Fixed Notes sync with Outlook on Windows XP

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by icewing, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. icewing macrumors 6502

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    I had checked the "Sync Notes with Outlook" button in iTunes, but my old notes in Outlook never showed up on my iPhone, and the new ones I had created on my iPhone weren't showing up in Outlook.

    I think this is because I had Notes in both places. Here's what worked for me:

    Step 1: Delete ALL notes off the iPhone (of course, save the data somewhere first so you don't lose it, just in case).

    Step 2: In Outlook, under the View menu, make sure Navigation Pane is selected. Go into the Navigation Pane options and make sure that Notes is selected to show up.

    Step 3: Now click on the Notes tab at the bottom left. The Folders will disappear, and instead you'll see Notes, and under that 2 folders, Notes, and Handheld Synchronization.

    Step 4: Click on the Handheld Synchronization folder. Now move all the notes to the Notes folder.

    Step 5: Delete the Handheld Synchronization folder.

    Sync now, and all the notes show up on my iPhone.

    YMMV, good luck!
     
  2. cbgoings macrumors newbie

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    Fixed Notes sync with Outlook on Windows XP

    This worked for me except when syncing the first time, in the info tab in iTunes in the Advanced group, I had to check the "Replace information on this iPhone: Notes" box. After that, syncing the iPhone Notes with Outlook Notes finally worked.
     

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