How can I transfer contacts from iPhone to Outlook?

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  1. spinstorm macrumors 65816

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    I have never used Outlook for my contacts but I think it would be a good idea to back up the iPhone contacts in Outlook...

    I would like to know if there is a way to transfer the contacts from the iPhone to outlook without it deleting all my contacts as there are NONE in outlook right now.

    I know there is a setting in itunes for saving iPhone contacts created on it in Outlook but it is always greyed out!

    Any help would be great! thanks!
     
  2. elistan macrumors 6502a

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    I thought by default that it's a two-way update? Meaning if there's contacts on the iPhone that's not in Outlook, it'll automatically copy them over. (Although it does ask for confirmation if there's greater than a 5 or 10% difference, I think.) It's not a one-way sync.
     
  3. CSMchris376 macrumors regular

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    Actually quite simple. If you have Outlook loaded on the computer, make sure that you enter a unique contact in Outlook, one that does not exist on the phone. After plugging in the phone, check the box in iTunes to sync the contacts and you will get a prompt asking if you want to merge the contacts. You say yes, and they will all sync.
     
  4. Dallious macrumors member

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    you can also install icloud control panel and click contacts box and it will put contacts into outlook, this is the easiest way i think
     
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