How to Sync Outlook Contacts with iPhone

Wanna put Outlook contacts to iPhone but didn’t find the right way to achieve it? Don’t be frustrated! Here we will show you how to sync Outlook contacts with iPhone simply and effectively.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Apr. 14, 2020

Q: My phone was reset using recovery mode and re-installed all apps back again. I downloaded the Outlook app where I have all my contacts, but don’t know how to add them to my iPhone. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!

For many office people who use Outlook frequently, Outlook is a convenient place where we save our contacts quickly. However, it is quite inconvenient for you to switch from Contacts in iPhone to Outlook in order to find a contact. In this case, sync Outlook contacts to iPhone can be a nice choice for you to easily get the contact you need. But how to sync Outlook contacts with iPhone? All your worries would be wiped out after reading this article. Come and get the useful methods on how to sync Outlook contacts with iPhone!

Method 1. How to Sync Outlook Contacts with iPhone via iCloud Control Panel

For Windows PC, to sync Outlook contacts with iPhone, iCloud Control Panel can be a good tool. Before syncing Outlook contacts with iPhone, you should back up your Outlook contacts first. Then follow these steps to give a try:

Step 1 Export your Outlook data from your Outlook account to computer. You can export your contacts directly from the Outlook website as the .csv file, or export your contacts from the Outlook app in your computer as the .pst file.

Step 2 Download and launch the iCloud Control Panel on your computer > Check the box of “Mail, Contacts, Calendars, and Tasks” in iCloud Settings > Click Apply.

How to Sync Outlook Contacts with iPhone via iCloud Control Panel

How to Sync Outlook Contacts with iPhone via iCloud Control Panel

Step 3 Open Settings app on your iPhone > Tap your Apple ID > iCloud > Toggle on Contacts to start syncing Outlook contacts to your iPhone.

As you can see, this method will sync all your Outlook data including mail, calendars to your iCloud, which would unavoidably occupy more iCloud storage. If you want to save iCloud storage and just sync Outlook contacts with iPhone, please check the following methods.

Method 2. How to Sync Outlook Contacts with iPhone via iTunes

Step 1 Export your Outlook data from your Outlook account to computer.

Step 2 Connect your iPhone with the computer using the cable > Open iTunes on your computer > Click on the Device button.

Step 3 Click Info tab > Checkbox “Sync Contacts with” > Choose Outlook > Click Apply.

How to Sync Outlook Contacts with iPhone via iTunes

How to Sync Outlook Contacts with iPhone via iTunes

By using iTunes to sync contacts with iPhone, it is possible that the previous contacts on your iPhone may be covered by the newly imported contacts. To avoid this problem, you can check the Method 3 out.

Method 3. How to Sync Outlook Contacts with iPhone via AnyTrans for iOS

The above two methods do help us to sync Outlook contacts with iPhone. However, no matter taking too much storage on iCloud or losing original contacts on iPhone, all of the problems seem unbearable for us. In the case, is there any efficient and safe way to sync Outlook contacts with iPhone? Well, you should try this – AnyTrans for iOS. As a powerful iOS data manager, it can help you sync Outlook contacts with iPhone in an easy and safe way with these features:

  1. Support two formats of contacts. No matter vcf. or csv. format of your contacts, all can be straightly transferred to your iPhone Contacts.
  2. Transfer contacts at a high speed. With AnyTrans for iOS, the contacts transferring process would only cost a few seconds.
  3. 100% security and safety. With no need to backup, AnyTrans for iOS can help you transfer data with no loss or leak.
  4. More than transferring iOS data, AnyTrans for iOS can help you view and manage your iCloud content simply.

AnyTrans for iOS is available on both Windows PC and Mac. You can click here to download it and follow the steps below to get the effective method on how to sync Outlook Contacts with iPhone.

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Step 1 Export your Outlook contacts from the Outlook website.

Open your Outlook on the browser > Click People on the sidebar > Checkbox the contacts > Click Manage > Export contacts.

How to Sync Outlook Contacts with iPhone via AnyTrans for iOS - Step 1

How to Sync Outlook Contacts with iPhone via AnyTrans for iOS – Step 1

Step 2 Install and launch AnyTrans for iOS on your computer > Connect iPhone to the computer > Enter Device Manager > Choose Category Management > Click Contacts.

How to Sync Outlook Contacts with iPhone via AnyTrans for iOS - Step 2

How to Sync Outlook Contacts with iPhone via AnyTrans for iOS – Step 2

Step 3 Click Send to Contacts > Choose the file of your exported Outlook contacts > Click Open.

How to Sync Outlook Contacts with iPhone via AnyTrans for iOS - Step 3

How to Sync Outlook Contacts with iPhone via AnyTrans for iOS – Step 3

The Bottom Line

As you can see in this guide, compared with other methods, sync Outlook contacts with iPhone via AnyTrans for iOS is much simpler and safer. More than managing contacts, AnyTrans for iOS supports managing almost all kinds of iOS data like messages, photos, music, movie, calendar, etc. Give a try to AnyTrans for iOS and have your free trial now.

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android related issues.