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Question: How do you sync Outlook tasks with iOS 5 Reminders? (PC)

The Apple website says that you are able to sync Microsoft Outlook tasks with Reminders, but I have not found a way to do this. Does anybody know what I am supposed to do?

iPod touch, Using iOS 5.0

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Oct 13, 2011 8:30 AM in response to the_writing_critic In response to the_writing_critic

I believe, although I could be wrong about this, that feature is available with the new iCloud functionality.


http://www.apple.com/icloud/features/calendar-mail-contacts.html


http://support.apple.com/kb/TS4000

Oct 13, 2011 8:30 AM

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Oct 14, 2011 5:23 AM in response to the_writing_critic In response to the_writing_critic

Not quite what was promised.


I need to keep my iPhone in sync with Outlook as the first priority; adding iCloud duplicates appointments and automatically switches off syncing with Outlook - not desirable.


I've been very keen to sync my Outlook todo list with my iPhone and thought that reminders finally offered this functionality, but it does not seem to do so. I'll be sticking with Notes as a poor alternative...


iCould has now been permanently switched off!!

Oct 14, 2011 5:23 AM

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Oct 14, 2011 5:30 PM in response to the_writing_critic In response to the_writing_critic

I'm also seeing the same behavior, and I don't want syncing with iCloud, I'm very disappointed with iOS 5 in this area, as I thought it solved my problems in syncing ToDo's with my Outlook,


I actually don't know how Apple waited for so long on a Reminders App, and in the end gets it without direct Outlook syncing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And why would I need iCloud to sync my Reminders, but use iTunes to sync my Notes !!!

Very, very disappointed !!!

Oct 14, 2011 5:30 PM

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Oct 15, 2011 6:43 AM in response to ahmad.hisham In response to ahmad.hisham

No I am afraid you can't sync the to do list without iCloud. I tried iCloud but found it had poor functionality and completely rearranged my Outlook pst files in an irreversible and unhelpful way! Fortunately I have a back up and ave removed iCloud and restored Outlook.


I had been impressed with Apple up until now but fear that competitive pressue means they are at risk of becoming just another IT business. Very disappointing.😠

Oct 15, 2011 6:43 AM

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Oct 16, 2011 3:56 AM in response to duncal In response to duncal

Yes, I set up the sync with Outlook and it actually allows you to see the iCloud tasks in Outlook and also iCloud calendar but it does not merge them with the Outlook tasks and calendar themselves. Therefore, for example, you cannot see the iCloud tasks in the ToDo bar, and you can't see any appointments in the ToDo bar either. So I have gone back to sync with Outlook and turned off iCloud sync for calendar (and tasks since my primary input for tasks is Outlook and I just wanted those to be reflected in the iPhone). Very disappointing as this iPhone4S is my first Apple device and it definitely is lacking something in the productivity department :-(

Oct 16, 2011 3:56 AM

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Oct 16, 2011 5:43 AM in response to wilf21 In response to wilf21

Yes the iphone4 and ipad2 beat PCs hands down in the fun department but for work they still fall short of their potential. I was thinking of switching my PCs to Macs I was so besotted but this problem has made me delay the change I hope there was more to the apple mojo than Steve Jobs. We will see.

Oct 16, 2011 5:43 AM

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Oct 16, 2011 1:39 PM in response to the_writing_critic In response to the_writing_critic

Apple has really let us down with this. What is so difficult about syncing my Tasks with Outlook.

I have had such a great experience with BlackBerry being so competent with this aspect. Instead we are all solely left with accepting the limitations of iCloud.

Who wants to start a development fund for a Reminders App that looks beautiful but actually does what we all wanted.

Very unhappy iOS 5, iPhone 4S user. And it hasn't even arrived yet.

Oct 16, 2011 1:39 PM

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Oct 17, 2011 8:14 AM in response to FelixBurb In response to FelixBurb

Outlook 2007 I have it syncing all my tasks with the to do list in iCloud & now all my Outlook tasks are turning up on iPhone4 & ipad1. It merged duplicates, 2553 contacts (turned up with about 200 doubles, no problem) & built a mirror image of my calendar folders. Untick the calendars in outlook I don't want to see all the time & each time I open Outlook now only the iCloud calendar is visible which is sweet. Hey maybe a few glitches to start with but this is going to only get better & better.

Oct 17, 2011 8:14 AM

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Oct 17, 2011 3:34 PM in response to wilf21 In response to wilf21

Not the to do bar. Outlook has had a new string of folders created under Tasks down the left hand column called icloud. Not the to do column on the right hand side. Under the Tasks column in Outlook all my icloud reminders & tasks now sit & I can go between reminders & tasks in outlook that are sitting in icloud & vice versa. Now while this is happening on one pc running vista & outlook 2007 I am having problems getting it to work on the other pc. So far the only difference i can see is the one that works has the icloud e-mail account in it. That's the only difference between the 2. 🙂User uploaded file

Oct 17, 2011 3:34 PM

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