How to Sync Outlook Contacts to an iPad
Submitted by Bennett Gavrish
In The Beginning
The Apple iPad has an Address Book app that allows you to store information about contacts, such as phone numbers, email addresses and mailing addresses. When you connect your iPad to your computer, contact data is one of the types of information that you can sync with your system. PC users who manage their contacts in Microsoft Outlook can sync data from that application to their iPad.
The Main Steps
Connect your iPad to your PC computer using an iPad USB cable.
Launch the iTunes application but do not open Outlook.
Click on the name of your iPad from the "Devices" list on the left side of the main iTunes window.
Go to the "Info" tab at the top of the iPad configuration screen.
Place a checkmark in the box next to "Sync contacts."
Open the drop-down menu next to "Sync contacts" and choose "Outlook" as the data source.
Use the radio buttons to choose whether you want to sync all of your Outlook contacts or only certain groups.
Press "Apply" in the lower-right corner of the window to save the sync settings and transfer contact data from Outlook to your iPad.


  • iPad USB cable
  • iTunes 10 or later
  • PC running Windows XP or later
  • Microsoft Outlook 2003 or later

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