How to Set Up Outlook App on your Phone to sync with Outlook on your PC

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Overview

1. Installing the Outlook App on your device.
2. What you get with the Outlook App.
3. Getting more from Outlook.

Android

Installing the Outlook App
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  1. On the Android open the Play Store
  2. Select search at the top of the Play Store main page, type Outlook, and tap return.
  3. Select Outlook from the results and tap Install.


Setting up the app

1. Locate the newly installed Outlook app on the Android home screen and tap to open.
  • Depending on your model of Android you may need to open the "Apps" drawer on the Android home-screen and select Outlook here.
2. Select "Get Started".
3. At the prompts enter the email address and password for the account you want to sync.
A. Exchange ActiveSync syncs Contacts, Calendar, and Email.
B. POP3 and an IMAP will only sync email.
C. See below for instructions on syncing Contacts and Calendar with IMAP\POP3.

After connecting the account, depending on the size of your database within a few minutes, contacts, calendar, and emails should be fully synced to your Android device.


Apple

Installing the Outlook App
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1. Find the Apple App Store on the home screen and open.
2. Tap Search at the bottom, type Outlook and tap enter.
3. In the top right tap Get to install the app.


Setting up the app

1. Locate the newly installed Outlook app on the Apple home screen and tap to open.
2. At the prompts enter your full email address and password for the account you want to sync.
A. Exchange ActiveSync syncs Contacts, Calendar, and Email.
B. POP3 and an IMAP will only sync email.
C. See below for instructions on syncing Contacts and Calendar with IMAP\POP3.


After connecting the account, depending on the size of your database within a few minutes, contacts, calendar, and emails should be fully synced to your Apple device.



What you get with the Outlook App

Currently the Outlook App only supports Email, Contacts, and Calendars. The contacts synced by the Outlook app will appear in the Native Android Contacts app for direct dialing. Currently, the Calendar synced to the Outlook app does not link to the Native Android\Apple Calendar apps.

Limitations of the App:

1. Data synchronization:
If you are using a POP3 and an IMAP email account note that these types of accounts do not support the syncing of Contacts and Calendar, via the Outlook App.
2. Data types that sync:
The Outlook app currently only supports sync of Email, Contacts, and Calendar. There is no support for Outlook Tasks or the standalone Notes.
3. Calendar View Limitations:
While the Outlook app does synchronize your calendar, both the Android and Apple versions of the App are limited to an Agenda (List), a 3-day view and a daily view.
4. Contact View Limitations:
Contacts are limited to a single list view with no sort or group options available. The Apple version of the Outlook app does not allow for contact synchronization to the Apple Contact's App.

For a more robust sync and\or if you are using a POP3\IMAP email account, find the "Getting more from Outlook" in the next section.

Getting more from Outlook

For those in search of a more complete sync of the data in Outlook, we recommend using CompanionLink and DejaOffice. Using these two programs together, syncs not only Contacts and Calendar, but also Tasks, Notes, and Color Categorization for all data types.

Along with more of your information syncing, DejaOffice also supports advanced sorting and grouping options to get the best out of your data.

Also, for those that prefer a non-server based sync, DejaOffice is one of the few sync services that offers local sync methods such as Wifi and Direct USB for both Apple and Android devices.

CompanionLink supports synchronization of contacts, calendars, tasks, and notes from all POP3\IMAP accounts.

For installation\use of CompanionLink and DejaOffice please refer to the guides below:

https://www.companionlink.com/support/wiki/index.php/Setup_Guides