iPod: Sync Calendar and Contacts with Outlook

Posted November 20, 2006 by Rob Rogers in iPod

You can upload your Outlook Calendar and contacts to your iPod. This will give added portability to your information and can eliminate the need to use multiple devices at once. The steps below will help start you on your way to getting more out of your iPod.

Before you begin, make sure you have the most up-to-date iTunes software on your computer.

1. Open Outlook.

2. Connect the iPod to your computer via the USB cables provided.

3. Open iTunes.

4. Select your iPod under Devices. The iPod Preferences will be displayed onscreen.

5. Select the Contacts tab.

6. Check the Synchronize calendars from Microsoft Outlook checkbox, and then click Apply.

7. Select the Contacts tab again under the iPod tab.

8. Check the Synchronize contacts from checkbox, and select Microsoft Outlook from the drop-down.

9. Click Apply.


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  • Jose De Leon

    How i can put a share calendar the outlook dont send me that option!!!

  • alice

    The outlook calendar can be color coded. Is there anyway to have this feature on the iPod also?

  • dos

    I never saw an ipod tab under edit/preferences. what am i doing wrong?

  • Geoff Cornwall

    Ok. I’ve got that, but is there a way of doing it the other way i.e from iPod to Outlook contacts?

  • Anonymous

    I have uploaded my contacts and calendar into my iPod classic 30GB. However, when I add new names to my Outlook contacts, they do not upload upon the next sync with my iPod, suggestions?

  • Melissa Paul

    I do not have an iPod tab in my preferences. What else can I do to sync my outlook calendar & contacts to my iPod?

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