Outlook and iPhone calendars belong to completely different realms. So what do you do to sync Outlook calendar with iPhone?
The first app that comes to mind when you think about syncing Outlook calendars and contacts is, of course, iTunes. However, we have been astonished to find the following message in the latest update:
Is there any reliable alternative to iTunes in case you don’t trust the cloud services?
Well, I know the one – CopyTrans Contacts!
In this article we will show you how to add Outlook calendar to iPhone and make sure all your data is transferred, including:
- event details,
- event notes, etc.
The first and easiest way is to sync Outlook calendar directly with your iOS device. Your calendar entries appear on iPhone instantly.
In case you need a copy of your Outlook calendar on PC, there is a one more option. First, you will need to export calendar from Outlook as an ICS file, then import it to your iPhone.
So, choose one of the options below:
- Direct transfer: Outlook calendar ➡ iPhone
- 2-step transfer: Outlook calendar ➡ PC ➡ iPhone
How to sync Outlook calendar with iPhone – direct transfer
CopyTrans Contacts can import calendars directly: you simply add Outlook calendar to the iPhone default Calendar app. It works for all iOS devices such as iPhone 12, iPad Pro, or iPod touch.
To sync Outlook calendar with iPhone, download and install CopyTrans Contacts from the following page:
If you need help installing CopyTrans Contacts, please refer to the installation guide.
Run CopyTrans Contacts and connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to which you want to add the Outlook calendar. Wait until the program loads your data on every tab.
In the main program window, click on the Calendar button on the left, then click “Import calendars”.
A new window will open. Click on “Outlook (direct import from Outlook)”.
Now select the Outlook calendar you wish to sync with your iPhone and click OK.
If prompted by Outlook, grant CopyTrans Contacts access by selecting the time period (1-10 minutes) and click on “Yes”.
The Outlook calendar is successfully added to your iPhone!
NOTE: Make sure to enable Time Zone Support for calendars on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. This way, you will preserve the event timings of your Outlook calendar.
To enable Time Zone Support, please refer to the Apple article about changing your calendar time zone.
This is how to sync Outlook calendar with iPhone!
How to export Outlook calendar to iPhone | YouTube tutorial
How to export Outlook calendar to iPhone – 2-step transfer
This option is for those who want to save a copy of Outlook calendar on PC before syncing. Those who faced the issue of Outlook calendar not syncing with iPhone will also find it helpful.
Export Outlook calendar
Run Outlook on your PC.
Navigate to Calendar by clicking on the respective tab at the bottom, then click on the File tab at the top.
Now choose Save Calendar.
To export Outlook calendar, choose the destination folder on your computer and click on “Save”.
Add Outlook calendar to iPhone
Download CopyTrans Contacts from the following page:
Download CopyTrans Contacts
Run the program and let your iPhone data load. Then click on the Calendar icon on the left-hand side of the main program window.
Next, click on the “Import calendars” button and then click on “From a file” to choose saved Outlook calendar.
Select your previously saved calendar and click Open.
Your Outlook calendar will now be transferred to your iPhone.
This is how to export Outlook calendar to your iPhone!