Birthdays are always set one day earlier/past when synced from phone to outlook
The problem that Birthdays are not synchronized properly is a very old bug that only affects users in other Time zones (e.g. British, German).
If you use Exchange ActiveSync to synchronize your Contacts some of the Birthdates are moved one day ahead and some are moved one day in past. It seems to be a problem with da date format that is synchronized as I have no problems with a Microsoft Exchange Server 2010
Pleas fix the problem.
Please Fix this bug!
i've literally just resorted to texting friends/acquaintances with jokes at my own expense because this *STILL* isn't fixed. "umm...happy birthday?? maybe? am i close tho? it's this week, right?" frustrating. frankly microsoft should be a lot more embarrassed. 5 years on and this is still a problem.
Stefan B. commented
unbelieable we are still having this problem in year 2020!
Roland Jäger commented
This bug has been around and driving me nuts for at least 10 years... Is it really that hard to fix???
Same issue. Bdays are showing up 1 day earlier on my Android outlook app/contacts but desktop outlook shows correct date.
Please fix. Manual fix is not option as I have 2000+ contacts.
As others have noted, why is this still a problem after many years.
[Deleted User] commented
Please fix this. My birthdays appear two days late now. It looks like a day is added each year!!!
Seriously, it's been lasting for over10 years now.. Maybe it was already happening when we were using Blackberry's :D
The birthday feature is totally messed up. E.g. I had a reminder 18 hours ahead of the days before the recorded birthday looool Of course, I cannot update the reminder that is set 18 hours ahead (why?????????????) of a birthday that is set 1 day ahead.. It's just ridiculous..
I left putlook.com because of this long existing issue.
Gmail has no problem with this, iCloud neither
Is the Microsoft team even looking into this and actively working to fix it? An issue like this dragging on for a decade leaves me feeling that, since I can't really trust Microsoft with the little things, how can I trust them with the big things, like security???
FIND SOLUTION IMMEDIATELY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THIS PROBLEM HAS BEEN FOR WAY TO MUCH TIME !!!!
Same problem 😞
The root of this problem has been in the product for at least 20 years. I'd guess its effect has been exacerbated by the increase in synchronization across platforms (Outlook, Skype, iOS, Android, etc.), where mishandling of date/time values compounds.
Of course, this can become a major inconvenience, since moved birthdays and anniversaries are now propagated widely.
Solved!! Turn off contacts in every account. Click yes if asked delete ipad/phone and turn on again. Click yes if they claim you may have double contacts. It will not happen. Try.
Leja Gouwens commented
Same problem. All birthdays one day too late. Very annoying. Please fix.
In my Iphone it regards only those contacts that I listed under Favorites. And these show a day later. Every time I correct this no matter in the contact data of the relevant person or in the calender. It automatically adds a day later within minutes. Help please to avoid that I congratulate my best friends a day too late.
Having to stuggle with such an issue is just embarrassing.
Same issue in Outlook365. Stockholm time zone
I have the same annoying problem. This is for years now. Time for Microsoft to come with a solution to fix this.
Michael Swistun commented
And I've thought that I've run into a special configuration problem with my software environment, instead a quick google research yielded a ton of information on this bug that seems to be ages old!
I haven't had a problem while using the Exchange server of my employer, perhaps since this is hosted in the same time zone as I'm in and I did not do a lot of travelling to other time zones recently. But now that I've switched to Outlook.com I get this annoying bug, too - only noticed it when Facebook told me another birthday as my iPhone on multiple occations, then checking on contacts that I know the birthday by heart - bam! Some contacts where not one, but several days in the future, with the date being wrong on Outlook.com, too, but one day less. Testing has proven that if you edit a contact on the phone, not only do the changes get synced back, but the wrong birthday date, too - altering the contact on the PC then leads to this very contact being another day ahead on the phone. That can go endlessly but in fact I can trash each and every birthday I have ever entered despite the ones I know by heart, as I simply do not know how many days they are off.
This is embarassing! Now looking into moving all my contacts to iCloud (which will probably again be a struggle to not lose any contact details because of field matching issues), as my fate in Microsoft is dwindling rapidly if they can't fix such a serious bug within many years but instead only do cosmetic surgery to office up to a point where even veterans don't wanna use it anymore, because it has gotten so ugly and confusing.