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macrumors regular
Original poster
Aug 4, 2012
I've been syncing my iPhone 5 with itunes, which in turn syncs my contacts with Outlook. (I prefer outlook over iCloud). Now the issue is, when i update something on my iPhone, it usually "merges" info with my outlook.

I would like a way where every time I sync my info it completely wipes my outlook and replaces everything on it with my iphone. Is that possible?

(Windows seven)


macrumors regular
May 12, 2010
My current setup with outlook

I too like my Outlook but since I can't sync directly to it I have the following setup and it seems to work pretty good.
- Setup the outlook sync with iCloud (this moves things out of the main folders so I purchased and installed CodeTwo Sync for iCloud)
- DO NOT SYNC WITH iTunes - turn the outlook sync off - continue to sync music, podcasts....
Any changes I make on the phone changes in iCloud and when you open Outlook the changes take affect. No dupes. If I delete it's gone in Outlook. Also, if I delete/Add/Change in Outlook it changes in iCloud.

I have been very happy with this setup.
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