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Guide on How to Transfer Outlook Contacts to iPhone

Dec 08, 2015 10:30 am / Posted by Fitch to iOS Topics
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Like Google Gmail, Microsoft Outlook has also been regarded as a handy assistant tool to manage your contacts, calendar, emails and different tasks, thus put your daily life in order. But sometimes for iPhone users who also uses Google Gmail, they may want to sync iPhone contacts with Gmail. For iPhone users who also prefer Facebook may want to know how to transfer Facebook contacts to iPhone. And for Exchange Server user, they may need to sync iPhone with Exchange Server in some cases. And this passage will tell you how to transfer Outlook contacts to iPhone, so you are free to sync your iPhone with different services as wanted! In terms of transferring Outlook contacts to iPhone, there are more than one possible way for your reference. Now let's look at these ways one by one:

Way 1: Sync Outlook Contacts with iPhone via Exchange Server

Step 1. Open your iPhone device and click the "Settings" icon. Then choose "Mail, Contacts, Calendars" -> "Add Account" -> "Microsoft Exchange."

Step 2. Now, fill in your email address, domain, username, password and a short description for this Exchange account in the corresponding blanks. Then click the "Next" button to go to the next step.

Step 3. Choose the "Contacts" tab and move the slider to the "On" position. Finally, press the "Save" button and all your Outlook contacts will be synced with iPhone quickly.

Now, just wait for the process to be finished in a short time. By the way, if you want to sync other files from Outlook to iPhone such as calendar, notes, emails and etc., just follow the similar steps.

Way 2: Sync Outlook Contacts with iPhone through iCloud Control Panel

iCloud for Windows 5.1 supports Outlook 2016. Update iCloud for Windows now to access your iCloud Mail, Contacts, and Calendars in Outlook 2016.

Firstly, Download iCloud Control Panel on your computer and then open it with double clicks. Then you need to sign in your iCloud ID and password to enter the next interface.

Secondly, you will see the below interface. Now just tick the option of "Mail, COntacts, Calendars, and Tasks" to continue the process.

Thirdly, choose the "Apply" option and then all the contacts , calendars and tasks saved on your Outlook will be transferred to the iCloud in one click.

Fourthly, after that, you can tap Settings > iCloud on your iPhone device. Then sign in your iCloud account. You can now sync contacts and calendars from iCloud to your iPhone.

Well, if you simply want to transfer your iPhone contacts to Outlook, in an effort to backup your iPhone contacts. You can have a try of another simpler way - transfer files from iPhone to computer as a backup! This way can be much easier! Now, let's learn how to transfer contacts from iPhone to computer within a few simple clicks!

Bonus: Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Computer

Without a third-party software, it is impossible to have access to iPhone contacts and messages, let alone transferring these files from iPhone to computer. And this Vibosoft iPad iPhone iPod to Computer Transfer and Vibosoft iPad iPhone iPod to Mac Transfer software is the best tool to help transfer contacts from iPhone to computer as a backup. Below is the free trial version of this software and you can click the below icon to get the free trial version and then give it a try by yourself!

iPhone/iPad/iPod to Computer Transfer

This software helps you transfer all files (photos, videos, contacts, messages, notes, calendar, voice memos, books, etc.) from iOS devices to the computer with zero quality loss.

Then just follow the below steps to sync iPhone contacts to computer:

Step 1: Open the installed software on the computer and then connect your iPhone to the computer via the USB cord. After that, you will see a main interface where all file folders are arranged. You can enter the corresponding tab to choose the files you want to transfer from iPhone to computer.

Step 2: After selecting the files you want to transfer from iPhone to computer, don't hesitate to click the option of "Export" to begin the file transfer process. In a few while, all contacts will be synced from iPhone to computer.

Just two steps! You can easily transfer contacts from your iPhone to the computer. The above tutorial is aimed for Windows users. For Mac users, just download the Mac version and then follow the similar steps to transfer contacts from iPhone to computer.

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