Wednesday, March 4, 2015

SOLVED! Hotmail or Outlook (Live) Calendar Failed to Sync to Android

In the past, Outlook or Hotmail app will also sync your live.com calendar. However, recently new installation of the Outlook.com app seems failed to support it.

Here's something I recently found from Microsoft, yet with some modification...to manually setup the synchronization:

On your device, tap Email (or go to Settings), then tap Add account.

Enter your Outlook.com email address and password, then tap Manual setup.

Under What type of account is this? tap Exchange (or Corporate).

If there is a Domain field, leave it blank. If there is a Username field, enter your email address.

Enter your password (or, if 2-step verification has started, you have log in your email account andcreate an app password from your account management).

For Server name enter s.outlook.com.

Make sure the Use secure connection (SSL) checkbox is checked, then tap Next.

Choose your account options and tap Next.

To finish setup, tap Done.



  1. Thank you for posting this - it took me a while to find. But I now have my calendar events and email syncing to my standard android calendar and email app. Brilliant!

  2. THIS WORKED!!! I've been looking for 2 full days and this is the only work around I've found. Thank you for posting.

  3. Thanks! Works great!

  4. Omg, Perfect. I was hopeless. Idk, I was searching days, weeks ..... Thanks

  5. Excellent! This worked!!! Well done!

  6. Thank you. It worked.
    Automatically the server details updated in my phone and mail got configured.

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  8. Excellent!!!
    My Galaxy S4 was not showing recently added Birthdays. I deleted my Hotmail account, followed your steps... Calendar synch 100%
    Great job (from another tech)

  9. thank you thank you thank you!!!!!!!! you saved my life!!!!!!! my calendar is syncing perfectly fine now!!!! :)

  10. Thank you very much!!! you are the best!