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iPhone contacts into Outlook

How to instructions

Ever wondered why your edits in iPhone don't land in your MS Outlook address book? Me too, so I figured out how to fix it.

I just loooove the iPhone Business Card Reader App by SHAPE Software. Simply take a photo of a business card and the OCR software creates a contact data card for your iPhone contact address book.

Problem being: the new contacts sits nicely in your iPhone but won't move to Outlook. Well, not without tweaking anway. But worry not, here is how to fix it:

Using a Windows PC, follow this step and make sure the iTunes sync add-in is enabled in Outlook 2003:.

1. In Outlook, choose Tools > Options.
2. Click Other and then click Advanced Options.
3. Select COM add-ins and select the iTunes sync add-in and click OK.
4. Click Apply and then continue with the steps below.

Then...
Connect your iPhone to the computer using the supplied USB cable and launch the iTunes application, if it does not launch automatically. iTunes displays your iPhone on the left panel under "Devices."

Click your iPhone on the iTunes panel and click the "Info" tab. Click "Sync contacts with" and select "Outlook."

Select "All Contacts" if you want to sync all the contacts from your iPhone to Outlook. If you want to select specific contacts, click "Selected groups" and place a check on the contacts you want to sync to Outlook.

Click "Apply" to sync your iPhone contacts to Outlook. Click the "Eject" button on the right panel and disconnect your phone from the computer. Close iTunes.

Launch Outlook and click the "Contacts" tab. You should see the imported iPhone contacts.