MS Outlook contacts with iPhone

Status
Not open for further replies.

megabyte

Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2010 64 bit
Email Account
POP3
I have just used iTunes to put my Outlook contacts onto my new iPhone. Looking at the formatting of my contacts on my iPhone - they are very mixed up. Since I have many hundreds of numbers I would like to get the 100% right way of correcting the way I should enter numbers in Outlook.

I live in the UK but I do a lot of travelling especially in the US and I will be moving to the US in about 6 months. Some of my numbers show +country code, some have the '0' before the code for local calling, some just have the number with no codes....etc.

Could you please talk me through the entire process of entering a number?
 

Diane Poremsky

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
The secret of entering a number is to use a format your device can dial. Make sure the control panel > phone and modem configuration is correct - is the number formatted in the desired format when you type it in the number field and tab out?

Once you know the format you want to use, you can use the macro at Remove Prefix and Reformat Phone Numbers to fix existing numbers.
 

megabyte

Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2010 64 bit
Email Account
POP3
The secret of entering a number is to use a format your device can dial. Make sure the control panel > phone and modem configuration is correct - is the number formatted in the desired format when you type it in the number field and tab out?

Can I please start with this? I do not understand why I need to put in Local Information when I think it will just confuse the issue. The format I want to use has a +, no spaces and no parenthesis. In other words it will look like this: +441888111111
 

megabyte

Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2010 64 bit
Email Account
POP3
I got it. To get my telephone numbers formatted like this: +441888111111

On your computer, go to Control Panel -> Phone & Modem. On the country, put in 'International Freephone'.

Close Outlook if it was open and now re-open.

It works for me, but I would love to know if anyone else is still having problems.
 

Diane Poremsky

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
Yeah, I was going to suggest using that if using the area code for the phone didn't work right. In Win7/Outlook 2010 and older, you can use 4 or 5 digit area codes in phone and modem options - but Microsoft "broke" that trick in Win8/Outlook 2013.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
Horsepower Contacts added from iPhone don't show up in Outlook Using Outlook 2
J can't sync outlook calendar contacts with iphone ipad Using Outlook 4
B How to sync Outlook, iphone and Google calendars and contacts? Using Outlook 4
S Outlook.com birthdays show up 1 day late on iPhone contacts list Using Outlook.com accounts in Outlook 27
L Synching Office 365 contacts to Iphone MS Outlook client Using Outlook 5
A iPhone Contacts in Outlook won't File As First, Last Using Outlook 0
V Sync Outlook contacts with iPhone Using Outlook 4
I Outlook Contacts and Calenders not syncing between PC, IPhone, and Windows 8.1 tablet Using Outlook 3
X Problem Transferring Subset of Outlook 2013 Contacts to iPad/iPhone Using Outlook 5
V Setting up windows 7 & outlook 2007 w/ Iphone 4 & synch contacts & calendar Using Outlook 9
K transfer iphone contacts to microsoft outlook on computer Using Outlook 4
K Outlook 365 After migrating to Outlook 365, some contacts display in emails with prefixes Using Outlook 0
kburrows Outlook or Phone Combining Contacts? Using Outlook 0
R How to force Outlook to use plain text in notes for Contacts? Using Outlook 1
J Outlook 365 Outlook 2016/365 Contacts Lose Info when Favorited to the To-Do Bar Using Outlook 2
P Outlook calendar and contacts sync problem-outlook disconnects Using Outlook.com accounts in Outlook 2
O Outlook - hidden contacts? Using Outlook 2
S Outlook 2016 Change how Outlook shows me contacts in emails Using Outlook 0
D Outlook Contacts Notes Field Photos to Smartphone Using Outlook 0
G Add to Outlook Contacts - Point to non-default contacts folder Using Outlook 0
L Outlook 2016 Contacts missing in Outlook 365 Using Outlook 1
J Outlook 2013 Change color of text in data fields of contacts in Outlook 2013? Using Outlook 10
O Synchronising contacts Outlook 365 with Google v.v. Using Outlook 4
M PST import from Outlook 2007 to 2010 - Address Book contacts all in 1 group Using Outlook 4
T Outlook Contacts ... Changing Font Size, Style, Bold, etc. Using Outlook 2
G Outlook 2016 sync contacts directly between phone and computer using outlook 2016 Using Outlook 0
L How do you turn off Outlook contacts "hints" popup Using Outlook 2
W Migrating Outlook 365 Contacts & Calendar Using Outlook 2
K Outlook.com is not showing, or finding via search, all my Contacts (People) Using Outlook 0
A Add to Outlook Contacts from email - default view Outlook VBA and Custom Forms 1
R How to delete Facebook Contacts folder in Outlook 365 Using Outlook 7
C Import Outlook 2016 contacts into to: field Using Outlook 1
S Outlook.com cannot edit some contacts Using Outlook.com accounts in Outlook 5
S Missing Outlook calendar and contacts Using Outlook 0
T Have Outlook 2016 suggest email address auto complete entries directly from the user's contacts list Using Outlook 10
T Have Outlook 2016 suggest email address auto complete entries directly from the user's contacts list Using Outlook 0
M Outlook 2007 Contacts Glitch: Creating a new email Using Outlook 1
G Icloud Contacts With Outlook Issue Using Outlook 4
Cdub27 Move Outlook 2016 Contacts to Other Folders - Extremely Slow !! Using Outlook 6
M code to move selected Outlook contacts to another folder Using Outlook 3
A add birthday to outlook contacts Using Outlook 1
O :Managing contacts in Outlook 2016 Using Outlook 0
M How to remove a list of specific contacts from Outlook Using Outlook 18
E 365 Outlook changed from POP3 to IMAP,all contacts lost Using Outlook 3
P Current View Pane for Contacts missing from Outlook 2016 Using Outlook 3
S Outlook VBA Contacts Notes Outlook VBA and Custom Forms 0
O Contacts folders, outlook 2016 Using Outlook 0
C Outlook 2016 doesn't show contacts in address book Using Outlook 2
P Contacts gone missing in Outlook 2013 POP Using Outlook 4
N Outlook 2010 on re-imaged computer missing calendar/contacts Using Outlook 0

Similar threads

Top