Sync iPhone Contacts TO Outlook

05.09.12 |  Category: iPhone Contacts, Calendars, Email |  Author:
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Syncing iPhone Contacts to Outlook
Transferring Contacts from iPhone to Outlook may sound simple, but it's not

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Transfer iPhone Contacts to New Computer

 

OK, you just got that fancy new PC or new MacBook Pro and you don't know How to Move iPhone Contacts to New Computer

No problem, we'll show you here How to Copy iPhone Contacts to New Computer, whether it's PC or Mac

Note: this procedure also allows you to Transfer Contacts from Old iPhone to New iPhone and to Move Contacts from iPhone to iPad

  • First off, make sure the latest version of iTunes is installed on the new PC or Mac. If it's not, you can get it from here
  • Now, open iTunes and connect your iPhone to your New computer

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Syncing iPhone with Local and Exchange Contacts

A recurring issue reported by several readers, Syncing iPhone Contacts with both local and Microsoft Exchange Contacts just requires a few easy steps

The workaround is to Resync iPhone Contacts by turning off syncing and then Resync iPhone with Exchange Contacts

  • On your iPhone, go to Settings -> Mail, Contacts, Calendars -> Account
  • Turn OFF syncing for Contacts
  • Choose to remove or keep the Contacts on your iPhone depending on what you want to do. Ideally, you'd want to delete Contacts on your iPhone, but if you want to keep them, that's fine too
  • To resync Contacts, repeat the above steps and turn syncing back ON
  • Tap Contacts on your iPhone and your Contacts should show up. If they don't, click Groups in the upper-left corner and All Contacts

From now on, you should be able to sync iPhone Contacts with MS Exchange without duplicates or missing local Contacts


Notes & possible issues

The same procedures allows to Resync iPhone with MobileMe Contacts

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Sending email to a Group of iPhone Contacts

Not as simple as it sounds, Sending email to a group of iPhone Contacts can be accomplished with some easy steps when you know how

  • In the Notes App, type your list of iPhone Contacts exactly as follows
name1<email1>,name2<email2>,name3<email3>,namen<emailn>
  • Select and copy the entire list
  • In the Contacts App, create a new contact
  • In the "Company" field, enter a name for your group, for example "Close Friends"
  • In the "Email" field, paste the list
  • Save

All set!

You can now send emails to this group of iPhone Contacts

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Synchronizing iPhone with selected Outlook Contacts

Long asked and unresolved, here is How to Synchronize iPhone with only certain Outlook Contacts

  • In Outlook, click File -> New -> Outlook Data File and call the new Data File "Personal Folders"
  • Right-click on the "Personal Folder" you just created, select New and call the new sub-folder "Other Contacts", Folder contains: Contact Items
  • Right-click on this "Other Contacts" folder, select Properties -> Outlook Address Book and set properties to "Show as an email address book"
  • Move the contacts you don't want to sync to your iPhone to the "Other Contacts" folder and remove them from the "Contacts" folder of your Exchange Mailbox

  • Once your Exchange "Mailbox-Contacts" folder contains only the contacts you want to sync to iPhone, proceed as follows on your iPhone:
    • Go to Settings -> Mail, Contacts, Calendars and select your Exchange account
    • Turn Exchange ActiveSync - Contacts off
    • Press "Stop Syncing", which will delete all Exchange contacts from your iPhone
    • Check that all your contacts have been deleted from your iPhone
    • Go back to Settings -> Mail, Contacts, Calendars and select your Exchange account
    • Turn Exchange ActiveSync - Contacts back on, which will sync your selected Exchange contacts list to your iPhone

You now have only selected Contacts on your iPhone but still all Contacts in Outlook

Cool !

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Mike Johnson

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