With outlook 2010, I had no problem syncing contacts in a data file to my iPhone using USB cable and iTunes. Itunes allowed you to chose the outlook contacts folder to sync.
The first sync after updating outlook to 2016 wiped all my contacts from the phone, including ones I had updated and not synced back to outlook yet.
in iTunes, when you select "Sync contacts with outlook" the "selected groups" options is now gone, and it doesn't sync.
The other option is "Sync contacts with windows contacts", but I dont have any (and they are not syncable with hotmail or outlook).
Any ideas of what we can try? icloud is not an option, as it only syncs existing iphone phone contacts with an icould folder in outlook, not my outlook contacts or hotmail contacts.
I have spent a fortune on 3rd party products, and dont want to go down this route just to get my contacts on my phone (I gave up years ago trying to sync calendars or notes with any device, including android).
Another thing I tried was to setup a Hotmail account in outlook, copy (duplicate) some contacts to this, install outlook on the iPhone. This doesn't work because although the contacts now appear in outlook on the iPhone, they don't appear in the iPhone contacts list, so you cant call them!
Windows 10 64 bit, office 365/2016 64 bit.