Can’t Choose? Synchronize Google and Outlook Calendar Apps
You’ve probably realized that the first option wasn’t really a syncing option as much as deciding between the two Calendars, but that can be the easiest way to do it. If you don’t want to, or can’t switch to just one of the calendars then you will have to use them on a smartphone or tablet. Whether Android or iOS, both have ways to sync up your calendars.
Install the Outlook.com app from the Google Play Store. Android will automatically read the Outlook calendar entries and merges them on to a calendar on the device. This, however, doesn’t actually sync the calendars, it just displays them in the same app. You won’t be able to add items to your Outlook calendar from the Android calendar.
iOS works similarly – you can display multiple calendars at once, but you can’t add to all of them. Go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Add Account. Add your Outlook.com and Google accounts. A pop up will ask if you want to sync calendars, just accept it and you’re done! Any appointments or events you add to an calendar synced with your Outlook.com account or Google account will appear in the iOS calendar.
Inviting Yourself to a Calendar Event
The best way to get an item on both calendars is to invite yourself to an appointment you set into the calendar. In your Google Calendar you just have to invite yourself to the appointment by sending it to the Outlook email, and then in Outlook you just click the Accept button and it will then add the event or appointment to your Outlook Calendar.
If you don’t want to have to go through the trouble of constantly inviting yourself to events or appointments, there are third party programs or add-ins that will sync up your Google Calendar and Outlook Calendar. If you don’t want to spend the money, then the best route to take is to just choose one calendar to use and focus on.