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How to Import Outlook Contacts to iPhone

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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. How to Import Outlook Contacts to iPhone via iTunes

iTunes is your first option to sync Outlook contacts. Once you activate the "Sync contacts with Outlook" option in iTunes, your Outlook contacts will be automatically synced to your iPhone the next time you connect it to iTunes. To use this method, you'll need to make sure your iCloud is disabled on your device. Then, follow these steps to export Outlook contacts to 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 2. How to Export Outlook Contacts to iPhone via iCloud

Likewise, this approach will sync everything, including calendar events, email messages, etc to your iPhone. If you don't mind that, follow these steps to do it.

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.

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

Part 3. How to Transfer Outlook Contacts to iPhone in a Simple Way

Whether to use iTunes or iCloud, you'll have to sync everything to your device. Most people would likely mind this. If you're one of these groups, just try another indirect solution - export contacts from Outlook in CSV format, and then import these contacts to your iPhone with this iOS data transfer tool - EaseUS MobiMover. As a versatile iPhone data transfer tool, it allows you to import VCF/CSV files to the iPhone with ease.

First of all, you'll need to export contacts from Outlook in CSV format:

  • Sign in to your Outlook account on the computer.
  • Click the people icon in the bottom left corner.
  • Click on "Management" in the top right-hand corner, click "Export Contacts," then click "Export."
  • Then, the selected contacts will be saved on your computer in CSV format.

Then, you can use EaseUS MobiMover to transfer these contacts to your iPhone directly.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your PC with a USB cable and start EaseUS MobiMover. Unlock your iOS device and click "Trust". Then go to "PC to Phone" > "Select Files".

Select PC to Phone

Step 2. Select the contacts (.vcf, .csv, or .html) you want to transfer and click "Open".

Choose the files you want to transfer

Step 3. Click "Transfer" to start transferring contacts from your PC to your iPhone.

Start transferring files

Part 4. How to Add 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

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.

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