Outlook Notes and mobile devices

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Is it possible to view Notes from the Outlook client in a mobile device?

 

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No, I don't think this is possible, it's a popular feature request on the Outlook for iOS & Android UserVoice site at least - Sync Notes for Exchange, so it's possible it will be an option at some point. Not much of an option but depending on how you use Notes, consider using OneNote instead, which works great with its own mobile apps. 

AFAIK no.

In IOS, though, the native EAS client can sync Exchange Notes with IOS Notes. 

Thank you and thank you for the link to the UserVoice entry.

Outlook Mobile for iOS\Android does not support note syncing from Outlook Desktop\OWA.

Exchange Notes should be accessible on Outlook mobile apps.

It is a feature that is available on native iOS mail client but not on Outlook app which hard to believe.

Users of Outlook mobile apps, especially from Organizations with Intune MDM implemented will benefit.

@Shong5 I concur. This functionality was on BlackBerry devices ages ago. Why it is on iOS and not on Android is beyond reason. We need integrated tasks and notes in the Outlook client.

 

@Kevin Hoyt I have used an app called https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.myklos.inote&hl=en-GB for years now and it syncs notes very nicely.  The issue now is the app permissions with new work 365 account, it is not authorised which is an issue but until this it was perfect and free!

I agree@David_NY ,  That Tasks app was great but then the access/permissions went crazy and after many back and forths with the App company, I gave up and figured out different ways to transfer my tasks.

Miss it though.

@Kevin Hoyt 

It used to be available. For years I was able to sync Outlook Notes with IOS as recently as July of 2020. Not sure if Apple changed or Microsoft changed. But one would think that 2 of the most popular platforms would be able to make it work somehow without having to be an Enterprise user. We commoners use them just as much as corporate users do. I have more invested with Apple than I do with MS. If they can't get it working, then Goodbye to Office.

FYI on Android the 'Microsoft Office' app from the Play Store (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microsoft.office.officehubrow&hl=en&gl=US) has a 'Notes' option. This shows the EAS Notes, which also appears in various MS365 apps in the 'OneNote Feed'. When you add notes to the 'OneNote Feed' they are added to the EAS Notes associated with outlook.com (at least with a paid MS365 subscription).

 

In fact recent notes appear on the 'Home' page of the 'Microsoft Office' app on Android.

 

P.S. Apologies for 'necro posting' but this particular article is high in search rankings for the topic of accessing notes from Outlook on Android, so I thought it would be useful to add this note.