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How to Import Outlook Contacts to iPhone


Myra updated on Jan 13, 2021 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

Sometimes, you may need to import Outlook contacts to iPhone or iPad for convenient use or sync Outlook contacts with iPhone to keep your contacts updated across different devices. Regardless of your motivations, here are several ways to transfer Outlook contacts to iPhone.

Part 1. Import Outlook Contacts to iPhone via iCloud
Part 2. Sync Outlook Contacts to iPhone with iPhone via iTunes
Part 3. Export Outlook Contacts to iPhone through Exchange
Part 4. How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Computer/Another iPhone

Part 1. How to Import Outlook Contacts to iPhone via iCloud

Note: This approach will sync everything, including the calendar events, email messages, etc to your iPhone. 

Step 1. Download and install the iCloud Control Panel on your computer.

Step 2. Run it and log in with your Apple ID and password.

Step 3. From its main screen, tick the box next to the "Mail, Contacts, Calendar, and Tasks."

Step 4. Then, all of the information stored in your mail account, including Outlook, will be synced to your iPhone.

import outlook contacts to iPhone via iCloud application

If you need, you can also import Google contacts to the iPhone using a similar way.

Part 2. How to Sync Outlook Contacts to iPhone with iPhone via iTunes

Note: This method only works when you disable the iCloud on your iPhone.

Step 1. Open the latest version of iTunes on your computer and connect your device to the computer.

Step 2. iTunes will automatically detect your iPhone. If not, just fix it as soon as possible.

Step 3. From the left panel of iTunes, click on your device icon.

Step 4. Under the Settings section, click on "Info."

Step 5. From the right panel, check the "Sync Contacts with" and choose "Outlook" from the options.

Step 6. Then, click on the "Apply."

Import Outlook Contacts to iPhone via iTunes

Tips: You can configure which items are synchronized during a one-time setup process. Once it gets set, each time when you connect your iDevice to your computer, the changes you made on your computer or device are synchronized. 

Part 3. How to Export Outlook Contacts to iPhone through Exchange

This method can be used only when your iPhone is connected to an internal corporate network.

Step 1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.

Step 2. Tap "Contacts," and then tap "Accounts."

Step 3. Tap "Add Account." From where choose "" If you have had an Outlook account here, just tap it and enable "Contacts." 

Step 4. Log in with your Outlook account name and password.

Step 5. Wipe over the Contents to the "On" position. Tap the "Save" icon.

Or you can also go to the Settings app > Account & Password > Add Account > > Sign in > Toggle the "Contacts" to ON > Save.

Import Outlook Contacts to iPhone

Part 4. How to Move Contacts from iPhone to Computer/Another iPhone

If you are interested in transferring contacts, together with other iOS files between iOS devices or between a computer and an iOS device, just try this versatile iOS data transfer tool - EaseUS MobiMover. Unlike the above methods, which import Outlook contacts in a "Sync" way, EaseUS MobiMover lets you import or export individual/all iPhone contacts from iPhone to computer or vice versa. Apart from that, it has many more advantages, such as:

  • It can transfer, manage, export/import your music, photos, videos, contacts, SMS, Apps, etc.
  • It works perfectly with all iPhone and iPad models in all iOS versions.
  • It has a free video downloader that allows you to download any video from any site.

Step 1. Connect your iPhones to your computer with two USB cables and launch EaseUS MobiMover. Unlock your iDevices and click "Trust" to trust your computer. To transfer contacts from one iPhone to another, click "Phone to Phone" and specify the transfer direction. Then click "Next" to continue.

Select the feature

Step 2. Select "Contacts" and click "Transfer".

select the category

Step 3. When the transfer process has completed, go to open the "Contacts" app on your iPad/iPhone to check the transferred items.

start the transfer proces

The Bottom Line

That's all about our guide on how to import Outlook contacts to iPhone or iPad. As you can see, there are three ways for you to do it. Besides, we also give you a bonus tip to transfer other files between iPhones or iPads, or between an iOS device and a computer. If you're interested in data management, don't miss EaseUS MobiMover.