Solved

Prevent Windows Phone from Syncing Outlook Data to the Cloud

Posted on 2016-08-01
4
54 Views
Last Modified: 2016-10-08
Will soon get a new Win Phone.

Don't want my Outlook data synced to the cloud.

Want only local sync between  phone & my PC.

Years back, when Microsoft started to require Sync-to-the-Cloud-by-default for Outlook on PC & Winphone folks realized a workaround.

"If I go to settings->email+accounts and change the server to 127.0.0.1 (local host) contacts etc. aren't synced, and stored on the handset. " 
http://forums.windowscentral.com/windows-phone-8/279833-how-stop-automatic-syncing-contacts-calendar-notes.html#post2502489

Is this still true?  What I want to do is sync the data in my PC Outlook with ONLY the phone.  So that, my Outlook information isn't in the cloud, or passed to the cloud.  Move the data from my PC to the phone via a plain old USB cable.  Seems like this strategy above says that's possible?  

Need an answer from someone who's successfully tried this, or any other workaround that achieves the same thing.

Thanks!!

OT
0
Comment
Question by:oaktrees
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 82

Assisted Solution

by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
David Johnson, CD, MVP earned 250 total points (awarded by participants)
ID: 41740377
It doesn't sync your data to the cloud by default. Create a separate Microsoft Account if you are paranoid.
0
 

Author Comment

by:oaktrees
ID: 41741947
Hi,

I'm confused.  Definitely need my Outlook data on my phone - Contacts, Calendar, Tasks.  Seems like, to sync a Windows phone to my Outlook requires a Hotmail / Microsoft account?  Doing so then also syncs that info to the Hotmail / Microsoft account in the cloud.  Am I right?

Thanks!

OT
0
 
LVL 47

Accepted Solution

by:
Jackie Man earned 250 total points (awarded by participants)
ID: 41805803
Definitely need my Outlook data on my phone - Contacts, Calendar, Tasks.  Seems like, to sync a Windows phone to my Outlook requires a Hotmail / Microsoft account?  Doing so then also syncs that info to the Hotmail / Microsoft account in the cloud.  Am I right?

Yes. You need a MS account and copy data to the cloud if you want to sync data with your windows phone.

OR

You need a third party software like the one below.

akruto sync
http://www.akruto.com/get-akruto-sync/
0
 
LVL 47

Expert Comment

by:Jackie Man
ID: 41834817
Interesting question and the comments are likely to be a solution.
0

Featured Post

Get free NFR key for Veeam Availability Suite 9.5

Veeam is happy to provide a free NFR license (1 year, 2 sockets) to all certified IT Pros. The license allows for the non-production use of Veeam Availability Suite v9.5 in your home lab, without any feature limitations. It works for both VMware and Hyper-V environments

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In Part II of this series, I will discuss how to identify all open instances of Excel and enumerate the workbooks, spreadsheets, and named ranges within each of those instances.
My attempt to use PowerShell and other great resources found online to simplify the deployment of Office 365 ProPlus client components to any workstation that needs it, regardless of existing Office components that may be needing attention.
This video shows where to find templates, what they are used for, and how to create and save a custom template using Microsoft Word.
Access reports are powerful and flexible. Learn how to create a query and then a grouped report using the wizard. Modify the report design after the wizard is done to make it look better. There will be another video to explain how to put the final p…

624 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question