How to Sync Your Outlook Calendar with Your iPhone

What to Know

  • Downloading the Outlook Calendar app allows you to keep track of calendar events from your iPhone.
  • If you don't want to download a separate app, you can also add your Outlook account in the Settings app to sync your Calendar, Mail, Contacts, and more.

How happy are you with your current calendar system? Google may be the preferred calendar for many, but what about the group of iPhone users who like to use Outlook? We'll explain how to sync your Outlook calendar with your iPhone, so you can be more efficient with your time management. 

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Options to Sync iPhone Outlook Calendar

Is your iPhone calendar not syncing with Outlook? If you want to add your Outlook calendar to your iPhone, there are two ways to do so. One option is to download the free Microsoft Outlook app from the App Store to manage your email, calendar, and notes on your iPhone. The other option is to sync your Outlook calendar to your iPhone's calendar app. While it comes down to personal preference, I strongly recommend the second option. This allows you to merge your calendar with other synced accounts so that you have all your saved meetings and appointments in one place. I find this to be far more efficient than checking and keeping track of individual calendars on your iPhone. Below, we'll show you how to link your Outlook calendar to your iPhone's calendar app.

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How to Sync Outlook Calendar with iPhone

If you want to sync your Outlook calendar with your iPhone and keep all your calendar events together, you can add your Outlook account in the Settings app. For more tips on using your iPhone features and email, sign up for our free Tip of the Day Newsletter. Now, here are the steps to add a Outlook calendar to your iPhone:

  1. Open the Settings app.

    Settings on iPhone
  2. Tap Calendar.

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  3. Tap Accounts.

    Select account from Calendar menu
  4. Tap Outlook.

    Outlook sync
  5. Tap the Calendars toggle to sync your Outlook calendar to the Calendar app. (The toggle is green when enabled.) 

    how to sync outlook calendar with iphone
  6. If you don't see your Outlook account listed, tap Add Account.

  7. Tap Outlook.

  8. Enter your Outlook email address and tap Next

  9. Type your Outlook password and tap Sign in

  10. Tap Yes to allow your iPhone access to your Outlook email, contacts, calendar, and notes.  

  11. By default, all your Outlook account information will sync with your iPhone. Tap a toggle to deselect it if you don't want to sync your Outlook data.

  12. Tap Save to sync your Outlook calendar and any other information to your iPhone. 

That’s how to sync your Outlook calendar with your iPhone! Now, when you open the Calendar app on your iPhone, you will see your Outlook calendar events along with any other events you've added from other synced accounts.


  • Why is Outlook calendar not syncing with iPhone? If you are having trouble with your Outlook calendar not synching with your iPhone, you can try removing the account and then re-adding it. Make sure you have the Calendar toggle (seen in step 12, above) enabled.  
  • How do I make Outlook default calendar on iPhone? You can change your default calendar by going into the Settings app, tapping Calendar, and then selecting Default Calendar. Check out our article on setting a default calendar to find out more.
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Belinda is a passionate digital marketer and content writer who loves creating unforgettable experiences for audiences with compelling copywriting and other forms of media. She used to live in England, has traveled to over 15 countries, and loves swimming in the ocean. In her free time, she enjoys planning women's events and trying new restaurants in Chicago.