How to Sync an iPhone With Outlook Over the Air

By Mario Calhoun

While the iPhone can be synced to Outlook on your Windows-based personal computer using iTunes, the device can also fetch and send information from the mail program through its Microsoft Exchange tool. Outlook uses Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP), which uses a server to store your email messages, contacts and notes. When the email account is set up the iPhone periodically checks the email server for new messages and recently added notes or contacts, and imports the new information to your device.

Step 1

Touch "Settings" on the iPhone, and click "Mail, Contacts, Calendars."

Step 2

Touch "Add Account" and touch the "Microsoft Exchange" button to open the Microsoft Outlook account setup window.

Step 3

Tap the "Email" tab and type your email address into the field. Touch "Username" and enter your email username.

Step 4

Tap the "Password" field and enter your account's password. Touch "Next" and swipe your finger against the "Mail," "Contacts," "Calendars" and "Notes" tabs to include all features in the synchronization process.

Step 5

Tap "Done" to save the settings, and touch the "Fetch New Data" button. Swipe your finger against the "Push" tab to enable the data retrieval feature.

Step 6

Push the "Home" button on the iPhone and touch the "Mail" icon. Touch the circular arrow icon in the bottom-left corner of the Mail menu to synchronize the iPhone to your Outlook account.