Apple and Microsoft may not exactly be best friends, but many of their products get along just fine. You can, for example, sync your Microsoft Outlook contacts with your Apple iPhone by adjusting a few settings in Outlook and in iTunes on your computer.
Open iTunes and connect your iPhone to your computer.
Click your iPhone name in the "Devices" section of the left menu column.
Click the "Info" tab in the main window.
Check the box marked "Sync Contacts with".
Click the drop-down box next to "Sync Contacts with" and select "Outlook."
Select "All Contacts" or "Selected Groups."
Check the boxes next to the Outlook contact groups you wish to sync if in Step 6 you chose to sync only groups.
Click "Apply." If the sync is successful, skip to Step 15. If the sync is unsuccessful, continue to Step 9.
Click "Tools" and select "Trust Center."
Click "COM Add-ins" in the "Manage" section.
Click "iTunes Sync Add-in," then click OK.
Repeat Steps 1-8.
Connect your iPhone to your computer and sync as normal.
- Some application add-ons and settings in Outlook and iTunes may interfere with contact syncing. See Resources for some recommended troubleshooting articles specific to syncing Outlook contacts with the iPhone.
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