://www.companionlink.com Rushang S.

      CompanionLink works with both. Think of it as this equation: Outlook CompanionLink DejaOffice. CompanionLink synchronizes Outlook (on your PC) with DejaOffice (on your Android). If you need more info, please email me at social@companionlink.com

  • jua24

    Can I syncronize Galaxy S III with MS Outlook 2003 S3?

    • http://www.companionlink.com Rushang S.

      Absolutely! We support Outlook 2000 and higher. http://www.companionlink.com/android/outlook/

      • nick

        is possible to open attachment file ex. word or excel?

        • http://www.companionlink.com Rushang S.

          CompanionLink doesn’t handle opening of MS Office attachments. However, there are other 3rd party tools for that. Search the Google Play store for “MS Word”.

      • DonJAustin

        Since you seem to represent a firm offering such a product and giving such advice, may I make an important suggestion ? When I last considered switching to an Android device I wasted weeks investigating products that claimed to sync/integrate with “Outlook” when what they really meant was that they could exchange data with an Exchange server. MANY people use Outlook with no Exchange server or in “IMO” (internet mail only) mode. For another IMO (in my opinion), you should discuss this distinction specifically when discussing syncing or knowledgeable people may conclude you don’t know the difference and should not be trusted for such information. The upside is that people who have dealt with this will be strongly attracted to a confirmed offering specific to their needs.

        • http://www.companionlink.com Rushang S.

          Great point Don. We mention the distinction between standalone Outlook and Exchange-driven Outlook where applicable. For example, it’s on our Android/Outlook page: http://www.companionlink.com/android/outlook/

          We actually support both type of Outlook setups. If someone has an Exchange Server, we can sync to Exchange Public Folders if they so choose. However, CompanionLink does not require Exchange.

  • Dave

    since when ”
    CompanionLink” is free!

    • http://www.companionlink.com Rushang S.

      We offer a free 14-day trial that is fully functional. It’s free to download.