Outlook 2010 has a pretty handy calendar and anyone who uses it will want to have constant access to it even while on the go. If you own a mobile phone, you may want to access your calendars at all times through your smartphone. In fact, if you sync Google Calendar with Outlook (as shown here) you can access both calendars as well. In this tutorial, I’ll show you a couple of free methods by which you can sync Outlook Calendar with your iPhone and one method using a paid plugin.
How to Sync Outlook Calendar with iPhone Using iTunes
If you have installed iTunes on your PC, you can make use of the application to sync Outlook to your iPhone. To do this:
1. Connect your iPhone to your PC. iTunes will automatically open up.
2. In iTunes, in the source list, under Devices, select your iPhone.
3. Click the Info tab.
4. In the Calendars section, click Sync calendars from, and then select Outlook.
5. Select All calendars if you want to sync all the calendars to your iPhone or click Selected calendars and choose the calendars you want to synchronize. Click Sync.
While this may be a simple process, the fact remains that you need to be connected to a computer to make it work, which is not the best way to do things in today’s fast paced world. You could instead try to sync your Outlook calendar to your iPhone using iCloud. To do this:
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How to Sync Outlook Calendar with iPhone Using iCloud
Apple’s iCloud add-on, which is otherwise called iCloud Control Panel adds an additional tree of folders to Outlook. you will either need to move all your folders to the iCloud tree or manually copy them. Then you can login to your iCloud account. Ensure that you are in the 24 hour mod. Click the Gear icon in the top right corner and check that in the Preferences section to add or edit events as desired.
Now the trouble with using iCloud syncing is that it is quite erratic and unreliable. You can instead try a paid plugin called CodeTwo Sync for iCloud, which will simplify the task for you.
Syncing Outlook Calendar Using CodeTwo Sync for iCloud
CodeTwo Sync for iCloud installs itself as an add on in Outlook. it automatically synchronizes your Outlook contacts, calendars and tasks with iCloud and then syncs those folders across your iOS devices. All you need to do to sync your Outlook folders is hit the command in the Ribbon. Alternatively, you can right-click a folder in and select Sync with iCloud from the context menu.
In this instance, you will individually select the folders for synchronization. Once your folders are synced, you can view and edit them on any iOS device and even sync them back to Outlook wirelessly from wherever you are. Since this syncing happens both ways and in real time, it could make your data access a lot easier. If you are interested in the plugin, you can pick up a fully functional trial version for 30 days and if it works well for you, you can buy it for $20.
Watch CodeTwo Sync for iCloud in Action
Note: This tutorial on how to sync outlook calendar with iPhone is only intended for non business users.
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