Android contacts > outlook account sync
Android contacts > outlook account sync USING Outlook for Android.
I use andoid phone but use outlook for android as my mail client.
Please add a feature using which outlook account contacts can be automatically updated/synced with android contacts. This would enable an android phone user to have the best of both worlds. Android phone but office products(e.g.Outlook) with their tablets/notebooks.
searching for a business name does work on G-contacts.
Please create a sync setting that forces Contacts/People to only sync one-way. In other words, I only want data to push from the server to my Android device, and not vice-versa. If I create a brand new Contact on my Android device, then that can sync to the cloud, but lock existing Contacts on my Android device so that I can't edit them.
Why? Well, your Contact sync engine is not reliable yet. In fact, it's screwing up my precious data. This is totally inexcusable. Want a case study? OK, here you go...
I was so excited when you added two-way Contacts sync between my Exchange data and Outlook on Android. Unfortunately, the first thing that happened is that Android wiped out / deleted the body text field of data on thousands of my Contact records. Ouch! I had to resort to backups to recover my data that I have spent 20 years building. Therefore, I naturally disconnected my account from Outlook on Android, and figured I would take another run at it in a few months. Well, I did that. The good news is that it did not delete my body text this time, but it messed it up certain notes that I had in my records. In the body field of my records, if I had an email address such as "You@Microsoft.com", it took it upon itself to reformat that as "You@Microsoft.com<mailto:You@Microsoft.com>". NO! I don't want that!! It screws up things for me. Can you please stop Outlook on Android from messing up Outlook Contact data? I am not sure if you were aware that the sync engine was reformatting those email addresses as I have described. It is dangerous for it to change user's data like that.
...OK, now please do not tell me to submit this to Help. I have already done that. This is not a troubleshooting ticket. This is truly a feature suggestion to give the user control by only allowing one-way Contact/People syncs from their Android devices until we can trust that your sync engine is rock solid.
While you are still working on getting the kinks out for the Contacts sync engine, is there a setting to where I can allow out my Contacts to be synced one way? In other words, I want updates and new Contacts to come down from my Exchange data in the cloud. However, I do not want Outlook on Android to push Contact / People contacts back to the cloud.
Contacted in-app support 11 times. 1 out of 11 times a person responded. They sent me a copy-and-paste message telling me to enable contact sync (duh!) and never provided any other input. This team ignores customers and doesn't do their job
David Gray commented
The contacts in my Microsoft account are not showing in my phone address book /contacts despite adding the account. Outlook only seems to sync calendar and mail.
Robert Aldous commented
Syncing Microsoft's contacts with Google's contacts and phone apps is extremely powerful and useful. After all, what use is a phone if you can't contact anyone? It should be on by default, or at least easier to find.
Diana Delidakis commented
outlook should be able to select from (use) the device's local contacts when creating a new email message. some people do not have shared contacts and it's such a simple feature to just be able to select from you contacts locally stored in your smartphone, when creating a new email message, instead of doing all these operations:
!!leaving the app, opening contacts, edit contact, copy email address, leave contacts, open outlook, open draft message, paste contact's email address...
just doesn't make any sense why outlook doesn't have this feature...
JOHN WILSON commented
when I send email, I want to use my Outlook Contacts (People). Do not resolve the issue by dumping into my phone contacts
Govindarajan, Sudhakar commented
Not sure if I can call this an "idea" per se. When I want to create a contact from my Android phone, there is no option to save it as an "Microsoft Exchange Contact". This seems rather weird. If I use the default mail app (and not Outlook), I'm able to create contacts in "Exchange".
Rob Davies commented
you're able to link accounts through the Android app and list Outlook in the Outlook app or Office 365 the problem is it doesn't actually sync with contacts. the system needs to work better
Cheng, Rebecca (YS) commented
With the category info can highly improve the searching effort. For instance, if I need to look for a partner having skill A, I have to clearly remember the full names of all partners with skill A, so can search from a phone book having over 1000 contacts. Rather than pick up a category of skill A, then search further.
Mongillo, Nick commented
Exchange accounts do not sync. Please fix as it is extremely useful to have this feature which should be standard.
Sync outlook from phone to pc & back
Rich Sheffey commented
Meredith McCurdy commented
Ryan Wehe (rwehe) commented
sync contacts folders
Martin Hämmerli commented
Installing outlook doesn't seem to import my contacts directly into my Huawei P20, which is not very convenient.
I use Outlook to sync my contacts across. When contacts show up in my phone numbers are set as default dial being landline. Even changing the contact to a favourite and selecting mobile number, this doesn't save the selection. Next time I try and dial the contact it reverts to landline.
Dave Schlueter commented
save or update a contact from outlook
Daniel Molseed commented