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Sync calendar from Outlook 2016 desktop to Android phone

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by ozegirl, Aug 29, 2017.

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  1. ozegirl

    ozegirl Thread Starter

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    I have read the Microsoft articles on this but still a bit confused. I’m asking this on behalf of my son who is trying to get it to work.

    If I have Outlook 2016 installed on a Windows 10 desktop, and using Pop email, is there an easy way to sync Calendar with an Android phone? From what I have read, it requires a Microsoft exchange server to do this, which I am not using as I am on POP. Also, it appears that perhaps it is only the email which can be synced, or if calendar is synced, it may not be 2-way syncing.

    I’m not worried about syncing the email, just the calendar. I have found how to save the calendar as an iCalendar file and this can be imported into various Web apps. However it is a one-off import.

    I can set up a gmail account with calendar on my desktop and sync that to the gmail calendar on the phone.

    So I could enter each appointment on both my Outlook calendar and Gmail calendar, but that is doubling up. I may as well enter it straight into the phone, although using Gmail does have the advantage of syncing back to the computer from the phone if I am out and about.

    I want to keep the Outlook calendar because it works with appointments received from email.

    I’ve never had to bother about having a mobile calendar so I’m not sure how all this works.

    I think there are 3rd party programs that might do this but I’m a bit wary of those not knowing which may be OK or not.

    Also, I did a test import from my Outlook 2016 into Outlook.com by saving the calendar file. Now that I have imported it, the Outlook.com calendar has all the appointments there. I cannot seem to find any way of deleting the appointments other than one at a time – there doesn’t even seem to be a way of selecting or filtering eg find all appointments in a certain date range – is there any “Delete all” or way to select and then delete all in the selection?
     
  2. Lokamp

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    Hi!
    You are right that 3rd party programs are a good solution in this case. The nice one is Akruto. It doesn't work with email, it is intended to sync calendars, contacts, notes, and tasks. The syncing is two-way, so you'll see all the changes you made across all your devices. Here is an article about it http://www.akruto.com/best-ways-to-sync-android-with-microsoft-outlook/
     
  3. ozegirl

    ozegirl Thread Starter

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    Thank you, it looks good.
     
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