Outlook App for Android

This one one is for all of MS ecosystem users that rely on Android phone (Meaning almost everyone outisde US and Europe, since the new – and last – Lumias phones are not avaiable to purchase).

Here’s the thing: In Outlook app (which is a great app by the way) users can choose to sync their outlook contacts with Android contacts app but I find it impossible to add a new contact from within the Contacts app even if I pick the right account to add the info (outlook account).

The new contact is added (supposedly) in the outlook account but after some minutes it is just gone. Gone from contacts app and never synced to outlook.com.

I think this is just a limitation of the Outlook app which give us the sync feature but not add or edit a contact.

My question is if anyone knows any workaround that does not consist in adding an Exchange/Outlook account directly in Android settings (It will propbably cause double sync emails, calendars, etc.).

PS. Sorry my bad English, I’m from Brazil. 

Conversation 8 comments

  • 5636

    30 September, 2016 - 7:51 pm

    <p>The only way I know for solving this issue is using 3rd party software for syncing contacts from Outlook with your Android device. You need to establish two-way syncing so that every contact you add on your phone will be transferred to your Outlook contacts. Try this solution:<br /><a href="http://www.akruto.com/best-ways-to-sync-android-with-microsoft-outlook/">http://www.akruto.com/best-ways-to-sync-android-with-microsoft-outlook/</a>It works with the native apps of Android devices and can transfer contacts to Outlook via Wi-Fi or Internet.</p>

  • 887

    Premium Member
    02 October, 2016 - 6:46 am

    <p>Paul Thurrott has previously posted a solution for you titled "Android for the Windows Guy: Use Your Microsoft Accounts". Check out <a href="../../../../mobile/android/63371/android-for-the-windows-guy-use-your-microsoft-accounts">https://www.thurrott.com/mobile/android/63371/android-for-the-windows-guy-use-your-microsoft-accounts</a></p&gt;
    <p>Hope it helps you :-)</p>

  • 2693

    Premium Member
    03 October, 2016 - 10:57 pm

    <p>I went back to the stock Gmail app, but contacts seemed to work fine for me before when I was using the Outlook app.</p>
    <p>I set it up like this:&nbsp;https://www.thurrott.com/mobile/android/63371/android-for-the-windows-guy-use-your-microsoft-accounts</p&gt;

    • 5569

      04 October, 2016 - 1:28 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#17500">In reply to UbelhorJ:</a></em></blockquote>
      <p>Yes, I did that and it all works fine.<br />I use this as Ive always updated my calendar in MS, and can now update from Android and iOS with Samsung apps (always liked the samsung android calendar app), outlook and the gmail apps.</p>

    • 430

      Premium Member
      04 October, 2016 - 3:29 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#17500">In reply to UbelhorJ:</a></em></blockquote>
      <p>I had implemented the same, but there were some issues with the default Google Exchange Services and duplicate/constant syncing, so I switched over to using "Nine – Outlook for Android" and it’s&nbsp;<em>outstanding</em>. &nbsp;Every feature you could want in an email/calendar/task client and focused specifically on Exchange mail. &nbsp;Check reviews around the net to corroborate.</p>
      <p>Also, I have to give an honorable mention to the new Blackberry Hub+ set of apps that BB just made available to all Android users. &nbsp;I’ve been playing around with it on my work phone, and it’s also very good. &nbsp;It’s very similar to how it was on the BB10 side, which was excellent.</p>

  • 127

    Premium Member
    04 October, 2016 - 1:45 am

    <p>Currently there is no way to add a contact throuh the Outlook app for Android.</p>
    <p>Does anyone know if MS will/can add this feature in the future?</p>

    • 1753

      Premium Member
      07 October, 2016 - 6:10 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#17520">In reply to Bart:</a></em></blockquote>
      <p>You also can’t edit contact (or at least you can’t add information like email addresses and physical addresses, if there aren’t existing ones to overwrite. Very frustrating.</p>

  • 4964

    14 December, 2016 - 2:05 pm

    <p>Be nice if Microsoft would just fix this</p>

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