6 Ways to Sync Outlook to Your iPhone

Nothing beats Microsoft Outlook for handling business email on your PC. Getting that same usefulness on your phone is not as easy.

Some things to consider

  • What process is needed to install or update
  • Do your alarms ring persistently on the phone
  • If you travel, how are time zones handled
  • Can you update your data at any time
  • When Office 2019 is released, how are updates handled?

Exchange ActiveSync

Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) was developed and licensed by Microsoft. There are many limitations of the protocol.

  • Exchange based syncs are slow - taking 15 minutes or more to sync changes
  • Calendar colors have limited support
  • Exchange is not Outlook. You can easily sync Outlook without using Exchange

Software License

Beware of software that installs once. When you buy a new computer, you need to buy a new license. This can really add up over time. All companies charge for updates. With Outlook 2019 now on the horizon, don't get stuck buying new software six months from now.

Who do you call?

If your data is important and your time is short, you'll need help at some point. Look for a company that fully backs their products with telephone technical support.

CompanionLink for Outlook
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Outlook.App Sync to iPhone

Outlook PC to Outlook App using Office 365 Exchange If you subscribe to Office 365, you can download the Outlook App on your phone and Sync using Office 365 Exchange.

  • Does not support contact notes
  • Limited data view on phone Compare
  • Does not sync calendar colors or tasks
  • Contact/Calendar Sync does not work IMAP Email boxes
Cost: $7-$15 per month for Office 365
How to set up Outlook App Sync for Office 365
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Sync Outlook to iPhone

Outlook via Google to your phone iPhone supports synchronization through Google. Use CompanionLink for Google to send the data to GMail Contacts and Calendar

  • Limited fields and views Compare
  • Calendar colors do not sync
  • Most phones do not sync Google Tasks
  • No priority on Google Tasks
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Sync Outlook to iPhone

Outlook via USB to your phone CompanionLink USB is completely secure! Synchronize directly from your PC to DejaOffice on your phone. Use the native Contacts and Calendar, or get extra PC-style features by using DejaOffice on iPhone.

Notes: You have to remember to sync. Requires a cable connection.
Cost: $49.95 one-time purchase for CompanionLink for Outlook
Links: Setup Guide - Outlook via USB - Buy it Now - DejaOffice

Sync Outlook to iPhone

Outlook via Wi-Fi to your phone CompanionLink Wifi and CompanionLink Bluetooth is completely secure! Synchronize directly from your PC to DejaOffice on your phone. Use the native Contacts and Calendar, or get extra PC-style features by using DejaOffice on iPhone.

Notes: Wi-Fi does not work well in hotels or coffee shops, but bluetooth does.
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Links: Setup Guide - Outlook via Wi-Fi - Buy it Now - DejaOffice

Sync Outlook to iPhone

Outlook via DejaCloud to your phone The best hands-free sync is DejaCloud which is faster and handles a richer dataset than any Exchange based sync. Use the native Contacts and Calendar, or get extra PC-style features by using DejaOffice on iPhone.

Notes: The best hands-free solution for people on the go!
Cost: $3-$5 per month, payable quarterly for DejaCloud
Links: Setup Guide - Outlook via DejaCloud - Buy it Now - DejaOffice

Sync Outlook to iPhone

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