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thomas nittmann Level 1 (0 points)

I thought MS Exchange server notes were going to sync in ios5.  When setting up an exchange account on the iPhone 4s the only new sync option is for tasks.  Do MS Exchange notes sync in ios5?  Also, anyone know if apple is ever going to include outlook exchange categories?

iPhone 4, iOS 5, iPhone 4s
  • deplacent Level 1 (0 points)

    I notice the same thing. Even deleted and recreate the account to confirm.  I wonder if an update is needed on the exchange server?

  • josefromlethbridge Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm on the same boat.  Cant find anything on the internet about it and apple support seem to be ignoring posts about it.

  • Loki Level 1 (70 points)

    I could have sworn it synced notes under iOS 4.

  • GazFish Level 1 (0 points)

    It did work in iOS4


    This was a key feature for us as a business and it's been removed from iOS5 by the looks of it.

  • stevo24 Level 1 (0 points)

    yes it did work in iOS4 and i heavily used it for business.  just finished updating to iOS 5.0.1 and they did not add a fix for this. 

  • MikeRammell Level 1 (0 points)

    OK so we're saying that iOS5 (annoyingly) doesn't support Notes Sync.


    Until Apple recitfy their blunder has anyone come up with an alternative solution or work around at all? Is there anyway to get notes onto the device. An app even?



  • gdos Level 1 (0 points)

    Apple licenses the Exchange ActiveSync protocol from Microsoft. EAS does not support syncing of Notes. If it worked in iOS 4, I don't know how it was implemented.

  • kylebrophy Level 1 (0 points)

    Exchange Note and Task support in MS Activesync was added in Exchange 2010.  From that point on it is the handset manufacturers decision whether to include/exclude certain activesync capabilites.


    I have an android currently and have to use the touchdown sofware to get notes functionality - but it does work perfectly.  The issue is that none of the handset manufacturers (apple included) - have decided to add in the addtional task/notes functionality into their native activesync support.  


    Im aware of touchdown for android being a very good program on the android that supports the notes/tasks.


    Im currrently looking for a similar program for apple - as quite a few of our staff have signaled their intention to move away from blackberry onto iphones.

  • teddy-a-bear Level 1 (0 points)

    I have just been changed over to an exchange server. On my iPhone (OS5.1) the notes are not available from the exchange account, but if I connect using an IMAP account I can get my email notes to sync with the iPhone's Notes app. Currently I have turned on Mail, Contacts, Calendars and Reminders in the exchange account and just Notes in the IMAP account.

  • SteveSand Level 1 (0 points)

    Try IMExchange2.  I use it for tasks and notes (Exchange 2010 server) and it works perfectly on my iphone and ipad.

  • Dragnarok Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi SteveSand,


    This is awesome ! The freeware IMExchange2 works like a charm !!!

  • Lord Lethris Level 1 (0 points)

    looking at the reviews of IMExchange2, i'd be weary.  looks like the features stop after 30 days and you have to pay.  And people who have already paied, are haveing issues getting the paied version back after an iOS update.  And the app dev's NEVER respond to any of there emails.


    FTR, setup a secondery "imapi" profile connected to exchange and then ONLY sync the Notes folder.  (thats all what IMExchange2 does )

  • SteveSand Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes, the developer never responds and yes you should pay for the upgrade, but this application has worked flawlessly on my ipad and iphone for 2 years.  It doesn't work for some because of Exchange security configurations, but for those who don't have these security restrictions it is an incredible application for Exchange notes and tasks.

  • blackbooger Level 1 (0 points)

    Any idea what the Exchange security configurations are?

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