This article will show you how to sync iCloud contacts with Outlook for Mac as well as Windows.
iCloud is a cloud storage service from Apple. iCloud Contacts offers basic features for you to manage contacts. Microsoft Outlook is one of the most popular email clients. There are two possible reasons to sync contacts from iCloud to Outlook. You want to use your iCloud contacts in Outlook. In such a case, you can manually export and import, which is easy to do. Or, you want the two services to share the same contact list. The methods described below will cover both situations.
Applies to: macOS, Windows
We will use Outlook for Mac as an example of how to use this method to sync iCloud contacts with Outlook for Mac and Windows.
This is how to import iCloud contacts to Outlook for Mac. Now you can see and use them in the Outlook address book.
When it comes to Windows, the first four steps are the same. In Outlook for Microsoft 365, Outlook 2019 or Outlook 2016 etc., choose File and go to Open & Export > Import/Export. The wizard will guide you through the process.
Applies to: macOS
If you have set up Outlook with your Outlook.com account and contacts can sync between the two, then you can use Cisdem ContactsMate, the best contact management app for Mac, to make things easier.
Wait for the sync to finish. Now you should be able to find your iCloud contacts in Outlook for Mac.
Applies to: macOS, Windows
There is currently no official way to sync your iCloud contacts with Outlook. But there are third-party sync services that can help you with your need. SyncGene is one of them.
If you use SyncGene, you will need to let it access your info. Use caution with this method.
If you don’t trust such a third-party service, then you can skip this method.
Now you can verify that if it syncs iCloud contacts with Outlook.
Note that there could be sync errors. In our test, it did a good job of syncing newly added contacts, but it failed to successfully sync the previously existing iCloud contacts. In such a case, you can first export existing contacts from iCloud to Outlook.
Applies to: Windows
In addition to syncing iCloud contacts with Outlook, this method will also sync Outlook Mail, Calendars and Tasks.
This is how you can sync contacts from iCloud to Outlook on Windows 10 or older versions.
With this method, if you experience the iCloud contacts not showing in Outlook issue or if you receive the Repair iCloud for Windows to use iCloud with Outlook message, you can try to uninstall and reinstall iCloud.
The possibility and practice to sync iCloud contacts with Outlook for Mac or other sources help improve our productivity. We hope that the methods described above will help you out. If you are a Mac user and want to sync, organize and manage your contacts with little effort and high efficiency, ContactsMate is recommended. It excels at importing/exporting contacts, syncing, backing up contact information to various formats, editing, and removing duplicate contacts, among other things.
Rosa has worked in Mac software industry for more than eight years. She believes that the purpose of software is to make life better and work more productively. In addition to writing, Rosa is also an avid runner.