1. davidewart's Avatar
    I am still - sadly - adapting to Android after the loss of WP.
    I use Outlook for Android to handle Mail and Calendar needs; but it does not have any Contact / People functionality as near as I can tell. (I'm wanting an app that will sync contacts from outlook.com)
    Am I missing something here?
    I've searched Google Play Store but can't locate any Microsoft app for Contacts / People.
    I have a bad habit of not seeing what's right in front of me, so I'm hoping someone can simply point out what I'm overlooking and the problem will be solved.
    06-22-2019 02:13 PM
  2. Doctor_Who's Avatar
    I'm with you, David. I was a long time Windows Phone user. Even wrote some apps for it. So, it was with a heavy heart that I bought my first Android phone, a week ago today. I realized that I just had to move on.

    Anyway, I felt the same and spent a few days looking for a Microsoft People's app for Android. Is there one? Not that I can find. However, there's at least a work around. If you get the Outlook for Android app, you can find your contacts that are in Outlook.com, but tapping on the Search icon/button on the bottom of the app, between the Mail button (on the left) and the Calendar button (on the right). You can search there, and that search includes searching through your Outlook.com contacts. It works. Honestly, not easily discoverable (it took me days to find it), but it works.
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    06-22-2019 11:34 PM
  3. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    Unfortunately there isn't such an app on Android. But @Doctor_Who has you covered above.
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    06-23-2019 05:42 AM
  4. davidewart's Avatar
    Thanks. Happy to know there is an answer - and that it wasn't staring me in the face plain as day!
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    06-23-2019 06:02 PM
  5. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    This has probably been said to death but the People functionality on Windows Phone actually was really good. But, as time went on, and social media companies made their own apps, people are happy with the respective app. That's why there is no such People app on anything other than Windows Phone. A shame really.
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    06-26-2019 09:14 AM
  6. gmoore114's Avatar
    You don't need a people app.

    I turned off my 1520.3 and went to android. My Nokia 7.1 does not have the outlook app.
    Your Microsoft account is an exchange account to start with. A properly setup MS exchange account will give you your contacts, calendar and email on your android phone. The MS account syncs to the native android calendar, contacts and Gmail apps. Couldn't stand the native calendar so I use the aCalendar app.
    Only two primary accounts on the phone, Gmail and my Hotmail account.

    See my post here in the android forum.
    https://forums.androidcentral.com/an...ml#post6571339
    06-28-2019 03:15 PM
  7. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    You don't need a people app.

    I turned off my 1520.3 and went to android. My Nokia 7.1 does not have the outlook app.
    Your Microsoft account is an exchange account to start with. A properly setup MS exchange account will give you your contacts, calendar and email on your android phone. The MS account syncs to the native android calendar, contacts and Gmail apps. Couldn't stand the native calendar so I use the aCalendar app.
    Only two primary accounts on the phone, Gmail and my Hotmail account.

    See my post here in the android forum.
    https://forums.androidcentral.com/an...ml#post6571339
    Yes, you are right. I forgot about that. I am so used to using the actual Outlook app.
    07-02-2019 08:17 AM
  8. Palm_forlackofchoice's Avatar
    I'm with you, David. I was a long time Windows Phone user. Even wrote some apps for it. So, it was with a heavy heart that I bought my first Android phone, a week ago today. I realized that I just had to move on.

    Anyway, I felt the same and spent a few days looking for a Microsoft People's app for Android. Is there one? Not that I can find. However, there's at least a work around. If you get the Outlook for Android app, you can find your contacts that are in Outlook.com, but tapping on the Search icon/button on the bottom of the app, between the Mail button (on the left) and the Calendar button (on the right). You can search there, and that search includes searching through your Outlook.com contacts. It works. Honestly, not easily discoverable (it took me days to find it), but it works.
    Ok, I am not leaving windows phone. I am looking for a HP Elite X3 to replace the Alcatel Idol 4s windows phone I gave to my daughter.

    But, I have my sons Nexus 6p as a back up for the old Nokia 520 I am using until I find the HP. I DO NOT WANT ANY OF MY DATA IN THE GOOGLE APPS OR SYSTEM.. I loaded the outlook app, edge, etc . all Microsoft apps. I found the contacts in the search spot you mentioned, but they only display email addresses. How do I dial the contacts from the phone dialer with out manually dialing the number after looking up on the web app.?
    10-04-2019 10:46 AM
  9. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    Ok, I am not leaving windows phone. I am looking for a HP Elite X3 to replace the Alcatel Idol 4s windows phone I gave to my daughter.

    But, I have my sons Nexus 6p as a back up for the old Nokia 520 I am using until I find the HP. I DO NOT WANT ANY OF MY DATA IN THE GOOGLE APPS OR SYSTEM.. I loaded the outlook app, edge, etc . all Microsoft apps. I found the contacts in the search spot you mentioned, but they only display email addresses. How do I dial the contacts from the phone dialer with out manually dialing the number after looking up on the web app.?
    What phone has the contacts on that you are referring to?

    What I did was simply go to Outlook online, click People to see my Microsoft account contacts and then, on my Android phone, add each contact manually, including their name, email address and phone number.

    It's a pain, yes, but it's better than nothing and getting burnt trying a fake app.
    10-06-2019 08:45 AM
  10. davidewart's Avatar
    Ok, I am not leaving windows phone. I am looking for a HP Elite X3 to replace the Alcatel Idol 4s windows phone I gave to my daughter.

    But, I have my sons Nexus 6p as a back up for the old Nokia 520 I am using until I find the HP. I DO NOT WANT ANY OF MY DATA IN THE GOOGLE APPS OR SYSTEM.. I loaded the outlook app, edge, etc . all Microsoft apps. I found the contacts in the search spot you mentioned, but they only display email addresses. How do I dial the contacts from the phone dialer with out manually dialing the number after looking up on the web app.?
    I'm no expert on this, but as near as I can tell because there is no fully developed Contacts app either separately or as a function of the Outlook for Android app, you're stuck with make-do work-arounds. I have a Samsung phone, and so use their Contacts app. I used my desktop to get all my contacts updated using outlook.com. Connected to my outlook.com account using Outlook for Android. Used Samsung's Settings to make sure that my outlook.com account was set to sync contacts. IMHO Samsung's Contact app and dialer suck. But like others here, I want to keep my data as minimized from Google as possible.
    10-08-2019 01:35 PM
  11. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    Yes, it can only be done with a workaround. Either by using other apps or just doing it manually.
    10-09-2019 09:26 AM

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