iOS 9 Notes Eliminates Sync with Windows Outlook?!

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  1. golfgrouch, Sep 20, 2015
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    golfgrouch macrumors member

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    I have multiple iOS devices syncing to my Windows 7 PC with iTunes version 12.3.0.44. I do not use iCloud notes.

    I have noticed that after updating to iOS 9, there is no longer the ability to sync the iOS Notes app with MS Outlook 2013 in Windows. This is a problem for me since I have over 600 Outlook notes that I sync with my iOS devices. I use Outlook notes because some of my information is sensitive and it allows me to store it locally on my PC. It appears that iOS 9 Notes now only supports central storage in the cloud. Does anyone know of another iOS notes app that supports syncing with Outlook?

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    After:

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    Thanks in advance for any help.
     
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  3. golfgrouch thread starter macrumors member

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    On my iPad Mini 2, I elected to upgrade to the new notes after the iOS 9 update. In that case, the line breaks of my notes were deleted and the sync with Outlook option in iTunes was eliminated.

    On my iPhone 5, I elected to not upgrade to the new notes after the iOS 9 update. In that case, the line breaks of my notes were properly intact but the sync with Outlook option in iTunes was still eliminated.

    I mention the line breaks because that is another issue and the original reason why I didn't upgrade to the new notes when I updated my second device to iOS9. I have tried to sync iOS9 notes with Outlook on both iOS devices multiple times to no avail.
     
  4. matrix07 macrumors 68040

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    It looks like it should be able to sync no?
     

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    Can you please detail your configuration (OS, Outlook version, etc.)? Are you using a Microsoft Exchange email account with Outlook, an IMAP or POP connection to your mail service (or something else)? I don't see the same options that is shown in the image you posted. Thanks!
     
  6. matrix07 macrumors 68040

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    Just normal stuff. Set up Outlook in Setting and have it sync to Mail and Notes. That's all.
     

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    Is this syncing to Outlook.com? What version of Windows are you using on your PC? Thanks!
     
  8. matrix07 macrumors 68040

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    Im using Mac. :D I just access it on web browser. I don't think I did anything special at all. I'm just surprised I saw this folder on Notes since upgrade. (And I didn't sync my iDevices through iTunes anymore.)
     
  9. kwb macrumors newbie

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    i don't see the same detail that you see either. I want to sync my notes out of my outlook application onto my iphone. I don't get where you see that ability to synch, because I don't have it in iTunes.

    I hope this works, because I REALLY need my notes on my phone.
     
  10. matrix07 macrumors 68040

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    Guess Outlook support might be able to help. I'm just want to be clear that I saw this Outlook folder after upgrading to iOS 9 and "before" I even upgraded my notes to iCloud.
     
  11. jeffgoulden macrumors newbie

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    I have the same experience. I synced notes from my Ipod Touch and my Iphone 5c to Outlook (2003) Notes on my Windows 7 computer. As soon as I upgraded the phone to IOS 9, the option to sync notes disappeared from iTunes. It seems like they did this by design. The IOS 9 notes app is a completely different app than IOS 8. I'm ticked this was done without any backward compatability.
     

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