Sync your calendar with Outlook on Android

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Sync your calendar with Outlook on Android
Sync your calendar with Outlook on Android
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This wikiHow teaches you how to sync other calendars to the Outlook app on an Android phone or tablet. Outlook lets you sync web and cloud calendars from Exchange, Gmail, iCloud, Yahoo, and other Outlook accounts. You can also sync from other Android apps with calendars, such as Facebook, Evernote, Meetup, and Wunderlist.

Steps

Method 1 of 4: Sync from another account

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Step 1. Open Outlook on your Android

This is the blue icon with an 'O' and an envelope. You can usually find it on the home screen or in the app drawer. If you don't have the Outlook app, you can download it for free from the Play Store.

Use this method to sync from another online calendar account, such as Gmail, iCloud, Exchange, Yahoo, or even any other Outlook account. To sync from an Android app with its own built-in calendar (Wunderlist, Meetup, Facebook, or Evernote), see here.

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Step #2. Tap on the calendar icon

It's in the lower right corner of the screen.

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Step #3. Tap on the menu ☰

It's in the top left corner of the screen.

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Step #4. Tap on the 'Add Calendar' icon

This is the calendar with a blue and white plus sign + in the top left corner of the menu.

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Step 5. Tap on Add Account

This is the first option in the pop-up menu at the bottom of the screen.

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Step 6. Type your email address and tap Add Account

You must use the email address associated with the account you are adding. This will bring up the login screen for the selected account.

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Step 7. Follow the on-screen instructions to sign up

The steps to sign up differ depending on the type of account you're adding.

  • gmail: Tap Next, enter your password, then tap Next. Scroll down and tap Allow to allow Outlook to access your Gmail calendar.
  • iCloud: If you have two-factor authentication enabled, sign in to your iCloud account at https://appleid.apple.com, and click Generate Password under "Security" to create an app-specific password. You need to enter this password in Outlook to add the calendar.
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Step 8. Add a description (optional)

The description is for your reference only.

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Step 9. Tap the checkmark

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This is in the top right corner. This saves your account in Outlook and syncs your calendar.

  • As long as you're connected to the internet, your calendar will sync automatically.
  • To customize which calendars appear in Outlook, tap ☰ in the top-left corner of the calendar, then tap the check mark next to a calendar to turn it on or off.
  • You can change the color of your calendar by tapping the gear next to his name and tapping a different color.

Method 2 of 4: Sync from a calendar app

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Step 1. Open Outlook on your Android

This is the blue icon with an 'O' and an envelope. You can usually find it on the home screen or in the app drawer.

  • Use this method if you want to sync from an app that has its own built-in calendar. The supported apps are Facebook, Evernote, Wunderlist, and Meetup. If you want to sync a calendar from another online service (such as Gmail, Yahoo, another Outlook account, iCloud, or an Exchange server), check out this method.
  • If you don't have the Outlook app, you can download it for free from the Play Store.
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Step #2. Tap on the calendar icon

This is at the bottom right of the screen.

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Step #3. Tap on the menu ☰

It's in the top left corner of the screen.

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Step #4. Tap on the 'Add Calendar' icon

This is the calendar with a blue and white plus sign + in the top left corner of the menu.

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Step 5. Tap on Calendar apps

This is at the bottom of the screen. A list of calendar apps that you can sync with Outlook will appear.

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Step 6. Tap + next to an app

This will open the associated app or login screen.

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Step 7. Sign in to the selected app

Follow the on-screen instructions to sign in to the selected app if prompted. You don't have to log in for all apps.

If you connect to your Facebook calendar and you are logged in to the Facebook app on your phone, you can click Continue as [Name] tap instead of entering your password.

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Step 8. Follow the on-screen instructions to sync your calendar

For example, if you're syncing your Facebook calendar, you'll need to authorize Outlook to access your calendar. Once your calendar is synced, a blue check mark will appear next to its name.

  • As long as you are connected to the internet, your calendar will be synced automatically.
  • To change which calendars are shown in Outlook, tap ☰ in the top left corner of the calendar, then tap the check mark next to a calendar to toggle it on/off.
  • You can change the color of your calendar by tapping the gear next to his name and tapping a different color.

Method 3 of 4: Sync an interesting calendar from Bing

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Step 1. Open Outlook on your Android

This is the blue icon with an 'O' and an envelope. You can usually find it on the home screen or in the app drawer.

  • Use this method to sync one of Bing's interesting calendars to your Android. These calendars include sports matches, TV guides and events.
  • If you don't have the Outlook app, you can download it for free from the Play Store.
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Step #2. Tap on the calendar icon

It's in the top right corner of the screen.

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Step #3. Tap on the menu ☰

It's in the top left corner of the screen.

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Step #4. Tap on the 'Add Calendar' icon

This is the icon with a calendar page and a plus sign+ in the top left corner.

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Step 5. Tap Interesting Calendars

This is the second option in the menu at the bottom of the screen. This displays some of Bing's public calendar categories.

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Step 6. Tap on a calendar category

A list of subcategories appears.

  • For example, if you click on the category TV tap, a list of time zone categories is displayed.
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Step 7. Tap on a subcategory

This shows a list of calendars that fall under that category.

For example, tapping a time zone in the TV category will bring up a list of TV network schedules that you can sync. Sports has a subcategory of different sports, and a subcategory of different competitions

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Step 8. Tap + on a calendar

It's to the right of the calendar's name. This adds the selected calendar to Outlook.

  • To change which calendars are shown in Outlook, tap ☰ in the top left corner of the calendar, then tap the check mark next to a calendar to toggle it on/off.
  • You can change the color of your calendar by tapping the gear next to his name and tapping a different color.

Method 4 of 4: Fix sync issues

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Step #1. Make sure your calendars are all set to show

If you can't see the events on a synced calendar (or if you can't see your calendar at all) try these steps:

  • Open Outlook and tap ☰.
  • Add a check to the 'Calendar' option under the 'Calendar' heading (if it isn't already checked).
  • Add checkmarks to all the calendars you want to see.
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Step #2. Enable access to your contacts

If your events aren't displaying properly, follow these steps to make sure Outlook has access to see your contacts:

  • iPhone/iPad:

    • Open Settings.
    • Scroll down and tap Outlook.
    • Make sure the switches next to "Contacts" and "Refresh Background App" are set to On (green).
  • android (menu names may vary by model):

    • Open Settings.
    • Tap Applications and select Outlook.
    • If "Contacts" isn't turned on, turn it on now.
    • Return to the Outlook app and tap ☰.
    • Tap the gear.
    • Select your account.
    • Tap Sync contacts.
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Step 3. Reset your Outlook account

If your calendar still doesn't sync properly, here's how to reset your account in the Outlook app:

  • Open Outlook and tap the ☰ menu.
  • Tap the gear icon.
  • Select the account and tap Reset account.
  • If your calendars still don't sync after a few minutes, delete your account and add it again.

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