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  1. Contact Pictures

    Provide Contact pictures from exchange account, similar to outlook for desktop.

    8,782 votes
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  3. Don't Show Duplicate Contacts

    Option to turn off contacts sync when you have multiple email providers. Without this option you get lots of duplicate entries in your contacts in outlook. At present lack of this facility stopping me using this app,

    1,149 votes
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  4. Contacts folders

    I have two contacts Folders in Exchange called Contacts (Home) and Contacts (Personal) and both are published via ActiveSync and show up in all other mail and contacts apps, but not in IOS Outlook, please fix.

    761 votes
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  5. Put back the contacts link in the bottom bar

    Getting to contacts is not intuitive

    514 votes
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  6. Add Caller Identification feature on iOS

    Allow the Outlook app to use the GAL, as well as Mailbox Contacts, for Caller Identification, similar to the LinkedIn app on iOS.

    Settings -> Phone -> Call Blocking & Identification

    384 votes
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  7. Business Card Scanning

    Have a feature that allows scanning a business card directly into outlook contacts using smart phone camera and field/word recognition.

    291 votes
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  8. Two-contact sync

    Create a new contact in Outlook app and sync up with O365 or Exchange email account.

    249 votes
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  9. Need to sync to Exchange GAL!!

    Outlook on iOS does not sync GAL (Global Address List) for exchange to people tab of app.

    This is a major lack of functionality for Exchange users. I would have thought this is P1 feature you would not ship without!!!

    226 votes
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  10. Contact photos syncing

    The outlook client will hold contact photos. Can these be synced to the phone contacts when sending contacts to the phone

    226 votes
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  11. New Contacts - auto add contacts signature data

    A feature that I'm strongly missing is the recognition of signature information from an email of a new contact. Currently when setting up a new contact every bit of contact information needs to be filled in manually, something not doable and annoying in particular on the go. Contacts are key to very much every business and I strongly believe that adding this feature to this app will increase its download massively. So many people complaining about this and make them stick to the native iOS mail.

    172 votes
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  12. Saving vCard's

    Please give us the ability to save a vCard in the Outlook for iOS app that we receive via an email attachment into our People list.

    150 votes
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  13. Search GAL

    Please add the ability to search or look up against the Exchange Global Address List.

    It’s embarrassing when I go out on a limb to promote Outlook to my companies only to discover during rollout that Microsoft’s own product can’t search across the GAL while the native apps can.

    105 votes
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  14. Contacts from Sub Contact Groups

    Currently, the iOS app only syncs contacts listed under the main “Contacts” option. I have a few other contact groupings such as Suppliers or Purchasing Agents in the Outlook PC application. This is great as it separates the contacts that I need for a given situation

    **It would be great if the app would include those contacts when syncing the contacts to the phone. I don’t need them to be separated out by their contact group as indicated above, I just need their contact info to be in my phone address book!

    101 votes
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  15. Contact pictures

    Copy pictures for contacts in outlook mobile to iOS contacts.

    100 votes
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  16. Rename “people” to “contacts”

    I don’t only have “people” in my address book. I have many businesses listed as well. They aren’t technically “people” are they? 😉
    “People” can also be confusing to some users.

    Also, the address book really needs an upgrade. Even the default iOS contacts app is miles ahead.

    97 votes
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  17. Ability to Delete a Suggested Contact on Search Tab

    The contacts on the screen when on the search tab are annoying and sometimes I’d like to delete one.

    93 votes
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  18. O365 groups

    Adding groups to this app will make the user experience much better. Also the same with onedrive.

    90 votes
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  19. Search for contacts

    Would be good if outlook could pickup contacts frequently emailed and pull in the likely phone number or address for that person based on email history. Currently very hard to do this in Outlook App

    89 votes
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  20. Separate Contacts Card tab

    A separate tab at the bottom for contacts only that can be isolated from iOS contacts

    76 votes
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