iPhone calendar not syncing with Outlook calendar is a common problem faced by many users. This can also happen with other iOS devices such as iPod touch or iPad.

Sometimes the events entered in the iOS Calendar app do not appear in the correct Outlook calendar, and other times, important data may be missing from the Outlook calendar on iPhone.

Luckily, there are many strategies to deal with this annoying error.

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Reasons Why Outlook Calendar Won’t Sync to iPhone

Some of the most common reasons wrong sync iPhone calendar events Outlook :

  • Wrong calendar selected when creating the event.
  • The data is not synchronized with the server properly.
  • Outlook account is not connected to iPhone.
  • The default iOS calendar is incorrectly configured.

How to Fix iPhone and Outlook Calendar Sync Issues

Here are all the proven strategies for fixing iPhone Outlook calendar sync issues, listed from most common and easiest to least common and time consuming. It is recommended that you work through these solutions to pinpoint the cause and correct it.

  1. Change to WiFi. For iPhone and Outlook calendars to sync properly, data must be sent to online servers and then re-uploaded to another device. Data sync may be delayed while your iPhone is connected to a cellular network to save data, so try connecting to WiFi signal and see if it works.

  2. Disable Airplane Mode. If you had mode enabled flight while watching a movie or during a flight, your data will not sync properly because your iPhone will not be able to connect to the respective online servers. Check if airplane mode is enabled, turn it off if it is, connect to a cellular or Wi-Fi signal, and wait a few minutes.

  3. Turn off low power mode. When your iPhone’s battery runs out, low power mode is activated . This mode disables most background operations, including downloading and syncing data between services.

    Charging your iPhone will usually disable this mode automatically, but you can also disable it manually. Go to » Settings» > » Battery» and press tumbler » Low Power Mode» .

  4. Close all your applications. Sometimes apps on iPhone can crash and the best way to fix them when it happens is to close them completely and then open again.

    Minimizing an app on iOS or switching to another app doesn’t mean you’ve closed the previous app. To completely close an app, long swipe from the bottom of the screen to the top to open all open apps, then swipe down on each app to close them.

  5. Restart your iPhone . Rebooting the device to get it to work properly is something of a cliché, but it works.

    Simply pressing the power button on an iPhone simply puts it to sleep. This is not a reboot. To restart your iPhone, you need to turn it off completely and then turn it back on.

  6. Install the latest Outlook app updates. Application updates often contain fixes for issues such as Outlook calendar not syncing properly. Sometimes they even have to make sure that apps work properly with new updates to the iOS operating system.

    To quickly check for app updates open the App Store on your iPhone, tap » Updates» then drag the application list down and release your finger.

  7. Make sure you’re signed into the correct Outlook account on your iPhone. Go to Settings > Passwords and Accounts . If Outlook is not in the list of accounts, click » Add account», to add it.

  8. Check your Outlook permissions. Even if you are logged into Outlook correctly, you may not have granted full access to the service on your iPhone. Go to » Settings» > » Passwords and Accounts» > » Outlook» and make sure tumbler » Calendars» included.

  9. Check your iPhone’s default calendar. Select » Settings» > » Calendar» > » Default calendar» . You can have multiple calendars listed here, including multiple Outlook calendars. The calendar with a checkmark next to it is where new events created on your iPhone will be posted. Make sure your preferred Outlook calendar is selected.

  10. Make sure you’re using the correct calendar in the iOS Calendar app. If you’re having trouble syncing your iPhone calendar with Exchange or Outlook, you can double check how you make new entries in the iOS Calendar app.

    When creating a new event, click » Calendar», to make sure the Outlook calendar name is selected. You may have saved events to the wrong calendar.

  11. Perform a manual iTunes sync. If you have the latest versions of iOS and Outlook installed on your iPhone, your calendar data should sync via the cloud in the background.

If you have tried all the tips above and nothing worked, you can try syncing via iTunes . First, connect your iPhone to your computer via cable, open iTunes on your computer, then choose » Devices» > » iPhone» > » Information» > » Calendars» > » Sync Calendars» from > Outlook > » All calendars» > » Apply» .

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