how to sync outlook iphone app with office 365 home?

have the office 365 home (5 user) subscription.  Microsoft site sure makes it look like you put it on your computers and phones and tablets and they all talk together.  i even chatted with a ms sales engineer who told me that phone with sync fine with office 365 home (i have screen shots in case i need to fuss with them about that).

i cant get it to work.  i want when i put something on calendar to show up on my phone, same as contacts, same with email and vice-versa.
ms sales guy said that works perfectly fine.  i told him dont have an exchange server....outlook just gets email pop3 from host.  he said will work fine.  from what i see the only way for this to work is with an exchange server.  in fact the links he sent me show using exchange to do this.

so how do i go about getting my iphone outlook app to sync with my outlook on my computer?  cant build an exchange server for just me.  what are the other ways to pull this off.  TIA
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RafaelCommented:
First you have to make sure you have a subscription to Office 365. Don't go buy or download anything as "Add-ons".  Just make sure thta you set up your account online and use the same Outlook that you have on the desktop as they "should" be the same.

To set up your Microsoft account as default email account for Syncing:
First go to “Settings” and tap “Mail, Contacts, Calendars” to add an account;
Then choose Microsoft Exchange;
Leave the “Domain” box blank. Enter your email, username and password. Use the full email address in the ”Email” and “Username” boxes.
Then Tap “Next”. It will start an automatic search for settings to set up your account.
Choose the data you want to synchronize and you're done.

By default, it will sync your Mail, Contacts and Calendars.

HTH
-Rafael
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I have Office 365 (Outlook 2016 now) POP3 and an iPhone and sync with iTunes newest version. It syncs Calendar and Contacts but IOS 9 has butchered Notes and Outlook Notes will no longer sync.  

Overall it works fine. I am not using Exchange either.
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coonastyAuthor Commented:
what im trying to understand is does office 365 home save my data in the cloud?  

say i have a new contact i add to my outlook iphone app while on the road or a new appt in the calendar...how does my outlook on my pc get that information synced?

i have to hook up my phone to pc and sync it that way?

how do i have it to where when i do it on either phone or pc it auto adds it to the other?  

thanks much for replies
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I find iTunes Sync to be very reliable and just use that; in other words, I do not use Cloud as an intermediary.
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RafaelCommented:
@ Coonasty

Have you been successful either my idea or any of the others here?

HTH
-Rafael
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coonastyAuthor Commented:
yeah the itunes route was the way i went.  thx much for the help guys!
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@coonasty - Thanks and I was happy to help.
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