How to add your Outlook calendar to an iPhone in 2 ways, and sync your schedule when you're on the go

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You can add your Outlook account to your iPhone through the Settings app.

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  • You can add an Outlook calendar to your iPhone by adding your Outlook.com account through the "Passwords & Accounts" menu in your Settings app.

  • Another way to add and access your Outlook calendar on your iPhone is by downloading the email client's iOS app.

  • Once your Outlook calendar syncs to your iPhone, events added on a computer will quickly populate on the phone.

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Compatibility and competition have long made it difficult to sync a calendar from Microsoft Outlook with an operating system like Apple's iOS. This has forced users of both to defer to using one calendar or even juggling between two competing schedules featuring different commitments.

But in recent years, companies have developed workarounds and even features dedicated solely to connecting software and apps from competing brands. That's true of Outlook, which allows you to connect its Microsoft driven calendar to your Apple iPhone, ensuring all your events, calls, and meetings aren't forgotten, whether you're at home or on the go.

Here's how you can ensure you have access to your Outlook calendar on your iPhone.

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How to view your Outlook calendar through the client app for iPhone

1. Download the Microsoft Outlook app on your iPhone.

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Install the free Microsoft Outlook app.

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2. Open the app, then enter the email address and password you use for Outlook.

3. Click "Allow" on the next screen that explains what the app will be able to access.

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You must already have an Outlook account to use the iOS app.

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4. When you open the Outlook app on your iPhone, you will now have access to your Outlook email and calendar.

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Tap the numerical icon at the bottom right of the Outlook app to view the calendar.

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How to sync your Microsoft Outlook calendar through your iPhone settings

1. Open your iPhone Settings app.

2. Scroll down and tap "Passwords & Accounts."

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You can also type "Passwords & Accounts" into the Settings search bar and select it from the results.

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3. Select "Add Account."

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When you add new email accounts, iPhones offer the most popular options first.

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4. Chose "Outlook.com."

5. Enter your Outlook username and password.

6. Toggle on the option to sync your calendars.

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Once on, the toggle for your calendars, contacts, mail, and more will turn green.

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7. Choose "Save" in the upper right corner.

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