Outlook Contacts not Syncing with iCloud – Fixed

Phil Coulson | Modified: 2021-07-03T11:27:03+00:00 | Cloud, Contacts, Error, How to, MS Outlook

Stuck with the issue of Outlook contacts not syncing with iCloud? Often when users try to migrate their contact list from MS Outlook to iCloud, they get an error displaying the failure of migration of files. iCloud is a popular cloud storage space where you can save up to 5 GB of data for free. You can always purchase and expand the storage space.

Storing the contacts in iCloud ensures that they get synced in all platforms and you can access them whenever you want. However, the error of Outlook contacts not syncing with iCloud is often observed by the users. This can happen due to improper configuration settings, issues with the latest updates, application errors, etc.

In this article, we shall ponder upon the most common error responsible for this challenge faced by you.

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– Works with corrupt, orphan, password-protected files.
– Syncs all attributes and fields of Outlook contacts.
– Maintains the hierarchy and structure of the source files
– Batch converts the respective file formats
– Auto-maps the custom fields of these Outlook contacts.

To manually fix the issue, go through the below-given points and ensure that you have all the necessities in place.

Method 1: Remove iCloud as Default Account

Ensure that iCloud is not set as your default account in data files.

  • Navigate to File > Info.
  • Select Account Settings > Data Files tab.
  • If iCloud is the default account, then replace it with another account.
  • Click on Set as Default.

Method 2: Outlook Data Files Must be Healthy

If the source Outlook contact data files are corrupted, then you must repair them using the Outlook PST file repair software.

Method 3: Correct Outlook Add-in Settings

The next way to resolve the error of Outlook contacts not syncing with iCloud, you should check whether iCloud settings are on for Outlook Add-in.

  • Go to File > Options.
  • Select Add-ins & locate iCloud in Active Application Add-ins.
  • If you cannot find it, install iCloud for Outlook add-in.

Related: How to Export Contacts from Outlook to Gmail with Pictures?

Conclusion

We discussed how you can resolve the Outlook contacts not syncing with iCloud error using the several methods listed above. It is a common problem faced by users trying to migrate their data files from one platform to another. This article aims at solving all of your problems without affecting your source data files.

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