Sync Outlook.com with your iPhone

This article continues our series exploring Windows 8 and SkyDrive. Read more here.

In this article we will briefly describe how to add your SkyDrive account to your iPhone.

Adding your Outlook.com to your iPhone is very simple:

  1. From Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendar
  2. Click Add Account > Hotmail
  3. Type your SkyDrive address & password (yourname@outlook.com (or you@hotmail.co.uk))
  4. Select which services you want to sync (Contacts, Calendar, Email)

You will need to do this for each iDevice

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You may have duplicate entries if you are syncing to an account from the iDevice AND the outlook.com account

If you have a birthdays calendar in Outlook.com, you may need to disable the Birthdays calendar native to your iDevice to avoid duplicates: see Synchronisation: the benefits for more information.

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These services will update the contact, calendar and email apps on your phone. To make the best use of SkyDrive, download the App from iTunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/skydrive/id477537958?ls=1&mt=8

Useful Links

To learn more about Windows 8 and SkyDrive read this article: Windows 8: Any Good?

All methods are accurate at the time of writing for the configuration tested: Office 2010 on Windows 7; Chrome  v27; iPad 1; Nokia Lumia 710.

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