I was duped! My iPhone won't sync with Outlook!

louveres

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I too hav sync on both 2003 and 2007 with no problems. I do not understand why the did not include tasks and y Samsung (little) bluetooth is not working.
It would of been really nice if they had TASKS Included, I agree.

But on the subject, my calendar and contacts synced extremely easy with Outlook 2003.
 

pcar993

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I run vista and it synched perfectly

I run vista with outlook 2007 and my calendar DOES NOT SYNC. I tried everything on this forum and I'm just livid.... I'm hoping that an update (VERY VERY SOON) fixes this.

By the way mine stopped working when i went to the latest iTunes. The first version of iTunes worked fine.... ARGHHHHH

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This shouldn't be so hard Apple. Everyone else has figured this out (and i would consider palm and blackberry to not be as advanced as Apple).
 

toothie37

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I run vista with outlook 2007 and my calendar DOES NOT SYNC. I tried everything on this forum and I'm just livid.... I'm hoping that an update (VERY VERY SOON) fixes this.

By the way mine stopped working when i went to the latest iTunes. The first version of iTunes worked fine.... ARGHHHHH

:(

This shouldn't be so hard Apple. Everyone else has figured this out (and i would consider palm and blackberry to not be as advanced as Apple).
I also had problems syncing calendar, my contacts would sync fine. I called Apple support and eventually got to a support specialist (level 2) The first question he asked me was if I had any logictech pc cameras attached to my computer. I didn't, but I recently loaded drivers for a logictech mouse. After totally uninstalling all Apple software and reloading to my XP machine, I removed the logictech software. I then hard reset my i phone, and my calendar synced perfectly. BTW: Outlook never crashed in my case, both com-add in drivers would remain checked.
 

roberbj

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My iPhone 3G and Outlook successfully synched everything (contacts, calendar, mail accounts, bookmarks, notes) until V 3.0 of the phone software. Then calendar would not synch no matter what. After a couple of hours on the phone with an Apple rep we discovered that when a new user account was set-up in windows, and a new instance of windows was opened in that account the calendar in the new account would sync. However, when the calendar from the old account was imported into the new account (via .pst export / import), it still wouldn't sync. At that point the Apple rep had no more help to offer. After much offline troubleshooting on my own I found a solution that at least worked for me by the following steps:
1) create a new mail account through: Control Panel | Category View | User Accounts | Mail (Add a new account, don't copy the old one)

2) don't know whether this step is necessary, but since the "old" .pst file was 1997-02, I exported / imported it into a 2003 Personal Folders .pst file, and then replaced the .pst file on the "new" mail account with the "updated" .pst file from the "old" mail account.

3) opened the new mail account and exported all Calendar appointments into an Excel file

4) in Calendar view of Outlook selected: View | Arrange By | Current View | By Category, then did an Edit | Select All and deleted all appointments.

5) then using File | Import / Export, imported the Excel file of appointments into Calendar,

6) open iTunes, select Preferences | Devices and Reset Synch History

7) under Info select only the Calendar Sync option and the option to replace the Calendar information on the phone with the new Calendar.

The calendar now properly updates (several regualr updates have since been tried). One small annoyance (but preferable to not syncing) the recurring aspect of any appointment (not the appointment itself) is lost, along with any color formatting, but those are easily fixed up afterward.