Sync Outlook Calendar

How to Sync Outlook Calendar with iPhone

Having a Windows laptop means you likely use the Outlook calendar. While the Outlook calendar is available on the App Store and works really well, it is not a great experience when compared to the default calendar app. So, many users would want to sync their Outlook calendar with the default calendar on their iPhone.

I am happy to report that it is possible to sync your Outlook calendar with an iPhone. In fact, the process is simple and straightforward. Syncing allows you to add and view events on both your devices from their native calendar apps. Let’s see how you can do this.

Steps to Sync Outlook Calendar with iPhone

All you need to do is set up your Outlook account on your iPhone and enable calendar sync from Settings, and you are done. Follow the steps below:

  • Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
  • Scroll down and tap on Mail, followed by Accounts.
  • Tap on Add Account.

Add Account

  • Select and enter your Outlook email credentials.

Select Outlook

  • Tap on Next and select what you want to sync. Make sure to turn on the toggles for Mail, Contacts, and Calendar.
  • Finally, tap Save.

Voila, your Outlook calendar has now been synced with your iPhone. Any changes you make on either platform will take effect on both.


While syncing an Outlook calendar with your iPhone is pretty straightforward, it can get frustrating when the calendar doesn’t sync despite following the correct steps. Don’t worry; here are some troubleshooting steps that you can try:

1. Check Synced Calendars

You might need to manually choose to show the Outlook calendar on your iPhone. This can be done via the Calendar app. Make sure the Calendar app is up-to-date. Follow the steps below:

  1. Open the Calendar app on your iPhone.
  2. Navigate to the Calendars tab.
  3. Under Subscribed Calendars or Outlook Calendar, make sure to check all the options.
  4. If you can’t find the option, simply tap on SHOW ALL at the top.
  5. Finally, tap on Done.
  6. Check if the calendar has now been synced.

2. Restart your iPhone

If the calendar still doesn’t seem to sync, restart your iPhone and see if the issue has been resolved. Restarting can sometimes help with synchronization issues. Follow the steps below:

  1. Press and hold the Side button and the Volume Up/Down for a few seconds.
  2. Drag the slider to turn off your iPhone.
  3. Once the iPhone turns off, press and hold the Side button to turn it back on.

restart iphone

3. Remove and Re-add the Outlook Account

If the issue still persists, you can try removing and re-adding the Outlook account on your iPhone. Follow the steps below:

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Scroll down and tap on Mail, followed by Accounts.
  3. Tap on Outlook and then Delete Account.
  4. Follow the steps in the first section to re-add the account and sync the calendar.

Final Words

That’s how you sync your Outlook calendar with your iPhone. This is a pretty straightforward process that can save you a ton of time manually adding and configuring events on both the calendars. In case something goes wrong, you can try the troubleshooting steps we have provided in this guide. If you have any further questions, let us know in the comments section below.

About Mehtab

Mehtab is a tech writer at DealNTech, where he covers PC and mobile-related guides and news. He is passionate about helping people understand and use technology to their advantage. In his role at DealNTech, Mehtab focuses on creating informative and engaging content on a variety of PC and mobile-related topics, including Windows, CPU, GPU, and Android. Email: [email protected]. Follow him on X(Twitter)

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