Stop the Sync Between Outlook and Your Phone!

January 25, 2024
2 min

How to Stop Outlook From Synchronizing With Your Android Phone

As for any business professional, Outlook is an essential application on my phone.

It allows me to send & receive emails, schedule appointments, and reminders.

These are all powerful tools used to streamline my workday with one exception: Outlook has a habit of downloading all my work contacts to my Android phone.

This would be okay if Outlook gave me the option to opt into this feature rather than automatically doing it.

For many, it’s frustrating to have hundreds of unnecessary contacts synced to their phone. In this post, I will show you how to take back your phone and remove those unnecessary contacts!

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Directions for Un-Synchronizing Contacts Between Outlook and an Android Device


Step 1:

Go into settings and open Outlook on the Application Manager.


Step 2:

Click Permissions.

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Step 3:

Turn off Contacts, Location, & Phone.

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Step 4:

Now open the Outlook App and go into settings and click on your account. Make sure the Sync Contact slide bar is grayed out before you delete your account. It can take up to 5 minutes depending on how many contacts are synced into your phone.


Step 5:

Re-add your email back into Outlook and you’re done!


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This doesn’t work. Outlook keeps asking for contacts and calendar sync permissions

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Thanks for sharing this wonderful piece of information regarding how to sync my out calendar with android. Your article was quite insightful and I have gained a lot from it. Thanks again.

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