I just tried syncing my office PC's calendar to my iCloud account to get the calendar entries on my phone. After installing the iCloud panel for Windows and activating calendar sync Office got my personal calendars, but iCloud still does not know about the appointments I got in my Outlook calendar.

Is there something I missed?

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I think that there is a better way for you to configure this to work smoothly for you.

The pre-smartphone method of getting calendar data onto a phone (or the Palm Pilot's of the past) was to "sync" the device with a computer using a physical cable. In this setup, the computer was the central repository of information. The reason for this was simply that old Palm devices simply didn't have an Internet connection of their own like modern smartphones do. Put simply, modern smartphones should rarely be "synched" with a computer any more to exchange data.

Instead, your iPhone is as capable as your computer to connect directly to your work server to exchange calendar data. You iPhone is also capable of having multiple email/server accounts (i.e a connection to iCloud, another to your work server, and possibly another to a Gmail or Yahoo mail account).

Therefore, the solution to your configuration problem is simple. Set up your iPhone in Mail/Calendar/Contacts settings to connect to your iCloud account, and then set up a second account to connect with your work's server (Exchange)? Your iPhone will then get calendar data right from the two source servers over the Internet (no more sync cables needed). The iPhone will then overlay the calendar data from both accounts. It will also allow you to show or hide each calendar separately, or simply see them both in the same calendar. When you create a calendar event from the iPhone, you can even choose which calendar it belongs to.

On your computer, you should do the same. Set up Outlook to get email/calendars/contacts directly from the iCloud server, and also from your work server.

Once you have your computer and your iPhone connecting directly with the servers then calendars, email, and contacts will always be current and "in sync" thereafter.

  • Thanks, sadly I don't have a direct connection from my phone to Exchange :( and sync via cable requires me to sync my phone with iTunes at work and my phone is already connected to the library on my mac...
    – Zebi
    Commented Jan 20, 2014 at 10:47

What worked for me was to go into settings, iCloud, then click on delete account which will delete your email account with iCloud. Then go back into settings and login again with your email account and it worked perfectly after that

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