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the_writing_critic Level 1 (0 points)

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
  • groovetown Level 1 (0 points)

    I've had the same problem... cant find a sync with Outlook feature like my calendars or contacts....

  • duncal Level 1 (0 points)

    Same issue here - very disappointing.

  • Sooner Al Level 2 (250 points)

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



  • the_writing_critic Level 1 (0 points)

    I think you are right. Apparently you need to download the iCloud application. Here is the link:


  • duncal Level 1 (0 points)

    That works - thank you!

  • FelixBurb Level 1 (0 points)

    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!!

  • ahmad.hisham Level 1 (0 points)

    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 !!!

  • Scootercan Level 1 (0 points)

    I can sync with outlook fine just set my setting in exchange. My issue is that reminders appears to sync actual todos but not todos created then I flag an email for follow up.  Any ideas as to why this could be happening?

  • duncal Level 1 (0 points)

    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.

  • wilf21 Level 1 (0 points)

    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 :-(

  • duncal Level 1 (0 points)

    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.

  • graysinn Level 1 (0 points)

    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.

  • Realnev Level 1 (0 points)

    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.

  • wilf21 Level 1 (0 points)

    Realnev, did you get the iCloud tasks to appear in the ToDo bar on Outlook?

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