How To Sync Windows Live (Hotmail) or Outlook Contacts With Your Phone

If you use Windows Live, or Outlook (previously known as Hotmail) then you will probably have lots of contacts saved in your email’s address book. You can sync your Outlook contacts to any device including iPhone and Android devices.

You can review this address book by logging into your Outlook account on a computer or mobile device.

Go to People and check the list to make sure everything is correct.



You can edit or delete contacts as required – so long as you are connected to the internet the device will backup when you are done.

To sync Outlook contacts with your Phone:

If you’re using an iPhone, head to accounts under “Settings” > “Passwords & Accounts” > “Outlook” and “Contacts” > “On” > “Save”






Sign in with your Outlook account and the new contacts will be imported and stay in sync.

If you have an Android phone head to the Settings and head to the “Users & Accounts” > “Add Account”.



Or “Settings” > “ Applications” > “Outlook” > “Permissions” > “Contacts” > select “Enable”

Sign in with your Outlook account then open  “Setting” , click on the relevant account > select “Sync Contacts”.


And you’re done!

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Updated on November 10, 2020

Updated on 07 Dec 2020.

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