How to Sync Outlook Calendar with Samsung

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In our recent article, we covered how to sync Google Calendar with Samsung; now we're going to discuss syncing Outlook Calendar with Samsung for all Outlook users. 

Syncing your Outlook Calendar with your Samsung phone can make managing your schedule easier and prevent double bookings. 

Shortly here’s what we are going to cover in this article: 

  • How to sync Outlook Calendar with Samsung through the Outlook Calendar app

  • How to sync Outlook Calendar with Samsung using the built-in Samsung Calendar app

  • Sync Outlook Calendar with Samsung using a third-party calendar app

  • Alternatives to sync your Outlook Calendars to avoid double bookings

Let's get started!

How to Sync Outlook Calendar with Samsung Through the Outlook Calendar App

To sync Outlook Calendar with your Samsung phone using the Outlook Calendar app, you should first download the Microsoft Outlook app on the Play Store. 

If you’ve already downloaded the Microsoft Outlook app, you can skip steps 1 and 2.

Let’s follow these steps to sync Outlook with Samsung:

  1. Open the Play Store: Tap on the Play Store icon on your phone’s home screen. Once the Play Store is open, tap on the search bar at the top, and type "Microsoft Outlook" or "Outlook Calendar.”

    Open the Play Store
  2. Download and Install the "Microsoft Outlook" app: Tap on the Microsoft Outlook app, and then tap the "Install" button to download and install the app on your device.

    Download and Install the Microsoft Outlook app
  3. Sign in to Outlook: Open the Microsoft Outlook app once the installation is complete. On the sign-in screen, enter your email address and password. If you don’t already have an Outlook account, you can create one by following the instructions. After filling in your information, tap "Sign In" to access your account.

    Sign in to Outlook
  4. Open the Outlook Calendar: Once you are signed in, go to the Outlook Calendar within the app. This will give you access to your Outlook calendar, allowing you to view, add, and manage your appointments.

    Open the Outlook Calendar
  5. Configure Sync Settings: To ensure your Outlook calendar syncs with your Samsung phone, tap on the menu icon in the upper-left corner of the Outlook app. Then, select "Settings" from the menu options. Within the Settings menu, find and select the option to add your Samsung calendar. 

    Configure Sync Settings
  6. Choose your calendars: Once in the Settings menu, you will see a variety of options. Select "Add Account" to link additional calendars such as Outlook, Exchange, Gmail, iCloud, and more.

  7. Enable Calendar Sync: To sync Outlook with your Samsung phone, you should enable “Calendar Sync.” Enabling calendar sync gives the Outlook app permission to access your calendar data. 

    Enable Calendar Sync

Are you an iPhone user? If so, this article on how to sync Outlook Calendar with iPhone might be helpful It explains all the steps you need to follow to use Outlook Calendar on your iPhone, along with limitations and alternative solutions.

How to Sync Outlook Calendar with Samsung Using the Samsung App

You can sync your Outlook Calendar with your Samsung device by using the default Samsung Calendar app. Here’s how you can do it:

  1. Search for the Samsung Calendar: Type "Calendar" in the search bar of your Samsung phone, and the Samsung Calendar app will appear as shown in the image below.

    Search for the Samsung Calendar
  2. Find and Open Samsung Calendar: Scroll through your apps to find the "Samsung Calendar" app. Tap on it to open.

    Find and Open Samsung Calendar
  3. Open the "More Options" Menu: In the upper-right corner of the Samsung Calendar app, look for the "More" icon, which looks like three vertical dots. Tap on it to see more options.

    Open the More Options’Menu
  4. Go to Calendar Management: From the dropdown menu, select "Manage calendars" or just "Calendars." This lets you manage and add different calendar accounts.

  5. Add a New Account: In the "Manage Calendars" section, find the "Add Account" option and tap on it as illustrated below.

    Add a New Account
  6. Click the "Exchange" Account: From the list of account types, choose "Exchange,” as illustrated below. Sometimes, Samsung Calendar shows a Google icon for the “Exchange” account, so make sure to click the “Exchange” section regardless of the icon. 

    Click the Exchange Account
  7. Sign In and Sync: Enter your Outlook email address and follow the on-screen instructions to log in. Make sure to allow the Samsung Calendar app to access your Outlook Calendar.

  8. Complete the Setup: After signing in, all your Outlook Calendar events will be available in the Samsung Calendar app.

Sync Outlook Calendar with Samsung Using a Third-Party Calendar App

Managing multiple Outlook calendars, whether for work or personal events, can be challenging, often leading to double bookings and missed appointments. A third-party app like OneCal can solve this problem by syncing all your calendars into one place.

Why Use OneCal and How Does It Work?

OneCal keeps your schedules in sync, whether you're managing multiple Outlook calendars or combining Outlook with Google calendars. OneCal offers two sync options:

One-Way Sync: Automatically copies events from one calendar to another, making sure you never miss an important event or appointment.

Multi-way Sync: You will get real-time updates across all calendars, whether you have multiple Outlook calendars or Outlook and Google calendars.

Setting Up OneCal is very easy according to its user friendly interface on desktop and mobile. Here's a simple step-by-step to sync your Google Calendar with Outlook using OneCal.

Once you finish the setup, there's no need to sync again—OneCal will automatically update all your calendars without conflicts. You can then enjoy OneCal’s advanced features:

Unified Calendar View. OneCal uses the Calendar View feature to merge all calendars into one view and gives the ability to view all meetings in one place and quickly join meetings no need to switch between apps.

Hide duplicates. OneCal can hide duplicate events, making your calendar cleaner and easier to read.

Calendar time blocking. OneCal does an excellent job of automatically blocking time across all your calendars, prioritizing your privacy.

Personalized booking links. You can customize questions on your booking links, requiring bookers to provide specific information before scheduling a time slot with you. You can gather additional details like short text, long text, phone number, dropdown, checklist, and more.

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